AMD Radeon RX 550
vs
AMD Radeon RX 560

AMD Radeon RX 550
AMD Radeon RX 560
RX 550 RX 560 Difference
AMD Radeon RX 550 AMD Radeon RX 560
Price $ 99.0 $ 99.0 0 (0%)
Year 2017 2017 0 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 57C 62C 5 (9%)
Max Fan Noise 36.2dB 41.7dB 5.5 (15%)
Recommended Power Supply 400W 425W 25 (6%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz ($354.99) Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz ($354.99)
CPU Impact on FPS +0.0 FPS +0.0 FPS 0 (0%)
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0% 0.0% 0 (0%)
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 22.4 FPS 32.3 FPS 9.9 (44%)
Average 1440p Performance 16.0 FPS 22.9 FPS 6.9 (43%)
Average 4K Performance 9.3 FPS 13.4 FPS 4.1 (44%)
Memory 2 GB 4 GB 2 (100%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.5 $ 3.1 0.4 (11%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 4.9 $ 4.3 0.6 (12%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 8.5 $ 7.4 1.1 (13%)
Overall Combination Score 66/100 66/100 0 (0%)
Our Verdict: The RX 560 is faster by 43% for 1440p gaming. The price/performance ratio is much better for RX 560 .

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AMD Radeon RX 550
AMD Radeon RX 560
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
18.0
27.0
2019 Anthem
11.6
17.4
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
17.0
25.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
25.0
34.2
2019 Metro Exodus
11.2
15.3
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
25.0
36.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
11.2
18.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
23.0
33.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
20.6
27.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
17.0
29.0
2018 Fallout 76
25.0
32.0
2018 Hitman 2
20.0
25.0
2018 Just Cause 4
16.1
22.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
17.4
23.7
2018 Battlefield V
22.0
43.0
2017 Dawn of War III
31.6
45.1
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
20.6
29.5
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
16.4
27.0
2017 Destiny 2
31.5
49.5
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
16.1
23.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
21.8
31.2
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
22.3
30.5
2017 For Honor
29.8
40.7
2017 Project CARS 2
21.1
28.8
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
25.5
34.9
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
16.9
24.1
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
17.3
24.7
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
17.6
25.2
2016 Doom
42.7
61.0
2016 F1 2016
28.7
41.0
2016 Hitman
30.2
43.1
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
26.1
37.3
2016 The Division
22.1
31.6
2016 Total War: Warhammer
24.5
35.0
2016 Battlefield 1
30.8
44.0
2016 Overwatch
25.9
45.5
2016 Dishonored 2
15.4
21.0
2015 DiRT Rally
34.9
49.9
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
19.1
27.2
2015 The Witcher 3
19.4
27.7
2015 Rocket League
86.8
118.7
2015 Need For Speed
24.1
32.9
2015 Project CARS
23.1
31.5
2013 Crysis 3
21.9
31.4
2013 Battlefield 4
25.8
36.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
59.5
81.4
2009 League of Legends
111.6
152.6

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AMD Radeon RX 550
AMD Radeon RX 560
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
13.4
20.1
2019 Anthem
9.2
13.8
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
13.2
19.8
2019 Resident Evil 2
16.9
23.1
2019 Metro Exodus
8.7
11.9
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
18.9
22.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
4.0
6.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
18.0
25.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
13.3
17.1
2018 Forza Horizon 4
14.0
25.0
2018 Fallout 76
13.0
17.0
2018 Hitman 2
13.0
16.0
2018 Just Cause 4
11.9
16.3
2018 Monster Hunter: World
12.2
16.6
2018 Battlefield V
15.0
26.0
2017 Dawn of War III
20.0
28.5
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
15.3
21.9
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
14.0
18.0
2017 Destiny 2
27.0
42.3
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
12.2
17.5
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
11.2
18.9
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
16.1
22.0
2017 For Honor
17.4
23.7
2017 Project CARS 2
14.9
20.3
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
23.1
31.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
15.7
22.5
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
11.8
16.8
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
16.2
23.2
2016 Doom
29.0
41.4
2016 F1 2016
22.4
32.0
2016 Hitman
21.5
30.7
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
17.8
25.5
2016 The Division
16.0
22.8
2016 Total War: Warhammer
17.2
24.5
2016 Battlefield 1
22.4
32.0
2016 Overwatch
18.2
31.5
2016 Dishonored 2
13.1
18.0
2015 DiRT Rally
24.4
34.8
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
13.3
19.0
2015 The Witcher 3
14.2
20.4
2015 Rocket League
37.2
50.8
2015 Need For Speed
18.6
25.4
2015 Project CARS
17.6
24.1
2013 Crysis 3
13.3
19.1
2013 Battlefield 4
16.8
24.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
49.6
67.8
2009 League of Legends
62.0
84.8

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AMD Radeon RX 550
AMD Radeon RX 560
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
8.0
12.0
2019 Anthem
5.0
7.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
7.0
10.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
8.3
11.4
2019 Metro Exodus
5.5
7.5
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
10.2
16.2
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
6.3
9.9
2018 Final Fantasy XV
12.0
16.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
7.3
9.9
2018 Forza Horizon 4
9.0
16.0
2018 Fallout 76
7.0
9.0
2018 Hitman 2
8.0
10.0
2018 Just Cause 4
6.2
8.5
2018 Monster Hunter: World
5.8
8.0
2018 Battlefield V
9.1
14.4
2017 Dawn of War III
9.9
14.1
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
8.6
12.3
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
6.0
8.0
2017 Destiny 2
13.3
20.7
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
7.0
10.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
5.6
10.5
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
11.2
15.3
2017 For Honor
8.7
11.9
2017 Project CARS 2
12.4
17.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
19.3
26.4
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
5.9
8.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
11.5
16.5
2016 Doom
14.7
21.0
2016 F1 2016
13.1
18.7
2016 Total War: Warhammer
9.1
13.0
2016 Battlefield 1
12.0
17.2
2016 Overwatch
9.1
16.1
2016 Dishonored 2
10.4
14.2
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
6.3
9.0
2015 Rocket League
17.4
23.7
2015 Need For Speed
12.4
17.0
2015 Project CARS
12.4
17.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
44.6
61.0
2009 League of Legends
24.8
33.9

AMD Radeon RX 550 / Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz

The RX 550 is more suitable for budget PC builds and less demanding games. With current 2048 MB RAM, the RX 550 can have serious memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games. The RX 550 's power requirements are reasonable and it is very efficient compared to the competition. With regards to max load temperature, the RX 550 's cooling is excellent at keeping it cool and under control. With current 2048 MB RAM, the RX 550 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

AMD Radeon RX 560 / Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz

The RX 560 is more suitable for budget PC builds and less demanding games. The price/performance ratio is excellent for RX 560 against the competition in budget graphics cards. The RX 560 's power requirements are reasonable and it is very efficient compared to the competition. With regards to max load temperature, the RX 560 's cooling is excellent at keeping it cool and under control. With current 4096 MB RAM, the RX 560 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

RX 550 vs RX 560 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RX 550 RX 560
Board NumberD090-01C994
Length5.7 inches 145 mm6.7 inches 170 mm
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort1x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort
Power ConnectorsNoneNone
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP50 W75 W

Clock Speeds

RX 550 RX 560
Boost Clock1183 MHz1275 MHz
GPU Clock1100 MHz1175 MHz
Memory Clock1750 MHz 7000 MHz effective1750 MHz 7000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RX 550 RX 560
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x8PCIe 3.0 x8
GenerationPolaris (RX 500)Polaris (RX 500)
Launch Price79 USD99 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateApr 20th, 2017Apr 18th, 2017

Graphics Features

RX 550 RX 560
DirectX12.0 (12_0)12.0 (12_0)
OpenCL22
OpenGL4.54.5
Shader Model66
Vulkan1.1.821.1.82

Graphics Processor

RX 550 RX 560
ArchitectureGCN 4.0GCN 4.0
Die Size103 mm²123 mm²
GPU NameLexaPolaris 21
GPU VariantLexa PRO (215-0904018)Polaris 21 XT (215-0908004)
Process Size14 nm14 nm
Transistors2,200 million3,000 million

Memory

RX 550 RX 560
Bandwidth112.0 GB/s112.0 GB/s
Memory Bus128 bit128 bit
Memory Size2048 MB4096 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

RX 550 RX 560
Compute Units816
ROPs1616
Shading Units5121024
TMUs3264

Theoretical Performance

RX 550 RX 560
FP16 (half) performance1,211 GFLOPS (1:1)2,611 GFLOPS (1:1)
FP32 (float) performance1,211 GFLOPS2,611 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance75.71 GFLOPS (1:16)163.2 GFLOPS (1:16)
Pixel Rate18.93 GPixel/s20.40 GPixel/s
Texture Rate37.86 GTexel/s81.60 GTexel/s

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springsrock 1 month ago
Both have the same cost, so what is worth more 2x vram from 550 or 2x stream processors from 560+ clock speed?
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scantutility 1 month ago


vram is irrelevant to actual performance
the same for stream processors

the 560 is superior

the gtx 1050 ti should be around the same price and is better
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crapulousmixture 2 months ago
Hi!
Is it worth paying extra ~16€ for rx 560 if I don't play games? I am a graphic designer but I don't work with 3d or anything high demanding. So far I've managed to live with an old GeForce 8600 gt.
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kosherfinnegan 2 months ago
If you use OpenCL accelleration for anything in your workflow, then yes. Otherwise, no.
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dryeastward 2 months ago
Hi there,

I'm looking for a present for my friend and I was wondering which of the following cards is better: GTX 1050ti 4GB, RX550 4GB, RX560 4GB.
1) Is there a model that gives more FPS than the others
2) Noise factor
3)Temperature
And I hope you can tell me about the compatibility: will an AMD card work with an i7 4... (4 generation) or i7 5...(5 generation) cpu ??
In my country they all cost from 150Euro to 200 Euro
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grublunchbox 2 months ago
1050ti is better than rest of listed.
Difference between models is only cooling solution but i recommend gigabyte, Msi has superior cooling but it comes pricier.
Well my msi is quiet till 60*C and still, Unless you ramp up fans till 4krpm and then its audible like jet.
Temps? Cool, full speed 40*C under full load on aida64.
.... It doesnt matter if amd-intel nor intel-nvidia they dont have anything to do with compability, thats usually with motherboard and drivers.
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blinksinternal 3 months ago
Hello I Have RX550 OC From Sapphire and G4560 with H110M from Asrock.

I just realized that my rig is bottleneck. from http://thebottlenecker.com it's 11% from weak GPU
and above 10% consider as Bottleneck . and RX560 is the best one to pair with g4560.

I would to asking, if i overclock my gpu, +100 Mhz core clock, and +75 Mhz Memory clock.
does it will be equal to RX 560?

If it's not would you give me a suggestions, how far i can overclock Rx550 that would be equal to Rx560. so i can remove the bottleneck at least 9-10%. Thanks guys!
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uprightlength 2 months ago
I think you are overreacting to the term bottleneck, your GPU and CPU are a pretty good combo.

Overclocking your rx550 won't make it perform like a rx560 , that being said overclocking your rx550 is always an option to get the most performance out of the hardware you have.

go through the process and find whatever overclock settings your card can handle, here is a decent guide-
https://www.pcgamesn.com/hardware-guides/overclocking-guide-how-to-overclock/#overclock_GPU
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