NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560: specs and benchmarks

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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 10.06
Graphics card Technical data and tests
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560
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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 210 mm. Two 6-pin power connectors are required, and power consumption is at 150 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at

10.06%

percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 560's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating383
Value for money (0-100)6.20
ArchitectureFermi 2.0
GPU code nameGF114
Market segmentDesktop
Release date17 May 2011 (10 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$199
Price now$63 (0.3x MSRP)of 12456 (Quadro GV100)
Value for money (0-100)

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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 10752 (GA102)
Core clock speed810 MHzof 2233 (Playstation 5 GPU)
Number of transistors1,950 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology40 nmof 5 (Apple M1 GPU)
Thermal design power (TDP)150 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate45.36of 779.2 (Radeon RX 6900 XTX)
Floating-point performance1,088.6 gflopsof 2918.4 (GRID K340)

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).

InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16
Length210 mm
Supplementary power connectors2x 6-pin

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 typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount1 GBof 80 (A100 SXM4 80 GB)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed4000 MHzof 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth128.0 GB/sof 1024 (Radeon VII)

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 video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display Connectors2x DVI, 1x mini-HDMI
HDMI+

API support

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

DirectX12 (11_0)
Shader Model5.1
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL1.1
VulkanN/A
CUDA2.1

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 10.06
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • Unigine Heaven 4.0
  • Passmark
  • Octane Render OctaneBench

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.

GTX 560 3030

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.

GTX 560 525

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.

GTX 560 2725

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.

GTX 560 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 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

The nearest GeForce GTX 560's AMD equivalent is Radeon RX 550, which is faster by 1% and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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