Select any two GPUs for comparison
VS

Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition FireGL V8600
Red Dead Redemption 2 180% 1202%
Halo: Reach 11% 314%
Cyberpunk 2077 285% 1688%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 180% 1202%
Doom Eternal 141% 1019%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 285% 1688%
Grand Theft Auto VI 329% 1889%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 73% 703%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 285% 1688%
Need For Speed Heat 180% 1202%

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 AMD FireGL V8600.

The GTX 560 was released over three years more recently than the FireGL V8600, 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 FireGL V8600 when running the latest games.

The GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition and the FireGL V8600 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 23.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the FireGL V8600, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 560 is slightly better than the FireGL V8600.

The GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition has 336 Shader Processing Units and the FireGL V8600 has 320. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 560 is 622 and the actual shader performance of the FireGL V8600 is 143. The GTX 560 having 479 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 FireGL V8600.

The GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition requires 150 Watts to run but there is no entry for the FireGL V8600. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the GTX 560 and a PSU with at least 650 Watts for the FireGL V8600. The FireGL V8600 has been recommended a PSU with 200 Watts more than the GTX 560. The difference is significant enough that the FireGL V8600 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 MHzvs688 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF114-325-A1-
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date19 May 2011vs01 Jan 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

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

GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1050 MHzvs868 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR4
Memory Bandwidth134.4GB/secvs111.1GB/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 Units336vs320
Actual Shader Performance30%vs7%
Technology40nmvs-
Texture Mapping Units56vs-
Texture Rate51.8 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units32vs-
Pixel Rate29.6 GPixel/svs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power150 Watts-
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 30 Ampsvs650 Watts

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs10
Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.5vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

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
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.
The ATI FireGL range of video cards, renamed to FirePro 3D in late 2008, is the series specifically for CAD (Computer Aided Design) and DCC (Digital Content Creation) software, usually found in workstations. The FireGL line is designed for multimedia content creation programs, such as 3DS Max, and mechanical engineering design software such as Solidworks, whereas Radeon counterparts are suited towards video games. FireGL drivers were built with maximum image quality and pixel precision, with CAD specific functionalities such as the recently introduced AutoDetection Technology to tune the parameters inside the driver to achieve maximum performance for predefined list of software. However, because the drivers are also based on the Catalyst drivers made for the Radeon line, it makes them suitable for gaming, at the expense of probable compatibility issues with the very latest games due to the age of the drivers, with FireGL cards in theory pushing more data than their Radeon gaming counterparts.
Recommended CPU
-
Possible GPU Upgrades
-
GPU Variants
-
-

Title

Body