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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition FirePro V3750
Red Dead Redemption 2 180% 1147%
Doom Eternal 141% 972%
Cyberpunk 2077 285% 1613%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 180% 1147%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 73% 669%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 285% 1613%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 285% 1613%
Grand Theft Auto VI 329% 1806%
Need For Speed Heat 180% 1147%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 89% 52%

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 FirePro V3750.

The GTX 560 has a 375 MHz higher core clock speed and 24 more Texture Mapping Units than the FirePro V3750. This results in the GTX 560 providing 34.2 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 375 MHz higher core clock speed and 24 more Render Output Units than the FirePro V3750. This results in the GTX 560 providing 25.2 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 FirePro V3750, 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 FirePro V3750.

The GTX 560 has 768 MB more video memory than the FirePro V3750, 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 112 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the FirePro V3750, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 560 is massively better than the FirePro V3750.

The GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition has 336 Shader Processing Units and the FirePro V3750 has 320. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 560 is 622 and the actual shader performance of the FirePro V3750 is 114. The GTX 560 having 508 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 FirePro V3750.

The GTX 560 transistor size technology is 15 nm (nanometers) smaller than the FirePro V3750. This means that the GTX 560 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the FirePro V3750.

The GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition requires 150 Watts to run and the FirePro V3750 requires 48 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the GTX 560 and a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the FirePro V3750. The GTX 560 requires 102 Watts more than the FirePro V3750 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 FirePro V3750.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed925 MHzvs550 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF114-325-A1RV730
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date19 May 2011vs11 Sep 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs256 MB
Memory Speed1050 MHzvs700 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth134.4GB/secvs22.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units336vs320
Actual Shader Performance30%vs5%
Texture Mapping Units56vs32
Texture Rate51.8 GTexel/svs17.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs8
Pixel Rate29.6 GPixel/svs4.4 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections0vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power150 Wattsvs48 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 30 Ampsvs350 Watts

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs4.1
Open GL4.5vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

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

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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 FireGL line is designed for multimedia content creation programs, such as 3DS Max, mechanical engineering design software such as Solidworks, and civil engineering architectural software such as Chief Architect, 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
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.
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