AMD Radeon RX 560
vs
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950

AMD Radeon RX 560
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
RX 560 GTX 950 Difference
AMD Radeon RX 560 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
Price $ 99.0 $ 99.0 0 (0%)
Year 2017 2015 2 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 62C 73C 11 (18%)
Max Fan Noise 41.7dB 39.7dB 2 (5%)
Recommended Power Supply 425W 440W 15 (4%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz ($354.99) Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4.00GHz ($306.99)
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 31.4 FPS 0.9 (3%)
Average 1440p Performance 22.9 FPS 22.2 FPS 0.7 (3%)
Average 4K Performance 13.4 FPS 13.9 FPS 0.5 (4%)
Memory 4 GB 2 GB 2 (50%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.1 $ 5.1 2 (64%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 4.3 $ 7.2 2.9 (67%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 7.4 $ 11.4 4 (54%)
Overall Combination Score 66/100 64/100 2 (3%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from GTX 950 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.

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AMD Radeon RX 560
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
27.0
27.0
2019 Anthem
17.4
17.4
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
25.5
25.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
34.2
37.2
2019 Metro Exodus
15.3
16.6
2018 Forza Horizon 4
29.0
28.4
2018 Fallout 76
32.0
32.4
2018 Hitman 2
25.0
25.1
2018 Just Cause 4
22.0
23.9
2018 Monster Hunter: World
23.7
25.8
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
23.0
34.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
31.2
28.4
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
30.5
33.1
2017 For Honor
40.7
44.2
2017 Project CARS 2
28.8
31.3
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
34.9
37.9
2016 Overwatch
45.5
44.2
2016 Dishonored 2
21.0
22.8
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
27.2
24.9
2015 Rocket League
118.7
128.8
2015 Need For Speed
32.9
35.7
2015 Project CARS
31.5
34.2
2013 Crysis 3
31.4
39.0
2013 Battlefield 4
36.8
35.1
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
81.4
88.3
2009 League of Legends
152.6
165.6

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AMD Radeon RX 560
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
20.1
20.1
2019 Anthem
13.8
13.8
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
19.8
19.8
2019 Resident Evil 2
23.1
25.0
2019 Metro Exodus
11.9
12.9
2018 Forza Horizon 4
25.0
24.3
2018 Hitman 2
16.0
16.2
2018 Just Cause 4
16.3
17.7
2018 Monster Hunter: World
16.6
18.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
17.5
25.9
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
18.9
18.7
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
22.0
23.9
2017 For Honor
23.7
25.8
2017 Project CARS 2
20.3
22.1
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
31.5
34.2
2016 Overwatch
31.5
30.6
2016 Dishonored 2
18.0
19.5
2015 Rocket League
50.8
55.2
2015 Need For Speed
25.4
27.6
2015 Project CARS
24.1
26.1
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
67.8
73.6
2009 League of Legends
84.8
92.0

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AMD Radeon RX 560
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
12.0
12.0
2019 Anthem
7.5
7.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
10.5
10.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
11.4
12.3
2019 Metro Exodus
7.5
8.1
2018 Forza Horizon 4
16.0
16.2
2018 Hitman 2
10.0
9.7
2018 Just Cause 4
8.5
9.2
2018 Monster Hunter: World
8.0
8.6
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
10.0
14.6
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
10.5
10.2
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
15.3
16.6
2017 For Honor
11.9
12.9
2017 Project CARS 2
17.0
18.4
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
26.4
28.7
2016 Overwatch
16.1
15.8
2016 Dishonored 2
14.2
15.5
2015 Rocket League
23.7
25.8
2015 Need For Speed
17.0
18.4
2015 Project CARS
17.0
18.4
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
61.0
66.2
2009 League of Legends
33.9
36.8

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.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 / Core i7-4790K @ 4.00GHz

With current 2048 MB RAM, the GTX 950 can have serious memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games. The GTX 950 's power requirements are reasonable and it is very efficient compared to the competition. With current 2048 MB RAM, the GTX 950 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

RX 560 vs GTX 950 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RX 560 GTX 950
Length6.7 inches 170 mm7.94 inches 202 mm
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power ConnectorsNone1x 6-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP75 W90 W

Clock Speeds

RX 560 GTX 950
Boost Clock1275 MHz1188 MHz
GPU Clock1175 MHz1024 MHz
Memory Clock1750 MHz 7000 MHz effective1653 MHz 6612 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RX 560 GTX 950
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x8PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationPolaris (RX 500)GeForce 900
Launch Price99 USD159 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateApr 18th, 2017Aug 20th, 2015

Graphics Features

RX 560 GTX 950
DirectX12.0 (12_0)12.0 (12_1)
OpenCL21.2
OpenGL4.54.6
Shader Model66.1
Vulkan1.1.821.1.82

Graphics Processor

RX 560 GTX 950
ArchitectureGCN 4.0Maxwell 2.0
Die Size123 mm²228 mm²
GPU NamePolaris 21GM206
GPU VariantPolaris 21 XT (215-0908004)GM206-250-A1
Process Size14 nm28 nm
Transistors3,000 million2,940 million

Memory

RX 560 GTX 950
Bandwidth112.0 GB/s105.8 GB/s
Memory Bus128 bit128 bit
Memory Size4096 MB2048 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

RX 560 GTX 950
ROPs1632
Shading Units1024768
TMUs6448

Theoretical Performance

RX 560 GTX 950
FP32 (float) performance2,611 GFLOPS1,825 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance163.2 GFLOPS (1:16)57.02 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate20.40 GPixel/s38.02 GPixel/s
Texture Rate81.60 GTexel/s57.02 GTexel/s

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