[Tested and Burned] ASUS GeForce GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP Review





ASUS ENGTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP Review Index



5 – ASUS GeForce GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP Game Performances

Synthetic benchmark are cool (from a developer point of view) but many readers are not developers and then wish to see benchmarks based on real video games. I mainly used benchmarks included in game demos and then, dear readers, if you know other game demos that include a benchmark, just let me know.


5.1 Crysis (DirectX 10)

I used the integrated GPU benchmark (64-bit) option provided with Crysis demo.

Crysis, DirectX 10

Settings: default resolution (1920×1080 fullscreen)

Results: Average FPS for the TimeDemo Run 0.

77.87 FPS – ASUS HD 6950
74.46 FPS – Sapphire HD 6970
73.60 FPS – Sapphire HD 6870
73.55 FPS – Radeon HD 5870
69.37 FPS – EVGA GeForce GTX 580 SC
69.34 FPS – GeForce GTX 480
67.95 FPS – ASUS GeForce GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP
65.20 FPS – MSI N460GTX Cyclone


5.2 DiRT 2 (DirectX 11)

I used the benchmarking option provided with DiRT2 demo.

DiRT2 DX11 benchmark

Settings: 1920×1080, 4X MSAA.

151.4 FPS – EVGA GeForce GTX 580 SC
123.44 FPS – ASUS GeForce GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP
121.6 FPS – GeForce GTX 480
94.26 FPS – Sapphire HD 6970
88.74 FPS – MSI N460GTX Cyclone
88.14 FPS – Radeon HD 5870
85.54 FPS – Sapphire HD 6870
85.09 FPS – ASUS HD 6950


5.3 Resident Evil 5 (DirectX 10)

I used the benchmarking option (DX10 version) provided with Resident Evil 5 demo.

Resident Evil 5, DirectX 11

Settings: 1920×1080. 4XMSAA

118.0 FPS – EVGA GeForce GTX 580 SC
116.6 FPS – GeForce GTX 480
116.0 FPS – ASUS GeForce GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP
115.6 FPS – Sapphire HD 6970
107.8 FPS – ASUS HD 6950
104.5 FPS – Radeon HD 5870
99.9 FPS – Sapphire HD 6870
86.4 FPS – MSI N460GTX Cyclone


5.4 Aliens vs Predator (AvP) Benchmark (DirectX 11)

Aliens vs Predator or AvP is a Direct3D 11 benchmark with a touch of tessellation. See here for more details:
AvP DX11 Tessellation Battle: GTX 480 vs GTX 470 vs HD 5870 vs HD 5770.

 Aliens vs Predator DirectX 11

Settings: Resolution: 1920 x 1080, Texture Quality: 2, Shadow Quality: 3, Anisotropic Filtering: 16, SSAO: ON, Vertical Sync: OFF
DX11 Tessellation: ON, DX11 Advanced Shadows: ON, DX11 MSAA Samples: 1.

71.6 FPS – EVGA GeForce GTX 580 SC
64.3 FPS – Sapphire HD 6970
58.3 FPS – GeForce GTX 480
58.2 FPS – Radeon HD 5870
56.8 FPS – ASUS HD 6950
53.9 FPS – ASUS GeForce GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP
47.4 FPS – Sapphire HD 6870
37 FPS – MSI N460GTX Cyclone


5.5 Lost Planet 2 (DirectX 11)

Lost Planet 2 has been used for the test.

Lost Planet 2, DirectX 11



Settings: 1920×1080 fullscreen, test A.

79.9 FPS – ASUS ENGTX580
75.7 FPS – EVGA GeForce GTX 580 SC
60.2 FPS – EVGA GeForce GTX 480
55.36 FPS – ASUS GeForce GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP
48.8 FPS – MSI GeForce GTX 470
47.8 FPS – Sapphire Radeon HD 6970
44.7 FPS – ASUS Radeon HD 6950
42.3 FPS – Sapphire Radeon HD 6870
39 FPS – ASUS EAH6870
38 FPS – MSI N460GTX Cyclone 768D5 OC
37.3 FPS – ATI Radeon HD 5870
23 FPS – MSI R5770 Hawk


5.6 Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. 2 (DirectX 11)

HAWX2 is a Direct3D 11 benchmark, promoted by NVIDIA, with tessellation.

HAWX2, DirectX 11



Settings: 1920×1080, tessellation ON, AA: 4X

Avg FPS: 185 – EVGA GTX 580 SC
Avg FPS: 185 – ASUS ENGTX580
Avg FPS: 181 – EVGA GTX 480
Avg FPS: 175 – ASUS GeForce GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP
Avg FPS: 137 – Sapphire Radeon HD 6970
Avg FPS: 137 – ASUS EAH6870
Avg FPS: 136 – ATI Radeon HD 5870
Avg FPS: 133 – ASUS Radeon HD 6950
Avg FPS: 132 – Sapphire Radeon HD 6870
Avg FPS: 108 – MSI N460GTX Cyclone 768D5 OC
Avg FPS: 98 – MSI R5770 Hawk



ASUS ENGTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP Review Index




22 thoughts on “[Tested and Burned] ASUS GeForce GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP Review”

  1. WacKEDmaN

    this thing is some beast..beating a GTX470 with only 8SM..they musta done some hella performance tweaks with the GF114

  2. Zibri

    I wonder if my PSU could handle 2 of these…
    At the moment it’s handling pretty well my 2 palit gtx 460 1gb which have a very similar tdp.

    My PSU is a CORSAIR AX750 Gold 12cm PLUG (87+)

  3. JeGX Post Author

    @Zibri: I’m sure that the AX750 can handle (without problem) two GTX 560 Ti highly stressed…

  4. Zibri

    For comparison… with same settings my 2 GTX 460 score 1511 points and 60 FPS in unigine heaven.

    Settings: 1920×1080 fullscreen, tessellation: normal, shaders: high, 4X MSAA, 16X anisotropic filtering.

  5. ironage

    TAKE OF THE COVER, FANS AND COOLER AND PICTURE IT PLEASE.

    WANT TO SEE ITS DIFFERENCES TO REFERENCE LAYOUT.

  6. komar

    JeGX pourquoi ne pas avoir monter les voltages ?

    interdiction du fabricant , pas le temps pour peaufinner l’oc de la bête ?

    dommage car la 560 ti à l’air d’etre la reine en overcloking … ou pas ?

  7. Leith Bade

    I don’t think NVIDIA have used ‘Titatnium’ since GeForce 4?

  8. JeGX Post Author

    @komar: juste pour une question de temps. Effectivement en augmentant la tension d’alim du GPU on devrait gagner quelques Hz de plus. J’essaierai de faire un test plus tard.

  9. Komar

    J’ai vu la review techpowerup de la bête ne te dérange pas .

    Jetais juste curieux de savoir cb elle prenait en aircooling

    Merci quand même JEGx

    Greetings .

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  11. Psolord

    I have to say I am quite impressed by the 560. The performance was expected, but still it’s nice to see it’s there.

  12. JeGX Post Author

    @Michael: at idle, the card is extremely quiet. Under FurMark the cooler is noisy but is supportable (nothing to see with GTX 480 stock VGA cooler!). And I talk for an open case testbed…

  13. DrBalthar

    Underwhelmed. You’ll get a 6950 for the same price using 20-30W less and has more performance. FAIL!

  14. JeGX Post Author

    @DrBalthar: don’t forget the secret weapon of the GTX 560 Ti: overclocking. I will publish an article shortly 😉

  15. DrBalthar

    Overclocking will just make it hotter and eat more power with marginal gain doubt it can cover the performance gap. Nvidia has piss poor Flop/Watt with the whole Fermi line.

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  17. TheTeek

    Very nice review, I was focussing my search on this reviewed card and the 6950 variant.
    There are a lot of reviews of normal 560ti and 6950 based cards, but not so much of the asus direct CU versions.
    I like the way you discuss things, they are righ spot on as what i was looking for.
    Still not sure which card to pick, the 560Ti or the 6950 based on ASUS Direct CU II design, they are allmost the same price, but have both pros and cons.
    I like playing BC2 for instance, the nvidia cards are better in this game, but what about future releases…those choices…:)

  18. 6950 Fail

    I got a 6950 hell of problems and the card was having problems with fable 3, i returned the card next day got a EVGA 560 ti next day and now is running any game over 50 fps. i will say this second ATI i buy and they all failed me.

  19. J0ker

    A 6950 for the same price as a ENGTX 560 ti top CII?????? No way!!! At lease 700 bucks differance! I don’t know who ur supplier is, but no way. And I must agree with “6950 falls” ATI cards in general are very buggy and unstable, my last 3 ATI’s had constant issues, ranging from overclocking probs, to HDMI problems to even crossfire problems, ATI is just too much hassel in general. Although they are good value for money, and good performers, stick to the tried and tested man!! NVIDIA.

  20. Dankenstein

    I just put together a nice system got it all running but the vidoe card wont display on the moniter and my motherboard has no on board video..I don’t know what I’m doing wrong.What I built was MB Asus Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 R, PSU Antec TPQ-1200 1200W RT, CPU Intel Core 17 950 3.06G 45N R, MEM 4Gx3 KHX 1866C9D3K3 12GX R, HDD 1.5 WD WD15EARX 64M%… Any Info anyone can give would be great.

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