AMD Radeon RX 560
vs
AMD Radeon RX 550

AMD Radeon RX 560
AMD Radeon RX 550
RX 560 RX 550 Difference
AMD Radeon RX 560 AMD Radeon RX 550
Price $ 99.0 $ 99.0 0 (0%)
Year 2017 2017 0 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 62C 57C 5 (8%)
Max Fan Noise 41.7dB 36.2dB 5.5 (13%)
Recommended Power Supply 425W 400W 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 32.3 FPS 22.4 FPS 9.9 (31%)
Average 1440p Performance 22.9 FPS 16.0 FPS 6.9 (30%)
Average 4K Performance 13.4 FPS 9.3 FPS 4.1 (31%)
Memory 4 GB 2 GB 2 (50%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.1 $ 3.5 0.4 (13%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 4.3 $ 4.9 0.6 (14%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 7.4 $ 8.5 1.1 (15%)
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 560
AMD Radeon RX 550
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
27.0
18.0
2019 Anthem
17.4
11.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
25.5
17.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
34.2
25.0
2019 Metro Exodus
15.3
11.2
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
36.0
25.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
18.0
11.2
2018 Final Fantasy XV
33.0
23.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
27.0
20.6
2018 Forza Horizon 4
29.0
17.0
2018 Fallout 76
32.0
25.0
2018 Hitman 2
25.0
20.0
2018 Just Cause 4
22.0
16.1
2018 Monster Hunter: World
23.7
17.4
2018 Battlefield V
43.0
22.0
2017 Dawn of War III
45.1
31.6
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
29.5
20.6
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
27.0
16.4
2017 Destiny 2
49.5
31.5
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
23.0
16.1
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
31.2
21.8
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
30.5
22.3
2017 For Honor
40.7
29.8
2017 Project CARS 2
28.8
21.1
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
34.9
25.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
24.1
16.9
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
24.7
17.3
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
25.2
17.6
2016 Doom
61.0
42.7
2016 F1 2016
41.0
28.7
2016 Hitman
43.1
30.2
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
37.3
26.1
2016 The Division
31.6
22.1
2016 Total War: Warhammer
35.0
24.5
2016 Battlefield 1
44.0
30.8
2016 Overwatch
45.5
25.9
2016 Dishonored 2
21.0
15.4
2015 DiRT Rally
49.9
34.9
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
27.2
19.1
2015 The Witcher 3
27.7
19.4
2015 Rocket League
118.7
86.8
2015 Need For Speed
32.9
24.1
2015 Project CARS
31.5
23.1
2013 Crysis 3
31.4
21.9
2013 Battlefield 4
36.8
25.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
81.4
59.5
2009 League of Legends
152.6
111.6

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

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

AMD Radeon RX 560 / Core 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 RX 550 / Core i7-7700K

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.

RX 560 vs RX 550 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RX 560 RX 550
Board NumberC994D090-01
Length6.7 inches 170 mm5.7 inches 145 mm
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort1x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort
Power ConnectorsNoneNone
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP75 W50 W

Clock Speeds

RX 560 RX 550
Boost Clock1275 MHz1183 MHz
GPU Clock1175 MHz1100 MHz
Memory Clock1750 MHz 7000 MHz effective1750 MHz 7000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RX 560 RX 550
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x8PCIe 3.0 x8
GenerationPolaris (RX 500)Polaris (RX 500)
Launch Price99 USD79 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateApr 18th, 2017Apr 20th, 2017

Graphics Features

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

Graphics Processor

RX 560 RX 550
ArchitectureGCN 4.0GCN 4.0
Die Size123 mm²103 mm²
GPU NamePolaris 21Lexa
GPU VariantPolaris 21 XT (215-0908004)Lexa PRO (215-0904018)
Process Size14 nm14 nm
Transistors3,000 million2,200 million

Memory

RX 560 RX 550
Bandwidth112.0 GB/s112.0 GB/s
Memory Bus128 bit128 bit
Memory Size4096 MB2048 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

RX 560 RX 550
Compute Units168
ROPs1616
Shading Units1024512
TMUs6432

Theoretical Performance

RX 560 RX 550
FP16 (half) performance2,611 GFLOPS (1:1)1,211 GFLOPS (1:1)
FP32 (float) performance2,611 GFLOPS1,211 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance163.2 GFLOPS (1:16)75.71 GFLOPS (1:16)
Pixel Rate20.40 GPixel/s18.93 GPixel/s
Texture Rate81.60 GTexel/s37.86 GTexel/s

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uprightlength 2 months 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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craftyking 2 months 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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dextrousribbit 3 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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conclusiongigabyte 3 months ago
If you use OpenCL accelleration for anything in your workflow, then yes. Otherwise, no.
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