AMD Radeon RX 560X: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Radeon RX 560X
Radeon RX 560X
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x8
  • Core clock speed 1175 MHz
  • Max video memory 4 GB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 7000 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2018
Performance 10.74

Summary

AMD started Radeon RX 560X sales 11 April 2018. 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

10.74%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.

General info

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

Place in performance rating384
Value for money2.43
ArchitectureGCN 4.0 (2016−2020)
GPU code namePolaris 21
Market segmentDesktop
Release date11 April 2018 (4 years ago)
Current price$900 of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

Radeon RX 560X'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 560X's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores1024of 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed1175 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1275 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors3,000 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology14 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Thermal design power (TDP)75 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate81.60of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)
Floating-point performance2,611 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon RX 560X'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).

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x8
Length170 mm
Width2-slot
Supplementary power connectorsNone

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX 560X: 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 typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount4 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width128 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed7000 MHzof 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)
Memory bandwidth112.0 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon RX 560X. 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 Connectors1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
HDMI+

API support

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

DirectX12 (12_0)
Shader Model6.4
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL2.0
Vulkan1.2.131

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Radeon RX 560X. 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.

RX 560X 10.74
  • Passmark
  • GeekBench 5 OpenCL
  • GeekBench 5 Vulkan

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.

Benchmark coverage: 26%

RX 560X 3181

GeekBench 5 OpenCL

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses OpenCL API by Khronos Group.

Benchmark coverage: 9%

RX 560X 18847

GeekBench 5 Vulkan

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses Vulkan API by AMD & Khronos Group.

Benchmark coverage: 5%

RX 560X 18387

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon RX 560X 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.

Average FPS

Popular games

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon RX 560X performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.


NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX 560X from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 470, which is slower by 1% and lower by 5 positions in our rating.

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