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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition GeForce GT 220
Cyberpunk 2077 285% 1580%
Red Dead Redemption 2 180% 1123%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 73% 654%
Halo: Reach 11% 289%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 285% 1580%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 180% 1123%
FIFA 20 49% 551%
Doom Eternal 141% 951%
Grand Theft Auto VI 329% 1769%
Need For Speed Heat 180% 1123%

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 GeForce GT 220.

The GTX 560 has a 325 MHz higher core clock speed and 32 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce GT 220. This results in the GTX 560 providing 37.4 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 560 has a 325 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Render Output Units than the GeForce GT 220. This results in the GTX 560 providing 20 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 560 was released over a year more recently than the GeForce GT 220, and so the GTX 560 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GeForce GT 220.

The GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition and the GeForce GT 220 have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GTX 560 has 89.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce GT 220, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 560 is much better than the GeForce GT 220.

The GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition has 336 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GT 220 has 48. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 560 is 622 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GT 220 is 72. The GTX 560 having 550 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 GeForce GT 220.

The GTX 560 transistor size technology is 25 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce GT 220. This means that the GTX 560 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce GT 220.

The GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition requires 150 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 220 requires 58 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the GTX 560 and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GeForce GT 220. The GTX 560 requires 92 Watts more than the GeForce GT 220 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 GeForce GT 220.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed925 MHzvs600 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF114-325-A1Tesla G94
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date19 May 2011vs26 Jan 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
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1600x900
7.9
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3.7
1920x1080
6.1
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2.5
2560x1440
4.1
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1050 MHzvs700 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth134.4GB/secvs44.8GB/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%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units336vs48
Actual Shader Performance30%vs3%
Technology40nmvs65nm
Texture Mapping Units56vs24
Texture Rate51.8 GTexel/svs14.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs16
Pixel Rate29.6 GPixel/svs9.6 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power150 Wattsvs58 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 30 Ampsvs300 Watts & 22 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs10.0
Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.5vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-2300 2.8GHz-
Recommended RAM8 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1366x768

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
Untouched.


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.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 9% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 560.
Overview
GeForce GT 220 is a Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the First Revision of the Tesla Architecture.

Architecture
Tesla was NVIDIA's First Unified Shader Architecture.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed G92 which has 2 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 48 Shader Processing Units, 24 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 600MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of GDDR3, through a 256-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 700MHz.

Features
DirectX 10.0 Support (10.0 Hardware Default) and support for NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology, Dual-stream Hardware Acceleration, PhysX, CUDA, HybridPower and other technologies.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling Solution consists of a Single-Fan.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 58W, it relies entirely on the PCI Slot for Power meaning no extra connectors are required.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks put its performance considerably above a Radeon HD 4550, meaning it is only slightly slower than the more recent Fermi GeForce GT 430.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
GPU Variants
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