GeForce GTX 560 vs Radeon HD 8490 OEM

GeForce GTX 560
Memory: 1024Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 17 May 2011
GeForce GTX 560
Radeon HD 8490 OEM
Memory: 1024Mb DDR3DESKTOP
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Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Fermi), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.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Based on an outdated architecture (ATI TeraScale), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.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 theoretical specifications.



Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce GTX 560Radeon HD 8490 OEM
GPU NameGF114 (GF114-325-A1)vsCaicos (Caicos XTX)
Fab Process40 nmvs40 nm
Die Size332 mm²vs67 mm²
Transistors1,950 millionvs370 million
Shaders336vs160
Compute Units7vs2
Core clock810 MHzvs875 MHz
ROPs32vs4
TMUs56vs8

Memory Configuration

GeForce GTX 560Radeon HD 8490 OEM
Memory TypeGDDR5vsDDR3
Bus Width256 bitvs64 bit
Memory Speed1000 MHz
4000 MHz effective
vs900 MHz
1800 MHz effective
Memory Size1024 Mbvs1024 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GTX 560Radeon HD 8490 OEM
TDP150 wattsvs35 watts
Release Date17 May 2011vs23 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