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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 560 2GB GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB
Cyberpunk 2077 96% 36%
eFootball PES 2020 12% 39%
The Division 2 118% 51%
Metro: Exodus 118% 51%
Doom Eternal 23% 15%
Borderlands 3 51% 5%
Grand Theft Auto VI 118% 51%
Total War: Three Kingdoms 101% 40%
Watch Dogs Legion 51% 5%
FIFA 20 13% 40%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB are significantly better than the AMD Radeon RX 560 2GB.

The GTX 1060 has a 419 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the RX 560. This results in the GTX 1060 providing 39.6 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 1060 has a 419 MHz higher core clock speed and 32 more Render Output Units than the RX 560. This results in the GTX 1060 providing 57.7 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 1060, 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 1060 has 1024 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 1060 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 1060 has 80.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RX 560, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 1060 is much better than the RX 560.

The Radeon RX 560 2GB has 1024 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB has 1152. However, the actual shader performance of the RX 560 is 1306 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 1060 is 2084. The GTX 1060 having 778 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 1060 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 1060. This means that the RX 560 is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 1060.

The Radeon RX 560 2GB requires 80 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB requires 120 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the RX 560 and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GTX 1060. The GTX 1060 requires 40 Watts more than the RX 560 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 1060 may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the RX 560.

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Battlefield V

33 FPS

Battlefield V

87.4 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

38.3 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

55.2 FPS

The Witcher III

48.7 FPS

The Witcher III

70.1 FPS

Radeon RX 560 2GB gets 57.5 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

57.5 FPS

Crysis 3

82.9 FPS

Just Cause 4

40.3 FPS

Just Cause 4

58 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

35 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

50.5 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

35.7 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

51.4 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

47.2 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

67.9 FPS

Battlefield 1

60.9 FPS

Battlefield 1

87.6 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

44.8 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

64.5 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

38.2 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

55 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

27.2 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

39.2 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

38 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

54.7 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

45.2 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

65.1 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

45.1 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

65 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

109 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

157 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

27.8 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

40.1 FPS

Metro: Exodus

31.7 FPS

Metro: Exodus

45.6 FPS

Far Cry 5

50.5 FPS

Far Cry 5

72.7 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

61.3 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

88.3 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

29.1 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

41.9 FPS

The Division 2

35.9 FPS

The Division 2

51.7 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

48.6 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

70 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

27.8 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

40.1 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

38.8 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

55.8 FPS

The Witcher III

31.2 FPS

The Witcher III

44.9 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

19.9 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

28.6 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

55.1 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

79.4 FPS

Battlefield 1

46.5 FPS

Battlefield 1

66.9 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

19.9 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

28.7 FPS

Far Cry 5

47.7 FPS

Far Cry 5

68.7 FPS

The Division 2

38 FPS

The Division 2

54.7 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

24.6 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

35.4 FPS

Battlefield V

28 FPS

Battlefield V

40.3 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

14.2 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

20.4 FPS

The Witcher III

21.4 FPS

The Witcher III

30.8 FPS

Crysis 3

18 FPS

Crysis 3

25.9 FPS

Just Cause 4

13.9 FPS

Just Cause 4

20.1 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

15.5 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

22.3 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

21.3 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

30.7 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

14.2 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

20.4 FPS

Battlefield 1

28.5 FPS

Battlefield 1

41 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

16.3 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

23.5 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

17.7 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

25.4 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

12.6 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

18.1 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

17.9 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

25.8 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

15.6 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

22.4 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

17.3 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

24.8 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

28.5 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

41 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

13.3 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

19.2 FPS

Metro: Exodus

11.5 FPS

Metro: Exodus

16.6 FPS

Far Cry 5

17 FPS

Far Cry 5

24.5 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

21.2 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

30.6 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

9.7 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

14 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

26.4 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

38 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

13.7 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

19.7 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

20.3 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

29.2 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1175 MHzvs1594 MHz
Boost Clock1275 MHzvs1809 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.3 Baffin XTPascal P106-300-A1
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support Great vs -
Release Date18 Apr 2017vs18 Aug 2016
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
10
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1920x1080
8.7
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2560x1440
6.3
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7.7
3840x2160
4.8
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5.8

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs3072 MB
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs2002 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs192 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth112GB/secvs192.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs 0 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1024vs1152
Actual Shader Performance63%vs100%
Technology14nmvs16nm
Texture Mapping Units64vs72
Texture Rate75.2 GTexel/svs114.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs48
Pixel Rate18.8 GPixel/svs76.5 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)5120x2880vs7680x4320
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs3
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power80 Wattsvs120 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Wattsvs400 Watts & 27 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1920x1080

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
The GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB is an overclocked variant of the current entry level Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 3GB graphics card, based on the Pascal Architecture. It comes with locked memory of 3GB instead of the full 6GB.

Architecture
It equips a GPU Codenamed P106-300-A1 which is a first gen Pascal GPU and has 9 SM activated, offering 1152 Shader Processing Units (the GTX 1060 6GB version offers 1280 SPU), 72 TMUs and 48 ROPs.

GPU
The central unit runs at 1594MHz and goes up to 1809MHz, when Boost mode is activated.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 3GB frame buffer of GDDR5, through a 192-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 2002MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 120W, it requires at least a 400W PSU with one available 6-pin connector.

Performance
The GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB is a high performance GPU. This grpahics card will run most triple A games at 1440p on medium/high graphics with frames per second of 60+. At 1080p screen resolution this card will run the same games at very high graphic settings at 60+fps. The 3GB memory reduction that will hamper the high quality game textures this card can deliver, making it less future proof as more GPU memory dependent games are released.
Recommended CPU-Intel Xeon E5-4640
AMD Opteron 6276
Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3
Intel Xeon E3-1245 v3
Intel Core i7-4790T 4-Core 2.7GHz
Possible GPU Upgrades-GeForce RTX 2060 6GB
GeForce GTX 1070
GeForce GTX 1060
Radeon RX 480 8GB
Radeon R9 390X
GPU VariantsRadeon RX 560 HIS Green iCooler OC 2GB
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