Radeon RX 560 vs Radeon R9 270X

Radeon RX 560
Memory: 4096Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 1 Apr 2017
Radeon RX 560
Radeon R9 270X
Memory: 2048Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
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 560Radeon R9 270X
GPU NameBaffin (Baffin XT)vsCuracao (Curacao XT)
Fab Process14 nmvs28 nm
Die Size123 mm²vs212 mm²
Transistors3,000 millionvs2,800 million
Shaders1024vs1280
Compute Units16vs20
Core clock1090 MHzvs1000 MHz
ROPs16vs32
TMUs64vs80

Memory Configuration

Radeon RX 560Radeon R9 270X
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Bus Width128 bitvs256 bit
Memory Speed1750 MHz
7000 MHz effective
vs1400 MHz
5600 MHz effective
Memory Size4096 Mbvs2048 Mb

Additional details

Radeon RX 560Radeon R9 270X
TDP75 wattsvs180 watts
Release Date1 Apr 2017vs8 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