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GeForce GTX 560 Ti vs GeForce GTX 650 Ti

Intro

The GeForce GTX 560 Ti has core clock speeds of 822 MHz on the GPU, and 1002 MHz on the 1024 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 384 SPUs as well as 64 Texture Address Units and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare that to the GeForce GTX 650 Ti, which comes with a core clock speed of 928 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1350 MHz. It also makes use of a 128-bit bus, and makes use of a 28 nm design. It is made up of 768 SPUs, 64 Texture Address Units, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 650 Ti 110 Watts
GeForce GTX 560 Ti 170 Watts
Difference: 60 Watts (55%)

Memory Bandwidth

The GeForce GTX 560 Ti, in theory, should perform much faster than the GeForce GTX 650 Ti overall. (explain)

GeForce GTX 560 Ti 128256 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 650 Ti 86400 MB/sec
Difference: 41856 (48%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 650 Ti should be a small bit (more or less 13%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the GeForce GTX 560 Ti. (explain)

GeForce GTX 650 Ti 59392 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 560 Ti 52608 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 6784 (13%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 560 Ti is quite a bit (about 77%) more effective at full screen anti-aliasing than the GeForce GTX 650 Ti, and should be able to handle higher screen resolutions better. (explain)

GeForce GTX 560 Ti 26304 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 650 Ti 14848 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 11456 (77%)

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 Ti

Amazon.com

GeForce GTX 650 Ti

Amazon.com

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Specifications

Model GeForce GTX 560 Ti GeForce GTX 650 Ti
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year January 2011 October 2012
Code Name GF114 GK106
Fab Process 40 nm 28 nm
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
Memory 1024 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 822 MHz 928 MHz
Shader Speed 1645 MHz 928 MHz
Memory Speed 1002 MHz (4008 MHz effective) 1350 MHz (5400 MHz effective)
Unified Shaders 384 768
Texture Mapping Units 64 64
Render Output Units 32 16
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 128-bit
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 11.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 4.3
Power (Max TDP) 170 watts 110 watts
Shader Model 5.0 5.0
Bandwidth 128256 MB/sec 86400 MB/sec
Texel Rate 52608 Mtexels/sec 59392 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 26304 Mpixels/sec 14848 Mpixels/sec

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the largest amount of information (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transferred across the external memory interface in one second. It is calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by the speed of its memory. In the case of DDR memory, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the bandwidth is, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and high resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics card can possibly write to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the number of Render Output Units by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the max fill rate.

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