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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition FirePro D300
Red Dead Redemption 2 180% 174%
Halo: Reach 11% 13%
Cyberpunk 2077 285% 277%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 180% 174%
Doom Eternal 141% 136%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 285% 277%
Grand Theft Auto VI 329% 319%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 73% 69%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 285% 277%
Need For Speed Heat 180% 174%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD FirePro D300 are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition.

The GTX 560 has a 150 MHz higher core clock speed than the FirePro D300, but the FirePro D300 has 24 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 560. As a result, the FirePro D300 exhibits a 10.2 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 560. 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 150 MHz higher core clock speed than the FirePro D300 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 560 providing 4.8 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 FirePro D300 was released over a year more recently than the GTX 560, and so the FirePro D300 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 FirePro D300 has 1024 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 FirePro D300 also has superior memory performance overall.

The FirePro D300 has 25.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 560, which means that the memory performance of the FirePro D300 is slightly better than the GTX 560.

The GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition has 336 Shader Processing Units and the FirePro D300 has 1280. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 560 is 622 and the actual shader performance of the FirePro D300 is 645. The FirePro D300 having 23 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the FirePro D300 delivers a noticeably smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 560.

The FirePro D300 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 560. This means that the FirePro D300 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 560. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the FirePro D300 should consume less power than the GTX 560.

The GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition requires 150 Watts to run and the FirePro D300 requires 150 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the GTX 560 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the FirePro D300. The two GPUs require the same amount of wattage to run. As such, there is no need to worry about which will more significantly affect your yearly electricity bills.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed925 MHzvs775 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF114-325-A1Pitcairn XT GL
OC Potential Poor vs Good
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date19 May 2011vs18 Jan 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

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

Memory1024 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1050 MHzvs1250 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth134.4GB/secvs160GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units336vs1280
Actual Shader Performance30%vs31%
Technology40nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units56vs80
Texture Rate51.8 GTexel/svs62 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate29.6 GPixel/svs24.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs0
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power150 Wattsvs150 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 30 Ampsvs500 Watts & 20 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs11.2
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-2300 2.8GHzvsIntel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz
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
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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.
FirePro D300 is a workstation Graphics Card based on the 28nm GCN architecture.
It's based on the Pitcairn XT Core (same used on 7870) and therefore offers 1280 Shader Processing Units, 80 TMUs and 32 ROPs on a 256-bit interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit is clocked 775MHz while the memory clock operates at 1250MHZ.
It is thus considerably lower clocked and its gaming performance is even lower, as Radeon HD 7870 benefits from certified gaming drivers which unlock the GCN's architecture potential while FirePro D300 is made for professional applications. Therefore, expect its performance to be similar to Radeon HD 7850.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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