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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 560 2GB GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix Gaming OC 8GB Edition

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

The GTX 1080 has a 609 MHz higher core clock speed and 96 more Texture Mapping Units than the RX 560. This results in the GTX 1080 providing 210.2 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 609 MHz higher core clock speed and 48 more Render Output Units than the RX 560. This results in the GTX 1080 providing 95.4 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 560 was released less than a year after the GTX 1080, 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 GTX 1080 has 6144 MB more video memory than the RX 560, 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 208.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RX 560, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 1080 is massively better than the RX 560.

The Radeon RX 560 2GB has 1024 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix Gaming OC 8GB Edition has 2560. However, the actual shader performance of the RX 560 is 1306 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 1080 is 6691. The GTX 1080 having 5385 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 560.

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

The Radeon RX 560 2GB requires 80 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix Gaming OC 8GB Edition requires 300 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the RX 560 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GTX 1080. The GTX 1080 requires 220 Watts more than the RX 560 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 560.

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Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Battlefield V

33 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

38.3 FPS

The Witcher III

48.7 FPS

Just Cause 4

40.3 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

35 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

35.7 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

47.2 FPS

Battlefield 1

60.9 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

27.2 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

62.3 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

38 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

45.2 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

103.5 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

45.1 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

109 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

249.6 FPS

Battlefield V

28 FPS

The Witcher III

21.4 FPS

Crysis 3

18 FPS

Just Cause 4

13.9 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

15.5 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

21.3 FPS

Battlefield 1

28.5 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

16.3 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

17.7 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

12.6 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

28.8 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

17.3 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

28.5 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

65.2 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

27.7 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1175 MHzvs1784 MHz
Boost Clock1275 MHzvs1936 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.3 Baffin XTPascal P104-400-A1
OC Potential - vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date18 Apr 2017vs27 May 2016
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768
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1600x900
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1920x1080
8.7
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2560x1440
6.3
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9.8
3840x2160
4.8
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7.8

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs1251 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5X
Memory Bandwidth112GB/secvs320.3GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB vs green tick 2048 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1024vs2560
Actual Shader Performance63%vs100%
Technology14nmvs16nm
Texture Mapping Units64vs160
Texture Rate75.2 GTexel/svs285.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs64
Pixel Rate18.8 GPixel/svs114.2 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)5120x2880vs7680x4320
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections1vs2
DisplayPort Connections1vs2
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power80 Wattsvs300 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Wattsvs500 Watts & 33 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.1
Shader Model-vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

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 560 2GB is an Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the 4th Generation of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed Polaris 21 which has 16 Compute Units activated and thus 1024 Shader Processing Units, 64 TMUs and 16 ROPs.

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

Power Consumption
With 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.

Performance
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 2GB can play most modern games at medium graphics selection on a 900p screen res and expect around 45+FPS

System Suggestions
Radeon RX 560 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
GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix Gaming OC 8GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's High-End GeForce GTX 1080, created by Asus.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit has been increased from 1607MHz to 1784MHz, whereas the Boost Clock can now achieve 1936MHz, instead of 1733MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
DirectCU III Technology with Direct-GPU Contact Heatpipes: Exclusive DirectCU III cooling technology features direct-GPU contact heatpipes that transports more heat away from the GPU and outperform reference designs, achieving up to 30% cooler gaming performance.

Performance
At 1920x1080, Benchmarks Indicate a 6% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 1080. This goes up to 8% at 3840x2160.
Recommended CPU-Intel Core i7-6700K 4-Core 4.0GHz
Intel Core i7-4790K 4-Core 4.0GHz
Possible GPU Upgrades--
GPU VariantsRadeon RX 560 HIS Green iCooler OC 2GB
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