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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition Quadro FX 3700
Red Dead Redemption 2 180% 1168%
Doom Eternal 141% 990%
Cyberpunk 2077 285% 1642%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 180% 1168%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 73% 682%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 285% 1642%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 285% 1642%
Grand Theft Auto VI 329% 1837%
Need For Speed Heat 180% 1168%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 89% 51%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition are massively better than the Nvidia Quadro FX 3700.

The GTX 560 was released over three years more recently than the Quadro FX 3700, and so the GTX 560 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Quadro FX 3700 when running the latest games.

The GTX 560 has 512 MB more video memory than the Quadro FX 3700, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 560 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 560 has 83.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Quadro FX 3700, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 560 is much better than the Quadro FX 3700.

The GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition has 336 Shader Processing Units and the Quadro FX 3700 has 112. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 560 is 622 and the actual shader performance of the Quadro FX 3700 is 140. The GTX 560 having 482 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 560 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Quadro FX 3700.

The GTX 560 transistor size technology is 25 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Quadro FX 3700. This means that the GTX 560 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Quadro FX 3700.

The GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition requires 150 Watts to run and the Quadro FX 3700 requires 78 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the GTX 560 and a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the Quadro FX 3700. The GTX 560 requires 72 Watts more than the Quadro FX 3700 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 560 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the Quadro FX 3700.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed925 MHzvs500 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF114-325-A1G92
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date19 May 2011vs08 Jan 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed1050 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth134.4GB/secvs51.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units336vs112
Actual Shader Performance30%vs7%
Texture Mapping Units56vs-
Texture Rate51.8 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units32vs-
Pixel Rate29.6 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs-
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs-
DisplayPort Connections0vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power150 Wattsvs78 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 30 Ampsvs450 Watts

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.5vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-2300 2.8GHz-
Recommended RAM8 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Performance GeForce GTX 560, created by Asus.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 925MHz, instead of 810MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock is now of 1050MHz, instead of 1002MHz.

Frame Buffer

Cooling Solution
DirectCU II: Copper heat pipes in direct contact with the GPU to speed up heat dissipation for over 20% cooler performance, DirectCU II takes cooling further with twin 80mm fans for doubled airflow.

Benchmarks Indicate a 9% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 560.
The Quadro line of GPU cards emerged in an effort at market segmentation by NVIDIA. In introducing Quadro, NVIDIA was able to charge a premium for essentially the same graphics hardware in professional markets, and direct resources to properly serve the needs of those markets. To differentiate their offerings, NVIDIA used driver software and firmware to enable features vital to segments of the workstation market; e.g., high performance anti-aliased lines and two-sided lighting were reserved for the Quadro product. In addition, improved support through a certified driver program was put in place. These features were of little value in the gaming markets that NVIDIA's products already sold to, but prevented high end customers from using the less expensive products. This practice continues even today although some products use higher capacity faster memory.
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