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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 560 Sparkle Calibe DF 1GB Edition GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 272% 285%
Red Dead Redemption 2 171% 180%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 67% 73%
Halo: Reach 14% 11%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 272% 285%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 171% 180%
FIFA 20 44% 49%
Doom Eternal 133% 141%
Grand Theft Auto VI 313% 329%
Need For Speed Heat 171% 180%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Sparkle Calibe DF 1GB Edition are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition.

The GTX 560 has a 7 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the GTX 560. This results in the GTX 560 providing 0.40000000000001 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 7 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 560 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 560 providing 0.2 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

Both the GeForce GTX 560 Sparkle Calibe DF 1GB Edition and the GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition were released at the same time, so are likely to be quite similar.

The GeForce GTX 560 Sparkle Calibe DF 1GB Edition and the GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 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 GTX 560, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 560 is marginally better than the GTX 560.

Both the GeForce GTX 560 Sparkle Calibe DF 1GB Edition and the GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition have 336 Shader Processing Units. Having the same number of SPUs and using the same architecture means that the performance they offer can be compared by looking at the memory bandwidth, Texture and Pixel Rates. In this case, the GTX 560 has 0.40000000000001 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate, 0.2 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate, and 9.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth, so should have a marginally faster performance than the GTX 560.

The GeForce GTX 560 Sparkle Calibe DF 1GB Edition requires 150 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition requires 150 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 GTX 560. The two GPUs require the same amount of wattage to run. As such, there is no need to worry about which will more significantly affect your yearly electricity bills.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed932 MHzvs925 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF114-325-A1Fermi GF114-325-A1
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date19 May 2011vs19 May 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
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1600x900
8.1
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1920x1080
6.2
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2560x1440
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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 Units336vs336
Actual Shader Performance30%vs30%
Technology40nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units56vs56
Texture Rate52.2 GTexel/svs51.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate29.8 GPixel/svs29.6 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power150 Wattsvs150 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 30 Ampsvs450 Watts & 30 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 i5-2300 2.8GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1600x900

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
Untouched.


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.
Overview
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.
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