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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition GeForce 9500 GT
Red Dead Redemption 2 180% 1197%
Cyberpunk 2077 285% 1682%
Doom Eternal 141% 1015%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 180% 1197%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 73% 700%
Halo: Reach 11% 312%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 285% 1682%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 285% 1682%
Grand Theft Auto VI 329% 1882%
Need For Speed Heat 180% 1197%

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 Nvidia GeForce 9500 GT.

The GTX 560 has a 375 MHz higher core clock speed and 40 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce 9500 GT. This results in the GTX 560 providing 43 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 GeForce 9500 GT. 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 GeForce 9500 GT, 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 GeForce 9500 GT.

The GTX 560 has 512 MB more video memory than the GeForce 9500 GT, 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 108.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 9500 GT, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 560 is massively better than the GeForce 9500 GT.

The GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition has 336 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 9500 GT has 32. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 560 is 622 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 9500 GT is 18. The GTX 560 having 604 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 GeForce 9500 GT.

The GTX 560 transistor size technology is 15 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce 9500 GT. This means that the GTX 560 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce 9500 GT.

The GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition requires 150 Watts to run and the GeForce 9500 GT requires 50 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 GeForce 9500 GT. The GTX 560 requires 100 Watts more than the GeForce 9500 GT 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 GeForce 9500 GT.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed925 MHzvs550 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF114-325-A1Tesla G96C
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date19 May 2011vs29 Jul 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
7.9
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3.6
1920x1080
6.1
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2.4
2560x1440
4.1
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1.5
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed1050 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth134.4GB/secvs25.6GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units336vs32
Actual Shader Performance30%vs1%
Technology40nmvs55nm
Texture Mapping Units56vs16
Texture Rate51.8 GTexel/svs8.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs8
Pixel Rate29.6 GPixel/svs4.4 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power150 Wattsvs50 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 30 Ampsvs350 Watts & 26 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs10
Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.5vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-2300 2.8GHzvsIntel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1024x768

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
GeForce 9500 GT is a Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the First Revision of the Tesla Architecture.

Architecture
Tesla was NVIDIA's First Unified Shader Architecture.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed G96C which has 2 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 32 Shader Processing Units, 16 TMUs and 8 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 550MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 512MB frame buffer of GDDR3, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 800MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 50W, it requires at least a 350W PSU and it relies entirely on the PCI Slot for Power meaning no extra connectors are required.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks put its performance on average with GeForce 8600 GTS, meaning it is much faster than Radeon HD 3650.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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