AMD Radeon RX 560
vs
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960

RX 560 GTX 960 Difference
AMD Radeon RX 560 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
Price $ 104 $ 199 95 (63%)
Year 2017 2015 2 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 62C 75C 13 (19%)
Max Fan Noise 42dB 40dB 1.7 (4%)
Recommended Power Supply 425W 470W 45 (10%)
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 35 FPS 43 FPS 8 (21%)
Average 1440p Performance 24 FPS 31 FPS 6.8 (25%)
Average 4K Performance 14 FPS 16 FPS 2.8 (19%)
Memory 4 GB 2 GB 2 (67%)
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 Fallout 76
32
44
2018 Forza Horizon 4
29
38
2018 Hitman 2
25
34
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
31
39
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
23
31
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
24
24
2016 Hitman
43
33
2016 Overwatch
46
60
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
37
46
2016 The Division
32
35
2015 DiRT Rally
50
62
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
27
36
2015 The Witcher 3
28
33
2013 Battlefield 4
37
51
2013 Crysis 3
31
39

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AMD Radeon RX 560
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Battlefield V
26
33
2018 Forza Horizon 4
25
32
2018 Hitman 2
16
22
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
19
25
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
18
23
2016 Overwatch
32
41
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
19
22
2013 Battlefield 4
24
31
2013 Crysis 3
19
35

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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
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
11
13
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
10
13
2016 Overwatch
16
21

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. View Current Price List

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 / Core i7-4790K

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. View Current Price List

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