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AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop)

The AMD Radeon RX 560 for laptops (RX 560M) is a mid-range Polaris 11 / 21 gaming graphics card for laptops. It was first shown at CES 2017 in the Lenovo Legion Y520 as the "AMD RX 560M" with up to 4 GB GDDR5 VRAM. As the desktop RX 560 it can be based on the Polaris 21 and 11 chip (RX 560 and RX 460) with 986 or 1024 shaders. The performance should be similar to the desktop variants, with slightly reduced clock speeds.

More information on the Polaris architecture and its features can be found here.

ManufacturerAMD
Radeon RX 500 Series
Radeon RX 590 (compare) 2304 @ 1469 - 1545 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
Radeon RX 580 (compare) 2304 @ 1257 - 1340 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
Radeon RX 570 (compare) 2048 @ 1168 - 1244 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 7000 MHz
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop) (compare) 2304 @ 1077 MHz
Radeon RX 570 (Laptop) (compare) 2048 @ 926 - 1206 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 7000 MHz
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop) (compare) 1024 @ 1172 - 1275 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop) 1024 @ 1090 - 1292 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop) (compare) 640 @ 1287 - 1476 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 540X (compare) 512 @ 1219 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 540 (compare) 512 @ 1219 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
CodenamePolaris 11
ArchitecturePolaris
Pipelines1024 - unified
Core Speed1090 - 1292 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed6000 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory4096 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 12
Transistor Count3000 Million
technology14 nm
FeaturesDisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready, HDMI 2.0, AMD FreeSync
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement05.01.2017

Benchmarks

3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 11994     avg: 13162     median: 13138 (20%)     max: 14354 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 36424     avg: 36501     median: 36528 (19%)     max: 36552 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 4699     avg: 4893     median: 4899 (17%)     max: 5081 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 5705     avg: 5900     median: 5738 (14%)     max: 6258 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 6828     avg: 7117     median: 6955 (20%)     max: 7567 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 8296     avg: 8323     median: 8329 (16%)     max: 8345 points
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit +
Ref. Match 64Bit +
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

2018
low 1280x720
63  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
35  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
30  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
27  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1280x720
53.3  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
32.5  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
28.3  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
21.4  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1280x720
54.4  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
26.1  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
6.5  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Fortnite

Fortnite

2018
low 1280x720
151.3  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
87.4  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
63  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
50.2  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
35.9  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
70.1  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
47  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
43  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
17  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
low 1280x720
59  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
49.7  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
41.4  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
36.3  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
med. 1920x1080
56.3 (!)  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
39.5 (!)  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
21.8 (!)  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
low 1280x720
36  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
23  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
19  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
9  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Destiny 2

Destiny 2

2017
low 1280x720
106.5 (!)  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
47.5 (!)  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
44.1  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
36.2  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
FIFA 18

FIFA 18

2017
low 1280x720
154.3  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
144.1  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
125.1  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
124.3  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Medium Preset 1366x768
142.4
F1 2017

F1 2017

2017
low 1280x720
100  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
66  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
47  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
24  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
low 1280x720
108.2  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
49.4  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
45.4  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
12.5  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Dirt 4

Dirt 4

2017
low 1280x720
176.5  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
83.6  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
49.8  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
28.6  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
low 1280x720
196.3  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
96.8  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
69  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
low 1280x720
79  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
63.2  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
36.7  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
29.3  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
low 1280x720
224.2  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
176.1  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
95.4  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
47.9  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.