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RX 550 vs RX 560

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon' started by testcy, Dec 25, 2017.

  1. testcy

    testcy Member Guru

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    Since the price difference between RX 550 and RX 560 is small, is there a reason to choose the RX 550 instead of the RX 560?
     
  2. Agonist

    Agonist Ancient Guru

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    RX 560 all the way between the 2. RX 550 is a pile. There is no reason to get the RX 550 over the 560 except price. Which is what $20 difference on MSRP.
    Id rather have a RX 460 then the RX 550.
    Just make sure you get a 1024 shader RX 560.
     
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  3. testcy

    testcy Member Guru

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    What about R7 360 vs RX 560 at about the same price?
     
  4. airbud7

    airbud7 Ancient Guru

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    360 is a lot slower than 460/560.
     

  5. testcy

    testcy Member Guru

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    And what about a GTX 1050 compared to a RX 560?
     
  6. Arshad Hussain

    Arshad Hussain Active Member

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    I have been using Radeon RX 560 4gb XFX variant and it works like a charm, playing Overwatch on 1080 with 100+FPS
     
  7. testcy

    testcy Member Guru

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    I prefer to get an AMD card supporting FreeSync in case I ever need it, but I can find an NVIDIA GTX1050 at about the same price of a RX 560. Is the GTX1050 much better than the RX 560?
     
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    Agent-A01 Ancient Guru

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    It's usually about 10% faster, not a huge margin.
     
  9. Only Intruder

    Only Intruder Master Guru

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    More accurately, 1050 is + or - 10% of the 560

    It's one of those cases where AMD or NVidia optimised titles show a more defined and pronounced difference. In AMD optimised details, you'll see the 560 performing close to the 1050 ti outperforming the 1050 but in NVidia optimised titles, it performs similarly to the 1050 (with the 1050 having the lead and the 1050 ti performing well ahead).

    I tried to find some benches on Guru3d and on Anandtech but there aren't really that many, if you look at this article, it shows the 1050 and 1050 ti in the charts along with the 460 http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/gigabyte_geforce_gtx_1050_ti_g1_gaming_oc_review,12.html

    Imo, 550 and 1050 aren't worth the money unless you wish to build a low power media centre pc. Your choices should be anything above the 560 or the 1050 ti.

    Having said that, I've noticed your specs show you have a 460 already? If this is the case, why are you looking at 1050/560s? Is it for another system? Ideally, if you want to have any sort of upgrade, you ought to be considering 1060/570 (also chances are if I remember correctly, you may be able to unlock shaders on the 460).
     
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    It's for another system. I don't think I need anything above RX 550 or GT 1030, as I am mostly interested in 4K support and not "heavy" gaming. The thing is, if I go for GT 1030, the price is close to the price of RX 550 and then not too far away from RX 560 or GTX 1050.
     
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    Only Intruder Master Guru

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    May I ask you what region you live in?

    Looking at prices on UK sites and AMD cards are so dear now thanks to the low stock there is...(none of the AMD cards are selling at their RRP :( ) It looks like 1050 or 1050 ti may be your best bet.
     
  12. Turanis

    Turanis Maha Guru

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    You choice:
    RX 560 4GB-Gtx 1050 2GB-Gtx 1050TI 4GB-RX 470 4GB.
     
  13. testcy

    testcy Member Guru

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    Do I really need 4GB if not really much into gaming?
     
  14. Chastity

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    I would definitely get a 4GB variant with today's games. Upping texture quality really makes a game stand out, and is probably the single best visual improvement.
     
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    Do the RX 550 and RX 560 share the same maximum resolution and refresh rate?
     

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    Yeah they both can do 5120x2880 (5K)
     

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