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 2-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 20.59 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000.

General info

Of Radeon RX 560's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
69.21
 
Architecture
GCN 4.0
 
Code name
Polaris 21
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
18 April 2017
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$99
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price now
$104.99
 
of 6300 (Quadro RTX 6000)

Technical specs

Radeon RX 560's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core 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
1024
 
Core clock speed
1175 MHz
 
of 1620 (Quadro RTX 5000)
Boost Clock
1275 MHz
 
of 1815 (Quadro RTX 5000)
Transistor count
3,000 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
75 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
81.6 GTexel / s
 
Floating-point performance
2,611 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

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 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
7000 MHz
 
of 14000
Memory bandwidth
112.0 GB / s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon RX 560.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon RX 560, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (12_0)
 
OpenGL
4.5
 
of 4.6

Video card benchmark performance

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

Overall benchmark performance

20.59

Passmark

4399

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon RX 560 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.
Fortnite

Fortnite

2018
Fortnite

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 560 performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

RX 560
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 560 performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

RX 560
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
Overwatch

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 560 performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

RX 560
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
GTA V

GTA V

2015
GTA V

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 560 performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

RX 560
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of GTA V on Radeon RX 560.

high / 1080p
36
 
Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege

2015
Rainbow Six Siege

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 560 performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

RX 560
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 560 performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

RX 560
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
Dota 2

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 560 performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

RX 560
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
Counter-Strike: GO

Counter-Strike: GO

2012
Counter-Strike: GO

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 560 performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

RX 560
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
League of Legends

League of Legends

2009
League of Legends

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 560 performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

RX 560
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Minecraft

Minecraft

2009
Minecraft

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 560 performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

RX 560
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

Far Cry Primal

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 560 performance compared to Far Cry Primal official system requirements.

RX 560
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Far Cry Primal on Radeon RX 560.

high / 1080p
32
 

The Witcher 3

2015

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 560 performance compared to The Witcher 3 official system requirements.

RX 560
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Witcher 3 on Radeon RX 560.

high / 1080p
38
 

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon RX 560 performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX 560 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 570, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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