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AMD Unveils Radeon RX 560 Graphics Card

AMD Unveils Radeon RX 560 Graphics Card

Tom LiMay 17, 2017

Rounding out the Radeon lineup, AMD has launched its budget friendly RX 560 graphics card which will sit between the RX 550 and the RX 570.

The AMD Radeon RX 560 aims to deliver high performance and top notch energy efficiency to gamers on a budget. The new graphics card is powered by AMD’s new Polaris 21 GPU built on Global Foundries 14LPP (Low Power Plus) process. The GPU packs 16 Compute Units for a total of 1,024 Stream Processors. Core clock is set at 1,175 MHz base and 1,275 MHz boost. Memory configuration includes either 2GB or 4GB GDDR5 running on a 128-bit interface.

ModelAMD RX 560
GPUPolaris 21
CU / Stream Processors16 / 1,024
Core Clock1,175 Base / 1,275 Boost
Memory2GB / 4GB GDDR5
Effective Memory Clock7Gbps
Texture Units144
Memory Interface128-bit
Typical Board Power80W

The card is rated for an 80W Typical Board Power. Typical Board Power quotes the actual power draw instead as opposed to Thermal Design Power (TDP), which describes the thermal dissipation requirement at a certain power level. The card is shown without external power, indicating that it can be powered solely by power supplied from the PCIe slot.

The AMD Radeon RX 560 will soon be available from AMD’s AIB partners starting at $99.99.

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Tom has a strong passion for computer hardware and technology. In his downtime, he enjoys gaming, playing guitar, and photography.