NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 560 sales 17 May 2011 at a recommended price of $199. This is Fermi architecture desktop card based on 40 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 1 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 4 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 128.0 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is 2-slot card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 8.25" (21 cm). two 6-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 150 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 19.42 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 560's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Perfomance to price
16.26
 
Architecture
Fermi
 
Code name
GF114
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
17 May 2011
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$199
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price
$353.59
 
of 4200 (Quadro P6000)

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 560's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 560's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
336
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Core clock speed
810 MHz
 
Transistor count
1,950 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
150 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Maximum GPU temperature
99 °C
 
Texture fill rate
45.4
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
1,088.6 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 560's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
Bus support
16x PCI-E 2.0
 
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
Length
8.25" (21 cm)
 
Height
4.376" (11.1 cm)
 
Supplementary power connectors
Two 6-pin
 
SLI options
2-Way
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 560: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
1 GB
 
of 32
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
4000 MHz
 
of 11408 (TITAN Xp)
Memory bandwidth
128.0 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 560.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x mini-HDMI
 
Display Connectors
Two Dual Link DVI, Mini HDMI
 
Multi monitor support
+
 
HDMI
+
 
HDCP
+
 
Maximum VGA resolution
2048x1536
 
Audio input for HDMI
Internal
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 560. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Blu-Ray
+
 
3D Gaming
+
 
3D Vision
+
 
CUDA
+
 
SLI
+
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 560, sometimes including their particular versions.
OpenGL
4.1
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 560. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
19.10
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
166737.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
4640.00
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
6792.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
29699.00
 
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
3264.21
 
 
Unigine Heaven 4.0
525
 
 
Passmark
3119
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
3030
 
 
Octane Render OctaneBench
31
 
 

Mining hashrate

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 560. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
80 Mh/s
 
 

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GTX 560 performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 560 from AMD is Radeon R7 260, which is faster by 1% and higher by 5 positions in our rating.

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