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GeForce GTX 560 vs GeForce GTX 560 Ti

Intro

The GeForce GTX 560 has a clock speed of 810 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1001 MHz. It also makes use of a 256-bit memory bus, and uses a 40 nm design. It is made up of 336 SPUs, 56 TAUs, and 32 Raster Operation Units.

Compare those specifications to the GeForce GTX 560 Ti, which features clock speeds of 822 MHz on the GPU, and 1002 MHz on the 1024 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 384 SPUs as well as 64 TAUs and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 560 150 Watts
GeForce GTX 560 Ti 170 Watts
Difference: 20 Watts (13%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the GeForce GTX 560 Ti is 0% quicker than the GeForce GTX 560 in general, because of its higher data rate. (explain)

GeForce GTX 560 Ti 128256 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 560 128128 MB/sec
Difference: 128 (0%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 560 Ti is a little bit (approximately 16%) more effective at AF than the GeForce GTX 560. (explain)

GeForce GTX 560 Ti 52608 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 560 45360 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 7248 (16%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 560 Ti should be a bit (about 1%) more effective at AA than the GeForce GTX 560, and also should be able to handle higher screen resolutions without slowing down too much. (explain)

GeForce GTX 560 Ti 26304 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 560 25920 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 384 (1%)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

Price Comparison

GeForce GTX 560

Amazon.com

GeForce GTX 560 Ti

Amazon.com

Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

Specifications

Model GeForce GTX 560 GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year May 2011 January 2011
Code Name GF114 GF114
Fab Process 40 nm 40 nm
Bus PCIe 2.0 x16 PCIe x16
Memory 1024 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 810 MHz 822 MHz
Shader Speed 1600 MHz 1645 MHz
Memory Speed 1001 MHz (4004 MHz effective) 1002 MHz (4008 MHz effective)
Unified Shaders 336 384
Texture Mapping Units 56 64
Render Output Units 32 32
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 256-bit
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 4.1
Power (Max TDP) 150 watts 170 watts
Shader Model 5.0 5.0
Bandwidth 128128 MB/sec 128256 MB/sec
Texel Rate 45360 Mtexels/sec 52608 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 25920 Mpixels/sec 26304 Mpixels/sec

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the max amount of data (in units of megabytes per second) that can be transported past the external memory interface within a second. The number is worked out by multiplying the bus width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR memory, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed in one second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics card can possibly write to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the max fill rate.

Comments

6 Responses to “GeForce GTX 560 vs GeForce GTX 560 Ti”
Elenrai says:
Well, the 560 seems much better then the 560 ti considering the price difference in online stores, the 560ti is almost 50% more expensive compared to the 560.
[...] Ein Tip zur Grafikkarte. Wenn man eine GeForce GTX 560 und eine GeForce GTX 560 Ti vergleicht, geht die Tendenz ganz klar zur Ti. Der Preisunterschied ist nicht hoch, aber die Ti hat mehr Bums. [...]
Anonymous says:
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Hacko says:
En SLI la 560 es la mejor opcion, por precio y consumo, la TI no le veo nada bueno la verdad, de hecho tengo la 560 y en breve compraré la otra, os aconsejo ASUS pues la refrigeracion es la mas optima, ahora mismo la tengo a 27º sin refrigeracion liquida.
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oscar says:
verry nice information!!

I have the gtx 560 model but not iss !Ti. and now i know I have the best card... >.<

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