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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 560 Sparkle Calibe DF 1GB Edition Radeon HD 6870 PowerColor 1GB Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 171% 189%
Cyberpunk 2077 272% 297%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 67% 78%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 272% 297%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 171% 189%
Doom Eternal 133% 149%
FIFA 20 44% 54%
Grand Theft Auto VI 313% 342%
Need For Speed Heat 171% 189%
Halo: Reach 14% 8%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Sparkle Calibe DF 1GB Edition are very slightly better than the AMD Radeon HD 6870 PowerColor 1GB Edition.

The GTX 560 has a 32 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the HD 6870. This results in the GTX 560 providing 1.8 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 32 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 6870 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 560 providing 1 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 HD 6870 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 GeForce GTX 560 Sparkle Calibe DF 1GB Edition and the Radeon HD 6870 PowerColor 1GB Edition have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GTX 560 has 9.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 6870, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 560 is marginally better than the HD 6870.

The GeForce GTX 560 Sparkle Calibe DF 1GB Edition has 336 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 6870 PowerColor 1GB Edition has 1120. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 560 is 626 and the actual shader performance of the HD 6870 is 504. The GTX 560 having 122 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 560 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD 6870.

The GeForce GTX 560 Sparkle Calibe DF 1GB Edition requires 150 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Radeon HD 6870 PowerColor 1GB Edition. 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 6870. The HD 6870 has been recommended a PSU with 50 Watts more than the GTX 560. The difference is significant enough that the HD 6870 may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 560.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed932 MHzvs900 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF114-325-A1Terascale 2 Barts XT
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date19 May 2011vs01 Nov 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
8.1
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7.9
1920x1080
6.2
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2560x1440
4.2
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4.3
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1122 MHzvs1050 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth143.6GB/secvs134.4GB/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 Units336vs1120
Actual Shader Performance30%vs24%
Technology40nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units56vs56
Texture Rate52.2 GTexel/svs50.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate29.8 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 Power150 Watts-
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 30 Ampsvs500 Watts

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 i5-760 2.8GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

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

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 932MHz, instead of 810MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock is now of 1122MHz, instead of 1002MHz.

Frame Buffer
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Cooling Solution
The new upgraded versions of X560 Ti DF and X560 DF are equipped with brand new Cool Pro thermal modules. Most importantly, the exclusive 9cm Ball Bearing Fans operate stably even at high speed and avoid problems such as increase in noise and fan failures caused by bearing’s wear and tear, effectively taking away the heat generated by graphics card. Furthermore, this cooler incorporates two high-performance 8mm copper heat pipes which enable optimum heat transfer, obtaining obvious performance upgrade in cooling.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 13% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 560.
Radeon HD 6870 PowerColor 1GB Edition is a special edition of the high-end Radeon HD 6870. See its page for more information about it.
It has no new features and so it can be addressed as a renamed Radeon HD 6870. Therefore its performance is exactly like the standard's.
Recommended CPU
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