NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti
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  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 822
  • Max video memory 1024 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 2004
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2011
Performance 11.57
Graphics card Technical data and tests
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti
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Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 560 Ti sales 25 January 2011 at a recommended price of $249. This is Fermi architecture desktop card based on 40 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 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.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at

11.57%

percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.

General info

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

Place in performance rating353
Value for money2.01
ArchitectureFermi
GPU code nameGF114
Market segmentDesktop
Release date25 January 2011 (10 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$249
Price now$169 (0.7x MSRP)of 11999 (Tesla V100 FHHL)
Value for money

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Technical specs

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

Pipelines / CUDA cores384of 14080 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Core clock speed822 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)170 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate52.67of 779.2 (Radeon RX 6900 XTX)
Floating-point performance1,263.4 gflopsof 2918.4 (GRID K340)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 560 Ti'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
Length229 mm
Supplementary power connectors2x 6-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 560 Ti: 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 width256 Bitof 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed2004 MHzof 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth128.3 GB/sof 1024 (Radeon VII)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 560 Ti. 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 Ti, 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 Ti. 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 Ti 11.57
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 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 Ti 3470

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.

GTX 560 Ti 4013

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.

GTX 560 Ti 15494

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 Ti 555

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 Ti 3073

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 Ti 38

Mining hashrates

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

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 87 Mh/s  
Decred / DCR (Decred) 0.39 Gh/s  

Game benchmarks

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.

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

900p63
1080p65

Relative perfomance

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


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AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 560 Ti from AMD is Radeon R7 360, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

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User rating

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