GeForce GTX 560 Ti: specs and benchmarks

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Aggregate performance score

GeForce GTX 560 Ti provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 7.88% of a leader's which is GeForce RTX 4090.

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 560 Ti sales 25 January 2011 at a recommended price of $249 . This is a desktop graphics card based on a Fermi architecture and made with 40 nm manufacturing process. It is primarily aimed at gamer market. 1 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 2 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 128.3 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 229 mm. Two 6-pin power connectors are required, and power consumption is at 170 Watt.

Primary details

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

Place in performance ranking491
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Cost-effectiveness evaluation1.83
ArchitectureFermi (2010−2014)
GPU code nameGF114
Market segmentDesktop
Release date25 January 2011 (13 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$249

Cost-effectiveness evaluation

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Detailed specifications

GeForce GTX 560 Ti's specs such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 560 Ti's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores384of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Core clock speed822 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Number of transistors1,950 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology40 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Power consumption (TDP)170 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate52.67of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)
Floating-point performance1,263.4 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Form factor & compatibility

This section provides details about the physical dimensions of GeForce GTX 560 Ti and its compatibility with other computer components. This information is useful when selecting a computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards, it includes details about the interface and bus (for motherboard compatibility) and additional power connectors (for power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16
Length229 mm
Width2-slot
Supplementary power connectors2x 6-pin

VRAM capacity and type

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 560 Ti: 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 192 (Radeon Instinct MI300X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed2004 MHzof 23000 (GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER)
Memory bandwidth128.3 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)

Connectivity and outputs

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 560 Ti. 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 Connectors2x DVI, 1x mini-HDMI
HDMI+

API compatibility

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

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

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of GeForce GTX 560 Ti. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.


Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. 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 Ti 7.88

Passmark

This is the most ubiquitous GPU benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various types of 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 Ti 3043

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

GTX 560 Ti 4013

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

GTX 560 Ti 15494

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 made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

GTX 560 Ti 3470

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 Ti 10875

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 Ti 38

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 Ti 555

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 560 Ti 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.

Average FPS across all PC games

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular modern games across different resolutions:

900p63
Full HD59

FPS performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 12−14

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 16−18
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 10−12
Battlefield 5 21−24
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 16−18
Cyberpunk 2077 12−14
Far Cry 5 18−20
Far Cry New Dawn 21−24
Forza Horizon 4 35−40
Hitman 3 14−16
Horizon Zero Dawn 35−40
Metro Exodus 21−24
Red Dead Redemption 2 21−24
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 24−27
Watch Dogs: Legion 30−33

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 16−18
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 10−12
Battlefield 5 21−24
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 16−18
Cyberpunk 2077 12−14
Far Cry 5 18−20
Far Cry New Dawn 21−24
Forza Horizon 4 35−40
Hitman 3 14−16
Horizon Zero Dawn 35−40
Metro Exodus 21−24
Red Dead Redemption 2 21−24
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 24−27
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 16−18
Watch Dogs: Legion 30−33

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 16−18
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 10−12
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 16−18
Cyberpunk 2077 12−14
Far Cry 5 18−20
Forza Horizon 4 35−40
Horizon Zero Dawn 35−40
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 24−27
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 16−18
Watch Dogs: Legion 30−33

Full HD
Epic Preset

Red Dead Redemption 2 21−24

1440p
High Preset

Battlefield 5 14−16
Far Cry New Dawn 12−14

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 8−9
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 3−4
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 10−11
Cyberpunk 2077 4−5
Far Cry 5 10−12
Forza Horizon 4 12−14
Hitman 3 10−12
Horizon Zero Dawn 16−18
Metro Exodus 10−11
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 7−8
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 7−8
Watch Dogs: Legion 3−4

1440p
Epic Preset

Red Dead Redemption 2 12−14

4K
High Preset

Battlefield 5 7−8
Far Cry New Dawn 5−6
Hitman 3 4−5
Horizon Zero Dawn 8−9
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 2−3
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 5−6

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 5−6
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 3−4
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3−4
Cyberpunk 2077 1−2
Far Cry 5 4−5
Forza Horizon 4 9−10
Horizon Zero Dawn 8−9
Metro Exodus 5−6
Watch Dogs: Legion 3−4

4K
Epic Preset

Red Dead Redemption 2 8−9

Closest competitors

GeForce GTX 560 Ti's performance relative to its closest rivals among desktop graphics cards.


Radeon R7 360 101.78
GeForce GTX 560 Ti 100

AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to GeForce GTX 560 Ti is Radeon HD 6990, which is slower by 1% and lower by 3 positions in our ranking.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GTX 560 Ti:

Baffin 103.05
Radeon R7 360 101.78
GeForce GTX 560 Ti 100

Similar GPUs

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Recommended processors

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