AMD Launches China-only Radeon RX 560 XT

Tonight – or somewhat this morning in China – AMD launches a brand new Radeon RX graphics card for mid-entry. The brand new half, referred to as the Radeon RX 560 XT, is a decrease Polaris 10-based card designed to bridge the hole between the RX 560 and the RX 570 within the Chinese language market. This new SKU is barely offered in China. Don’t count on it will likely be accessible in North America. AMD's shut associate Sapphire is the one vendor of the cardboard.

The numbers make the Radeon RX 560 XT a comparatively easy reduce of the Radeon RX 570, even a diminished Polaris 10 SKU. In comparison with the 570, the 560 XT drops one other four CU and drops to 28 CU. As well as, the clocks have additionally scored a success. The 560 XT is barely 1073 MHz for the enhance clock and never its 1244 MHz as its full-fledged 570-brother. For shader and texture efficiency, this achieves round 75% of the throughput of the RX 570.

Comparability of AMD Radeon RX 500 Sequence Specs (China)

AMD Radeon RX 580 2048SP
AMD Radeon RX 570
AMD Radeon RX 560 XT
AMD Radeon RX 560

Calculate Items
32 CUs
(2048 SPs)
32 CUs
(2048 SPs)
28 CUs
(1792 SPs)
14/16 CUs
(896/1024 SPs)

Texture Items


Primary clock
1168 MHz
1168 MHz
973 MHz
<= 1175 MHz

Enhance Clock
1284 MHz
1244 MHz
1073 MHz
<= 1275 MHz

Reminiscence Clock
7 Gbps GDDR5
6.6 Gbps GDDR5
7 Gbps GDDR5

Reminiscence Bus Width
256 bits
128 bits

four GB or eight GB
2 GB or four GB

Transistor Counting
5.7 billion
three billion

Typical Board Efficiency

Manufacturing Course of
GloFo 14nm

GCN four

Polaris 10
Polaris 11

Date of introduction

AMD has confirmed that the cardboard suffers a success on the CU depend, nonetheless, whereas the cardboard retains the total Polaris 10 256-bit reminiscence bus. That is paired with GDDR5, which runs at 6.6 Gbps, so the bandwidth is barely diminished. Total, nonetheless, most (~ 94%) of the RX 570's bandwidth is saved, making certain that the cardboard doesn’t find yourself with a bandwidth that may be a theoretical 128-bit Polaris 10. In each instances, Sapphire will provide each 4GB and 8GB VRAM playing cards, giving it an 8GB premium possibility for customers who’re nervous about 4GB playing cards.

The large query within the specs that I couldn’t overtake the print time was the ROP depend. AMD ROPs should not absolutely coupled to their reminiscence controller, to allow them to scale whatever the width of the reminiscence controller. On this case, I'm unsure if all 32 ROPs stay enabled or if AMD disables half of the ROPs. As a one-off for the Chinese language market, it will not be unsurpassed for AMD to make use of this product to convey out all of the Polaris 10 GPUs they personal with a salvaged ROP block.


I'm nonetheless ready for official board efficiency metrics. Since it is a largely activated Polaris 10 card with a full reminiscence bus, I count on one thing barely beneath the 150W TBP of the 570. however I’m ready for AMD to verify it.

Trying on the larger image, the RX 560 XT is designed to bridge the hole between the RX 560 and the RX 570 within the AMD product line, because it delivers virtually twice the (or extra) efficiency of the RX 560 in virtually all areas presents manner. In follow, I’d count on a map with these specs to be a lot nearer to the RX 570 than the RX 560, however we have to see the place the true energy ends. AMD couldn’t expose me between the 2 playing cards, however I used to be unable to offer extra correct value info. So I’d count on this value to be someplace north of 1000 CNY.


Total, AMD isn’t any stranger to transport China-specific mid-range and entry-level graphics card SKUs. Final fall, the corporate started providing the Radeon RX 580 2048SP in China, making it the second regionally restricted Polaris 10 SKU the corporate has launched. It is a follow that has gained reputation total with each GPU distributors. The Chinese language market as a complete is much more closely weighted in direction of decrease and mid-range playing cards than Western markets, with fewer clients capable of afford the high-quality halo elements. Subsequently, each suppliers choose to create smaller steps between the merchandise area. Equally, AMD and NVIDIA, with their huge buyer base in a single nation, are capable of promote smaller-volume parts-in specific, lined GPUs that may in any other case be wasted-without the product having to be imported and delivered in a number of areas.

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