AMD Radeon Pro 560: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon Pro 560

Summary

AMD started Radeon Pro 560 sales 5 June 2017. This is Polaris architecture notebook card based on 14 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at designers. 4 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 5.08 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 81.28 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 3.0 x8 interface. Power consumption is at 75 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 12.97 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.

General info

Of Radeon Pro 560's architecture, market type and release date.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
3.93
 
Architecture
Polaris
 
GPU code name
Polaris 21
 
Market segment
Mobile workstation
 
Launch date
5 June 2017 (4 years ago)
 
Price now
$127
 
of 12724 (Quadro GV100)

Technical specs

Radeon Pro 560's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon Pro 560's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
1024
 
of 10752 (GA102)
Core clock speed
907 MHz
 
Number of transistors
3,000 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
75 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
58.05
 
Floating-point performance
1,858 gflops
 
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon Pro 560's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.

Laptop size
large
 
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x8
 
Supplementary power connectors
None
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon Pro 560: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
of 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed
5080 MHz
 
of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth
81.28 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon Pro 560. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display Connectors
No outputs
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon Pro 560. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

FreeSync
+
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon Pro 560, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX
12 (12_0)
 
Shader Model
6.4
 
OpenGL
4.6
 
OpenCL
2.0
 
Vulkan
1.2.131
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Radeon Pro 560. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

12.97

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

23105

3DMark Fire Strike Score

3576

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

3892

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

5305

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

18982

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

198867

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

3475

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon Pro 560 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

This video card matches 86% minimum and 74% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
86%
Recommended
74%
Minimum
86%
Recommended
74%

NVIDIA equivalent

The nearest Radeon Pro 560's NVIDIA equivalent is Quadro M1200, which is faster by 2% and higher by 5 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon Pro 560:

Conclusion

Radeon Pro 560 is a middle class notebook video card mostly seen on a Macbook Pro. It is performing more or less on par with GTX 960M, and is capable of running any game around (as of 2018), but with the settings varying on the particular game's demands.

Note that some games are poorly optimized for MacOS and can show stuttering or other problems.

Videos of gaming on a Radeon Pro 560:

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