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

ASUS ENGTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP Review Index

6 – ASUS GeForce GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP DirectCompute performances

For measuring DirectCompute performances, I simply used the Compute Shaders samples that come with DirectX 11 SDK June 2010.

NBodyGravityCS11 DirectCompute 11 demo

NBodyGravityCS11 test, res: default size.

Avg FPS: 382 – EVGA GTX 580 SC
Avg FPS: 376 – ATI Radeon HD 5870
Avg FPS: 374 – ASUS ENGTX580
Avg FPS: 333 – ASUS GeForce GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP
Avg FPS: 317 – Sapphire Radeon HD 6970
Avg FPS: 297 – EVGA GTX 480
Avg FPS: 277 – ASUS EAH6870
Avg FPS: 273 – Sapphire Radeon HD 6870
Avg FPS: 223 – MSI N460GTX Cyclone 768D5 OC
Avg FPS: 198 – MSI R5770 Hawk
Avg FPS: 153 – ASUS Radeon HD 6950

Remark: 153FPS for the HD 6950 is clearly wrong. Certainly due to a bug in Catalyst drivers…

HDRToneMappingCS11 test, res: 1920×1080 windowed.

Avg FPS: 1090 – ASUS ENGTX580
Avg FPS: 1027 – Sapphire HD 6970
Avg FPS: 1020 – EVGA GTX 580 SC
Avg FPS: 960 – EVGA GTX 480
Avg FPS: 954 – ASUS HD 6950
Avg FPS: 913 – ATI Radeon HD 5870
Avg FPS: 834 – ASUS EAH6870
Avg FPS: 834 – Sapphire HD 6870
Avg FPS: 706 – ASUS GeForce GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP
Avg FPS: 550 – MSI N460GTX Cyclone 768D5 OC
Avg FPS: 493 – MSI R5770 Hawk

ASUS ENGTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP Review Index


  • WacKEDmaN

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

  • I think i’ll wait for a 660 then 😀

  • 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+)

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

  • 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.

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  • 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 ?

  • Leith Bade

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

  • @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.

  • 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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  • 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.

  • Michael


  • @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…

  • DrBalthar

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

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

  • 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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  • 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…:)

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.