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AMD Radeon RX 560

Graphics Processor
Polaris 21
Cores
1024
TMUs
64
ROPs
16
Memory Size
4 GB
Memory Type
GDDR5
Bus Width
128 bit
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

5%
GeForce 210
6%
GeForce 9400 GT
7%
Radeon HD 4550
9%
Radeon HD 5450
11%
Radeon HD 6450
12%
GeForce GT 520
15%
GeForce GT 220
19%
GeForce GT 430
19%
Radeon HD 5570
21%
Radeon HD 4670
22%
GeForce GT 440
23%
GeForce GT 240
26%
GeForce 9600 GT
28%
Radeon HD 5670
30%
GeForce GT 640
31%
GeForce 9800 GT
32%
Radeon HD 6670
33%
Radeon HD 4830
35%
Radeon HD 4770
37%
Radeon HD 4850
38%
GeForce GTS 250
39%
GeForce GTS 450
40%
Radeon HD 5750
46%
Radeon HD 7750
46%
Radeon HD 5770
47%
GeForce GTX 260
48%
Radeon HD 4870
48%
Radeon Vega 8
48%
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
49%
GeForce GTX 650
51%
Radeon HD 5830
54%
Radeon HD 6790
55%
Radeon HD 4890
57%
GeForce GTX 460
58%
Radeon RX Vega 11
58%
GeForce GT 1030
59%
GeForce GTX 275
59%
Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition
59%
GeForce GTX 280
60%
GeForce GTX 465
63%
Radeon HD 6850
64%
GeForce GTX 285
69%
Radeon HD 5850
70%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti
70%
Radeon HD 7790
73%
Radeon RX 550
73%
GeForce GTX 470
76%
Radeon HD 6870
81%
Radeon HD 5870
84%
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
84%
Radeon HD 4870 X2
85%
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
86%
Radeon HD 6950
89%
GeForce GTX 295
90%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost
91%
Radeon HD 7850
92%
GeForce GTX 480
96%
Radeon HD 6970
98%
Radeon R7 265
100%
Radeon R7 370
100%
Radeon RX 560
100%
GeForce GTX 660
101%
GeForce GTX 570
109%
GeForce GTX 950
110%
Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
112%
Radeon R9 270X
114%
GeForce GTX 660 Ti
114%
GeForce GTX 580
115%
GeForce GTX 1050
115%
Radeon HD 7950
117%
Radeon RX 460
118%
Radeon HD 5970
121%
GeForce GTX 760
130%
GeForce GTX 670
133%
GeForce GTX 960
137%
Radeon R9 380
138%
Radeon R9 285
139%
Radeon HD 7970
141%
GeForce GTX 680
144%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
148%
GeForce GTX 770
151%
Radeon HD 6990
155%
Radeon R9 280X
157%
GeForce GTX 590
157%
Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
174%
GeForce GTX 780
180%
GeForce GTX 1650
191%
Radeon RX 470
194%
Radeon R9 290
207%
Radeon R9 390
208%
Radeon R9 290X
211%
GeForce GTX 970
214%
GeForce GTX TITAN
215%
Radeon RX 570
216%
GeForce GTX 780 Ti
219%
Radeon R9 390X
220%
Radeon HD 7990
222%
Radeon RX 480
223%
GeForce GTX 690
235%
Radeon RX 580
240%
GeForce GTX 980
243%
GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB
243%
Radeon R9 FURY
245%
Radeon RX 590
268%
Radeon R9 295X2
272%
Radeon R9 FURY X
277%
GeForce GTX 980 Ti
298%
GeForce GTX TITAN X
312%
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
314%
GeForce GTX 1070
328%
Radeon RX Vega 56
355%
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
365%
Radeon RX Vega 64
365%
GeForce RTX 2060
374%
GeForce GTX 1080
429%
GeForce RTX 2070
429%
Radeon VII
450%
TITAN X Pascal
462%
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
498%
GeForce RTX 2080
577%
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
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
L1 Cache
16 KB (per CU)
L2 Cache
1024 KB

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Rate
20.40 GPixel/s
Texture Rate
81.60 GTexel/s
FP16 (half) performance
2.611 TFLOPS (1:1)
FP32 (float) performance
2.611 TFLOPS
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
4.6
OpenCL
2.0
Vulkan
1.1.101
Shader Model
6.0

Polaris 21 GPU Notes

Architecture Codename: Arctic Islands
Codename: Baffin
CLRX Version: GCN 1.2
Graphics/Compute: GFX8 (gfx803)
Display Core Engine: 11.2
Unified Video Decoder: 6.3
Video Compression Engine: 3.4

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