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Radeon RX 460 2GB vs Radeon RX 560

Intro

The Radeon RX 460 2GB makes use of a 14 nm design. AMD has clocked the core speed at 1090 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM is set to run at a frequency of 1750 MHz on this model. It features 896 SPUs as well as 56 TAUs and 16 ROPs.

Compare all of that to the Radeon RX 560, which makes use of a 14 nm design. AMD has clocked the core frequency at 1175 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM works at a speed of 7000 MHz on this model. It features 1024 SPUs as well as 64 Texture Address Units and 16 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon RX 460 2GB 75 Watts
Radeon RX 560 80 Watts
Difference: 5 Watts (7%)

Memory Bandwidth

The Radeon RX 560 should in theory be just a bit faster than the Radeon RX 460 2GB in general. (explain)

Radeon RX 560 114688 MB/sec
Radeon RX 460 2GB 112000 MB/sec
Difference: 2688 (2%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 560 is quite a bit (more or less 23%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the Radeon RX 460 2GB. (explain)

Radeon RX 560 75200 Mtexels/sec
Radeon RX 460 2GB 61040 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 14160 (23%)

Pixel Rate

If using lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the Radeon RX 560 is superior to the Radeon RX 460 2GB, but only just. (explain)

Radeon RX 560 18800 Mpixels/sec
Radeon RX 460 2GB 17440 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 1360 (8%)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

Price Comparison

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Specifications

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Model Radeon RX 460 2GB Radeon RX 560
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year August 2016 May 2017
Code Name Polaris 11 Baffin
Memory 2048 MB 4096 MB
Core Speed 1090 MHz 1175 MHz
Memory Speed 7000 MHz 28000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 75 watts 80 watts
Bandwidth 112000 MB/sec 114688 MB/sec
Texel Rate 61040 Mtexels/sec 75200 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 17440 Mpixels/sec 18800 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 896 1024
Texture Mapping Units 56 64
Render Output Units 16 16
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 14 nm 14 nm
Transistors 3000 million 3000 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12.0 DirectX 12.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.5 OpenGL 4.6

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the max amount of information (measured in MB per second) that can be moved over the external memory interface in a second. It is worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR type memory, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed per second. This number is calculated by multiplying the total texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics chip could possibly record to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the number of ROPs by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel fill rate also depends on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the max fill rate.

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Radeon RX 460 2GB

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Radeon RX 560

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Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

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