AMD Radeon RX 560
The Radeon RX 560 is a GPU from AMD released in 2017. This chip has a bad gaming score at 8% in our GPU benchmark.
The Radeon RX 560 has 4 GiB of GDDR5 memory, with a total memory bandwidth of 109 GB/s. The memory bus has a width of 128 bits. If you plan on gaming at higher resolutions with higher quality textures, more memory is important. Without enough memory, performance will be degraded.
In terms of clock speed, the Radeon RX 560 GPU core runs at a frequency of 1175 MHz and if power and temperature permits, it can boost up to 1275 MHz. The clock runs at a speed called the clock speed. It dictates the number of updates per second that the GPU can process. Overclocking a chip, which means increasing the clock speed will improve the performance. However, thermals and power efficiency may be diminished.
As for rendering API support, the Radeon RX 560 supports up to DirectX 12. In addition, in cross-platform titles, OpenGL 4.5 features are supported. Higher level APIs such as DirectX 12 give more control to the game developer and can allow them to improve the graphics and performance.
This chip has a Thermal Design Power of 80W: the total amount of waste heat generated. A card that runs hotter will need better cooling and will draw more power from the wall.
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