NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 SE: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 SE
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  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 736 MHz
  • Max video memory 1024 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 3828 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2012
Performance 6.75

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

6.75%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.

General info

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

Place in performance rating489
Value for money0.46
ArchitectureFermi 2.0 (2010−2014)
GPU code nameGF114
Market segmentDesktop
Release date20 February 2012 (10 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$89.99
Price now$470 (5.2x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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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 cores288of 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed736 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Number of transistors1,950 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology40 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Thermal design power (TDP)150 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate35.33of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)
Floating-point performance847.9 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

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).

InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16
Length210 mm
Width2-slot
Supplementary power connectors2x 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 typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount1 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width192 Bitof 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)
Memory clock speed3828 MHzof 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)
Memory bandwidth91.87 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)

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 Connectors2x DVI, 1x mini-HDMI
HDMI+

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 560 SE, 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 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.

GTX 560 SE 6.75
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  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • GeekBench 5 OpenCL
  • Octane Render OctaneBench

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: 25%

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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: 13%

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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%

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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%

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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.

Relative perfomance

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


AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 560 SE from AMD is Radeon HD 5850, which is slower by 1% and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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