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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition Quadro K4200
Red Dead Redemption 2 180% 172%
Halo: Reach 11% 13%
Cyberpunk 2077 285% 274%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 180% 172%
Doom Eternal 141% 134%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 285% 274%
Grand Theft Auto VI 329% 316%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 73% 68%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 285% 274%
Need For Speed Heat 180% 172%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia Quadro K4200 are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition.

The GTX 560 has a 219 MHz higher core clock speed than the Quadro K4200, but the Quadro K4200 has 56 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 560. As a result, the Quadro K4200 exhibits a 27.3 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 219 MHz higher core clock speed than the Quadro K4200 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 560 providing 7 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 Quadro K4200 was released over three years more recently than the GTX 560, and so the Quadro K4200 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GTX 560 when running the latest games.

The Quadro K4200 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 Quadro K4200 also has superior memory performance overall.

The Quadro K4200 has 38.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 560, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro K4200 is noticeably better than the GTX 560.

The GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition has 336 Shader Processing Units and the Quadro K4200 has 1344. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 560 is 622 and the actual shader performance of the Quadro K4200 is 949. The Quadro K4200 having 327 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Quadro K4200 delivers a noticeably smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 560.

The Quadro K4200 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 560. This means that the Quadro K4200 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 560. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the Quadro K4200 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 Quadro K4200 requires 108 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 Quadro K4200. The GTX 560 requires 42 Watts more than the Quadro K4200 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 560 may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the Quadro K4200.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed925 MHzvs706 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF114-325-A1Kepler GK104
OC Potential Poor vs Great
Driver Support Poor vs Good
Release Date19 May 2011vs22 Jul 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed1050 MHzvs1350 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth134.4GB/secvs172.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs green tick 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units336vs1344
Actual Shader Performance30%vs46%
Texture Mapping Units56vs112
Texture Rate51.8 GTexel/svs79.1 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate29.6 GPixel/svs22.6 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections0vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power150 Wattsvs108 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 30 Ampsvs500 Watts & 33 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-2300 2.8GHzvsIntel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1920x1080

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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.
Quadro K4200 is a high-end professional card based on the 28nm, Kepler architecture.

It's based on the Kepler GK107 and offers 1344 Shader Processing Units, 112 TMUs and 32 ROPs, on a 256-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at 706MHz and the memory clock operates at up to 1350MHz. It has a L2 Cache of 512KB and a rated board TDP of 108 Watts.

Quadro K4200's drivers are certified for professional applications only. Its gaming performance is around 10% slower than GeForce GTX 660.
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