NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560: specs and benchmarks

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Aggregated performance score

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 7.06% of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

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Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 560 sales 17 May 2011 at a recommended price of $199 . This is a desktop graphics card based on a Fermi 2.0 architecture and made with 40 nm manufacturing process. It is primarily aimed at gamer market. 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 dual 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.

General info

Some basic facts about GeForce GTX 560: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking513
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Value for money1.64
ArchitectureFermi 2.0 (2010−2014)
GPU code nameGF114
Market segmentDesktop
Release date17 May 2011 (12 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$199
Current price$76 (0.4x MSRP)of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)

Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 560's specs such as number of shaders, GPU base 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 / CUDA cores336of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Core clock speed810 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Number of transistors1,950 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology40 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Power consumption (TDP)150 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Maximum GPU temperature99 °C
Texture fill rate45.36of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)
Floating-point performance1,088.6 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Size and compatibility

This section provides details about the physical dimensions of GeForce GTX 560 and its compatibility with other computer components. This information is useful when selecting a computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards, it includes details about the interface and bus (for motherboard compatibility) and additional power connectors (for power supply compatibility).

Bus support16x PCI-E 2.0
InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16
Length8.25" (21 cm)
Height4.376" (11.1 cm)
Width2-slot
Supplementary power connectorsTwo 6-pin
SLI options+

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 560: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount1 GBof 192 (Radeon Instinct MI300X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed4000 MHzof 23000 (GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER)
Memory bandwidth128.0 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 560. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display ConnectorsTwo Dual Link DVI, Mini HDMI
Multi monitor support+
HDMI+
HDCP+
Maximum VGA resolution2048x1536
Audio input for HDMIInternal

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+

API support

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

DirectX12 (11_0)
Shader Model5.1
OpenGL4.1of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)
OpenCL1.1
VulkanN/A
CUDA+

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of GeForce GTX 560. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.


Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

GTX 560 7.06

Passmark

This is the most ubiquitous GPU benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various types of load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 25%

GTX 560 2736

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

GTX 560 3030

GeekBench 5 OpenCL

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses OpenCL API by Khronos Group.

Benchmark coverage: 9%

GTX 560 9010

Octane Render OctaneBench

This is a special benchmark measuring graphics card performance in OctaneRender, which is a realistic GPU rendering engine by OTOY Inc., available either as a standalone program, or as a plugin for 3DS Max, Cinema 4D and many other apps. It renders four different static scenes, then compares render times with a reference GPU which is currently GeForce GTX 980. This benchmark has nothing to do with gaming and is aimed at professional 3D graphics artists.

Benchmark coverage: 4%

GTX 560 31

Unigine Heaven 4.0

This is an old DirectX 11 benchmark, a newer version of Unigine 3.0 with relatively small differences. It displays a fantasy medieval town sprawling over several flying islands. The benchmark is still sometimes used, despite its significant age, as it was released back in 2013.

Benchmark coverage: 1%

GTX 560 525

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 560 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

GeForce GTX 560's performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.


Radeon R7 260 105.67
GeForce GTX 560 100

AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to GeForce GTX 560 is Radeon RX 550, which is slower by 1% and lower by 6 positions in our ranking.

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Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GTX 560:

Radeon R7 260 105.67
GeForce GTX 560 100

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User Ratings

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