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 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 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 14.59 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 560's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
13.26
 
Architecture
Fermi 2.0
 
Code name
GF114
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
17 May 2011
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$199
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price now
$353.59
 
of 4385 (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
 
Core clock speed
810 MHz
 
of 1620 (Quadro RTX 5000)
Transistor count
1,950 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
150 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Maximum GPU temperature
99 °C
 
Texture fill rate
45.4 GTexel / s
 
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

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
 
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
4000 MHz
 
of 14000
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.
DirectX
12.0 (11_0)
 
OpenGL
4.1
 
of 4.6

Video card benchmark 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

14.59

Unigine Heaven 4.0

525

Passmark

3118

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score

3030

Octane Render OctaneBench

31

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 FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Fortnite

2018

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 560 performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

GTX 560
minimum HD Graphics 4000
recommended GeForce GTX 660

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 560 performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

GTX 560
minimum GeForce GTX 960
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

Overwatch

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 560 performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

GTX 560
minimum Radeon HD 4850
recommended Radeon HD 7950

GTA V

2015

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 560 performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

GTX 560
minimum GeForce 9800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660

Rainbow Six Siege

2015

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 560 performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

GTX 560
minimum GeForce GTX 460
recommended Radeon HD 7970

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 560 performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

GTX 560
minimum GeForce 6800
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Dota 2

2013

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 560 performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

GTX 560
minimum GeForce 8600 GT

Counter-Strike: GO

2012

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 560 performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

GTX 560
recommended GeForce 6600

League of Legends

2009

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 560 performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

GTX 560
minimum GeForce 6150 LE
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Minecraft

2009

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 560 performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

GTX 560
minimum Radeon HD 2400
recommended Radeon HD 5870

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 HD 7870 GHz Edition, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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