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AMD Radeon RX 560 D vs GTX 1050 and GT 1030 on i5-2400

September 30, 2019


Hey guys, today we’re looking at this AMD Radeon graphics card it is the RX 560D with four Gigabytes of video memory. We will find out what this card is all about. But let’s take a closer look first. The RX 560D we’re using today is from Yeston. It was provided to our YouTube Channel by banggood, and you can find links down below in the description Yeston is a Chinese brand, not that well-known over here in Australia and other western countries but very established in China. In the box we have the graphics card, a quick information guide and also a molex to a PCI Express power adapter. The card comes with DisplayPort 1.4 DVI-D and HDMI 2.0 connectors. Although the specification state that the card requires less than 75 watts, it does require a 6 pin PCI Express power connector. There is a metal reinforcement strip at the top of the card and for cooling There are two 90 millimeter fans. The cooling is what I believe to be the highlight of this card. After installing the drivers, I noticed that the fans stopped turning. They are basically temperature controlled and when you aren’t playing a game the fans will stop in the card will be perfectly silent. When gaming the fan starts spinning at around 58 degrees and do a very good job at cooling this card. After half an hour of stress testing the temperatures stay comfortably in the 50s. So coming back to what is the RX 560D? It was announced around July of 2017 and launched for the Asian markets. If we take a look at these specifications we have a Polaris GPU with 896 stream processes running at 1.2 Gigahertz. The 4 Gigabytes of GDDR5 run at an effective clock speed of 6000 megahertz with a 128-bit memory interface. If these specifications sound familiar well they are! They match what we know as RX 460. So the RX 560D is basically a rebranded RX 460 aimed at the Asian market. Apparently the RX 560D is meant to be more efficient, but seeing that this card requires an external power connector I do have my doubts. So let’s take a look at the performance. Our test machine today It has the i5-2400, 16 GB of RAM and a SSD. The graphics cards we’re using today are the Yeston RX 560D. We also have the Yeston GTX 1050 and the Gigabyte GT 1030. I have downloaded the latest drivers from the Nvidia and AMD website. So let’s start by looking at 3Dmark. We have the two green lines here these represent the GeForce cards, the bottom one is the GT 1030, the top one is the GTX 1050 and the red one is of course the Radeon RX 560 D and you can see the exact result figures down below here. So in 3DMark the Radeon is pretty close to the gtx 1050. And here we have Crysis from 2007. All the games running at full HD. We’ve got all the detailed settings here, I do that just to get a bit of more information out of the results and we can see something interesting here at the low details the GeForce cards are stronger, this points towards the GeForce cards being a little bit more efficient with the processor Where’s the Radeon might need a a slightly more powerful processor to get going, but that changes once we ramp up the details. We can see now the Radeon pulling in front of GT 1030, but it’s still behind the GTX 1050. Into Dirt 3 we can see the Radeon basically being in-between the two GeForce cards, at ultra however It does fall behind a little bit and is closer to the GT 1030 which is surprising, considering the Radeon does have four GB of video RAM, which is double what the other GeForce cards have In Tomb Raider from 2013 we can see once again that the Radeon is a little bit behind at the lower detail levels. But once you crank it up it gains ground and is closer to the GTX 1050 than it is to GT 1030. In BioShock Infinite a game from 2013 we can see once again that the Radeon sits nicely between the two GeForce cards. And here we got a rise of the Tomb Raider from 2015. Once again we can see the card being a little bit weaker with the lower details, but once we crank it up it gains ground and at very high it gets pretty close to the GTX 1050, very likely because of the higher amount of video RAM. A lot of you have asked for DirectX 12 results, so I ran Rise of the Tomb Raider with DirectX 11 and 12 for the Radeon, so the yellow graph is DirectX 12. The red one is DirectX 11, and I couldn’t really measure much of a difference just 1 FPS around here So bottom line in Rise of the Tomb Raider DirectX 12 doesn’t really gain you any extra performance. So looking at the performance the RX 560D ends up between the GD 1030 and GTX 1050. Closer in performance to the GTX 1050 but always a little bit behind. I had a quick go at overclocking, but didn’t get very far and after only a 10% overclock we can see glitches and the driver crashing. I had no issues with the drivers and games I tried and although I only got a standard monitor the FreeSync support is well worth pointing out. Basically a cheaper way to get into smooth high refresh rate gaming. A quick word on pricing, you’re looking at around 140 dollars for the Yeston RX 560D at Banggood, but for the same price you can also get the GTX 1050. But with 4 GB the RX 560 does have double the amount of video memory, which will let you choose more detailed textures without getting any stutters. The RX 560D was up to now only available in Asia, but AMD has now also re-branded the RX 460 in other areas ,causing a bit of confusion. So when shopping around for a RX 560 do pay attention to the specifications, so you know exactly what you’re buying. So to summarise the Yeston RX 560D, we have what is basically the RX 460, but a nice version with 4 GB of video memory, a metal reinforcement strip and excellent cooling that turns the fans off and is silent when you aren’t gaming. And that’s it for this video! What do you think about this graphics card? If you found this video useful please subscribe, click on the notification bell, like or dislike and share it with your friends. Thank you for watching, and I shall see you soon with another one!

73 Comments

  • Reply Tuna Yücer December 13, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    DID I JUST FIND A SECRET VIDEO ON PHILSCOMPUTERLAB? How dope!

  • Reply alex alcala ortiz December 17, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    but what is the point on buying this graphics card if you can get the 460 and unlock it to a 560

  • Reply Alberto Martinez December 17, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    Nice I really wanted to see those compared, I rather buy an RX 560 / or 560D (460), the 1050 & Ti seems overpriced to me in Spain.
    A shame you don't had a 2Gb RX 560D to compare it, 4GB seems unnecesary to me in those cards as they would run out of steam before needing that capacity.

  • Reply Mike Bruschke December 17, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    You should really use colors like red and blue, instead of red and green for your graphs. Makes it easier for most colorblind people.

  • Reply Stadium ARTs December 17, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    TimeSpy Phil! These cards are all DX12 cards, lets see some juicy dx12 goodness <3

  • Reply Rolight December 17, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    You know that something is very expensive when you could buy it cheaper on Argentina

  • Reply MLG Dew December 17, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    This card is simply a RX 460 with a different name. It's inferior to the regular 560, but the thing is that in Europe, Us and other parts of the world, it's being sold with the same name as the real RX 560. So, now buying an RX 560 is kinda Russian roulette, except no one dies (okay maybe some money in your wallet dies).

  • Reply hasan bağ December 17, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    Rx560 Diesel

  • Reply SonicNights December 17, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    What a great deal! 😀

  • Reply Tanasen December 17, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    Well at this price every RX560 isn't a worthy purchase when for a few bucks more you can get the gtx1050ti. This card reminds me of my Afox (another chinese brand) GTX750 2gb, which also requires a 6pin power connector but doesn't overclock much, only 12% on core clock.

  • Reply Dizzee December 17, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    anything below 1050 Ti is not worth it imo, RX 560 sucks because games are unoptimized for Radeon and 1050 just doesn't have enough VRAM

  • Reply Khanemis December 17, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    I recently heard that there can be issue with these newer cards not supporting legacy BIOS motheboards (instead of UEFI) so I wonder if you had any problem running those on that i5-2400? Thanks:)
    And nice test, with consistent results like these it seems that the performance of this card is pretty clear.

  • Reply joemygod1960 December 17, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    I seem to be one of the only people in the US that is not raging about the RX 460 rebrand. 🤔

  • Reply Joey Tech Talks December 17, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    I know at least here in the US, there were some RX 560s that were released about the same time that had the same specs as the RX 460s. AMD recently had some negative press regarding that, because the manufacturers were pretty quiet about the specs and didn't mention it on the box. AMD is supposed to be working to resolve that.

    But I wonder if these were actually meant to be RX 560Ds here in the US. It's interesting that these lesser speced cards came out about the same time as the RX 560D.

  • Reply Mahone December 17, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    I dont get it why you're mentioning the VRAM? There's gpus from the past with only 2gb of VRAm that would completely obliterate the 560 /gtx 1050 4gb models. VRAM doesn't matter if the gpu doesn't have the peformance to back up the the VRAM. I remember the idiots who bought the GTX 960 4 gb versions instead of the 280x because it had 4gb compared to 3gb and completely ignored the GPU's actual performance.

  • Reply GiSWiG December 17, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    To those who states that the RX 560 is a re-branded RX 460…you're half-right. There are two different cores; one with 896 stream processors and one with 1024 stream processors. The RX 460 had 896 stream processors but the RX 560 debuted with 1024. The RX 560D is a definate 896 core while the RX 560 can be either 896 or 1024 AND for the same price. The cut version of the RX 560 is newer. I'm not sure if they cut anything else but be cautious. Will the 1024 model beat the 1050? Well, no but it does in more games than the 896. I'm thinking of getting the RX 560 for a budget build but with the 1024 stream processors.

  • Reply NOiS3KiLL3R December 17, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    RX 560 Diesel, don't pour gasoline into it! 😀

  • Reply mariushmedias December 17, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    Phil, just because it has a 6 pin connector, it doesn't mean it takes up to 75 watts from that connector.
    The card can pull up to 75w from the slot, which gives up to 10w on 3.3v and up to 65w on 12v (well, standard says a card must not take more than those limits). A RX 460/RX 560 uses around 50-60 watts… so technically it would work, but if user overclocks the card the power consumption will go above what the slot can offer.
    The card most likely uses a 4 phase VRM circuit for the chip and a 1 or 2 phase circuit for the memory (which uses maybe up to 10-15w) … two phases from the gpu VRM are probably connected to the slot, and the other two along with the memory VRM are connected to the 6 pin pci-e connector, so you get around 30w + 40w of power consumption in total.

    And i'd like to add.. cards from better manufacturers like Asus or Gigabyte may use memory chips capable of up to 7000 Mhz … since they make so many cards, sometimes it's cheaper for them to just buy 7000 mhz capable chips in higher volume and just configure them at 6000 on these cards. So you should overclock the gpu frequency AND the gpu memory when possible.

  • Reply TriGGletyplay December 17, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    I have to downclock my 2G Asus RX460 too 784mhz to run BF games with no DX11 errors. Got Mem. up to 1950mhz though. Never buying AMD graphics again.

  • Reply Charles Wallinger December 17, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    The price is right on the mark msrp too bad the US dollar is so low here in the states same card would cost around 200 or more . It seems like another great card I have a 1050 ti and it works well will have to check but think I got it with 4gig of vram

  • Reply magottyk December 17, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    I remember back when the R7 260X released and it was praised for having 896 stream processors up from the first GCN card in that space the HD 7770 which had 640. No one really complained about only having 896SP when the 460 released and everyone loved that the extra cores could be unlocked with a bios mod.

    Now the question remains can the 560D's cores be unlocked? It's been suggested that where the 460's were made from good chips and hence the reason why the cores were easily unlocked, the 560D are speculated to be made from chips with bad CU's and thus would be problematic to try and unlock those cores. I will also point out that the RX460 came with 7000MHz memory and not 6000MHz.

    There's a lot not to like about the RX560D especially when compared to the standard RX560. The few bucks saved is just not worth it considering that the banggood price is AU$187 while the 4GB Sapphire pulse with 1300MHz core 7000MHz memory and the full 1024 cores is just AU$199 bought here in Aus. 2GB versions of the full 16CU cards can be had for AU$168 which also have 7000MHz memory in the local market. These not so cheap chinese cards look to be a false economy and I suspect that they are being marked up for export customers compared to the local chinese market.

    You wouldn't want one of these cards without the 6 pin, because though they are rated to less than 75W, a lot of motherboards have some issues actually delivering the rated power out of the PCIe slot.

  • Reply Tudor Gruian December 17, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    There is a Custom Bios to flash on this video card to enhance speed significantly

  • Reply Hardcore8UK December 17, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    Nice1 Phil, that card would be good inside a Shuttle XPC as the fans stop so it could be used as a media / gaming pc

  • Reply ubbgn December 17, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    RTG should tackle cpu overhead, this is going on for years!

  • Reply Ramses December 17, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    RX560 Diesel?

  • Reply EposVox December 17, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    Woooow. If you're gunna rebrand the RX460 w/ an indicator, do it for all markets. Sigh

  • Reply Alec J December 17, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    I got "burned" on this one, buying a Powercolor one since I was on a budget. Turns out it is the "D" variant after checking the specs with GPU-Z. It was ordered from Newegg (and not a Newegg Marketplace seller) here in the USA. Great card for the money, I think. I'm satisfied enough.

  • Reply rubes4cubes December 17, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    I picked up a Rx560d powercolor reddragon 4gb for 80USD after mail in rebate. So far it is good for low budget gaming.

  • Reply MarkTheMorose December 17, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    Mmm, impressive graphics in that racing game.

  • Reply Jeremy Lee Potocki December 17, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    Well to be frank there not a bargain at all. For example they're selling 3GB versions of GTX 1060s for the same price as 6GB versions on newegg. Also I can get a Non D version for $15 less no Amazon and Newegg without a rebate. Most Chinese Shops that sell Graphics Cards are overpriced and can contain stripped down memory so it's just not worth it.

  • Reply John Bolt December 17, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    Don't let the D deceive you!

  • Reply Christopher Bollinger December 17, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    I don't understand. why the reinforcing metal strip? Without it would the card fall apart? Seems kinda redundant unless it holds it all together.

  • Reply Spider Mcgavenport December 17, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    RX 460 2gb is outstanding, but way over priced due to people buying the stock out then charging a higher price through supply and demand.

  • Reply James Smith December 17, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    I got a pair of Power Color 560D's for a great price on a Black Friday sale ($100 U.S each), they don't have a 6pin, very similar cooler to yours , they scale well in crossfire for GTA5 , I use them to mine Eth (I get 19mh/s combined). You are lucky they work on your sandybridge machine, they won't won't work on my sandybridge Dell's, it's a well known bios incompatibility.

  • Reply trancelistic December 17, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    I think that they should of make it just 2 GB of VRAM. IT seems not to have the power to fully use 4 gb, so the card could of been cheaper and even less power hungry.
    But thats me:P

  • Reply WaybackTECH December 17, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    You might want to check one of these out Phil. GTX960 4GB cards, new for $50 or less, heck I might even get one after Christmas. https://www.ebay.com/itm/For-NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX960-4GB-GDDR5-128Bit-PCI-Express-Video-Graphics-Cards-Gift/253315875755?hash=item3afacd83ab:g:gpMAAOSwnCFaMWPu

  • Reply jangelelcangry December 17, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    Your test setup in this video is basically my current PC minus the ssd and with a 2500.

  • Reply Captainshovel December 17, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    Its pretty cool. Awesome to see a amd GPU that is good for modern games here. Thanks for the awesome video. The line graphs are cool but i personally think that the normal avg FPS numbers could be on the side in a bigger text. Will you ever buy a 100$ x79 board From China?? I want to get one

  • Reply Mountainpixel December 17, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    Those graphs are totally awesome.

  • Reply Up Tech Extreme December 17, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    So instead of a full back plate they are using a metal reenforcement strip ?

  • Reply PhilsComputerLab December 17, 2017 at 10:58 pm

    Got some power readings and OC update. At the wall, sitting on the desktop the system pulls 49W. Running MSI Kombustor on the GPU we are seeing 96W. And in the Tomb Raider benchmark we get a maximum reading of 128W. The RAM overclocked just fine to 1750 / 7000 MHz. The GPU would do 5% stable, but to get it stable at 10% I had to raise the voltage a little bit). With these clocks, Tomb Raider went from 67.1 to 73.5 FPS.

  • Reply blakedmc1989RaveHD December 18, 2017 at 2:29 am

    great card! 🙂

  • Reply Dropsy December 18, 2017 at 4:09 am

    awesome brand never seen that

  • Reply Commodorefan64 December 18, 2017 at 4:54 am

    As Always good video, and I've had my eye debating one of these cards under the Power Color Red Dragon brand being sold on Newegg here in the US, but MSI has a full fat 560 in a short card for around the same price with 4GB of RAM, but reviews say it runs warmer then most full fat 560's so not sure which one to get lol.
    Power Color: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131731&cm_re=RX560_D--14-131-731--Product
    MSI: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814137124&cm_re=RX560_D--14-137-124--Product

  • Reply Bills BuildAll December 18, 2017 at 6:07 am

    The asian Rx 560D has 896 Stream processors while the non D Rx 560 Has 1024 Stream Processors ,,, don`t be fooled people ! ………

  • Reply Swag December 18, 2017 at 7:21 am

    The RX560D is just a rebanded 460 (basically)

  • Reply GrapSorz December 18, 2017 at 8:57 am

    you will find RX560 branded cards in the european shops now that is the same as this. the problem is that thy r missing the "D" and sold as it is a normal 560.. so look out.

  • Reply Flaviu Ciohodaru December 18, 2017 at 9:01 am

    i dunno about guys but these graphs can tell more information about the card than regular benchmarks that you see arround the tech channels with all gpu-s running only at a specific settings , if u can add 1% low and 0.1% lows for every settings in my opinion you would have the best graphs that i could have fiind for benchmarks

  • Reply Frog - Tech - Tips December 18, 2017 at 10:10 am

    Nice review I been ask myself what that D on end

  • Reply Hindel Gaming December 18, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    Very interesting video mate!
    One thing that keeps annoying me is that 4 GB of RAM on those low end cards.. I mean if you crank out the settings in the game to the extent that it takes up those 4 GBs of ram, there is no way in hell your gpu will be able to handle it with a reasonable framerate (I mean less then 25 PFS).
    I really think those 4 GB is a marketing trick (oooh more ram its better then gtx 1050 it only has 2!).
    And so I'm begging you man include the vram usage in the afterburner monitoring.
    Keep up the good work!

  • Reply Hackfleisch December 18, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    You can also buy the RX560D on mindfactory.de Its just the correct name for the 14CU RX560 that everyone complained about.

  • Reply Dmitrij Ovcarenko December 18, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    How modified this card Rx560d

  • Reply george maragos December 19, 2017 at 7:09 am

    Hi All – nah i would either go the GT1030 and use the MB bus or pay a bit more and get a better GPU

    BTW , to all of the northern hemisphere people looking at or waiting for snow in December all i can say is

    It is 40 degrees Celsius or 104 Fahrenheit today at work , and in the car it was close to 55C

  • Reply Vincent GR December 19, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    My HD7870 is "silent" too.
    It starts spinning at 78c so I made a custom script with MSI Afterburner to start at 50c.

  • Reply Dread Kaiser December 21, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    Hmmm… For nearly the same price, I think I'd rather one of the full-fat 16CU RX560's from somewhere like Scorptec.

    http://staticice.com.au/cgi-bin/search.cgi?q=RX560+4Gb+16CU&spos=3

  • Reply Andrew Evra December 22, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    Hello guys, I have a question, I saw a yeston 1050ti at the same price of a gigabyte 1050 oc G2. My question is… is that Yeston graphic card good? I mean, i'm from EU, i didn't find anything about this Brand on Internet. Should I buy it or better take the Gigabyte to avoid any future problems?
    Thank you.

  • Reply A Rock December 24, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    Do you think that the i5 2400 bottlenecks the 1050 2GB? btw liked!

  • Reply Pc ColdWar January 1, 2018 at 7:53 pm

    love your graphique so nice and easy to look sadly the red bar get in the ways maybe put the info on fps on the top;) should get you better overall experience than most graph i saw so far

  • Reply Fatih Muric January 20, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    can you bios flash this to unlock 1024 shaders? also do the gtx 1050 come with a molex connector?

  • Reply Brandon Biggers February 7, 2018 at 10:29 pm

    So it's like a 1040

  • Reply Александр Коробов February 20, 2018 at 11:37 am

    1:43  Изображение на мониторе есть – а видеокарта выключена…

  • Reply Hunk Survivor February 20, 2018 at 9:28 pm

    Those cards were designed for battle royal games like PUBG and Fortnite.

  • Reply Barbara Sandre February 28, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    Australia… western… I must be reading globes wrong.

  • Reply Laptop gaming channel March 18, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    Can I buy this card

  • Reply sim_ tastic vids May 9, 2018 at 11:13 pm

    The rx560D is slower than the rx 560 standard card.It is possible to bioshack or flash a specific rx 560 bios although the sucess rate varies from card to card

  • Reply mashed potatoes June 9, 2018 at 12:00 am

    I just got a oem RX 560d 2gb for 35$, it doesn't have a extra 6 pin connector so I can't overclock it without it drawing 85watts from the 75watt pcie slot

  • Reply Athomica [DE] July 7, 2018 at 10:53 am

    Lol, hes got german accent

  • Reply TheUltimateGamer November 11, 2018 at 5:46 am

    Hey is it worth it to buy it for 63 usd and which driver did you downloaded for it? Nice and very helpful video though

  • Reply TheUltimateGamer November 11, 2018 at 9:18 am

    So is this yeston rx560d on par with other popular brand rx 460?

  • Reply TheUltimateGamer November 14, 2018 at 4:37 am

    How many shaders does it have and if it has 896 shaders then can you unlock it to 1024 and what is performance gain?

  • Reply HaKeng December 22, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    Still it's not a terrible card

  • Reply Aun Muhammad June 9, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    How can I check that my gpu is rx 560 or rx 560d???

  • Reply SkilledRebuilds August 14, 2019 at 5:55 pm

    Great Video, cool to see… noticed tho…My MSI RX460 75w has 1750Mhz Factory VRAM and OCs to 2000Mhz, the 1210Mhz Core I left alone and maxed Power to +75 available.
    Holds 1210/2000 all day, if I chase 1250Mhz core or more it starts throttling down 1250 to under 1210 so I leave it alone for constant 1210Mhz Core.

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