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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition Radeon HD 3800 series
Halo: Reach 11% 294%
Cyberpunk 2077 285% 1603%
Red Dead Redemption 2 180% 1140%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 73% 665%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 180% 1140%
Doom Eternal 141% 966%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 285% 1603%
Grand Theft Auto VI 329% 1795%
FIFA 20 49% 560%
Need For Speed Heat 180% 1140%

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 Radeon HD 3800 series.

The HD 3800 has no core clock speed set, so any comparison between Texture and Pixel Fill Rates is not currently possible.

The GTX 560 was released over three years more recently than the HD 3800, 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 HD 3800 when running the latest games.

The GTX 560 has 512 MB more video memory than the HD 3800, 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 134.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 3800, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 560 is massively better than the HD 3800.

The GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition has 336 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 3800 series has 320. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 560 is 622 and the actual shader performance of the HD 3800 is 0. The GTX 560 having 622 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 HD 3800.

The GTX 560 transistor size technology is 15 nm (nanometers) smaller than the HD 3800. This means that the GTX 560 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the HD 3800.

The GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition requires 150 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Radeon HD 3800 series. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the GTX 560.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed925 MHzvs-
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF114-325-A1RV670
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date19 May 2011vs01 Nov 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

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

Memory1024 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed1050 MHzvs-
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth134.4GB/secvs-
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%vs-
Technology40nmvs55nm
Texture Mapping Units56vs16
Texture Rate51.8 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units32vs16
Pixel Rate29.6 GPixel/svs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs0
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power150 Watts-
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 30 Amps-

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs10.1
Shader Model5.0vs4.1
Open GL4.5vs3.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
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.
Radeon HD 3800 Series is not a GPU but instead a combination between Radeon HD 3830, Radeon HD 3850 and Radeon HD 3870 whose rank is a balance between the three and that exists for System Requirements purposes only.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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