AMD Radeon RX 560: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon RX 560

Summary

AMD started Radeon RX 560 sales 18 April 2017 at a recommended price of $99. This is GCN 4.0 architecture desktop card based on 14 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 4 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 7 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 112.0 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x8 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 170 mm. No additional power connector is required, and power consumption is at 75 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 13.83 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.

General info

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

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
1.64
 
Architecture
GCN 4.0
 
GPU code name
Polaris 21
 
Market segment
Desktop
 
Launch date
18 April 2017 (4 years ago)
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$99
 
Price now
$318 (3.2x MSRP)
 

Technical specs

Radeon RX 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 RX 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
1175 MHz
 
Boost clock speed
1275 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
81.60
 
Floating-point performance
2,611 gflops
 
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon RX 560's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

Interface
PCIe 3.0 x8
 
Length
170 mm
 
Supplementary power connectors
None
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX 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
7000 MHz
 
of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth
112.0 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon RX 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
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
 
HDMI
+
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon RX 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 RX 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.

13.83

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.

3631

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon RX 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 87% minimum and 74% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
87%
Recommended
74%
Minimum
87%
Recommended
74%

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

1080p
 
35
 

NVIDIA equivalent

The nearest Radeon RX 560's NVIDIA equivalent is GeForce GTX 570, which is faster by 6% and higher by 11 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon RX 560:

Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

User rating

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