GeForce GTX 560 vs Radeon HD 8490 OEM

GeForce GTX 560
Memory: 1024Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 17 May 2011
GeForce GTX 560

Radeon HD 8490 OEM
Memory: 1024Mb DDR3 DESKTOP
Release date: 23 Jul 2013
Radeon HD 8490 OEM

Summary

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 560

Higher theoretical gaming performance, based on specifications.
Supports PhysX.
Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Fermi), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.

Reasons to consider Radeon HD 8490 OEM

115 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the GeForce GTX 560 .
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Based on an outdated architecture (ATI TeraScale), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.

GeForce GTX 560

HWBench recommends GeForce GTX 560

Based on game and synthetic benchmarks, and theoretical specifications.

Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce GTX 560 Radeon HD 8490 OEM
GPU Name GF114 (GF114-325-A1) vs Caicos (Caicos XTX)
Fab Process 40 nm vs 40 nm
Die Size 332 mm² vs 67 mm²
Transistors 1,950 million vs 370 million
Shaders 336 vs 160
Compute Units 7 vs 2
Core clock 810 MHz vs 875 MHz
ROPs 32 vs 4
TMUs 56 vs 8

Memory Configuration

GeForce GTX 560 Radeon HD 8490 OEM
Memory Type GDDR5 vs DDR3
Bus Width 256 bit vs 64 bit
Memory Speed 1000 MHz
4000 MHz effective
vs 900 MHz
1800 MHz effective
Memory Size 1024 Mb vs 1024 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GTX 560 Radeon HD 8490 OEM
TDP 150 watts vs 35 watts
Release Date 17 May 2011 vs 23 Jul 2013

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 560
    11.30 GP/s
  • Radeon HD 8490 OEM
    3.50 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 560
    45.40 GT/s
  • Radeon HD 8490 OEM
    7.00 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce GTX 560
    128.00 GB/s
  • Radeon HD 8490 OEM
    14.40 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GTX 560
    1089.00 GFLOPs
  • Radeon HD 8490 OEM
    280.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better