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AMD Radeon RX 560 PowerColor Red Dragon OC V3 2GB

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How well can the Radeon RX 560 PowerColor Red Dragon OC V3 2GB run games
AMD Radeon RX 560 PowerColor Red Dragon OC V3 2GB
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

The Radeon RX 560 PowerColor Red Dragon OC V3 2GB is a very low performing piece of gaming hardware and can probably only run indie system requirements.

All games with system requirements of DirectX 12 or lower are met by this card.

Here is a quick game performance synopsis for the AAA games played in 2022. In particular we focus on how well the Radeon RX 560 PowerColor Red Dragon OC V3 2GB runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 238 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the Radeon RX 560 PowerColor Red Dragon OC V3 2GB can run Far Cry 6 at 1080p and saw it return weak frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Star Citizen is predicted to return a playable 34 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the Radeon RX 560 PowerColor Red Dragon OC V3 2GB by playing Far Cry 6 which yielded a weak performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS. Another popular game we researched with this card was Star Citizen and that was playable. This graphics card is predicted to deliver 26 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Grand Theft Auto VI which is predicted to get weak results with a 0FPS on Ultra 1440p. 1440p Radeon RX 560 PowerColor Red Dragon OC V3 2GB PC gaming is unable to perform adequately across modern games at this increased resolution.

How many years will the Radeon RX 560 PowerColor Red Dragon OC V3 2GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 560 PowerColor Red Dragon OC V3 2GB in your PC? This Radeon RX 560 PowerColor Red Dragon OC V3 2GB card has 12 to 18 months of latest AAA game play left in it before upgrading should be considered

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon RX 560 PowerColor Red Dragon OC V3 2GB? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB which is 50% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 616 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively a good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon RX 560 PowerColor Red Dragon OC V3 2GB would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300 which meets 309 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 24% better performance.
FPS System Benchmark
41 FPS
High
The Radeon RX 560 PowerColor Red Dragon OC V3 2GB was released on 18 Apr 2017
AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 560 PowerColor Red Dragon OC V3 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
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
$129.99
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
5120 x 2880
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
2048MB
Memory Speed
1750MHz
Memory Bus
128bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
112GB/sec
L2 Cache
1024
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
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
GD Official
GD RATING
23
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Radeon RX 560 PowerColor Red Dragon OC V3 2GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon RX 560 PowerColor Red Dragon OC V3 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. It is identical to the Radeon RX 560 PowerColor Red Dragon OC 2GB except for having a smaller form factor and single-fan cooling solution. This will make it worse for overclocking. The Radeon RX 560 PowerColor Red Dragon OC V3 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 V3 2GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1600x900.\r\nHigher 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 ]