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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Edition GeForce GTX 680
Cyberpunk 2077 163% 59%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 140% 46%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 133% 41%
FIFA 21 33% 20%
Watch Dogs Legion 153% 54%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 133% 41%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 277% 128%
Grand Theft Auto VI 270% 124%
Godfall 327% 158%
Genshin Impact 163% 59%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Edition .

The GeForce GTX 680 has a 274 MHz higher core clock speed and 64 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 560 Ti. This results in the GeForce GTX 680 providing 82 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 GeForce GTX 680 has a 274 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 560 Ti and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GeForce GTX 680 providing 8.8 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 GeForce GTX 680 was released less than a year after the GTX 560 Ti, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GeForce GTX 680 has 768 MB more video memory than the GTX 560 Ti, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GeForce GTX 680 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GeForce GTX 680 has 70.7 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 560 Ti, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce GTX 680 is much better than the GTX 560 Ti.

The GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Edition has 448 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 680 has 1536. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 560 Ti is 656 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 680 is 1625. The GeForce GTX 680 having 969 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce GTX 680 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 560 Ti.

The GeForce GTX 680 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 560 Ti. This means that the GeForce GTX 680 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 560 Ti.

The GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Edition requires 210 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 680 requires 195 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the GTX 560 Ti and a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the GeForce GTX 680. The GTX 560 Ti requires 15 Watts more than the GeForce GTX 680 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GTX 560 Ti to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GeForce GTX 680.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed732 MHzvs1006 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1058 MHz
ArchitectureFermi GF110-270-A1Kepler GK104-400-A2
OC Potential Poor vs Good
Driver Support Poor vs Good
Release Date29 Nov 2011vs22 Mar 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
green tick vs green tick
10
1600x900
8.5
vs green tick
10
1920x1080
6.5
vs green tick
8.4
2560x1440
4.7
vs green tick
6.1
3840x2160 - vs green tick
4.5

GPU Memory

Memory1280 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed950 MHzvs1502 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth121.6GB/secvs192.3GB/sec
L2 Cache 640 KB green tick vs 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units448vs1536
Actual Shader Performance32%vs78%
Technology40nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units64vs128
Texture Rate46.8 GTexel/svs128.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate23.4 GPixel/svs32.2 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power210 Wattsvs195 Watts
Recommended PSU550 Watts & 38 Ampsvs550 Watts & 40 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 i5-2500K 3.3GHzvsIntel Core i7-3770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Edition is a high-end Graphics Card based on the 270-A1 variant of the 40nm GF110 GPU of the Fermi architecture.
The 270-A1 variant of the GF110 Core comes with 14 SMx activated and thus offers 448 Shader Processing Units, 64 TMUs and 32 ROPs, on a 320-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5.
GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Edition has its central unit clocked at 732MHz and its memory clock operates at 950MHz - same as GeForce GTX 570.
Compared to the regular GeForce GTX 560 Ti, the rated board TDP is around 40W higher but its performance surpasses it largely, while some factory overclocked versions surpass GeForce GTX 570.
GeForce GTX 680 is a high-end Graphics Card based on the 28nm, Kepler architecture.
The Kepler architecture allows more SPUs but the Fermi SPUs (used on the 400 & 500 Series) are clocked twice as fast as the Kepler architecture. Therefore, don't let the large amount of Pipelines fool you, as the 1536 Pipelines are equivalent to 768 Pipelines, of the Fermi architecture.
GeForce GTX 680 features a 1006Mhz core-clock that can automatically set itself to 1058Mhz using a technology similar to the one used on Intel GPUs. Another huge surprise is the TDP that went from 244 Watts, to just 195 Watts, as two SPUs of the Kepler architecture consume 10% less power. However, the amount was doubled and so the power save is not as high as it could have been.
GeForce GTX 680 was the fastest single GPU of the world until Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition was released.
All games will run on the maximum settings smoothly.
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