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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 560 EVGA 1GB Edition Radeon R7 260
Red Dead Redemption 2 206% 224%
Halo: Reach 3% 3%
Cyberpunk 2077 320% 345%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 206% 224%
Doom Eternal 163% 179%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 320% 345%
Grand Theft Auto VI 367% 395%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 89% 100%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 320% 345%
Need For Speed Heat 206% 224%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 EVGA 1GB Edition are very slightly better than the AMD Radeon R7 260.

The Radeon R7 260 has a 190 MHz higher core clock speed but 8 fewer Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 560. The lower TMU count doesn't matter, though, as altogether the Radeon R7 260 manages to provide 2.6 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 Radeon R7 260 has a 190 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 560, but the GTX 560 has 16 more Render Output Units than the Radeon R7 260. As a result, the GTX 560 exhibits a 9.9 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the Radeon R7 260. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The Radeon R7 260 was released over a year more recently than the GTX 560, and so the Radeon R7 260 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 560.

The Radeon R7 260 has 1024 MB more video memory than the GTX 560, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The GTX 560 has 32.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon R7 260, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 560 is noticeably better than the Radeon R7 260.

The GeForce GTX 560 EVGA 1GB Edition has 336 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R7 260 has 768. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 560 is 544 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon R7 260 is 653. The Radeon R7 260 having 109 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GTX 560 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The Radeon R7 260 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 560. This means that the Radeon R7 260 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 560.

The GeForce GTX 560 EVGA 1GB Edition requires 150 Watts to run and the Radeon R7 260 requires 95 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the GTX 560 and a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the Radeon R7 260. The GTX 560 requires 55 Watts more than the Radeon R7 260 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 Radeon R7 260.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed810 MHzvs1000 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF114-325-A1GCN 1.1 Bonaire PRO
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Great
Release Date17 May 2011vs17 Dec 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
9.7
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9.7
1600x900
7.6
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7.5
1920x1080
5.9
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5.7
2560x1440
3.8
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4
3840x2160 - vs green tick
2.4

GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1002 MHzvs1500 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth128.3GB/secvs96GB/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%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units336vs768
Actual Shader Performance26%vs31%
Technology40nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units56vs48
Texture Rate45.4 GTexel/svs48 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs16
Pixel Rate25.9 GPixel/svs16 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power150 Wattsvs95 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 30 Ampsvs450 Watts & 30 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-2300 2.8GHzvsIntel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

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

Overclock: Central Unit
None.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
Untouched.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate no Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 560.
Radeon R7 260 is a fast-middle-class graphics card based on the Second Revision of the GCN architecture. It packs a Core codenamed Bonaire PRO.
The Bonaire PRO is a cut-down version of the Bonaire XT Core used on Radeon HD 7790. It comes with 14 Compute Units and thus offers 768 Shader Processing Units, 48 TMUs and 16 ROPs. This, on a 128-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. Compared to the Bonaire XT Core, it has support for DirectX 11.2 and has support for AMD's TrueAudio Technology.
Benchmarks indicate its performance is around 10% slower than Radeon HD 7790 and a little over that when taking Radeon R7 260X as a reference.
The card proves to be very inefficient seeing as it has a higher rated TDP board than Radeon HD 7790 and its release price of $109 makes Radeon HD 7850 a better option.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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