GeForce GTX 850A vs GeForce GTX 560

GeForce GTX 850A
Memory: 2048Mb DDR3MOBILE
Release date: 17 Mar 2014
GeForce GTX 850A
GeForce GTX 560
Memory: 1024Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 17 May 2011
GeForce GTX 560

Summary

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 850A

105 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.
Higher theoretical gaming performance, based on specifications.
Supports PhysX.
Supports G-Sync.
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 560

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Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Fermi), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.

GeForce GTX 850A

HWBench recommends GeForce GTX 850A

Based on theoretical specifications.


Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce GTX 850AGeForce GTX 560
GPU NameGM107 (N15P-GT-A1)vsGF114 (GF114-325-A1)
Fab Process28 nmvs40 nm
Die Size148 mm²vs332 mm²
Transistors1,870 millionvs1,950 million
Shaders640vs336
Compute Units5vs7
Core clock902 MHzvs810 MHz
ROPs16vs32
TMUs40vs56

Memory Configuration

GeForce GTX 850AGeForce GTX 560
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR5
Bus Width128 bitvs256 bit
Memory Speed900 MHz
1800 MHz effective
vs1000 MHz
4000 MHz effective
Memory Size2048 Mbvs1024 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GTX 850AGeForce GTX 560
TDP45 wattsvs150 watts
Release Date17 Mar 2014vs17 May 2011

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 850A
    14.43 GP/s
  • GeForce GTX 560
    11.30 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 850A
    36.10 GT/s
  • GeForce GTX 560
    45.40 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce GTX 850A
    28.80 GB/s
  • GeForce GTX 560
    128.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GTX 850A
    1154.60 GFLOPs
  • GeForce GTX 560
    1089.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better