Radeon RX 560 vs Radeon R9 270X

Radeon RX 560
Memory: 4096Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 1 Apr 2017
Radeon RX 560
Radeon R9 270X
Memory: 2048Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 8 Oct 2013
Radeon R9 270X

Summary

Reasons to consider Radeon RX 560

105 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the Radeon R9 270X .
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Higher theoretical gaming performance, based on specifications.
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports FreeSync.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports TrueAudio.

Reasons to consider Radeon R9 270X

Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports Mantle.

Radeon RX 560

HWBench recommends Radeon RX 560

Based on theoretical specifications.


Specifications

Core Configuration

Radeon RX 560 Radeon R9 270X
GPU Name Baffin (Baffin XT) vs Curacao (Curacao XT)
Fab Process 14 nm vs 28 nm
Die Size 123 mm² vs 212 mm²
Transistors 3,000 million vs 2,800 million
Shaders 1024 vs 1280
Compute Units 16 vs 20
Core clock 1090 MHz vs 1000 MHz
ROPs 16 vs 32
TMUs 64 vs 80

Memory Configuration

Radeon RX 560 Radeon R9 270X
Memory Type GDDR5 vs GDDR5
Bus Width 128 bit vs 256 bit
Memory Speed 1750 MHz
7000 MHz effective
vs 1400 MHz
5600 MHz effective
Memory Size 4096 Mb vs 2048 Mb

Additional details

Radeon RX 560 Radeon R9 270X
TDP 75 watts vs 180 watts
Release Date 1 Apr 2017 vs 8 Oct 2013

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon RX 560
    19.20 GP/s
  • Radeon R9 270X
    32.00 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon RX 560
    76.80 GT/s
  • Radeon R9 270X
    80.00 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon RX 560
    112.00 GB/s
  • Radeon R9 270X
    179.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon RX 560
    2457.60 GFLOPs
  • Radeon R9 270X
    2560.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better