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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 560 Club3D CoolStream Super OC 1GB Edition Radeon HD 5870 MSI Lightning Edition
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 175% 156%
Doom Eternal 191% 171%
Call of Duty Warzone 186% 166%
Cyberpunk 2077 293% 266%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered 7% 0%
Resident Evil 3 Remake 175% 156%
Half-Life: Alyx 333% 303%
Grand Theft Auto VI 337% 307%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 293% 266%
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 175% 156%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 5870 MSI Lightning Edition are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Club3D CoolStream Super OC 1GB Edition.

The GTX 560 and the HD 5870 have the same core clock speed of 900 MHz, but the HD 5870 has 24 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 560. As a result, the HD 5870 exhibits a 21.6 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 and the HD 5870 have both the same core clock speed and the same Pixel Fill Rate. 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 HD 5870, 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 HD 5870.

The GeForce GTX 560 Club3D CoolStream Super OC 1GB Edition and the Radeon HD 5870 MSI Lightning Edition have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The HD 5870 has 22.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 560, which means that the memory performance of the HD 5870 is slightly better than the GTX 560.

The GeForce GTX 560 Club3D CoolStream Super OC 1GB Edition has 336 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 5870 MSI Lightning Edition has 1600. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 560 is 605 and the actual shader performance of the HD 5870 is 720. The HD 5870 having 115 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD 5870 delivers a noticeably smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 560.

The GeForce GTX 560 Club3D CoolStream Super OC 1GB Edition requires 176 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 5870 MSI Lightning Edition requires 188 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the GTX 560 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the HD 5870. The HD 5870 requires 12 Watts more than the GTX 560 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the HD 5870 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GTX 560.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed900 MHzvs900 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF114-325-A1Terascale 2 Cypress XT
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date17 May 2011vs23 Feb 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
7.9
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8.1
1920x1080
6.1
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6.3
2560x1440
4.1
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1026 MHzvs1200 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth131.3GB/secvs153.6GB/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 Units336vs1600
Actual Shader Performance29%vs35%
Technology40nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units56vs80
Texture Rate50.4 GTexel/svs72 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate28.8 GPixel/svs28.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power176 Wattsvs188 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 30 Ampsvs500 Watts & 40 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs11.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-2300 2.8GHzvsIntel Core i7-860 Quad 2.80GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 560 Club3D CoolStream Super OC 1GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Performance GeForce GTX 560, created by Club3D.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 900MHz, instead of 810MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock is now of 1026MHz, instead of 1002MHz.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
CoolStream Cooling Solution.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 7% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 560.
Overview
Radeon HD 5870 MSI Lightning Edition is a special edition of AMD's High-End Radeon HD 5870, created by MSI.

Overclock Out of The Box
The Central Unit now runs at 900MHz, instead of 850MHz while the Memory Clock remains the same.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling System has MSI's custom-designed Twin Frozr II Thermal Design, meaning the Graphics Card runs cooler under load.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 3% performance over the reference Radeon HD 5870.
Recommended CPU
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