NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 technical specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 560 sales 17 May 2011 at a recommended price of 199 USD. This is a 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). An additional two 6-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 150 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 17.38 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA Quadro P6000.

General info

Info on video card type (desktop or notebook), its architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Perfomance to price
16.14
 
Architecture
Fermi
 
Code name
GF114
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
17 May 2011
 
Launch price (MSRP)
199 USD
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price
353.59 USD
 
of 4808 (Quadro P6000)

Technical specs

Quantitative parameters such as shaders number, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly say of video card performance, but to be more precise you have to review it's benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
336
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
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 video card 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). For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus - if the video card is inserted into the slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Bus support
16x PCI-E 2.0
 
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
Length
8.25" (21 cm)
 
Height
4.376" (11.1 cm)
 
Width
2-slot
 
Supplementary power connectors
Two 6-pin
 
SLI options
2-Way
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on the video card - type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. 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 (Tesla M10)
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
4000 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
128.0 GB/s
 
of 1024 (FirePro S9300 X2)

Video outputs and ports

Video connectors present on the video card. Mostly actual for desktop video cards since notebook ones' available video connectors vastly depend on the notebook model.
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 supported by the GPU. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
3D Blu-Ray
+
 
3D Gaming
+
 
3D Vision
+
 
CUDA
+
 
SLI
+
 

API support

APIs supported by video card, sometimes including their particular versions.
OpenGL
4.1
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
17.38
 
 
Unigine Heaven 4.0
525
 
 
Passmark
3125
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
3030
 
 
Octane Render OctaneBench
31
 
 

Mining hashrate

Video card cryptocurrency mining performance. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
80 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

How good for gaming a particular GPU is. Gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade of the video card.
Overall gaming performance
8.72
 
 

Relative perfomance

Overall video card performance compared to nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 560 from AMD is Radeon HD 6870, which is slower by 18%.

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