NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M

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The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M is a high-end laptop graphics card that was announced at Computex 2011. It is based on the new GF116 core as part of the Fermi architecture. Therefore, it supports DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.0. Compared to its predecessor, the GeForce GTX 460M, the 560M offers higher clock speeds without a large increase in power demand.

The GF116 core is essentially an optimized GF106 core with the same features. The chip offers 192 shaders and a 192 Bit memory bus for GDDR5. More details on the GF106 architecture can be found in the GeForce GTX 460M article.

The performance of the GeForce GTX 560M is compareable to the older GeForce GTX 480M. In our tests (see benchmarks below), the GTX 560M was on average 13% faster than the old GTX 460M. As a result, only very demanding games (e.g., Crysis 1, Crysis 2, Dirt 3 and Metro 2033) are not fluently playable at highest settings and Full HD resolution with Anti Aliasing. Most other current and older games can be played with maxed out settings as of 2011. See at the end of this page for detailled gaming benchmarks of many current games.

As the GeForce GTX 460M, the 560M supports Bitstream HD Audio (Blu-Ray) output via HDMI. Similar to the Radeon HD 5850, the GTX 460M can transfer Dolby True HD and DTS-HD bitstream-wise without quality loss to a HiFi receiver.

The GTX560M offers PureVideo HD technology for video decoding. The included Video Processor 4 (VP4) supports feature set C and therefore the GPU is able to fully decode MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 Part 2 (MPEG-4 ASP - e.g., DivX or Xvid), VC-1/WMV9, and H.264 (VLD, IDCT, Motion Compensation, and Deblocking). The X500 tester was able to decode the VC-1 encoded Elephants Dream video with about 3-6% CPU load (according to the task manager). The H.264 coded Big Buck Bunny video was played back with 1-3% CPU load (both 1080p videos).

Furthermore, the GPU is able to decode two 1080p streams simultaneously (e.g., Blu-Ray Picture-in-Picture).

Through CUDA, OpenCL and DirectCompute 2.1 support, the GeForce GTX 560M can be of use in general calculations. For example, the stream processor can encode videos considerably faster than can many modern CPUs. 

3D Vision enables the laptop to send 3D content (3D games, 3D Web Streaming, 3D photos, 3D Blu-Rays) to a built-in 3D-enabled screen or an external 3D TV if supported by the laptop manufacturer. 

The power consumption of the GeForce GTX 560M should be about 75 Watt (TDP including the MXM board and memory), which is about the same level of the Mobility Radeon HD 5850 - 5870. If not under load, the chip is clocked at 50/100 MHz (chip/shader) and 200/400 MHz in 2D mode and 3D mode, respectively, to save power. Furthermore, the 500M series supports Optimus to automatically switch between the integrated graphics card from Intel and the Nvidia GPU. However, whether this feature is included or not is dependent on the notebook manufacturer.

The similarly named desktop GeForce GTX 560Ti is based on the GF114 chip and offers more shader cores and significantly higher performance than the GTX 560M. The GTX 550Ti is based on the GF116 and is closer to the 560M in terms of performance, but it still features relatively higher clock speeds. Therefore, the performance of the 560M is more on par with the older desktop GeForce GTS 450.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M

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The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M is a high-end laptop graphics card introduced in June 2011. It is based on the GF114 core, which is related to the Fermi architecture. Therefore, it supports DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.0. The faster GeForce GTX 580M, in comparison, is based on the same chip, but with all shaders enabled.

GF114 architecture

The GF114 core is a power optimized version of the GF104 (used in the GTX 470M) but with no architectural changes. Therefore, the performance per MHz stays the same, but Nvidia was able to clock the shaders higher while still remaining in the same power envelope. The GTX 570M offers 336 cores of the 384 in the GF114. More informations on the similar GF104 architecture can be found on the GeForce GTX 485M page.

Performance

Due to the higher clock speeds and the larger shader count, the GeForce GTX 570M is clearly faster than the old GeForce GTX 470M. Since the GPU is a high-end card, the performance is similar to the AMD Radeon HD 6970M. Compared to the other GTX 500M cards, the GTX 570M is positioned nearer to the GTX 560M (-15%) than the GTX 580M (+35%) in our gaming tests. Current games as of 2011 should therefore run fluently in Full HD resolution and high details. Only some very demanding games, such as Metro 2033 or Crysis 2, may need reduced graphical settings for smoother gameplay.

Features

Similar to the older GF104 chip, the GF114 supports Bitstream HD Audio (Blu-Ray) output via HDMI. This means it can transfer, for example, Dolby True HD or DTS-HD bitstream-wise without quality loss to a HiFi receiver.

The GTX 570M offers the PureVideo HD technology for video decoding. The included Video Processor 4 (VP4) supports feature set C and therefore the GPU is able to fully decode MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 Part 2 (MPEG-4 ASP - e.g., DivX or Xvid), VC-1/WMV9, and H.264 (VLD, IDCT, Motion Compensation, and Deblocking). 

Furthermore, the GPU is able to decode two 1080p streams simultaneously (e.g., Blu-Ray Picture-in-Picture).

Through CUDA, OpenCL, and DirectCompute 2.1 support, the GeForce GTX 570M can be used for general calculations. For example, the stream processor can encode videos considerably faster than can many modern CPUs. Furthermore, physics calculations can be done by the GPU using PhysX if supported (e.g., in Mafia 2 or Metro 2033).

3D Vision enables the laptop to send 3D content (3D games, 3D Web Streaming, 3D photos, 3D Blu-Rays) to a built-in 3D enabled screen or an external 3D TV if supported by the laptop manufacturer.

The power consumption of the GeForce GTX 570M is in the same ballpark as the old GTX 470M, which is rumored to be about 75 Watt (TDP including the MXM board and memory). Without load, the chip is clocked at 50/100 MHz (chip/shader) and 200/400 MHz in 2D and 3D mode, respectively, to save power. Furthermore, the 500M series supports Optimus to automatically switch between the integrated graphics card from Intel and the Nvidia GPU. Whether or not a laptop includes this feature is dependent on the manufacturer.

The similarly named desktop GeForce GTX 570 is based on the GF110 chip and offers 480 shader cores and faster clock speeds. As a result, it is significantly faster than the GeForce GTX 570M. Instead, the 570M is more comparable to the desktop GTX 550Ti / 560 in terms of performance.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560MNVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIA
GeForce GTX 500M Series
GeForce GTX 580M SLI (compare) 768 @ 620 MHz256 Bit @ 1500 MHz
GeForce GTX 560M SLI (compare) 384 @ 775 MHz192 Bit @ 1250 MHz
GeForce GTX 580M (compare) 384 @ 620 MHz256 Bit @ 1500 MHz
GeForce GTX 570M 336 @ 575 MHz192 Bit @ 1150 MHz
GeForce GTX 560M 192 @ 775 MHz192 Bit @ 1250 MHz
GeForce GTX 580M SLI (compare) 768 @ 620 MHz256 Bit @ 1500 MHz
GeForce GTX 560M SLI (compare) 384 @ 775 MHz192 Bit @ 1250 MHz
GeForce GTX 580M (compare) 384 @ 620 MHz256 Bit @ 1500 MHz
GeForce GTX 570M 336 @ 575 MHz192 Bit @ 1150 MHz
GeForce GTX 560M 192 @ 775 MHz192 Bit @ 1250 MHz
CodenameN12E-GSN12E-GT
ArchitectureFermiFermi
192 - 336 -
Core775 MHz575 MHz
Shader1550 MHz1070 MHz
Memory1250 MHz1150 MHz
Bus192 Bit192 Bit
MemoryGDDR5GDDR5
Max. Memory1536 MB3 MB
nono
DirectXDirectX 11, 5.0DirectX 11, 5.0
Transistors1170 Million1950 Million
Technology40 nm40 nm
FeaturesCUDA, PhysX, PureVideo HD VP4
Size
Introduced30.05.2011 28.06.2011

3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 1924     avg: 2051.6     median: 2031 (6%)     max: 2255 points
min: 2351     avg: 2536     median: 2640 (8%)     max: 2667 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 1777     avg: 1842.9     median: 1820 (4%)     max: 2009 points
min: 2141     avg: 2300.4     median: 2399 (5%)     max: 2409 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
41315 Points (43%)
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
min: 37816     avg: 38532.3     median: 38157 (20%)     max: 40369 Points
min: 42034     avg: 43735.3     median: 44144 (23%)     max: 45028 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
min: 21436     avg: 22648.9     median: 22198 (42%)     max: 24374 Points
min: 22746     avg: 24808.5     median: 24808 (47%)     max: 26871 Points
3DMark 06 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
min: 26     avg: 27.6     median: 27 (11%)     max: 29 fps
min: 32     avg: 33.6     median: 33 (14%)     max: 34 fps
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M
Tcvis 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
Tcvis 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M
Maya 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
Maya 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M
Lightwave 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
Lightwave 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M
Ensight 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
Ensight 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M
Catia 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
Catia 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
7.2 points (103%)
7.3 points (104%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
min: 5     avg: 6.9     median: 7 (100%)     max: 7 points
7.4 points (106%)
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M → 100%

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M → 109%

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

low 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
62.1  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
58.4  fps
high 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
18.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
15  fps
GeForce GTX 560M:
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low 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
67.8  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
63  fps
high 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
60.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
23  fps
GeForce GTX 560M:
»
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
172.3  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
99.9  fps
high 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
61.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
44.2  fps
GeForce GTX 560M:
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low 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
69.9  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
45.6  fps
high 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
37.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
17.5  fps
GeForce GTX 560M:
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low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
60  fps
high 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
59.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
44  fps
GeForce GTX 560M:
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Alan Wake

Alan Wake

2012
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
64.9  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
42.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
16.2  fps
GeForce GTX 560M:
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Star Wars: The Old Republic

Star Wars: The Old Republic

2011
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
70.2  fps
high 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
48.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
32  fps
GeForce GTX 560M:
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Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
156.3  fps
116%
GeForce GTX 570M:
181.1 fps  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
65.7  fps
115%
GeForce GTX 570M:
75.5 fps  fps
high 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
41.2  fps
118%
GeForce GTX 570M:
48.5 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
20.1  fps
118%
GeForce GTX 570M:
23.7 fps  fps
GeForce GTX 560M:
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GeForce GTX 570M:
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low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
59  fps
112%
GeForce GTX 570M:
63 69.6 fps ~ 66 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
55.4  fps
112%
GeForce GTX 570M:
58 66.1 fps ~ 62 fps
high 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
40.8  fps
115%
GeForce GTX 570M:
47 47.5 fps ~ 47 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
21.3  fps
122%
GeForce GTX 570M:
25.5 fps 26 ~ 26 fps
GeForce GTX 560M:
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GeForce GTX 570M:
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low 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
208.6  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
111.3  fps
high 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
72.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
44.5  fps
GeForce GTX 560M:
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low 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
72 fps 74.5 ~ 73 fps
110%
GeForce GTX 570M:
79.5 fps 80 ~ 80 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
48.3 fps 49.3 ~ 49 fps
108%
GeForce GTX 570M:
51 54.4 fps ~ 53 fps
high 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
37 fps 37.9 ~ 37 fps
111%
GeForce GTX 570M:
41 41.5 fps ~ 41 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
15.5 fps 19.2 ~ 17 fps
106%
GeForce GTX 570M:
18 18.2 fps ~ 18 fps
GeForce GTX 560M:
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GeForce GTX 570M:
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low 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
129  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
111  fps
high 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
51  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
21  fps
GeForce GTX 560M:
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Fifa 12

Fifa 12

2011
low 800x600
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
402.3 fps  fps
94%
GeForce GTX 570M:
367.2 393 ~ 380 fps
med. 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
282.6 fps  fps
103%
GeForce GTX 570M:
287.4 297.2 ~ 292 fps
high 1360x768
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
208.3 fps 218.2 220.1 fps ~ 216 fps
105%
GeForce GTX 570M:
200.6 235.3 242.3 ~ 226 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
140.8 fps 143.7 fps 145.5 ~ 143 fps
108%
GeForce GTX 570M:
148.2 153.8 159.1 ~ 154 fps
GeForce GTX 560M:
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GeForce GTX 570M:
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F1 2011

F1 2011

2011
low 800x600
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
139 fps  fps
99%
GeForce GTX 570M:
135 140 ~ 138 fps
med. 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
101 fps  fps
98%
GeForce GTX 570M:
96 102 ~ 99 fps
high 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
76 78 fps 80 fps ~ 78 fps
108%
GeForce GTX 570M:
79 85 87 ~ 84 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
32 fps 32 34 fps ~ 33 fps
118%
GeForce GTX 570M:
36 40 41 ~ 39 fps
GeForce GTX 560M:
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GeForce GTX 570M:
»
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
165.9 176.8 fps ~ 171 fps
105%
GeForce GTX 570M:
178.7  fps
high 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
71.4 71.7 72.8 fps ~ 72 fps
128%
GeForce GTX 570M:
83.9 99.5 ~ 92 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
27 27.2 fps 27.4 ~ 27 fps
130%
GeForce GTX 570M:
32.4 37 ~ 35 fps
GeForce GTX 560M:
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GeForce GTX 570M:
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Dirt 3

Dirt 3

2011
low 800x600
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
186.6 201.7 ~ 194 fps
105%
GeForce GTX 570M:
199.3 fps 208 ~ 204 fps
med. 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
118.9 124.1 ~ 122 fps
96%
GeForce GTX 570M:
104 129.7 fps ~ 117 fps
high 1360x768
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
81.4 fps 82.3 85 85 ~ 83 fps
114%
GeForce GTX 570M:
84 98.1 fps 102.8 ~ 95 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
22 fps 22.6 23 23.3 ~ 23 fps
139%
GeForce GTX 570M:
27.5 fps 33.4 34 ~ 32 fps
GeForce GTX 560M:
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GeForce GTX 570M:
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Crysis 2

Crysis 2

2011
low 800x600
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
115.6 fps  fps
89%
GeForce GTX 570M:
103.1 fps  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
79.3 fps  fps
122%
GeForce GTX 570M:
96.9 fps  fps
high 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
58.2 fps 59.4 fps 60.9 fps ~ 60 fps
127%
GeForce GTX 570M:
75.1 fps 76.8 ~ 76 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
19.4 fps 20.1 fps 20.9 fps ~ 20 fps
130%
GeForce GTX 570M:
25.9 fps 26.5 ~ 26 fps
GeForce GTX 560M:
»
GeForce GTX 570M:
»
low 800x600
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
123.4 fps  fps
102%
GeForce GTX 570M:
126.1 fps  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
100.1 fps  fps
100%
GeForce GTX 570M:
100.4 fps  fps
high 1360x768
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
85.4 fps 90 fps ~ 88 fps
107%
GeForce GTX 570M:
94.2 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
61.2 fps 64 fps 64.5 fps ~ 63 fps
109%
GeForce GTX 570M:
68.6 fps  fps
GeForce GTX 560M:
»
GeForce GTX 570M:
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Fifa 11

Fifa 11

2010
low 800x600
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
369.9 461.7 628.5 ~ 487 fps
98%
GeForce GTX 570M:
474.6 476.5 ~ 476 fps
med. 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
281.6 308 320.8 ~ 303 fps
108%
GeForce GTX 570M:
318.2 337.1 ~ 328 fps
high 1360x768
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
227.7 238.7 241 ~ 236 fps
106%
GeForce GTX 570M:
245.9 255.7 ~ 251 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
132.8 149 151.4 151.9 194.4 ~ 156 fps
105%
GeForce GTX 570M:
163.9 164.6 ~ 164 fps
GeForce GTX 560M:
»
GeForce GTX 570M:
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Mafia 2

Mafia 2

2010
low 800x600
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
108.5  fps
96%
GeForce GTX 570M:
101.5 107 ~ 104 fps
med. 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
83  fps
107%
GeForce GTX 570M:
88.6 90 ~ 89 fps
high 1360x768
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
68.3  fps
116%
GeForce GTX 570M:
78.5 79 ~ 79 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
40.6 41.6 41.7 49 ~ 43 fps
116%
GeForce GTX 570M:
49.6 50 ~ 50 fps
GeForce GTX 560M:
»
GeForce GTX 570M:
»
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
234.9 fps  fps
109%
GeForce GTX 570M:
257.2 fps  fps
med. 1360x768
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
86.2 fps  fps
113%
GeForce GTX 570M:
97.1 fps  fps
high 1360x768
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
67.9 fps  fps
116%
GeForce GTX 570M:
79 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
34.7 fps 35 35.2 fps ~ 35 fps
121%
GeForce GTX 570M:
42.2 fps  fps
GeForce GTX 560M:
»
GeForce GTX 570M:
»
low 800x600
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
96.6 fps 136 ~ 116 fps
107%
GeForce GTX 570M:
101.5 146.9 ~ 124 fps
med. 1360x768
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
58.2 fps 85.2 ~ 72 fps
118%
GeForce GTX 570M:
65 104 ~ 85 fps
high 1600x900
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
28.2 fps 30.6 35.3 ~ 31 fps
119%
GeForce GTX 570M:
32.4 41.6 ~ 37 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
10.9 11 fps 14.2 ~ 12 fps
117%
GeForce GTX 570M:
12.5 16.4 ~ 14 fps
GeForce GTX 560M:
»
GeForce GTX 570M:
»
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
118.1 fps  fps
115%
GeForce GTX 570M:
135.8 fps  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
90.7 fps  fps
117%
GeForce GTX 570M:
105.8 fps  fps
high 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
66 67.5 fps 69.8 ~ 68 fps
115%
GeForce GTX 570M:
78.1 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 560M:
32 34.3 fps