AMD Radeon RX 560
vs
AMD Radeon R7 265

AMD Radeon RX 560
AMD Radeon R7 265
RX 560 R7 265 Difference
AMD Radeon RX 560 AMD Radeon R7 265
Price $ 104 $ 149 45 (43%)
Year 2017 2014 3 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 62C 61C 1 (2%)
Max Fan Noise 42dB 44dB 1.9 (5%)
Recommended Power Supply 425W 500W 75 (18%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz ($354.99) Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz ($284.99)
CPU Impact on FPS +0 FPS +0 FPS 0 (0%)
CPU Impact on FPS % 0% 0% 0 (0%)
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 33 FPS 34 FPS 0.5 (2%)
Average 1440p Performance 24 FPS 22 FPS 2 (8%)
Average 4K Performance 14 FPS 15 FPS 0.8 (6%)
Memory 4 GB 2 GB 2 (50%)
Overall Combination Score 66/100 60/100 6 (9%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from RX 560 to R7 265 is not recommended as it is less than 30% of improvement in performance. In general, a reasonable upgrade is between 30% and 50% or more to justify the purchase of new hardware. The price/performance ratio is much better for RX 560 .

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AMD Radeon RX 560
AMD Radeon R7 265
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Just Cause 4
22
22
2018 Monster Hunter: World
24
23
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
31
30
2017 For Honor
41
40
2017 Project CARS 2
29
28
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
35
34
2016 Dishonored 2
21
21
2015 Rocket League
119
117
2015 Need For Speed
33
32
2015 Project CARS
32
31
2013 Crysis 3
31
41
2013 Battlefield 4
37
35
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
81
80
2009 League of Legends
153
150

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AMD Radeon RX 560
AMD Radeon R7 265
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Just Cause 4
16
16
2018 Monster Hunter: World
17
16
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
22
22
2017 For Honor
24
23
2017 Project CARS 2
20
20
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
32
31
2016 Dishonored 2
18
18
2015 Rocket League
51
50
2015 Need For Speed
25
25
2015 Project CARS
24
24
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
68
67
2009 League of Legends
85
83

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AMD Radeon RX 560
AMD Radeon R7 265
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Just Cause 4
9
8
2018 Monster Hunter: World
8
8
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
15
15
2017 For Honor
12
12
2017 Project CARS 2
17
17
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
26
26
2016 Dishonored 2
14
14
2015 Rocket League
24
23
2015 Need For Speed
17
17
2015 Project CARS
17
17
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
61
60
2009 League of Legends
34
33

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.

AMD Radeon R7 265 / Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz

The R7 265 is more suitable for budget PC builds and less demanding games. The price/performance ratio is excellent for R7 265 against the competition in budget graphics cards. With current 2048 MB RAM, the R7 265 can have serious memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games. With regards to max load temperature, the R7 265 's cooling is excellent at keeping it cool and under control. This combination between R7 265 and Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz has less than 8% bottleneck in many games and is perfect match to avoid FPS loss. This combination between R7 265 and Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz is a perfect match to avoid FPS loss. With current 2048 MB RAM, the R7 265 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

RX 560 vs R7 265 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RX 560 R7 265
Board NumberC994C630
Length6.7 inches 170 mm8.28 inches 210 mm
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort2x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort
Power ConnectorsNone1x 6-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP75 W150 W

Clock Speeds

RX 560 R7 265
Boost Clock1275 MHz925 MHz
GPU Clock1175 MHz900 MHz
Memory Clock1750 MHz 7000 MHz effective1400 MHz 5600 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RX 560 R7 265
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x8PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationPolaris (RX 500)Volcanic Islands (R7 200)
Launch Price99 USD149 USD
ProductionActiveEnd-of-life
Release DateApr 18th, 2017Feb 13th, 2014

Graphics Features

RX 560 R7 265
DirectX12.0 (12_0)12.0 (11_1)
OpenCL21.2
OpenGL4.54.5
Shader Model65.1
Vulkan1.1.821.1.77

Graphics Processor

RX 560 R7 265
ArchitectureGCN 4.0GCN 1.0
Die Size123 mm²212 mm²
GPU NamePolaris 21Pitcairn
GPU VariantPolaris 21 XT (215-0908004)Pitcairn PRO (215-0828062)
Process Size14 nm28 nm
Transistors3,000 million2,800 million

Memory

RX 560 R7 265
Bandwidth112.0 GB/s179.2 GB/s
Memory Bus128 bit256 bit
Memory Size4096 MB2048 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

RX 560 R7 265
Compute Units1616
ROPs1632
Shading Units10241024
TMUs6464

Theoretical Performance

RX 560 R7 265
FP32 (float) performance2,611 GFLOPS1,894 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance163.2 GFLOPS (1:16)118.4 GFLOPS (1:16)
Pixel Rate20.40 GPixel/s29.60 GPixel/s
Texture Rate81.60 GTexel/s59.20 GTexel/s

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