AMD Radeon RX 560
vs
AMD Radeon R9 280

AMD Radeon RX 560
AMD Radeon R9 280
RX 560 R9 280 Difference
AMD Radeon RX 560 AMD Radeon R9 280
Price $ 104 $ 350 246 (237%)
Year 2017 2014 3 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 62C 66C 4 (6%)
Max Fan Noise 42dB 53dB 11.1 (27%)
Recommended Power Supply 425W 550W 125 (29%)
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 42 FPS 8.5 (26%)
Average 1440p Performance 24 FPS 31 FPS 7.6 (32%)
Average 4K Performance 14 FPS 18 FPS 3.8 (27%)
Memory 4 GB 3 GB 1 (25%)
Overall Combination Score 66/100 55/100 11 (17%)
Our Verdict: The R9 280 is faster by 32% for 1440p gaming. The price/performance ratio is much better for RX 560 .

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AMD Radeon RX 560
AMD Radeon R9 280
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Forza Horizon 4
29
29
2018 Fallout 76
32
34
2018 Hitman 2
25
27
2018 Just Cause 4
22
30
2018 Monster Hunter: World
24
32
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
23
30
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
31
29
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
31
41
2017 For Honor
41
55
2017 Project CARS 2
29
39
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
35
47
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
24
25
2016 Hitman
43
41
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
37
37
2016 The Division
32
35
2016 Overwatch
46
46
2016 Dishonored 2
21
28
2015 DiRT Rally
50
65
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
27
36
2015 The Witcher 3
28
29
2015 Rocket League
119
160
2015 Need For Speed
33
44
2015 Project CARS
32
43
2013 Crysis 3
31
37
2013 Battlefield 4
37
52
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
81
110
2009 League of Legends
153
206

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AMD Radeon RX 560
AMD Radeon R9 280
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Forza Horizon 4
25
25
2018 Hitman 2
16
17
2018 Just Cause 4
16
22
2018 Monster Hunter: World
17
22
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
18
23
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
19
19
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
22
30
2017 For Honor
24
32
2017 Project CARS 2
20
28
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
32
43
2016 Overwatch
32
32
2016 Dishonored 2
18
24
2015 Rocket League
51
69
2015 Need For Speed
25
34
2015 Project CARS
24
33
2013 Crysis 3
19
37
2013 Battlefield 4
24
32
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
68
92
2009 League of Legends
85
115

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AMD Radeon RX 560
AMD Radeon R9 280
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Forza Horizon 4
16
16
2018 Hitman 2
10
10
2018 Just Cause 4
9
11
2018 Monster Hunter: World
8
11
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
10
13
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
11
11
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
15
21
2017 For Honor
12
16
2017 Project CARS 2
17
23
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
26
36
2016 Overwatch
16
16
2016 Dishonored 2
14
19
2015 Rocket League
24
32
2015 Need For Speed
17
23
2015 Project CARS
17
23
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
61
82
2009 League of Legends
34
46

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 R9 280 / Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz

It is worth noting that the R9 280 is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. This combination between R9 280 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 R9 280 and Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz is a perfect match to avoid FPS loss. With current 3072 MB RAM, the R9 280 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

RX 560 vs R9 280 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RX 560 R9 280
Board NumberC994C386
Length6.7 inches 170 mm10.83 inches 275 mm
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort2x DVI1x HDMI2x mini-DisplayPort
Power ConnectorsNone1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP75 W200 W

Clock Speeds

RX 560 R9 280
Boost Clock1275 MHz933 MHz
GPU Clock1175 MHz827 MHz
Memory Clock1750 MHz 7000 MHz effective1250 MHz 5000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RX 560 R9 280
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x8PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationPolaris (RX 500)Volcanic Islands (R9 200)
Launch Price99 USD279 USD
ProductionActiveEnd-of-life
Release DateApr 18th, 2017Mar 4th, 2014

Graphics Features

RX 560 R9 280
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 R9 280
ArchitectureGCN 4.0GCN 1.0
Die Size123 mm²352 mm²
GPU NamePolaris 21Tahiti
GPU VariantPolaris 21 XT (215-0908004)Tahiti PRO3 (215-0821330)
Process Size14 nm28 nm
Transistors3,000 million4,313 million

Memory

RX 560 R9 280
Bandwidth112.0 GB/s240.0 GB/s
Memory Bus128 bit384 bit
Memory Size4096 MB3072 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

RX 560 R9 280
Compute Units1628
ROPs1632
Shading Units10241792
TMUs64112

Theoretical Performance

RX 560 R9 280
FP32 (float) performance2,611 GFLOPS3,344 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance163.2 GFLOPS (1:16)836.0 GFLOPS (1:4)
Pixel Rate20.40 GPixel/s29.86 GPixel/s
Texture Rate81.60 GTexel/s104.5 GTexel/s

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