Tuesday, May 16th 2017

AMD Intros the Radeon RX 560 Graphics Card

AMD today announced availability of the Radeon RX 560 upper-mainstream graphics card, "completing" the RX 500-series family. The company had launched the RX 500 family with the RX 550, the RX 570, and the RX 580. The RX 560 is based on the 14 nm "Polaris 11" silicon, and features 1,024 stream processors across 16 GCN compute units, 64 TMUs, 16 ROPs, and a 128-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 2 GB or 4 GB of memory. The card is clocked at 1175 MHz core, with 1275 MHz boost, and 7.00 GHz (GDDR5-effective) memory, working out to 96 GB/s of memory bandwidth. It starts at $99.
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12 Comments on AMD Intros the Radeon RX 560 Graphics Card

#1
meirb111
they could have just called it: rx 460 ti :D
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#2
50eurouser
Wrong math ;) 7GBPS GDDR5 on 128bit bus makes it -> 112GB/sec Bandwidth
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#3
TheinsanegamerN
" Radeon RX 560 upper-mainstream graphics card"

Entry level is upper mainstream now? Did I mis something? I thought 480/1060 were "upper mainstream" and the 460 was a entry level.
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#4
chaosmassive
wow RX 550 (512 cores) 80 dollars, RX 560 (1024 cores) 99 dollars
just AMD logic

meirb111 said:
they could have just called it: rx 460 ti :D
I prefer they called it as RX 460 XT
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#5
ZoneDymo
TheinsanegamerN said:
" Radeon RX 560 upper-mainstream graphics card"

Entry level is upper mainstream now? Did I mis something? I thought 480/1060 were "upper mainstream" and the 460 was a entry level.
upper mainstream, entry gaming, about the same thing.

x60 - x80 is gaming grade, above that is enthousiast, below that is mainstream I guess.
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notb
TheinsanegamerN said:
" Radeon RX 560 upper-mainstream graphics card"

Entry level is upper mainstream now? Did I mis something? I thought 480/1060 were "upper mainstream" and the 460 was a entry level.
Different classification. Upper mainstream means it's the next (significant) upgrade from mainstream cards. And mainstream cards are things like Intel/AMD IGP, GT1030, RX550 - essential things, seen in most computers.
By "entry-level" you possibly mean "for gaming". Yes, this is an entry-level gaming solution (although you can play something on IGP as well, obviously).

You know, if 80% of computers housed a 1080ti, it would be called "mainstream".
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#7
ASOT
I remember the R7 265-370 Pitcaim to have same specs..except the nm proces
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#8
alucasa
Does this have power connector? The (only) one I see on Newegg does have one which is kinda let down for R x60 series.
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#9
Midland Dog
This card is as useless as a pedal powered wheelchair, a gtx 960 is faster lol
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#10
Readlight
You can play games on this wher is not much obyects to render, if game engine is programed and made good then its runs on smoth 60 also on older dual core amd cpu. you can not play games from EA, Ubisoft for that it needs lots off cores and power.
I sick off games so i enjon now like Game of Thrones, free Steam games under 5eu and, Little Nightmares but this one crashes on AMD cpu. Unity games works great on thit.
And this 170 euro monitor LG 24MP59G-P im interested.
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#11
notb
Midland Dog said:
This card is as useless as a pedal powered wheelchair, a gtx 960 is faster lol
This is quite correct, sadly. One could argue that RX580 has a nice place between 1060 and 1070, but why would anyone buy the RX560? This card has no redeeming features beside FreeSync.
I can't stop feeling that if it was an NVIDIA card, it would be crucified in reviews - IMO it gets decent marks just for coming from "the underdog" and because "competition is good".

That said, it's still way more popular than RX570. Honestly, I don't understand why AMD even bothered to release this chip.
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kruk
notb said:
I can't stop feeling that if it was an NVIDIA card, it would be crucified in reviews - IMO it gets decent marks just for coming from "the underdog" and because "competition is good"..
Seriously? :confused:
Reality check: the RX 460 got 7.8 here on TPU, the GTX 1050 got 8.1. So according to you, the real RX 460 score should be 6.8, but it got 7.8 because it's the product from the underdog and 1050 score should be 9.1 but it got crucified and got 8.1 instead.
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