AMD Radeon RX 560 vs R9 270
Comparison of Radeon RX 560 and Radeon R9 270 architecture, market type and release date.
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.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Texture fill rate
81.6 GTexel / s
74 GTexel / s
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).
PCIe 3.0 x8
PCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
1 x 6-pin
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.
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
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.
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
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.
APIs supported by Radeon RX 560 and Radeon R9 270, sometimes including their particular versions.
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
RX 560 4389 +4.2%
R9 270 4212
Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon RX 560 and Radeon R9 270. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
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)
Mantle (an API developed by AMD for 3D graphics acceleration. Discontinued and later superceded by Vulkan)
Eyefinity (allows using several displays with an AMD GPU)
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.
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