NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560
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  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 810 MHz
  • Max video memory 1024 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 4000 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2011
Performance 6.92

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 560 sales 17 May 2011 at a recommended price of $199. This is Fermi 2.0 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 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.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at

6.92%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

General info

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

Place in performance rating441
Value for money6.76
ArchitectureFermi 2.0 (2010−2014)
GPU code nameGF114
Market segmentDesktop
Release date17 May 2011 (11 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$199
Current price$62 (0.3x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

GeForce GTX 560's general performance parameters 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 18432 (AD102)
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 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)
Thermal design power (TDP)150 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Maximum GPU temperature99 °C
Texture fill rate45.36of 959.6 (Radeon RX 7900 XTX)
Floating-point performance1,088.6 gflopsof 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 graphics cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (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 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed4000 MHzof 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Memory bandwidth128.0 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)

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

Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce GTX 560. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. 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 6.92
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • GeekBench 5 OpenCL
  • Octane Render OctaneBench
  • Unigine Heaven 4.0

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various 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: 26%

GTX 560 2705

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 seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough 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 8094

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

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 560. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 80 Mh/s  

Game benchmarks

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

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


AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 560 from AMD is Radeon RX 550, which is nearly equal in speed and is lower by 1 position in our rating.

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