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GeForce GTX 560 vs Radeon RX 6500 XT

Intro

The GeForce GTX 560 has core speeds of 810 MHz on the GPU, and 1001 MHz on the 1024 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 336 SPUs along with 56 TAUs and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare that to the Radeon RX 6500 XT, which features a clock speed of 2200 MHz and a GDDR6 memory frequency of 2250 MHz. It also makes use of a 64-bit memory bus, and uses a 6 nm design. It is made up of 1024 SPUs, 64 TAUs, and 32 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon RX 6500 XT 107 Watts
GeForce GTX 560 150 Watts
Difference: 43 Watts (40%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the Radeon RX 6500 XT should perform a bit faster than the GeForce GTX 560 overall. (explain)

Radeon RX 6500 XT 147456 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 560 128128 MB/sec
Difference: 19328 (15%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 6500 XT will be a lot (more or less 210%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce GTX 560. (explain)

Radeon RX 6500 XT 140800 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 560 45360 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 95440 (210%)

Pixel Rate

If running with lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the Radeon RX 6500 XT is the winner, by a large margin. (explain)

Radeon RX 6500 XT 70400 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 560 25920 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 44480 (172%)

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

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Specifications

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Model GeForce GTX 560 Radeon RX 6500 XT
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year May 2011 January 2022
Code Name GF114 Navi 24 XT
Memory 1024 MB 4096 MB
Core Speed 810 MHz 2200 MHz
Memory Speed 4004 MHz 4500 GB/s
Power (Max TDP) 150 watts 107 watts
Bandwidth 128128 MB/sec 147456 MB/sec
Texel Rate 45360 Mtexels/sec 140800 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 25920 Mpixels/sec 70400 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 336 1024
Texture Mapping Units 56 64
Render Output Units 32 32
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR6
Bus Width 256-bit 64-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 6 nm
Transistors 1950 million 5400 million
Bus PCIe 2.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 4.6

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the largest amount of data (in units of megabytes per second) that can be moved over the external memory interface in one second. It is worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by the speed of its memory. In the case of DDR RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that are applied in one second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total number of texture units 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 per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the video card can possibly record to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the number of Render Output Units by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel output 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 reach the max fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 560

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Radeon RX 6500 XT

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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.

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