RX 480 vs RX 570 Comparison Review

RX 480 vs RX 570 Comparison Review

In this RX 480 vs RX 570 comparison review, we will differentiate the good and the bad of these two graphics both from AMD.

Overview

The AMD Radeon RX 480 is the first graphic cards released by AMD that has the 14nm Polaris architecture. While the AMD Radeon RX 570 is the second in the line-up of AMD 500 series and was also based on the Polaris architecture.

The RX 480 was released in the 2nd quarter of 2019 while the RX 570 was released on the 2nd quarter of 2017.

GPU

RX 480 is code named Ellesmere XT. It is a fourth gen GCN GPU. While the RX 570 is code named Polaris 20 XL. It is a refresh of the 470.

In this comparison review we used the RX 480 8gb and for the RX 570 we used the 8gb variant. The core speed on the 480 is a bit lower art 1120 MHz compared to the 1168 MHz of the 570. The 480 can be boosted up to 1266 MHz greater than the 570 at only 1244 MHz.

Both has 8gb memory. The 480 has 2000 MHz memory speed greater than the 1750 MHz of the 579. Both has the same memory and memory type at 256 bit and GDDR5 respectively. Memory bandwidth of the 480 is greater at 256GB/sec while the 570 has a lower bandwidth at 224GB/sec.

Shader processing unit on the 480 is at 2304 higher compared to the 20148 of the 570. Both actual shading performance is at 100% and it has the same 14nm technology.

Texture mapping units on a 480 is greater than the 570 at 144 and 128 respectively. Texture rate on 480 is greater at 161.3 GTexel/s compared to the 149.5 GTexel/s of the 570.

Both have same render output units registering at 32. Pixel rate on the 480 is lower compared to the 570 at 35.8 GPixel/s and 37.4 GPixel/s respectively.

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Power Consumption and System Suggestions

Let us proceed to the next category on this RX 480 vs RX 570 comparison review. The AMD Radeon RX 480 has a rated board TDP of 150W. It requires at least 500W of power supply unit and requires one 6-pin connector.

The AMD Radeon RX 570 on the other hand has a rated board TDP of 120W. It requires at least 400W of power supply unit and also requires one 6-pin connector.

The RX 480 is suited for resolutions up to 2560×1440. It is recommended a high-end processor and at least 8gb of RAM for optimal performance.

While the RX 570 is best for resolutions up to 1920×1080. It is recommended a mid-range processor and at least 8gb of system memory for optimal gaming performance.

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Game Performance

According to benchmarks the RX 480 8gb can almost be faster than the GTX 970 at 4K. Its performance is between a Radeon R9 290 and Radeon R9 290X.

While the RX 570 has been built as medium to high GPU. It can run almost all modern AAA games at medium to high graphics at 1080p.

We tested these two graphics card side by side using these games: CSGO, Fortnite, PUBG, GTA V, League of Legends, Overwatch, Battlefield 1, The Witcher 3, DOTA 2, World of Warcraft, World of Tanks and Minecraft.

Of these 12 games we tested, our test reveals that the RX 480 edged the RX 570 on 6 games out of the 12 games. It just performs better game FPS than the 570.

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Final Verdict

In this comparison, I declare the RX 480 as the clear winner. It blows past the RX 570 on the six games literally. For me better game FPS is the true gauge of how a GPU performs.

That is it for our RX 480 vs RX 570 comparison review, hope you learned a lot. See you on the next one!

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