Upgraded from GTX 260 Core 216 to GTX 560 - Benchmarks!


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Elliot B.

Benchmark System Specifications

Asus P7H55-M SI

Intel Core i5-750

4 GB Corsair DDR3-1333

Microsoft Windows 7 (x64)

Game 1 - Hard Reset

Resolution: 1680x1050 (16:10)

Triple Buffering: Off

AA: Off

AF: Off

Textures: Ultra

Shadows: High

Post Processing: High

Particles: Ultra

Physics: Ultra

Debris: Ultra

GTX 260 - AVG: 51.5, MIN: 19.1, MAX: 107.3

GTX 560 - AVG: 55.7, MIN: 25.7, MAX: 98.5

Game 2 - Grand Theft Auto IV

Test 1 (Shadows OFF)

Resolution: 1680x1050 (16:10)

Textures: High

Reflections: Very High

Water: Very High

Shadows: Off

Night Shadows: Off

AA: 2X

View Distance: 54

Detail Distance: 70

Vehicle Density: 70

Definition: On

VSync: On

GTX 260 - AVG: 60.19

GTX 560 - AVG: 63.01

Test 2 (Shadows ON)

Resolution: 1680x1050 (16:10)

Textures: High

Reflections: Very High

Water: Very High

Shadows: |Hgh

Night Shadows: High

AA: 2X

View Distance: 54

Detail Distance: 70

Vehicle Density: 70

Definition: On

VSync: On

GTX 260 - AVG: 52.16

GTX 560 - AVG: 62.39

Game 3 - Crysis

Tested with the Crysis Benchmark Tool 1.0.0.5 (Crysis 1.2.1)

Mode: 32-bit, DX10

Resolution: 1680x1050, 16:10, DX10

V-Sync: On

AA: Off

Time of Day: 5

Everything set to Very High

Assault_Harbor

GTX 260 - AVG: 21.95, MIN: 18.31, MAX: 29.23

GTX 560 - AVG: 28.54, MIN: 23.44, MAX: 29.38

benchmark_gpu

GTX 260 - AVG: 22.61, MIN: 10.17, MAX: 29.07

GTX 560 - AVG: 28.31, MIN: 18.01, MAX: 29.61

benchmark_cpu

GTX 260 - AVG: 21.38, MIN: 16.99, MAX: 29.33

GTX 560 - AVG: 27.11, MIN: 17.98, MAX: 29.08

Image of the two cards

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Farchord

I just bought a 560Ti from MSI, the twin fan, heavy one, OC'd, it's freaking amazing.

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muratoner

you should fix the title as i'm seeing gtx560 is clearly better than 260

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Muhammad Farrukh

Its mostly the Average and Minimum frames per seconds that the gamers are concerned about. So there, 560 > 260

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Elliot B.

you should fix the title as i'm seeing gtx560 is clearly better than 260

Oops, I didn't mean it like that :p

I'll get it changed.

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Phouchg

Congrats on the upgrade. Getting ready for BF3, are we? :rofl:

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a1ien

Good stuff. Just wondering, is your i5-750 overclocked at all? If not I think you would really benefit if you OCed it to 3.8 GHz or 4Ghz if it could take it. A Hyper 212 would be enough cooling.

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Yusuf M.

You should overclock your CPU for more performance. And once the GeForce 600 series is released, throw in another GTX 560. Two of them should handle Battlefield 3 nicely. (Y)

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AFineFrenzy

I have an OC'ed 260. I'd get the 560 just for the space saving alone!

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Elliot B.

Congrats on the upgrade. Getting ready for BF3, are we? :rofl:

Maybe :shifty:

Good stuff. Just wondering, is your i5-750 overclocked at all? If not I think you would really benefit if you OCed it to 3.8 GHz or 4Ghz if it could take it. A Hyper 212 would be enough cooling.

You should overclock your CPU for more performance. And once the GeForce 600 series is released, throw in another GTX 560. Two of them should handle Battlefield 3 nicely. (Y)

I can't afford a new fan/heatsink for my processor, so I don't think I can overclock it.

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tsupersonic

Damn, interesting to see how much difference there is between your CPU/GPU and my CPU/GPU. Since the only game we have in common on that list is Crysis, I decided to fire it up. My average frame rates were in the 30's and 40's...

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Elliot B.

Damn, interesting to see how much difference there is between your CPU/GPU and my CPU/GPU. Since the only game we have in common on that list is Crysis, I decided to fire it up. My average frame rates were in the 30's and 40's...

You never mentioned your system specifications (I disable signatures on forums).

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tsupersonic

You never mentioned your system specifications (I disable signatures on forums).

Desktop: Intel Core i7 860 | gSkill Rip Jaws 8GB DDR3-1333 | Gigabyte GTX 560 Ti | Intel 80 GB X25-M | WD Black 500 GB & 1TB | 19" Viewsonic 1680x1050 | Windows 7 Pro. x64

All stock clocks.

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Elliot B.

Desktop: Intel Core i7 860 | gSkill Rip Jaws 8GB DDR3-1333 | Gigabyte GTX 560 Ti | Intel 80 GB X25-M | WD Black 500 GB & 1TB | 19" Viewsonic 1680x1050 | Windows 7 Pro. x64

All stock clocks.

Then I wonder why you're getting higher frames per second :rolleyes:

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Elliot B.

One thing I've noticed - this model (the Gainward version, at least) is a lot noisier than my previous GTX 260 Core 216.

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Phouchg

Likely because blower type fan removed the heat outside all by itself. Now this fan, on the other hand, removes the heat from the GPU only and leaves it in the case. And the case probably doesn't have good enough airflow to vent that heat out so it accumulates, making the fan to work harder eventually.

Otherwise - it's weird, because at least I'm seeing my 560 Ti average temperatures at least 10°C lower and that is with hardware acceleration now turned on in Firefox (it makes power states fluctuate often when actively browsing).

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AbandonedTrolley

Running 2 560ti Sonics but yet to try out Battlefield 3 yet. Will have to go buy it at some point. All my PC gets used for with gaming is World of Warcraft lol

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tsupersonic

Running 2 560ti Sonics but yet to try out Battlefield 3 yet. Will have to go buy it at some point. All my PC gets used for with gaming is World of Warcraft lol

That's unfortunate, what a waste of graphics power/time/money :p
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Jason S.

i guess i dont know much about the 560, but i would have expected bigger gains from that upgrade. :/

OP - you can afford a new video card but not a new heatsink for overclocking? :s i highly suggest you overclock that i5.

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Elliot B.

i guess i dont know much about the 560, but i would have expected bigger gains from that upgrade. :/

OP - you can afford a new video card but not a new heatsink for overclocking? :s i highly suggest you overclock that i5.

I can't overclock my processor. The SI part of my motherboard model means it's locked down.

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tsupersonic

I can't overclock my processor. The SI part of my motherboard model means it's locked down.

Why would you get a motherboard like that?! You should have gotten a regular motherboard regardless if you were going to OC it or not.
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AimLXJ

I went from the GTX 260 to the GTX 560 Ti and my god, I am so satisfied with the results, yet I'm planning on upgrading soon :p

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Elliot B.

Why would you get a motherboard like that?! You should have gotten a regular motherboard regardless if you were going to OC it or not.

I didn't know. It was on daily offer on Scan.co.uk and Google/companies website didn't explain the SI part at the time :(

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ahhell

Pretty miminal differences between the two cards. Seems like a bit of a waste of money. Going with the TI version would have been a better purchase.

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AimLXJ

Pretty miminal differences between the two cards. Seems like a bit of a waste of money. Going with the TI version would have been a better purchase.

I agree, the GTX 560 non Ti is a superclocked version of a GTX 460 and the GTX 560 Ti is only about $20 USD more (for me it was)

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