Radeon_RX_560_PowerColor_Red_Dragon_OC_4GB
AMD Radeon RX 560 PowerColor Red Dragon OC 4GB

GD Rating

2.5
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Estimated Price:
$134.99
How well can the Radeon RX 560 PowerColor Red Dragon OC 4GB run games
AMD Radeon RX 560 PowerColor Red Dragon OC 4GB
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

The Radeon RX 560 PowerColor Red Dragon OC 4GB 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.

This PC hardware performance game review for the Radeon RX 560 PowerColor Red Dragon OC 4GB graphics card, when running 2021 more popular games, lets us see what type of FPS this card gets when playing at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions and ultra settings. In comparison to the game recommended requirements of the 1000 most demanding games played today this PC hardware can run 256.

Running at 1080p this card gets a playable frame rate from Days Gone with 32 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Far Cry 6 which returns a weak 0 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Resident Evil 8 which we saw getting a weak 0 FPS.

Increasing resolution to 1440p is something a number of PC gamers are doing today. We tested the Radeon RX 560 PowerColor Red Dragon OC 4GB at 1440p with Days Gone, which got a weak set of FPS results. These were, Low: 63 FPS, Medium: 50 FPS, High: 34 FPS and Ultra: 24 FPS. We then checked out Far Cry 6 which had a set of graphics results as followed, L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS. And another popular game was Resident Evil 8 that returned L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS at 1440p. In summary we feel the Radeon RX 560 PowerColor Red Dragon OC 4GB running at 1440p is the wrong choice for PC gaming.

How many years will the Radeon RX 560 PowerColor Red Dragon OC 4GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 560 PowerColor Red Dragon OC 4GB in your PC? This Radeon RX 560 PowerColor Red Dragon OC 4GB 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 4GB? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB which is 44% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 625 games from the most demanding games today. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB, which has 110% better performance and can run 965 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
44 FPS
High
The Radeon RX 560 PowerColor Red Dragon OC 4GB was released on 18 Apr 2017
AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 560 PowerColor Red Dragon OC 4GB
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.3 Baffin XT
Process
14nm
TMUs
64
Texture Rate
82 GTexel/s
ROPs
16
Pixel Rate
21 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
4096MB
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
1175 MHz
Boost Clock
1288 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
2.5
Approved

Radeon RX 560 PowerColor Red Dragon OC 4GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon RX 560 PowerColor Red Dragon OC 4GB 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 features a Boost overclock from 1275MHz to 1288MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 4GB 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. Radeon RX 560 PowerColor Red Dragon OC 4GB can play most modern games at medium graphics selection on a 1080p screen res and expect around 45+FPS

System Suggestions
Radeon RX 560 PowerColor Red Dragon OC 4GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a Performance Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.

Source [ Jon ]