AMD Radeon RX 560 vs R9 270

AMD Radeon RX 560
AMD Radeon R9 270

General info

Comparison of Radeon RX 560 and Radeon R9 270 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
72.47
 
n/d
Architecture
GCN 4.0
 
GCN 1.0
Code name
Polaris 21
 
Curacao
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Design
n/d
 
reference
Release date
18 April 2017
 
13 November 2013
Launch price (MSRP)
$99
 
$179
Price now
$99.99
 
n/d

Technical specs

Radeon RX 560 and Radeon R9 270'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 and Radeon R9 270's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1024
 
1280
Core clock speed
1175 MHz
 
n/d
Boost Clock
1275 MHz
 
925 MHz
Transistor count
3,000 million
 
2,800 million
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
75 Watt
 
150 Watt
Texture fill rate
81.6 GTexel / s
 
74 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
2,611 gflops
 
2,368 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon RX 560 and Radeon R9 270 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).
Bus support
n/d
 
PCIe 3.0
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x8
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
170 mm
 
210 mm
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
1 x 6-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX 560 and Radeon R9 270: 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
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
2 GB
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
7000 MHz
 
n/d
Memory bandwidth
112.0 GB / s
 
179.2 GB / s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon RX 560 and Radeon R9 270.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
 
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
Eyefinity
-
 
+
HDMI
-
 
+
DisplayPort support
-
 
+

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon RX 560 and Radeon R9 270. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
CrossFire
-
 
+
FreeSync
-
 
+
HD3D
-
 
+
LiquidVR
-
 
+
TressFX
-
 
+
TrueAudio
-
 
+
UVD
-
 
+
DDMA audio
n/d
 
+

API support

APIs supported by Radeon RX 560 and Radeon R9 270, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (12_0)
 
DirectX® 12
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
Vulkan
-
 
+

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon RX 560 and Radeon R9 270. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

RX 560 22.81 +4.2%
R9 270 21.89

Passmark

RX 560 4389 +4.2%
R9 270 4212

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon RX 560 and Radeon R9 270. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
n/d
 
293 Mh/s
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
n/d
 
16 Mh/s

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon RX 560 and Radeon R9 270 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX 560

4.2% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (18 April 2017 vs 13 November 2013)
Cheaper ($99 vs $179)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 28 nm)
Less power hungry (75 vs 150 watts)

Advantages of AMD Radeon R9 270

Wider memory bus (256 vs 128 bit)
More pipelines (1280 vs 1024)
Higher memory bandwidth (179.2 vs 112 GB/s)
DirectX® 12
Mantle (an API developed by AMD for 3D graphics acceleration. Discontinued and later superceded by Vulkan)
OpenGL® 4.3
OpenCL™
Eyefinity (allows using several displays with an AMD GPU)
HDMI
DisplayPort support
CrossFire
FreeSync
HD3D
LiquidVR
TressFX
TrueAudio
UVD
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

So, RX 560 or R9 270?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon RX 560 and AMD Radeon R9 270. The differences in performance seem too small.
Should you still have questions on choice between Radeon RX 560 and Radeon R9 270, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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