AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop) vs AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop) vs AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)

AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop)

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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.

AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)

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The AMD Radeon RX 560X for laptops (RX 560X Mobile) is a mid-range Polaris 11 / 21 gaming graphics card for laptops. Compared to the slightly older Radeon RX 560 for laptops (see for benchmarks), the RX 560X features only slightly altered clock speeds but should perform quite similar. Offers 1024 shader cores and a usual clock speed of 1175 - 1275 MHz. More information on the Polaris architecture and its features can be found here.

Currently AMD sells the mobile Radeon RX 560X with 4 GB GDDR5 (128 Bit) and a TDP of 60 - 80 Watt for around 50 - 60 Dollars to laptop manufacturers.

AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)

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The AMD Radeon RX 590 is a desktop graphics card positioned in the mid-range of 2018. It is manufactured in 12nm and offers 2,304 shader cores and 8 GB GDDR5 VRAM using a 256 Bit memory interface (8 GHz, 256 GB/s).

The RX590 uses the new Polaris 30 chip, which is a 12nm version of the Polaris 20 chip of the RX 580. Thanks to the improved process, the clock rates of the RX 590 can be higher at a similar power consumption. 

This leads to a 10 percent higher performance compared against the older Radeon RX 580 and therefore the RX 590 is faster than the GeForce GTX 1060. This means that the card is best suited for 1080p gaming in max. details (of 2018 games).

The power consumption is rated at 175 Watt and therefore 10 Watts below the Radeon RX 580 (185 Watt).

AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop)AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
ManufacturerAMDAMDAMD
Radeon RX 500 Series
Radeon RX 590 2304 @ 1.47 - 1.55 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
Radeon RX 580 2304 @ 1.26 - 1.34 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
Radeon RX 570 2048 @ 1.17 - 1.24 GHz256 Bit @ 7000 MHz
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop) 2304 @ 1.08 GHz
Radeon RX 570 (Laptop) 2048 @ 0.93 - 1.21 GHz256 Bit @ 7000 MHz
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop) 1024 @ 1.17 - 1.28 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop) 1024 @ 1.09 - 1.29 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop) 640 @ 1.29 - 1.48 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 540X 512 @ 1.22 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 540 512 @ 1.22 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 590 2304 @ 1.47 - 1.55 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
Radeon RX 580 2304 @ 1.26 - 1.34 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
Radeon RX 570 2048 @ 1.17 - 1.24 GHz256 Bit @ 7000 MHz
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop) 2304 @ 1.08 GHz
Radeon RX 570 (Laptop) 2048 @ 0.93 - 1.21 GHz256 Bit @ 7000 MHz
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop) 1024 @ 1.17 - 1.28 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop) 1024 @ 1.09 - 1.29 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop) 640 @ 1.29 - 1.48 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 540X 512 @ 1.22 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 540 512 @ 1.22 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 590 2304 @ 1.47 - 1.55 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
Radeon RX 580 2304 @ 1.26 - 1.34 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
Radeon RX 570 2048 @ 1.17 - 1.24 GHz256 Bit @ 7000 MHz
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop) 2304 @ 1.08 GHz
Radeon RX 570 (Laptop) 2048 @ 0.93 - 1.21 GHz256 Bit @ 7000 MHz
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop) 1024 @ 1.17 - 1.28 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop) 1024 @ 1.09 - 1.29 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop) 640 @ 1.29 - 1.48 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 540X 512 @ 1.22 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 540 512 @ 1.22 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
CodenamePolaris 11Polaris 11Polaris 30
ArchitecturePolarisPolarisPolaris
Cores1024 - unified1024 - unified2304 - unified
Core1090 - 1292 (Boost) MHz1172 - 1275 (Boost) MHz1469 - 1545 (Boost) MHz
Memory6000 MHz6000 MHz8000 MHz
Bus128 Bit128 Bit256 Bit
MemoryGDDR5GDDR5GDDR5
Max. Memory4096 MB4096 MB8192 MB
Shared Memorynonono
DirectXDirectX 12DirectX 12DirectX 12
Transistors3000 Million3000 Million5700 Million
Technology14 nm14 nm12 nm
FeaturesDisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready, HDMI 2.0, AMD FreeSyncDisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready, HDMI 2.0, AMD FreeSyncDisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready, HDMI 2.0b, AMD FreeSync
Size2/32/3
Introduced05.01.2017 05.01.2017 15.11.2018

3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 1909     avg: 1917     median: 1917 (11%)     max: 1925 Points
min: 5190     avg: 5271     median: 5271 (30%)     max: 5352 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 1789     avg: 1790     median: 1789.5 (9%)     max: 1790 Points
min: 4863     avg: 4872     median: 4871.5 (26%)     max: 4880 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
189597 Points (30%)
min: 379940     avg: 397712     median: 397712 (63%)     max: 415483 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 54961     avg: 56475     median: 56475 (8%)     max: 57989 Points
min: 307763     avg: 311088     median: 311088 (43%)     max: 314413 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 11994     avg: 13162     median: 13138 (17%)     max: 14354 Points
min: 10106     avg: 13969     median: 13326 (18%)     max: 18476 Points
min: 41952     avg: 44213     median: 44213 (59%)     max: 46474 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 36424     avg: 36501     median: 36528 (18%)     max: 36552 Points
min: 34407     avg: 35697     median: 35511 (18%)     max: 37173 Points
min: 86202     avg: 86825     median: 86825 (43%)     max: 87448 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 4699     avg: 4893     median: 4899 (15%)     max: 5081 Points
min: 5316     avg: 5448     median: 5513 (16%)     max: 5515 Points
min: 14101     avg: 14431     median: 14430.5 (43%)     max: 14760 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 5705     avg: 5900     median: 5738 (13%)     max: 6258 Points
min: 6262     avg: 6307     median: 6327 (15%)     max: 6331 Points
min: 16746     avg: 16814     median: 16813.5 (39%)     max: 16881 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 58223     avg: 62796     median: 61999 (8%)     max: 68167 Points
min: 346586     avg: 352225     median: 352224 (47%)     max: 357863 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 6828     avg: 7117     median: 6955 (18%)     max: 7567 Points
min: 6415     avg: 7435     median: 7680 (20%)     max: 7725 Points
min: 19287     avg: 20422     median: 20421.5 (53%)     max: 21556 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 8296     avg: 8323     median: 8329 (14%)     max: 8345 Points
min: 6491     avg: 7909     median: 8203 (14%)     max: 8451 Points
min: 23202     avg: 23363     median: 23362.5 (40%)     max: 23523 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
130629 Points (68%)
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
43361 Points (63%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Unigine Valley 1.0 DX
57.3 fps (31%)
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
specvp12 snx-02 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
specvp12 showcase-01 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
specvp12 mediacal-01 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
specvp12 maya-04 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
specvp12 energy-01 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
specvp12 creo-01 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
specvp12 catia-04 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
specvp12 3dsmax-05 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
SPECviewperf 13 specvp13 sw-04 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
specvp13 snx-03 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
specvp13 showcase-02 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
specvp13 medical-02 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
specvp13 maya-05 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
specvp13 energy-02 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
specvp13 creo-02 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
specvp13 catia-05 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
specvp13 3dsmax-06 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
96.2 fps (11%)
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
70.2 fps (19%)
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
67.9 fps (43%)
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
52.4 fps (22%)
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
93.9 fps (46%)
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
133 fps (23%)
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
102 fps (23%)
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
77.8 fps (29%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
min: 785     avg: 917     median: 917 (9%)     max: 1049 Samples/s
1996 Samples/s (20%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
min: 1574     avg: 1838     median: 1837.5 (12%)     max: 2101 Samples/s
4084 Samples/s (28%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
min: 2383     avg: 3451     median: 3450.5 (8%)     max: 4518
11791 (26%)
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 357.5     avg: 365     median: 364.6 (72%)     max: 371.7 Watt
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
86.3 Watt (17%)
min: 346.9     avg: 353     median: 352.9 (70%)     max: 358.9 Watt
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 Power Consumption *
min: 84     avg: 88.5     median: 88.5 (19%)     max: 93 Watt
min: 90     avg: 94     median: 94 (21%)     max: 98 Watt
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
min: 1223     avg: 1235     median: 1234.5 (64%)     max: 1246 MHz
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Speed Furmark
1169 MHz (67%)

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop) → 100% n=6

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop) → 105% n=6

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop) → 289% n=6

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War

Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War

2020
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 590:
137 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
95.9 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
85.6 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
60.4 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Radeon RX 590:
47.4 fps  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 590:
31.7 fps  fps
Assassin´s Creed Valhalla

Assassin´s Creed Valhalla

2020
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 590:
99  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
86  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
73  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
62  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Radeon RX 590:
55  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 590:
42  fps
Dirt 5

Dirt 5

2020
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 590:
74.4  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
51.4  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
42.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
37.2  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Radeon RX 590:
31.6  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 590:
21.5  fps
Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

2020
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 590:
113 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
72.2 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
59.2 fps