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AMD Radeon RX 560

Polaris 21
Graphics Processor
1024
Cores
64
TMUs
16
ROPs
4 GB
Memory Size
GDDR5
Memory Type
128 bit
Bus Width
AMD Radeon RX 560 Photo AMD Polaris 21 Photo
The Radeon RX 560 is a mid-range graphics card by AMD, launched in April 2017. Built on the 14 nm process, and based on the Polaris 21 graphics processor, in its Polaris 21 XT variant, the card supports DirectX 12.0. The Polaris 21 graphics processor is an average sized chip with a die area of 123 mm² and 3,000 million transistors. It features 1024 shading units, 64 texture mapping units and 16 ROPs. AMD has placed 4,096 MB GDDR5 memory on the card, which are connected using a 128-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 1175 MHz, which can be boosted up to 1275 MHz, memory is running at 1750 MHz.
Being a dual-slot card, the AMD Radeon RX 560 does not require any additional power connector, its power draw is rated at 75 W maximum. Display outputs include: 1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort. Radeon RX 560 is connected to the rest of the system using a PCI-Express 3.0 x8 interface. The card measures 170 mm in length, and features a dual-slot cooling solution. Its price at launch was 99 US Dollars.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name
Polaris 21
GPU Variant
Polaris 21 XT
(215-0908004)
Architecture
GCN 4.0
Foundry
GlobalFoundries
Process Size
14 nm
Transistors
3,000 million
Die Size
123 mm²

Graphics Card

Release Date
Apr 18th, 2017
Generation
Polaris
(RX 500)
Production
Active
Launch Price
99 USD
Bus Interface
PCIe 3.0 x8

Relative Performance

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Radeon RX 560
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572%
Based on TPU review data: "Performance Summary" at 1920x1080

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock
1175 MHz
Boost Clock
1275 MHz
Memory Clock
1750 MHz
7000 MHz effective

Memory

Memory Size
4 GB
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bus
128 bit
Bandwidth
112.0 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units
1024
TMUs
64
ROPs
16
Compute Units
16

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Rate
20.40 GPixel/s
Texture Rate
81.60 GTexel/s
FP16 (half) performance
2,611 GFLOPS (1:1)
FP32 (float) performance
2,611 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance
163.2 GFLOPS (1:16)

Board Design

Slot Width
Dual-slot
Length
6.7 inches
170 mm
TDP
75 W
Outputs
1x DVI
1x HDMI
1x DisplayPort
Power Connectors
None
Board Number
C994

Graphics Features

DirectX
12.0 (12_0)
OpenGL
4.5
OpenCL
2.0
Vulkan
1.1.86
Shader Model
6.0

Polaris 21 GPU Notes

Chip Variant: Baffin / Polaris 11
Graphics/Compute: GFX8 (gfx803)
Display Core Engine: 11.2
Unified Video Decoder: 6.3
Video Compression Engine: 3.4
ROCm Support

Retail boards based on this design (40)

Name GPU Clock Boost Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
AREZ STRIX RX 560 GAMING 1175 MHz 1275 MHz 1750 MHz 7.5 inches/191 mm
AREZ STRIX RX 560 GAMING OC 1175 MHz 1326 MHz 1750 MHz 7.5 inches/191 mm
ASUS RX 560 Dual Fan 2 GB 1175 MHz 1275 MHz 1750 MHz 2 GB, 8.7 inches/221 mm
ASUS RX 560 Dual Fan 4 GB 1175 MHz 1275 MHz 1750 MHz 8.7 inches/221 mm
ASUS ROG STRIX RX 560 GAMING 1175 MHz 1275 MHz 1750 MHz 7.5 inches/191 mm
ASUS ROG STRIX RX 560 GAMING OC 1175 MHz 1326 MHz 1750 MHz 7.5 inches/191 mm
BIOSTAR RX 560 1175 MHz 1275 MHz 1750 MHz
BIOSTAR RX 560 Dual Cooling 1175 MHz 1275 MHz 1750 MHz
ColorFire RX 560 1175 MHz 1275 MHz 1750 MHz
ColorFire RX 560 V2 1175 MHz 1275 MHz 1750 MHz
Dataland RX 560 X-Serial God of War 2 GB 1175 MHz 1313 MHz 1750 MHz 2 GB, 8.86 inches/225 mm
Dataland RX 560 X-Serial God of War 4 GB 1175 MHz 1313 MHz 1750 MHz 8.86 inches/225 mm
Dataland RX 560 X-Serial War 2 GB 1180 MHz 1275 MHz 1750 MHz 2 GB, 8.86 inches/225 mm
Dataland RX 560 X-Serial War 4 GB 1180 MHz 1275 MHz 1750 MHz 8.86 inches/225 mm
GIGABYTE RX 560 GAMING OC 2 GB 1175 MHz 1287 MHz 1750 MHz 2 GB, 7.48 inches/190 mm
GIGABYTE RX 560 GAMING OC 4 GB 1175 MHz 1287 MHz 1750 MHz 7.48 inches/190 mm
HIS RX 560 iCooler OC 2 GB 1175 MHz 1295 MHz 1750 MHz 2 GB
KUROTOSHIKOU RX 560 1180 MHz 1275 MHz 1750 MHz
MSI RX 560 AERO ITX OC 2 GB 1175 MHz 1320 MHz 1750 MHz 2 GB, 5.79 inches/147 mm
MSI RX 560 Low Profile 2 GB 1175 MHz 1275 MHz 1750 MHz 2 GB
MSI RX 560 Low Profile 4 GB 1175 MHz 1275 MHz 1750 MHz
PowerColor Red Dragon RX 560 OC 4 GB 1175 MHz 1288 MHz 1750 MHz 8.86 inches/225 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
PowerColor Red Dragon RX 560 OC V2 2 GB 1180 MHz 1275 MHz 1750 MHz 2 GB, 8.86 inches/225 mm
PowerColor Red Dragon RX 560 OC V2 4 GB 1180 MHz 1275 MHz 1750 MHz 8.86 inches/225 mm
PowerColor Red Dragon RX 560 OC V3 2 GB 1180 MHz 1275 MHz 1750 MHz 2 GB
PowerColor Red Dragon RX 560 OC V3 4 GB 1180 MHz 1275 MHz 1750 MHz
Sapphire PULSE RX 560 2 GB 45W 1175 MHz 1216 MHz 1750 MHz 2 GB
Sapphire PULSE RX 560 4 GB 1175 MHz 1275 MHz 1750 MHz 8.27 inches/210 mm
Sapphire PULSE RX 560 4 GB 45W 1175 MHz 1216 MHz 1750 MHz
Sapphire PULSE RX 560 Mining 1175 MHz 1275 MHz 1750 MHz 1x DVI
Sapphire PULSE RX 560 OC 2 GB 1175 MHz 1300 MHz 1750 MHz 2 GB, 8.27 inches/210 mm
Sapphire PULSE RX 560 OC 4 GB 1175 MHz 1300 MHz 1750 MHz 8.27 inches/210 mm
VisionTek RX 560 Overclocked 1175 MHz 1295 MHz 1750 MHz
XFX RX 560 Black Wolf OC 2 GB 1175 MHz 1295 MHz 1750 MHz 2 GB
XFX RX 560 Double Dissipation OC 2 GB 1175 MHz 1295 MHz 1750 MHz 2 GB, 8.31 inches/211 mm
XFX RX 560 Double Dissipation OC 4 GB 1175 MHz 1295 MHz 1750 MHz 8.31 inches/211 mm
XFX RX 560 Single Fan OC 2 GB 1175 MHz 1295 MHz 1750 MHz 2 GB
XFX RX 560 Single Fan OC 4 GB 1175 MHz 1295 MHz 1750 MHz
XFX RX 560 Slim Single Slot OC 1175 MHz 1295 MHz 1750 MHz Single-slot
Yeston RX 560 GAEA 1175 MHz 1275 MHz 1750 MHz 8.78 inches/223 mm