AMD Radeon RX 560X vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.69
 
0.84
Architecture
GCN 4.0
 
Turing
GPU code name
Polaris 21
 
N18E-G1 MAX-Q TU106
Market segment
Desktop
 
Laptop
Launch date
11 April 2018 (3 years ago)
 
6 January 2019 (2 years ago)
Price now
$860
 
$1680

Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
1024
 
1920
Core clock speed
1175 MHz
 
975 MHz
Boost clock speed
1275 MHz
 
1185 MHz
Number of transistors
3,000 million
 
10,800 million
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
12 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
75 Watt
 
65 Watt
Texture fill rate
81.60
 
142.2
Floating-point performance
2,611 gflops
 
no data

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon RX 560X and GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q 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). For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.

Laptop size
no data
 
large
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x8
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
170 mm
 
no data
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
None

Memory

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

Memory type
GDDR5
 
GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
6 GB
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
192 Bit
Memory clock speed
7000 MHz
 
11000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
112.0 GB/s
 
264.0 GB/s
Shared memory
no data
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
 
No outputs
HDMI
+
 
-
G-SYNC support
-
 
+

Technologies

Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

VR Ready
no data
 
+

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
12 (12_0)
 
12 Ultimate (12_1)
Shader Model
6.4
 
6.5
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
2.0
 
1.2
Vulkan
1.2.131
 
1.2.131
CUDA
-
 
7.5

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. 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 15.47
RTX 2060 Max-Q 36.73 +137.4%

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.

RX 560X 4123
RTX 2060 Max-Q 9789 +137.4%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

RX 560X satisfies 92% minimum and 78% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
92%
Recommended
78%
Minimum
92%
Recommended
78%

RTX 2060 Max-Q satisfies 100% minimum and 97% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
100%
Recommended
97%
Minimum
100%
Recommended
97%

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

 
RX 560X
RTX 2060 Max-Q
1080p
 
no data
91
1440p
 
no data
44
4K
 
no data
37

Competitors of Radeon RX 560X from NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX 560X from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 480, which is slower by 1% and lower by 4 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon RX 560X:

Competitors of GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q from AMD is Radeon RX 580 Mobile, which is slower by 7% and lower by 18 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX 560X

Cheaper ($860 vs $1680)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q

137.4% faster (about 2.5 times) in synthetic tests

Somewhat newer (6 January 2019 vs 11 April 2018)

Wider memory bus (192 vs 128 bit)

More pipelines (1920 vs 1024)

Higher memory bandwidth (264 vs 112 GB/s)

Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 14 nm)

Lower power consumption (65W vs 75W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

DLSS

Raytracing

VR Ready

G-SYNC (removes screen tearing by telling the display when to renew the image. Only works with G-SYNC compatible displays)

Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

So, which one is the better GPU?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q, since it shows better performance.

Be aware that Radeon RX 560X is a desktop card while GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q is a notebook one.

Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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