NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 SE: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 SE

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 560 SE sales 20 February 2012 at a recommended price of $89.99. 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 3.83 GHz are supplied, and together with 192 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 91.87 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 7.95 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.

General info

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

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
1.76
 
Architecture
Fermi 2.0
 
GPU code name
GF114
 
Market segment
Desktop
 
Launch date
20 February 2012 (9 years ago)
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$89.99
 
Price now
$170 (1.9x MSRP)
 

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 560 SE'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 SE's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
288
 
of 10752 (GA102)
Core clock speed
736 MHz
 
Number of transistors
1,950 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
150 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
35.33
 
Floating-point performance
847.9 gflops
 
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 560 SE'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).

Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
Length
210 mm
 
Supplementary power connectors
2x 6-pin
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 560 SE: 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
192 Bit
 
of 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed
3828 MHz
 
of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth
91.87 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 560 SE. 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 Connectors
2x DVI, 1x mini-HDMI
 
HDMI
+
 

API support

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

DirectX
12 (11_0)
 
Shader Model
5.1
 
OpenGL
4.6
 
OpenCL
1.1
 
Vulkan
N/A
 
CUDA
2.1
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce GTX 560 SE. 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.

7.95

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.

2400

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.

2088

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.

23

Mining hashrates

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

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
54 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 560 SE 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.

This video card matches 81% minimum and 69% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
81%
Recommended
69%
Minimum
81%
Recommended
69%

AMD equivalent

The nearest GeForce GTX 560 SE's AMD equivalent is Radeon RX 550X, which is faster by 2% and higher by 3 positions in our rating.

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Similar GPUs

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User rating

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