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 $ 99.0 $ 149.0 50 (51%)
Year 2017 2014 3 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 62C 61C 1 (2%)
Max Fan Noise 41.7dB 43.6dB 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 +0.0 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 33.0 FPS 32.6 FPS 0.4 (1%)
Average 1440p Performance 23.4 FPS 21.4 FPS 2 (9%)
Average 4K Performance 13.6 FPS 13.2 FPS 0.4 (3%)
Memory 4 GB 2 GB 2 (50%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.0 $ 4.6 1.6 (53%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 4.2 $ 7.0 2.8 (67%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 7.3 $ 11.3 4 (55%)
Variant AMD Radeon RX 560 AMD Radeon R7 265
Overall Combination Score 66/100 60/100 6 (9%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from R7 265 to RX 560 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
2019 Apex Legends
24
27.0
24
27.0
2019 Anthem
15
17.4
15
17.4
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
22
25.5
22
25.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
30
34.2
30
33.6
2019 Metro Exodus
13
15.3
13
15.0
2019 World War Z
38
43.0
27
31.0
2019 Gears of War 5
19
22.2
19
21.8
2019 F1 2019
25
27.9
24
27.4
2019 GreedFall
22
25.1
22
24.6
2019 Borderlands 3
15
17.6
15
17.3
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
30
33.9
29
33.3
2018 Just Cause 4
19
22.0
19
21.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
21
23.7
20
23.3
2018 Strange Brigade
32
35.8
31
35.1
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
27
30.5
27
30.0
2017 For Honor
36
40.7
36
40.0
2017 Project CARS 2
25
28.8
25
28.3
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
31
34.9
30
34.3
2016 Dishonored 2
18
21.0
18
20.6
2015 Rocket League
106
118.7
104
116.5
2015 Need For Speed
29
32.9
29
32.3
2015 Project CARS
28
31.5
27
31.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
51
57.6
50
56.6
2013 Crysis 3
28
31.4
36
40.7
2013 Battlefield 4
33
36.8
31
35.3
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
73
81.4
71
79.9
2009 League of Legends
137
152.6
134
149.9

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AMD Radeon RX 560
AMD Radeon R7 265
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
16
20.1
16
20.1
2019 Anthem
11
13.8
11
13.8
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
15
19.8
15
19.8
2019 Resident Evil 2
18
23.1
18
22.6
2019 Metro Exodus
9
11.9
9
11.7
2019 World War Z
25
31.4
18
22.6
2019 Gears of War 5
12
16.1
12
15.8
2019 F1 2019
15
19.7
15
19.4
2019 GreedFall
14
18.1
14
17.8
2019 Borderlands 3
9
12.4
9
12.2
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
19
24.4
19
24.0
2018 Just Cause 4
13
16.3
12
16.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
13
16.6
13
16.3
2018 Strange Brigade
19
24.9
19
24.5
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
17
22.0
17
21.6
2017 For Honor
18
23.7
18
23.3
2017 Project CARS 2
16
20.3
16
20.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
25
31.5
24
31.0
2016 Dishonored 2
14
18.0
14
17.6
2015 Rocket League
40
50.8
40
50.0
2015 Need For Speed
20
25.4
20
25.0
2015 Project CARS
19
24.1
18
23.6
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
29
37.3
29
36.6
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
54
67.8
53
66.6
2009 League of Legends
67
84.8
66
83.3

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AMD Radeon RX 560
AMD Radeon R7 265
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
8
12.0
8
12.0
2019 Anthem
5
7.5
5
7.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
7
10.5
7
10.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
7
11.4
7
11.2
2019 Metro Exodus
5
7.5
5
7.3
2019 World War Z
12
18.1
9
13.0
2019 Gears of War 5
7
10.2
7
10.0
2019 F1 2019
8
12.5
8
12.3
2019 GreedFall
5
7.5
5
7.3
2019 Borderlands 3
4
6.4
4
6.3
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
10
14.6
10
14.3
2018 Just Cause 4
5
8.5
5
8.3
2018 Monster Hunter: World
5
8.0
5
7.8
2018 Strange Brigade
9
13.6
9
13.3
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
10
15.3
10
15.0
2017 For Honor
8
11.9
8
11.7
2017 Project CARS 2
11
17.0
11
16.6
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
18
26.4
18
26.0
2016 Dishonored 2
9
14.2
9
14.0
2015 Rocket League
16
23.7
16
23.3
2015 Need For Speed
11
17.0
11
16.6
2015 Project CARS
11
17.0
11
16.6
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
12
17.3
11
17.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
42
61.0
41
59.9
2009 League of Legends
23
33.9
23
33.3
RX 560 vs R7 265 with i7-7700K vs i7-4770K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings

AMD Radeon RX 560 / i7-7700K

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 / i7-4770K

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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