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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 5870 Asus v2 1GB Edition GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 174% 180%
Doom Eternal 136% 141%
Cyberpunk 2077 277% 285%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 174% 180%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 69% 73%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 277% 285%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 277% 285%
Grand Theft Auto VI 319% 329%
Need For Speed Heat 174% 180%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 89% 89%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 5870 Asus v2 1GB Edition are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition.

The GTX 560 has a 75 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 5870, but the HD 5870 has 24 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 560. As a result, the HD 5870 exhibits a 16.2 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 75 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 5870 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 560 providing 2.4 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 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 Radeon HD 5870 Asus v2 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 HD 5870 has 19.2 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 Radeon HD 5870 Asus v2 1GB Edition has 1600 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition has 336. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 5870 is 680 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 560 is 622. The HD 5870 having 58 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 Radeon HD 5870 Asus v2 1GB Edition requires 300 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 600 Watts for the HD 5870 and a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the GTX 560. The HD 5870 requires 150 Watts more than the GTX 560 to run. The difference is significant enough that the HD 5870 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 560.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed850 MHzvs925 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTerascale 2 Cypress XTFermi GF114-325-A1
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date12 May 2010vs19 May 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

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

Memory1024 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1200 MHzvs1050 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth153.6GB/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 Units1600vs336
Actual Shader Performance33%vs30%
Technology40nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units80vs56
Texture Rate68 GTexel/svs51.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate27.2 GPixel/svs29.6 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs0
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power300 Wattsvs150 Watts
Recommended PSU600 Watts & 42 Ampsvs450 Watts & 30 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX11.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.3vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-860 Quad 2.80GHzvsIntel Core i5-2300 2.8GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon HD 5870 Asus v2 1GB Edition is a Special Edition of AMD's High-End Radeon HD 5870, created by Asus.

Overclock: Central Unit
None.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.

Cooling Solution
Equipped with 8.5cm Extra Large Fan & Pure Copper Fins: delivers 17% cooler performance than reference design.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate no Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon HD 5870.
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.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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