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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 560 Zotac AMP! 1GB Edition GeForce GTX 590 EVGA Classified Hydro Copper Edition
Halo: Reach 16% 57%
Cyberpunk 2077 265% 84%
Red Dead Redemption 2 166% 34%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 64% 17%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 166% 34%
Doom Eternal 129% 15%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 265% 84%
Grand Theft Auto VI 306% 105%
FIFA 20 42% 29%
Need For Speed Heat 166% 34%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 590 EVGA Classified Hydro Copper Edition are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Zotac AMP! 1GB Edition.

The GTX 560 has a 320 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 590, but the GTX 590 has 72 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 560. As a result, the GTX 590 exhibits a 27.4 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 320 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 590, but the GTX 590 has 64 more Render Output Units than the GTX 560. As a result, the GTX 590 exhibits a 30.1 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GTX 560. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 560 was released less than a year after the GTX 590, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GTX 590 has 2048 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 GTX 590 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 590 has 191 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 560, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 590 is massively better than the GTX 560.

The GeForce GTX 560 Zotac AMP! 1GB Edition has 336 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 590 EVGA Classified Hydro Copper Edition has 1024. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 560 is 638 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 590 is 1290. The GTX 590 having 652 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 590 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 560.

The GeForce GTX 560 Zotac AMP! 1GB Edition requires 150 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 590 EVGA Classified Hydro Copper Edition requires 365 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the GTX 560 and a PSU with at least 700 Watts for the GTX 590. The GTX 590 requires 215 Watts more than the GTX 560 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 590 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 560.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed950 MHzvs630 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF114-325-A1Fermi GF110-351-A1
OC Potential None vs Poor
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date25 Jul 2011vs24 Mar 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
8.2
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10
1920x1080
6.3
vs green tick
8.9
2560x1440
4.2
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6.6
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs3072 MB
Memory Speed1100 MHzvs864 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs768 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth140.8GB/secvs331.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB vs green tick 1536 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units336vs1024
Actual Shader Performance31%vs62%
Technology40nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units56vs128
Texture Rate53.2 GTexel/svs80.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs96
Pixel Rate30.4 GPixel/svs60.5 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power150 Wattsvs365 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 30 Ampsvs700 Watts & 46 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-2300 2.8GHzvsIntel Core i7-2700K 4-Core 3.50GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs12 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs2560x1600

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 560 Zotac AMP! 1GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Performance GeForce GTX 560, created by Zotac.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 950MHz, instead of 810MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock is now of 1100MHz, instead of 1002MHz.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
Dual Fan Cooling Solution.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 15% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 560.
GeForce GTX 590 EVGA Classified Hydro Copper is a special edition of the dual-graphics solution GeForce GTX 590.
This edition comes overclocked out of the box in the central unit that went from 608MHz to 630MHz and in the operating memory clock, which is now of 864MHz. Furthermore, it features a new cooling system which keeps the card cool under load.
Benchmarks indicate a 5% performance boost over the reference card and so it proves to be faster than GeForce GTX 680.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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