NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M: specs and benchmarks

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Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 560M sales 30 May 2011. This is a Fermi architecture notebook card based on 40 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 1536 MB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 1.25 GHz are supplied, and together with Up to 192 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of Up to 60 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via MXM-B (3.0) interface. Power consumption is at 75 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 3.15% of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

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General info

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

Place in performance ranking701
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Value for money0.11
ArchitectureFermi (2010−2014)
GPU code nameN12E-GS
Market segmentLaptop
Release date30 May 2011 (12 years old)
Current price$1198 of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Technical specs

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

Pipelines / CUDA cores192of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
CUDA cores192
Core clock speed775 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Number of transistors1,170 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology40 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Power consumption (TDP)75 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate24.8 billion/secof 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)
Floating-point performance595.2 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Size and compatibility

Information on GeForce GTX 560M's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. 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 sizelarge
Bus supportPCI-E 2.0
InterfaceMXM-B (3.0)
Supplementary power connectorsNone
SLI options2-way

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 560M: 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 amount1536 MBof 192 (Radeon Instinct MI300X)
Memory bus widthUp to 192 Bitof 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)
Memory clock speed1250 MHzof 23000 (GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER)
Memory bandwidthUp to 60 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 560M. 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 ConnectorsNo outputs

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 560M. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

3D Blu-Ray+
3D Gaming+
Optimus+

API support

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

DirectX12 API
Shader Model5.1
OpenGL4.5of 4.6 (GeForce RTX 4090)
OpenCL1.1
VulkanN/A
CUDA+

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of GeForce GTX 560M. 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.

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: 25%

GTX 560M 1221

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 560M 9300

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 560M 1820

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 graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

GTX 560M 1380

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 560M 4685

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 560M 15

Mining hashrates

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

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 44 Mh/s  

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 560M 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:

900p31
Full HD39

Performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 6−7

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 5−6
Battlefield 5 7−8
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 12−14
Cyberpunk 2077 6−7
Far Cry 5 5−6
Far Cry New Dawn 5−6
Forza Horizon 4 10−11
Hitman 3 6−7
Horizon Zero Dawn 5−6
Red Dead Redemption 2 6−7
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 9−10
Watch Dogs: Legion 2−3

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 5−6
Battlefield 5 7−8
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 12−14
Cyberpunk 2077 6−7
Far Cry 5 5−6
Far Cry New Dawn 5−6
Forza Horizon 4 10−11
Hitman 3 6−7
Horizon Zero Dawn 5−6
Metro Exodus 4−5
Red Dead Redemption 2 6−7
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 9−10
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 7−8
Watch Dogs: Legion 2−3

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 5−6
Battlefield 5 7−8
Cyberpunk 2077 6−7
Far Cry 5 5−6
Far Cry New Dawn 5−6
Forza Horizon 4 10−11
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 7−8
Watch Dogs: Legion 2−3

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 6−7
Hitman 3 6−7
Horizon Zero Dawn 9−10
Metro Exodus 1−2
Red Dead Redemption 2 2−3
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 6−7

1440p
Ultra Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 2−3
Far Cry 5 4−5
Forza Horizon 4 3−4
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 1−2

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3−4
Hitman 3 3−4
Horizon Zero Dawn 6−7
Red Dead Redemption 2 1−2

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 0−1
Cyberpunk 2077 0−1
Far Cry 5 4−5
Far Cry New Dawn 6−7
Forza Horizon 4 3−4

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GTX 560M performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook video cards.


AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to GeForce GTX 560M is Mobility Radeon HD 4870 X2, which is slower by 2% and lower by 4 positions in our ranking.

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

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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Recommended processors

These processors are most commonly used with GeForce GTX 560M according to our statistics.

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