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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 560D 2GB Radeon R9 270X Sapphire Toxic 2GB OC Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 80% 91%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 65% 74%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 59% 69%
Watch Dogs Legion 74% 84%
FIFA 21 9% 4%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 59% 69%
Godfall 193% 210%
Grand Theft Auto VI 154% 168%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 158% 173%
Genshin Impact 80% 91%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon RX 560D 2GB are very slightly better than the AMD Radeon R9 270X Sapphire Toxic 2GB OC Edition.

The R9 270X has a 10 MHz higher core clock speed and 24 more Texture Mapping Units than the RX 560D. This results in the R9 270X providing 27 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The R9 270X has a 10 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Render Output Units than the RX 560D. This results in the R9 270X providing 17.8 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The RX 560D was released over three years more recently than the R9 270X, and so the RX 560D is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the R9 270X when running the latest games.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The Radeon RX 560D 2GB and the Radeon R9 270X Sapphire Toxic 2GB OC Edition have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The R9 270X has 192 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RX 560D, which means that the memory performance of the R9 270X is massively better than the RX 560D.

The Radeon RX 560D 2GB has 896 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R9 270X Sapphire Toxic 2GB OC Edition has 1280. However, the actual shader performance of the RX 560D is 699 and the actual shader performance of the R9 270X is 1251. The R9 270X having 552 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the R9 270X delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the RX 560D.

The RX 560D transistor size technology is 14 nm (nanometers) smaller than the R9 270X. This means that the RX 560D is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the R9 270X.

The Radeon RX 560D 2GB requires 75 Watts to run and the Radeon R9 270X Sapphire Toxic 2GB OC Edition requires 180 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the RX 560D and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the R9 270X. The R9 270X requires 105 Watts more than the RX 560D to run. The difference is significant enough that the R9 270X may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the RX 560D.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Radeon RX 560D 2GB gets 3 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3


Radeon RX 560D 2GB gets 17 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

17 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1090 MHzvs1100 MHz
Boost Clock1200 MHzvs1150 MHz
ArchitecturePolaris 10GCN 1.1 Curacao XT
OC Potential - vs Poor
Driver Support - vs Great
Release Date05 Jul 2017vs08 Oct 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs1500 MHz
Memory Bus-vs256 Bit
Memory Type-vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth-vs192GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB vs green tick 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units896vs1280
Actual Shader Performance34%vs60%
Texture Mapping Units56vs80
Texture Rate61 GTexel/svs88 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs32
Pixel Rate17.4 GPixel/svs35.2 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power75 Wattsvs180 Watts
Recommended PSU350 Watts & 23 Ampsvs500 Watts

GPU Features

Shader Model-vs5.0
Open GL-vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon RX 560D 2GB is a middle-class graphics card based on the third revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

It equips a GPU codenamed Polaris 10 which is a 1st gen Polaris GPU, offering 896 Shader Processing Units, 48 TMUs and 16 ROPs.

The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock operates at 1750MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 75W, it requires at least a 350W PSU and relies entirely on the PCI slot for power, meaning no extra connectors are required.

This graphics card is rebrand of the Radeon RX 460 and was designed and marketed towards cryptocurrency miners and low to mid-end gaming. A light weight, small form factor GPU solution that offers mobility, so that gamers travelling to events can bring a smaller cheaper gaming rig. The Radeon RX 560D 2GB can play most modern games at medium graphics selection on a 1600p screen res and expect around 45+FPS. THe low TDP makes it a cost effective choice for cryptocurrency miners.

System Suggestions
Radeon RX 460 2GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1600x900. We recommend a mid range CPU and 8GB of system memory for optimal performance.
Radeon R9 270X Sapphire Toxic 2GB OC Edition is a special edition of the high-end Radeon R9 270X.
This edition comes with a custom cooling system called "Tri-X", which reduces the card's temperature under load, significantly and comes overclocked out of the box in the central unit that was increased from 1000MHz to 1100MHz, while the Boost clock is now of 1150MHz. Also, the operating memory clock is now of 1500MHz.
Benchmarks indicate a 5% performance boost over the standard edition and so this card will surpass a Radeon HD 7950.
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