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Advanced HD Gaming with the Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 560

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[Originally posted on 06/30/17.]

The Radeon™ RX 580 and Radeon™ RX 570 graphics cards have been getting all the spotlight, but what about the rest of the cards in the “Polaris”-based Radeon RX 500 Series family?

Today we’re showing some love to the Radeon™ RX 560, an affordable but capable graphics card that packs a lot more pixel-crunching power than you might think. It runs your favorite eSports games without skipping a beat, but it also delivers smooth framerates in more visually demanding AAA titles.


Let’s be real here for a sec… Graphics cards are like our superhero cape. More than any other component, they define both our PC gaming experience and the systems they’re built around. We know our cards inside out—they’re like our weapon of choice, the one we take the most pride in owning. We know how many frames they can hit in certain games, how far we can push those overclocks, and how to keep them running cool inside our rigs.

That being said, the Radeon RX 560 is a gem among the RX 500 Series graphics cards—this GPU is capable of pushing hard and overclocking faithfully.

We’re gonna take a look at all models using the Radeon RX 560, but today Jason Evangelho took the Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 560 for a spin along with an AMD Ryzen™ 5 1600X CPU. Here’s a sampling of the framerates he saw across a wide variety of games. (All of these games were played at 1080p.)

Here are some of his results:

  • DIRT 4: Medium Quality, 4x MSAA – Average 61 FPS
  • DOOM: Medium Quality, Vulkan API – Average 72 FPS
  • GTA V: High Quality, MSAA X2 – Average 70 FPS
  • Overwatch: Ultra Quality – Average 68 FPS
  • Civilization VI: Medium Quality, DX12 – Average 69 FPS
  • Dota 2: Best Looking – Average 90 FPS
  • Prey: Medium Quality, FXAA – Average 66 FPS
  • Sniper Elite 4: Medium Quality – Average 62 FPS


These are some of today’s most popular titles, and the Radeon RX 560 is more than capable of giving you a fantastic gaming experience. Throw in an affordable Radeon FreeSync™-capable monitor, and you have an awesome hardware combination for smooth, tear-free gaming and very low input lag. Jason saw some great results at Medium settings, and if you bump graphics quality up to High or Ultra for some of these titles, you’ll still get smooth, playable framerates and fantastic visuals.

Keep an eye on where we’ll be posting a few more deep dives into the Radeon RX 560. Until then, happy gaming!

Note: AMD’s product warranty does not cover damages caused by overclocking, even when overclocking is enabled via AMD hardware and/or software. Jason’s results may not be representative of the framerates you may experience, and have not be validated by AMD testing.

Annie Lee, Product & Content Marketing at AMD. Her postings are her own opinions and may not represent AMD’s positions, strategies, or opinions. Links to third party sites and references to third party trademarks are provided for convenience and illustrative purposes only. Unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such links, and no third party endorsement of AMD or any of its products is implied.