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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 560D 2GB GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 80% 33%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 65% 39%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 59% 41%
Hitman 3 134% 13%
Grand Theft Auto VI 154% 6%
FIFA 21 9% 66%
Far Cry 6 161% 3%
Genshin Impact 80% 33%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 158% 4%
Watch Dogs Legion 74% 35%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition are massively better than the AMD Radeon RX 560D 2GB.

The GTX 1080 has a 618 MHz higher core clock speed and 104 more Texture Mapping Units than the RX 560D. This results in the GTX 1080 providing 212.3 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 GTX 1080 has a 618 MHz higher core clock speed and 48 more Render Output Units than the RX 560D. This results in the GTX 1080 providing 91.9 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 a year more recently than the GTX 1080, and so the RX 560D is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 1080.

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 GTX 1080 has 6144 MB more video memory than the RX 560D, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 1080 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 1080 has 323.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RX 560D, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 1080 is massively better than the RX 560D.

The Radeon RX 560D 2GB has 896 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition has 2560. However, the actual shader performance of the RX 560D is 699 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 1080 is 6383. The GTX 1080 having 5684 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 1080 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the RX 560D.

The RX 560D transistor size technology is 2 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 1080. This means that the RX 560D is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 1080.

The Radeon RX 560D 2GB requires 75 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB 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 GTX 1080. The GTX 1080 requires 105 Watts more than the RX 560D to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 1080 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


GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 23.3 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

23.3 FPS

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

Red Dead Redemption 2

17 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 31.8 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

31.8 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1090 MHzvs1708 MHz
Boost Clock1200 MHzvs1847 MHz
ArchitecturePolaris 10Pascal P104-400-A1
OC Potential - vs Fair
Driver Support - vs Great
Release Date05 Jul 2017vs27 May 2016
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs1263 MHz
Memory Bus-vs256 Bit
Memory Type-vsGDDR5X
Memory Bandwidth-vs323.3GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB vs green tick 2048 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units896vs2560
Actual Shader Performance34%vs100%
Texture Mapping Units56vs160
Texture Rate61 GTexel/svs273.3 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs64
Pixel Rate17.4 GPixel/svs109.3 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs7680x4320
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs3

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power75 Wattsvs180 Watts
Recommended PSU350 Watts & 23 Ampsvs500 Watts & 33 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model-vs5.0
Open GL-vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i7-6700K 4-Core 4.0GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs2560x1600

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.
GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's High-End GeForce GTX 1080, created by MSI.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit has been increased from 1607MHz to 1708MHz, whereas the Boost Clock can now achieve 1847MHz, instead of 1733MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock has been increased from 1250MHZ to 1263MHz.

Frame Buffer

Cooling Solution
Just like in games, the exclusive MSI TORX 2.0 Fan technology uses the power of teamwork to allow the TWIN FROZR VI to achieve new levels of cool. TORX 2.0 Fan design generates 22% more air pressure for supremely silent performance in the heat of battle.

At 1920x1080, Benchmarks Indicate a 5% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 1080. This goes up to 7% at 3840x2160.
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