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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 560 Gigabyte Gaming OC 2GB Radeon RX 490X 8GB
Red Dead Redemption 2 42% 41%
Halo: Reach 55% 81%
Cyberpunk 2077 95% 18%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 42% 41%
Doom Eternal 22% 49%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 95% 18%
Grand Theft Auto VI 117% 9%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 12% 63%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 95% 18%
Need For Speed Heat 42% 41%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon RX 490X 8GB are massively better than the AMD Radeon RX 560 Gigabyte Gaming OC 2GB.

The RX 560 has a 175 MHz higher core clock speed than the RX 490X, but the RX 490X has 320 more Texture Mapping Units than the RX 560. As a result, the RX 490X exhibits a 308.8 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the RX 560. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The RX 560 has a 175 MHz higher core clock speed than the RX 490X, but the RX 490X has 112 more Render Output Units than the RX 560. As a result, the RX 490X exhibits a 109.2 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the RX 560. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The RX 560 was released less than a year after the RX 490X, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance 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 RX 490X has 6144 MB more video memory than the RX 560, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the RX 560 has superior memory performance.

The RX 560 has 112 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RX 490X, which means that the memory performance of the RX 560 is massively better than the RX 490X.

The Radeon RX 560 Gigabyte Gaming OC 2GB has 1024 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon RX 490X 8GB has 6144. However, the actual shader performance of the RX 560 is 1318. The RX 490X having 4826 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the RX 490X delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the RX 560.

The Radeon RX 560 Gigabyte Gaming OC 2GB requires 80 Watts to run and the Radeon RX 490X 8GB requires 250 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the RX 560 and a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the RX 490X. The RX 490X requires 170 Watts more than the RX 560 to run. The difference is significant enough that the RX 490X may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the RX 560.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Radeon RX 560 Gigabyte Gaming OC 2GB gets 28.9 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

28.9 FPS

Radeon RX 560 Gigabyte Gaming OC 2GB gets 36.1 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

36.1 FPS

Radeon RX 560 Gigabyte Gaming OC 2GB gets 53.7 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

53.7 FPS

Radeon RX 560 Gigabyte Gaming OC 2GB gets 19.6 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

19.6 FPS

Radeon RX 560 Gigabyte Gaming OC 2GB gets 11.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

11.5 FPS

Radeon RX 560 Gigabyte Gaming OC 2GB gets 16.5 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

16.5 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1175 MHzvs1000 MHz
Boost Clock1287 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.3 Baffin XTGCN 1.3 Polaris 10
OC Potential - vs None
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date18 Apr 2017vs01 Jun 2016
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
green tick vs -
1600x900
10
green tick vs -
1920x1080
8.7
vs green tick
10
2560x1440
6.3
green tick vs -
3840x2160
4.8
green tick vs -

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvsN/A
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs500 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs-
Memory TypeGDDR5vs-
Memory Bandwidth112GB/secvs-
L2 Cache 1024 KB vs green tick 4096 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1024vs6144
Actual Shader Performance63%vs100%
Technology14nmvs14nm
Texture Mapping Units64vs384
Texture Rate75.2 GTexel/svs384 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs128
Pixel Rate18.8 GPixel/svs128 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)5120x2880vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs3
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power80 Wattsvs250 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Wattsvs600 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.1
Shader Model-vs-
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsno
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor--
Recommended RAM8 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
\r\Radeon RX 560 Gigabyte Gaming OC 2GB is a Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the 4th Generation of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

\r\nGPU
\r\nIt equips a GPU Codenamed Polaris 21 which has 16 Compute Units activated and thus 1024 Shader Processing Units, 64 TMUs and 16 ROPs. It has a small overclock to the boost clock speed of the RX 560, running at 1287MHz comparedto 1275MHz at stock clock speeds.

\r\nMemory
\r\nThe GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of Fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 1750MHz, 7GHz effective.

\r\nPower Consumption
\r\nWith a rated board TDP of 80W, it requires at least a 450W PSU and relies entirely on the PCI Slot for Power, meaning no Extra Connectors are required.

\r\nPerformance
\r\This graphics card was designed and marketed towards the competitive MOBO gamers. 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 560 Gigabyte Gaming OC 2GB can play most modern games at medium graphics selection on a 900p screen res and expect around 45+FPS

\r\nSystem Suggestions
\r\Radeon RX 560 Gigabyte Gaming OC 2GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1600x900. Higher resolutions will be an issue due to the limited 2GB of VRAM.. We recommend a Performance Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Overview
Radeon RX 490X 8GB is an Upcoming High-End Graphics Card based on the Third Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

Architecture
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GPU
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Memory
The GPU accesses a 8GB frame buffer of Second Generation HBM, through a 4096-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 500MHz.

Power Consumption
N/A.

Performance
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System Suggestions
Radeon RX 490X 8GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 3840x2160. We recommend a High-End Processor and 16GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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