Radeon_RX_560_PowerColor_Red_Dragon_OC_2GB
AMD Radeon RX 560 PowerColor Red Dragon OC 2GB

GD Rating

3.3
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Estimated Price:
$150.99
How well can the Radeon RX 560 PowerColor Red Dragon OC 2GB run games
5 Jun 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

One of the more powerful mid range graphics cards, the Radeon RX 560 PowerColor Red Dragon OC 2GB might struggle sometimes with the more system demanding game requirements. All games with system requirements of DirectX 12 or lower are met by this card.

Here is a performance review on how capable the Radeon RX 560 PowerColor Red Dragon OC 2GB is at running the more popular games of 2020. Specifically looking at this PC hardware’s ability to get suitable frames per second to play on Ultra game settings and what FPS it might get on 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen res. In terms of performance against the most demanding games today this graphics card can play 112 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.

A Radeon RX 560 PowerColor Red Dragon OC 2GB card at 1080p is seeing a strong frame rate when running Valorant on Ultra - 358 FPS. Lets look at the predicted performance it will get on Grand Theft Auto VI which is 0 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Total War Saga: Troy is predicted to perform on this hardware, which gets a playable 35 FPS.

One of the growing popular screen resolutions for PC gaming is the wider 1440p. So we wanted to see how well the Radeon RX 560 PowerColor Red Dragon OC 2GB performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Valorant and saw it deliver strong frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 721 FPS, Medium: 568 FPS, High: 382 FPS and Ultra: 273 FPS. We then checked the performance on Grand Theft Auto VI to predict if that will run well. It is predicted to be weak with a 0 FPS at Ultra 1440p. In summary we feel the Radeon RX 560 PowerColor Red Dragon OC 2GB running at 1440p is one of the more powerful graphics cards for this monitor resolution. Games will be running with stable frame rates at Ultra on a 1440p setup. 4K gaming for a number of modern games should also be considered with this graphics hardware.

How many years will the Radeon RX 560 PowerColor Red Dragon OC 2GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 560 PowerColor Red Dragon OC 2GB in your PC? Its time to start researching your next graphics card upgrade as the Radeon RX 560 PowerColor Red Dragon OC 2GB is failing to meet modern day gaming system requirements. A gpu AAA lifespan of around 6-12 months.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon RX 560 PowerColor Red Dragon OC 2GB? A great upgrade graphics card would be a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB, which has 91% better performance and can run 866 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon RX 560 PowerColor Red Dragon OC 2GB is the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, which is 50% more powerful and can run 703 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
41 FPS
High
The Radeon RX 560 PowerColor Red Dragon OC 2GB was released on 18 Apr 2017

Radeon RX 560 PowerColor Red Dragon OC 2GB Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Radeon RX 560 PowerColor Red Dragon OC 2GB gets 28.8 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

28.8 FPS

Radeon RX 560 PowerColor Red Dragon OC 2GB gets 33.7 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

33.7 FPS

Radeon RX 560 PowerColor Red Dragon OC 2GB gets 36 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

36 FPS

Radeon RX 560 PowerColor Red Dragon OC 2GB gets 53.6 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

53.6 FPS

Radeon RX 560 PowerColor Red Dragon OC 2GB gets 19.6 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

19.6 FPS

Radeon RX 560 PowerColor Red Dragon OC 2GB gets 11.4 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

11.4 FPS

Radeon RX 560 PowerColor Red Dragon OC 2GB gets 16.5 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

16.5 FPS
AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 560 PowerColor Red Dragon OC 2GB
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.3 Baffin XT
Process
14nm
TMUs
64
Texture Rate
82 GTexel/s
ROPs
16
Pixel Rate
20 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
1024
Driver Support
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Release Price
$129.99
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
5120x2880
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
2048 MB
Memory Speed
1750 MHz
Memory Bus
128 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
112GB/sec
L2 Cache
1024KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
0
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
1
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1180 MHz
Boost Clock
1275 MHz
Power
Max Power
80 Watts
PSU
450 Watt
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1600 x 900
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
10
10
8.7
6.3
4.8
Radeon RX 560 PowerColor Red Dragon OC 2GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview Radeon RX 560 PowerColor Red Dragon OC 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. It has a small factory base overclock from 1175MHz to 1180MHz.
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 PowerColor Red Dragon OC 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 PowerColor Red Dragon 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.


Source [Jon]
Radeon RX 560 PowerColor Red Dragon OC 2GB vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
42%
RAM
11GB
0%
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VS
Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Valorant 95% 86%
Cyberpunk 2077 12% 95%
Call of Duty Warzone 23% 42%
Grand Theft Auto VI 33% 117%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 12% 95%
Doom Eternal 45% 45%
Minecraft: Dungeons 35% 50%
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 45% 37%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 33% 33%
Total War Saga: Troy 68% 2%
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