NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti vs MX250

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce MX250

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 560 Ti and GeForce MX250 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
32.10
 
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Architecture
Fermi
 
Pascal
Code name
GF114
 
N17S-G1
Type
Desktop
 
Laptop
Release date
25 January 2011
 
15 February 2019
Launch price (MSRP)
$249
 
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Price now
$82
 
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Technical specs

GeForce GTX 560 Ti and GeForce MX250's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 560 Ti and GeForce MX250's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
384
 
384
Core clock speed
822 MHz
 
1518 MHz
Boost Clock
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1582 MHz
Transistor count
1,950 million
 
1,800 million
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
14 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
170 Watt
 
10 Watt
Texture fill rate
52.67 GTexel / s
 
37.97 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
1,263.4 gflops
 
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Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 560 Ti and GeForce MX250 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). For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Laptop size
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large
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
229 mm
 
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Supplementary power connectors
2x 6-pin
 
None

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 560 Ti and GeForce MX250: 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
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
1 GB
 
4 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
64 Bit
Memory clock speed
2004 MHz
 
7000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
128.3 GB / s
 
48.06 GB / s
Shared memory
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Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 560 Ti and GeForce MX250.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x mini-HDMI
 
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Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 560 Ti and GeForce MX250. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
Multi Monitor
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API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 560 Ti and GeForce MX250, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
11
 
DirectX 12_1
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
Vulkan
-
 
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Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 560 Ti and GeForce MX250. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GTX 560 Ti 9.85 +37.2%
GeForce MX250 7.18

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

GTX 560 Ti 3470
GeForce MX250 3676 +5.9%

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

GTX 560 Ti 4013
GeForce MX250 4655 +16%

3DMark Vantage Performance

GTX 560 Ti 15494
GeForce MX250 16488 +6.4%

Passmark

GTX 560 Ti 2918 +15.3%
GeForce MX250 2530

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 560 Ti and GeForce MX250. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
87 Mh/s
 
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Decred / DCR (Decred)
0.39 Gh/s
 
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Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 560 Ti and GeForce MX250 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti

37.2% faster in synthetic tests
Wider memory bus (256 vs 64 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (128.3 vs 48.06 GB/s)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce MX250

Much newer (15 February 2019 vs 25 January 2011)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 40 nm)
Less power hungry (10 vs 170 watts)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)
Multi Monitor

So, GTX 560 Ti or MX250?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti.
Be aware that GeForce GTX 560 Ti is a desktop card while GeForce MX250 is a notebook one.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce GTX 560 Ti and GeForce MX250, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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