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AMD Radeon RX 560 Sapphire Pulse OC 4GB

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How well can the Radeon RX 560 Sapphire Pulse OC 4GB run games
AMD Radeon RX 560 Sapphire Pulse OC 4GB
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

The Radeon RX 560 Sapphire Pulse 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.

What FPS performance can the Radeon RX 560 Sapphire Pulse OC 4GB get on latest AAA 2021 games? In particular our game review looks at the FPS achieved running on Ultra graphics settings on the 1080p screen resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. This graphics hardware can run 256 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

First we looked at 1080p resolution for the Radeon RX 560 Sapphire Pulse OC 4GB performance to explore what sort of benchmarks it would achieve on the popular title Back 4 Blood and saw it deliver weak frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 58 FPS, Medium: 46 FPS, High: 31 FPS and Ultra: 22 FPS. We proceeded to look at Battlefield 2042 to see how that compared and predict that it will return a weak 0 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

We move on to 1440p, and tested Back 4 Blood which delivered weak FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 44 FPS, Medium: 35 FPS, High: 23 FPS and Ultra: 17 FPS. Next we have Battlefield 2042 running on Radeon RX 560 Sapphire Pulse OC 4GB which is predicted to get L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Star Citizen is predicted to get L: 73FPS, M: 58FPS, H: 39FPS, U: 28FPS at 1440p. Looking at a few of these 1440p results for the Radeon RX 560 Sapphire Pulse OC 4GB we get the impression that it is not a first choice gaming resolution. While this graphics card would likely be more suited to 1080p gaming, you may be able to make some graphical tweaks in the game options to improve your stability at 1440p.

How many years will the Radeon RX 560 Sapphire Pulse OC 4GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 560 Sapphire Pulse OC 4GB in your PC? 12-18 months of top end gaming is still left in this graphics card

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon RX 560 Sapphire Pulse OC 4GB? A great upgrade graphics card would be a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, which has 44% better performance and can run 625 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today. Alternatively if you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 109% better and can run 965 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
FPS System Benchmark
44 FPS
High
The Radeon RX 560 Sapphire Pulse OC 4GB was released on 18 Apr 2017
AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 560 Sapphire Pulse OC 4GB
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.3 Baffin XT
Process
14nm
TMUs
64
Texture Rate
83 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
1300 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
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Radeon RX 560 Sapphire Pulse OC 4GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon RX 560 Sapphire Pulse 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 1300MHz.

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. The Radeon RX 560 Sapphire Pulse 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 Sapphire Pulse 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 ]