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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition GeForce GT 630 Zotac Synergy 4GB Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 180% 1089%
Cyberpunk 2077 285% 1533%
Doom Eternal 141% 922%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 73% 633%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 180% 1089%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 285% 1533%
FIFA 20 49% 533%
Grand Theft Auto VI 329% 1717%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 285% 1533%
Need For Speed Heat 180% 1089%

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 GT 630 Zotac Synergy 4GB Edition.

The GTX 560 has a 225 MHz higher core clock speed and 40 more Texture Mapping Units than the GT 630. This results in the GTX 560 providing 40.6 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 225 MHz higher core clock speed and 28 more Render Output Units than the GT 630. This results in the GTX 560 providing 26.8 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 GT 630 was released less than a year after the GTX 560, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GT 630 has 3072 MB more video memory than the GTX 560, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the GTX 560 has superior memory performance.

The GTX 560 has 117.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 630, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 560 is massively better than the GT 630.

The GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition has 336 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GT 630 Zotac Synergy 4GB Edition has 96. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 560 is 622 and the actual shader performance of the GT 630 is 134. The GTX 560 having 488 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 GT 630.

The GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition requires 150 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 630 Zotac Synergy 4GB Edition requires 65 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the GTX 560 and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 630. The GTX 560 requires 85 Watts more than the GT 630 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 GT 630.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed925 MHzvs700 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF114-325-A1Fermi GF108-400-A1
OC Potential Poor vs Good
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date19 May 2011vs15 May 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
7.9
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3.8
1920x1080
6.1
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2.5
2560x1440
4.1
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed1050 MHzvs533 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth134.4GB/secvs17.1GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs 256 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units336vs96
Actual Shader Performance30%vs6%
Technology40nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units56vs16
Texture Rate51.8 GTexel/svs11.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs4
Pixel Rate29.6 GPixel/svs2.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power150 Wattsvs65 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 30 Ampsvs300 Watts & 22 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-2300 2.8GHzvsIntel Celeron G550 2.6GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1366x768

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 GT 630 Zotac Synergy 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's Middle-Class GeForce GT 630, created by Zotac.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit runs at 700MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock runs at 533MHz and the Frame Buffer was raised to 4GB. This is a gimmick and in no way benefits the GPU.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling System Remains The Same.

Performance
Due to being under-clocked, GeForce GT 630 Zotac Synergy 4GB Edition is actually slower than the reference GeForce GT 630.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
GPU Variants
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