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 $ 74.0 25 (25%)
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 33.0 FPS 23.0 FPS 10 (30%)
Average 1440p Performance 23.4 FPS 16.4 FPS 7 (30%)
Average 4K Performance 13.6 FPS 9.4 FPS 4.2 (31%)
Memory 4 GB 2 GB 2 (50%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.0 $ 3.4 0.4 (13%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 4.2 $ 4.8 0.6 (14%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 7.3 $ 8.4 1.1 (15%)
Overall Combination Score 66/100 66/100 0 (0%)
Our Verdict: The RX 560 is faster by 43% for 1440p gaming.

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AMD Radeon RX 560
AMD Radeon RX 550
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
24
27.0
16
18.0
2019 Anthem
15
17.4
10
11.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
22
25.5
15
17.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
30
34.2
22
25.0
2019 Metro Exodus
13
15.3
10
11.2
2019 World War Z
38
43.0
27
30.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
32
36.0
22
25.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
16
18.0
10
11.2
2018 Final Fantasy XV
29
33.0
20
23.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
24
27.0
18
20.6
2018 Forza Horizon 4
26
29.0
15
17.0
2018 Fallout 76
28
32.0
22
25.0
2018 Hitman 2
22
25.0
18
20.0
2018 Just Cause 4
19
22.0
14
16.1
2018 Monster Hunter: World
21
23.7
15
17.4
2018 Battlefield V
38
43.0
19
22.0
2017 Dawn of War III
40
45.1
28
31.6
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
26
29.5
18
20.6
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
24
27.0
14
16.4
2017 Destiny 2
44
49.5
28
31.5
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
20
23.0
14
16.1
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
28
31.2
19
21.8
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
27
30.5
20
22.3
2017 For Honor
36
40.7
26
29.8
2017 Project CARS 2
25
28.8
18
21.1
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
31
34.9
22
25.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
21
24.1
15
16.9
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
22
24.7
15
17.3
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
22
25.2
15
17.6
2016 Doom
54
61.0
38
42.7
2016 F1 2016
36
41.0
25
28.7
2016 Hitman
38
43.1
27
30.2
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
33
37.3
23
26.1
2016 The Division
28
31.6
19
22.1
2016 Total War: Warhammer
31
35.0
22
24.5
2016 Battlefield 1
39
44.0
27
30.8
2016 Overwatch
40
45.5
23
25.9
2016 Dishonored 2
18
21.0
13
15.4
2015 DiRT Rally
44
49.9
31
34.9
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
24
27.2
17
19.1
2015 The Witcher 3
24
27.7
17
19.4
2015 Rocket League
106
118.7
78
86.8
2015 Need For Speed
29
32.9
21
24.1
2015 Project CARS
28
31.5
20
23.1
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
51
57.6
37
42.2
2013 Crysis 3
28
31.4
19
21.9
2013 Battlefield 4
33
36.8
23
25.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
73
81.4
53
59.5
2009 League of Legends
137
152.6
100
111.6

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AMD Radeon RX 560
AMD Radeon RX 550
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
16
20.1
10
13.4
2019 Anthem
11
13.8
7
9.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
15
19.8
10
13.2
2019 Resident Evil 2
18
23.1
13
16.9
2019 Metro Exodus
9
11.9
6
8.7
2019 World War Z
25
31.4
17
21.9
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
17
22.0
15
18.9
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
4
6.0
3
4.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
20
25.0
14
18.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
13
17.1
10
13.3
2018 Forza Horizon 4
20
25.0
11
14.0
2018 Fallout 76
13
17.0
10
13.0
2018 Hitman 2
12
16.0
10
13.0
2018 Just Cause 4
13
16.3
9
11.9
2018 Monster Hunter: World
13
16.6
9
12.2
2018 Battlefield V
20
26.0
12
15.0
2017 Dawn of War III
22
28.5
16
20.0
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
17
21.9
12
15.3
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
14
18.0
11
14.0
2017 Destiny 2
33
42.3
21
27.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
14
17.5
9
12.2
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
15
18.9
8
11.2
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
17
22.0
12
16.1
2017 For Honor
18
23.7
13
17.4
2017 Project CARS 2
16
20.3
11
14.9
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
25
31.5
18
23.1
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
18
22.5
12
15.7
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
13
16.8
9
11.8
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
18
23.2
12
16.2
2016 Doom
33
41.4
23
29.0
2016 F1 2016
25
32.0
17
22.4
2016 Hitman
24
30.7
17
21.5
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
20
25.5
14
17.8
2016 The Division
18
22.8
12
16.0
2016 Total War: Warhammer
19
24.5
13
17.2
2016 Battlefield 1
25
32.0
17
22.4
2016 Overwatch
25
31.5
14
18.2
2016 Dishonored 2
14
18.0
10
13.1
2015 DiRT Rally
27
34.8
19
24.4
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
15
19.0
10
13.3
2015 The Witcher 3
16
20.4
11
14.2
2015 Rocket League
40
50.8
29
37.2
2015 Need For Speed
20
25.4
14
18.6
2015 Project CARS
19
24.1
14
17.6
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
29
37.3
21
27.3
2013 Crysis 3
15
19.1
10
13.3
2013 Battlefield 4
19
24.0
13
16.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
54
67.8
39
49.6
2009 League of Legends
67
84.8
49
62.0

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AMD Radeon RX 560
AMD Radeon RX 550
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
8
12.0
5
8.0
2019 Anthem
5
7.5
3
5.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
7
10.5
4
7.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
7
11.4
5
8.3
2019 Metro Exodus
5
7.5
3
5.5
2019 World War Z
12
18.1
8
12.6
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
11
16.2
7
10.2
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
6
9.9
4
6.3
2018 Final Fantasy XV
11
16.0
8
12.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
6
9.9
5
7.3
2018 Forza Horizon 4
11
16.0
6
9.0
2018 Fallout 76
6
9.0
4
7.0
2018 Hitman 2
7
10.0
5
8.0
2018 Just Cause 4
5
8.5
4
6.2
2018 Monster Hunter: World
5
8.0
4
5.8
2018 Battlefield V
10
14.4
6
9.1
2017 Dawn of War III
9
14.1
6
9.9
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
8
12.3
6
8.6
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
5
8.0
4
6.0
2017 Destiny 2
14
20.7
9
13.3
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
7
10.0
4
7.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
7
10.5
3
5.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
10
15.3
7
11.2
2017 For Honor
8
11.9
6
8.7
2017 Project CARS 2
11
17.0
8
12.4
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
18
26.4
13
19.3
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
5
8.5
4
5.9
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
11
16.5
8
11.5
2016 Doom
14
21.0
10
14.7
2016 F1 2016
13
18.7
9
13.1
2016 Total War: Warhammer
9
13.0
6
9.1
2016 Battlefield 1
12
17.2
8
12.0
2016 Overwatch
11
16.1
6
9.1
2016 Dishonored 2
9
14.2
7
10.4
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
6
9.0
4
6.3
2015 Rocket League
16
23.7
12
17.4
2015 Need For Speed
11
17.0
8
12.4
2015 Project CARS
11
17.0
8
12.4
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
12
17.3
8
12.6
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
42
61.0
31
44.6
2009 League of Legends
23
33.9
17
24.8
RX 560 vs RX 550 with i7-7700K vs i7-7700K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings
RX 560 vs RX 550 with i7-7700K vs i7-7700K at 1440p and ultra vs ultra settings
RX 560 vs RX 550 with i7-7700K vs i7-7700K at 4K 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 RX 550 / 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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coffeediscover 5 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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revealoffended 5 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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midnightweird 6 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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chapmarried 6 months ago
If you use OpenCL accelleration for anything in your workflow, then yes. Otherwise, no.
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