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GeForce GTX 560 Ti vs GeForce GTX 650 Ti

Intro

The GeForce GTX 560 Ti uses a 40 nm design. nVidia has set the core frequency at 822 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM works at a speed of 1002 MHz on this particular card. It features 384 SPUs as well as 64 Texture Address Units and 32 ROPs.

Compare that to the GeForce GTX 650 Ti, which features core clock speeds of 928 MHz on the GPU, and 1350 MHz on the 1024 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 768 SPUs along with 64 Texture Address Units and 16 Rasterization Operator 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

Theoretically speaking, the GeForce GTX 560 Ti is 48% faster than the GeForce GTX 650 Ti overall, due to its higher data rate. (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 will be a bit (about 13%) more effective at anisotropic 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

If running with high levels of AA is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 560 Ti is superior to the GeForce GTX 650 Ti, by far. (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

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 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 max amount of information (measured in MB per second) that can be transferred across the external memory interface in one second. It's calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and high resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels that the graphics chip can possibly write to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the number of Render Output Units by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel rate is also dependant on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.

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