Compare any two graphics cards:
GeForce GTX 560 Ti vs Geforce GTX 690
IntroThe GeForce GTX 560 Ti comes with a GPU core speed of 822 MHz, and the 1024 MB of GDDR5 RAM runs at 1002 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also features 384 Stream Processors, 64 TAUs, and 32 Raster Operation Units.
Compare those specifications to the Geforce GTX 690, which uses a 28 nm design. nVidia has set the core speed at 915 MHz. The GDDR5 memory works at a frequency of 1502 MHz on this particular card. It features 1536 SPUs as well as 128 TAUs and 32 ROPs.
BenchmarksThese are real-world performance benchmarks that were submitted by Hardware Compare users. The scores seen here are the average of all benchmarks submitted for each respective test and hardware.
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
As far as performance goes, the Geforce GTX 690 should in theory be quite a bit better than the GeForce GTX 560 Ti overall. (explain)
Texel RateThe Geforce GTX 690 is quite a bit (approximately 345%) more effective at texture filtering than the GeForce GTX 560 Ti. (explain)
Pixel RateIf running with high levels of AA is important to you, then the Geforce GTX 690 is a better choice, and very much so. (explain)
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.
One or more cards in this comparison are multi-core. This means that their bandwidth, texel and pixel rates are theoretically doubled - this does not mean the card will actually perform twice as fast, but only that it should in theory be able to. Actual game benchmarks will give a more accurate idea of what it's capable of.
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Geforce GTX 690
Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of information (in units of MB per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface in one second. It is calculated by multiplying the bus width by its memory speed. In the case of DDR memory, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and higher screen resolutions.
Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed per second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels per second.
Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the video card can possibly write to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the number of Render Output Units by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel rate also depends on quite a few other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the maximum fill rate.
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Geforce GTX 690