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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition Radeon R7 260X Crossfire
Red Dead Redemption 2 180% 57%
Doom Eternal 141% 35%
Cyberpunk 2077 285% 116%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 180% 57%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 73% 3%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 285% 116%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 285% 116%
Grand Theft Auto VI 329% 140%
Need For Speed Heat 180% 57%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 89% 94%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R7 260X Crossfire are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition.

The R7 260X has a 175 MHz higher core clock speed and 56 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 560. This results in the R7 260X providing 71.4 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 R7 260X has a 175 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 560 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the R7 260X providing 5.6 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 R7 260X was released over a year more recently than the GTX 560, and so the R7 260X is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 560.

The R7 260X has 3072 MB more video memory than the GTX 560, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the R7 260X also has superior memory performance overall.

The R7 260X has 73.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 560, which means that the memory performance of the R7 260X is much better than the GTX 560.

The GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition has 336 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R7 260X Crossfire has 1792. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 560 is 622 and the actual shader performance of the R7 260X is 1676. The R7 260X having 1054 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the R7 260X delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 560.

The R7 260X transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 560. This means that the R7 260X is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 560.

The GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition requires 150 Watts to run and the Radeon R7 260X Crossfire requires 230 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the GTX 560 and a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the R7 260X. The R7 260X requires 80 Watts more than the GTX 560 to run. The difference is significant enough that the R7 260X may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 560.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed925 MHzvs1100 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF114-325-A1GCN 1.1 Bonaire XTX (x2)
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Great
Release Date19 May 2011vs01 Oct 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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10
1600x900
7.9
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10
1920x1080
6.1
vs green tick
8.3
2560x1440
4.1
vs green tick
6.1
3840x2160 - vs green tick
4.6

GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed1050 MHzvs1625 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth134.4GB/secvs208GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB vs green tick 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units336vs1792
Actual Shader Performance30%vs81%
Technology40nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units56vs112
Texture Rate51.8 GTexel/svs123.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate29.6 GPixel/svs35.2 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs0
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power150 Wattsvs230 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 30 Ampsvs600 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-2300 2.8GHzvsIntel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1920x1080

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
Radeon R7 260X Crossfire is a solution of two Radeon R7 260X put together using AMD's Crossfire Technology.

Architecture
Each Radeon R7 260X Equips a GPU Codenamed Bonaire XTX which is a Second Gen GCN GPU and is an upgraded version of the Bonaire XT GPU previously used on Radeon 7790. Each Bonaire XT has 14 Compute Units activated and thus offers 896 Shader Processing Units, 56 TMUs and 16 ROPs.

GPU
The Central Unit of each GPU is clocked at 1100MHz.

Memory
Each GPU is equipped with fast GDDR5 and Accesses the Frame Buffer through a 128-bit Memory Interface. The Memory Clock Operates at 1625Hz.

Memory: Frame Buffer
Each GPU can fill up a Memory Pool of up to 2GB.

Power Consumption
Power Consumption is around 230W.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks prove that at 1920x1080, the best suited resolution, Radeon R7 260X Crossfire's Performance stands between GeForce GTX 960 and Radeon R9 380.

System Suggestions
Radeon R7 260X is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a Performance Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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