AMD Radeon RX 560
vs
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960

AMD Radeon RX 560
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
RX 560 GTX 960 Difference
AMD Radeon RX 560 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
Price $ 104 $ 199 95 (91%)
Year 2017 2015 2 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 62C 75C 13 (21%)
Max Fan Noise 42dB 40dB 1.7 (4%)
Recommended Power Supply 425W 470W 45 (11%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz ($354.99) Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4.00GHz ($306.99)
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 8.3 (25%)
Average 1440p Performance 24 FPS 30 FPS 6.6 (28%)
Average 4K Performance 14 FPS 19 FPS 4.8 (35%)
Memory 4 GB 2 GB 2 (50%)
Overall Combination Score 66/100 64/100 2 (3%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from RX 560 to GTX 960 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
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Forza Horizon 4
29
38
2018 Fallout 76
32
44
2018 Hitman 2
25
34
2018 Just Cause 4
22
29
2018 Monster Hunter: World
24
32
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
23
31
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
31
39
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
31
41
2017 For Honor
41
54
2017 Project CARS 2
29
38
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
35
47
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
24
24
2016 Hitman
43
33
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
37
46
2016 The Division
32
35
2016 Overwatch
46
60
2016 Dishonored 2
21
28
2015 DiRT Rally
50
62
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
27
36
2015 The Witcher 3
28
33
2015 Rocket League
119
158
2015 Need For Speed
33
44
2015 Project CARS
32
42
2013 Crysis 3
31
39
2013 Battlefield 4
37
51
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
81
109
2009 League of Legends
153
203

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AMD Radeon RX 560
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Forza Horizon 4
25
32
2018 Hitman 2
16
22
2018 Just Cause 4
16
22
2018 Monster Hunter: World
17
22
2018 Battlefield V
26
33
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
18
23
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
19
25
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
22
29
2017 For Honor
24
32
2017 Project CARS 2
20
27
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
32
42
2016 Overwatch
32
41
2016 Dishonored 2
18
24
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
19
22
2015 Rocket League
51
68
2015 Need For Speed
25
34
2015 Project CARS
24
32
2013 Crysis 3
19
35
2013 Battlefield 4
24
31
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
68
90
2009 League of Legends
85
113

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AMD Radeon RX 560
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Forza Horizon 4
16
21
2018 Hitman 2
10
13
2018 Just Cause 4
9
11
2018 Monster Hunter: World
8
11
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
10
13
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
11
13
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
15
20
2017 For Honor
12
16
2017 Project CARS 2
17
23
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
26
35
2016 Overwatch
16
21
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
81
2009 League of Legends
34
45

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 960 / Core i7-4790K @ 4.00GHz

With current 2048 MB RAM, the GTX 960 can have serious memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games. With current 2048 MB RAM, the GTX 960 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

RX 560 vs GTX 960 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RX 560 GTX 960
Board NumberC994PG301
Length6.7 inches 170 mm9.5 inches 241 mm
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power ConnectorsNone1x 6-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP75 W120 W

Clock Speeds

RX 560 GTX 960
Boost Clock1275 MHz1178 MHz
GPU Clock1175 MHz1127 MHz
Memory Clock1750 MHz 7000 MHz effective1753 MHz 7012 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RX 560 GTX 960
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x8PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationPolaris (RX 500)GeForce 900
Launch Price99 USD199 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateApr 18th, 2017Jan 22nd, 2015

Graphics Features

RX 560 GTX 960
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 960
ArchitectureGCN 4.0Maxwell 2.0
Die Size123 mm²228 mm²
GPU NamePolaris 21GM206
GPU VariantPolaris 21 XT (215-0908004)GM206-300-A1
Process Size14 nm28 nm
Transistors3,000 million2,940 million

Memory

RX 560 GTX 960
Bandwidth112.0 GB/s112.2 GB/s
Memory Bus128 bit128 bit
Memory Size4096 MB2048 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

RX 560 GTX 960
ROPs1632
Shading Units10241024
TMUs6464

Theoretical Performance

RX 560 GTX 960
FP32 (float) performance2,611 GFLOPS2,413 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance163.2 GFLOPS (1:16)75.39 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate20.40 GPixel/s37.70 GPixel/s
Texture Rate81.60 GTexel/s75.39 GTexel/s

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halldomino 3 weeks ago
Guys can u help me which one is better for gaming ? Gtx 960 2gb vs RX 560 4gb
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lyricsdata 1 month ago
So , i want to get a new GPU,and i can't decide which one pays off the most .
Prices of these GPU's in my country are :

150$ for NEW GTX 1050 2GB
150$ for USED GTX 960 Gainward Phantom 2GB
140$ for USED GTX 770 Twin Frozr
160$ for NEW RX 560 4GB
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gillsgraphic 1 month ago
The 1050 and the RX 560 are fairly equal. I would not bother with the older used cards even if they end up being faster in some cases. You can go with your brand preference between those two. I doubt the extra memory in the 560 will do anything at the resolutions and settings you will be using with those cards.
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