Radeon RX 560X: specs and benchmarks

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Aggregate performance score

Radeon RX 560X provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 8.27% of a leader's which is GeForce RTX 4090.

Summary

AMD started Radeon RX 560X sales 11 April 2018. This is a desktop graphics card based on a GCN 4.0 architecture and made with 14 nm manufacturing process. It is primarily aimed at gamer market. 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.

Primary details

Some basic facts about Radeon RX 560X: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking473
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Cost-effectiveness evaluation0.74
ArchitectureGCN 4.0 (2016−2020)
GPU code namePolaris 21
Market segmentDesktop
Release date11 April 2018 (6 years ago)
Current price$999 of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)

Cost-effectiveness evaluation

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Detailed specifications

Radeon RX 560X's specs 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 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Core clock speed1175 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1275 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Number of transistors3,000 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology14 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Power consumption (TDP)75 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate81.60of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)
Floating-point performance2,611 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Form factor & compatibility

This section provides details about the physical dimensions of Radeon RX 560X and its compatibility with other computer components. This information is useful when selecting a computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards, it includes details about the interface and bus (for motherboard compatibility) and additional power connectors (for power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x8
Length170 mm
Width2-slot
Supplementary power connectorsNone

VRAM capacity and type

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX 560X: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount4 GBof 192 (Radeon Instinct MI300X)
Memory bus width128 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed7000 MHzof 23000 (GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER)
Memory bandwidth112.0 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)

Connectivity and outputs

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon RX 560X. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display Connectors1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
HDMI+

API compatibility

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

Synthetic benchmark performance of Radeon RX 560X. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.


Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. 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 8.27

Passmark

This is the most ubiquitous GPU benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various types of 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: 25%

RX 560X 3196

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 16442

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 20152

Gaming performance

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.

Closest competitors

Radeon RX 560X's performance relative to its closest rivals among desktop graphics cards.


Radeon RX 560X 100
Bonaire 99.03

NVIDIA equivalent

According to our data, the closest NVIDIA alternative to Radeon RX 560X is GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448, which is slower by 1% and lower by 6 positions in our ranking.

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