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GeForce GTX 560 Ti vs Geforce GTX 760

Intro

The GeForce GTX 560 Ti comes with a GPU core clock speed of 822 MHz, and the 1024 MB of GDDR5 RAM runs at 1002 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also is comprised of 384 SPUs, 64 TAUs, and 32 Raster Operation Units.

Compare all of that to the Geforce GTX 760, which has core speeds of 980 MHz on the GPU, and 1502 MHz on the 2048 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 1152 SPUs along with 96 Texture Address Units and 32 ROPs.

(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Both cards have the same power consumption.

Memory Bandwidth

Performance-wise, the Geforce GTX 760 should theoretically be much better than the GeForce GTX 560 Ti overall. (explain)

Geforce GTX 760 192256 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 560 Ti 128256 MB/sec
Difference: 64000 (50%)

Texel Rate

The Geforce GTX 760 will be much (approximately 79%) more effective at texture filtering than the GeForce GTX 560 Ti. (explain)

Geforce GTX 760 94080 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 560 Ti 52608 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 41472 (79%)

Pixel Rate

If running with a high screen resolution is important to you, then the Geforce GTX 760 is the winner, though not by far. (explain)

Geforce GTX 760 31360 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 560 Ti 26304 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 5056 (19%)

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 760

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 760
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year January 2011 June 2013
Code Name GF114 GK104
Fab Process 40 nm 28 nm
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
Memory 1024 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 822 MHz 980 MHz
Shader Speed 1645 MHz 980 MHz
Memory Speed 1002 MHz (4008 MHz effective) 1502 MHz (6008 MHz effective)
Unified Shaders 384 1152
Texture Mapping Units 64 96
Render Output Units 32 32
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 256-bit
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 11.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 4.3
Power (Max TDP) 170 watts 170 watts
Shader Model 5.0 5.0
Bandwidth 128256 MB/sec 192256 MB/sec
Texel Rate 52608 Mtexels/sec 94080 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 26304 Mpixels/sec 31360 Mpixels/sec

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the max amount of data (counted in MB per second) that can be transferred across the external memory interface in a second. The number is worked out by multiplying the bus width by its memory speed. If the card has DDR RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the video card can possibly record to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel output rate also depends on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the max fill rate.

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