AMD Radeon RX 570 & RX 580 round-up: Polaris update

10 models of ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI and Sapphire tested


Gigabyte RX 570 Aorus & RX 580 Aorus XTR

We received two Gigabyte cards, an RX 570 and an RX 580 with an XTR-chip. The Radeon RX 570 Aorus is a relatively simple card with a WindForce 2X-cooler, consisting of two 90mm-fans and a heatsink with four heatpipes. A unique feature is the backplate, which has a copper part that is supposed to help with the heat levels. We find an Aorus-logo and an indicator for the 0dB-mode on the top of the card. Both rgb-leds can be controlled via the software.

Gigabyte Aorus Radeon RX 570 4GB Gigabyte Aorus Radeon RX 570 4GB
The Gigabyte Aorus is the only RX 570 to have a backplate.

The RX 580 Aorus XTR has a big cooler with 100mm-fans and, as the name suggests, uses an XTR-chip which is supposed to yield better results when overclocking. This card has four heatpipes as well. The rgb-lighting is more in-depth with this model, where the cross on the front stands out the most. Of course this card also allows you to choose your effects using the ‘Aorus Graphics Engine’.

Gigabyte Aorus Radeon RX 580 XTR 8GB
The Gigabyte RX 580 Aorus is a bit bigger.

You can find the specifications of the two Gigabyte-cards below. 

Product nameAorus Radeon RX 570 4GBAorus Radeon RX 580 XTR 8GB
DetailsProduct infoProduct info
GPUAMD Radeon RX 570AMD Radeon RX 580
GPU seriesAMD Radeon RX 500AMD Radeon RX 500
Clock frequency - GPU1280 MHz1425 MHz
Clock frequency - Turbo1280 MHz1425 MHz
Aantal rekenkernen2048
Memory amount4096 MB8192 MB
Memory clock frequency1750 MHz2000 MHz
Memory typeGDDR5GDDR5
Memory cooling
Memory brandHynixSamsung
DirectX versionDirectX 12DirectX 12
nVidia SLI compatible
AMD Crossfire compatible
InterfacePCI-Express 3.0 x16PCI-Express 3.0 x16
GPU coolingActiveActive (2x)
Extra power connector
Power connector type(s)PEG8PEG6+PEG8
Number of slots23
Length23.5 cm27.5 cm
Width11 cm12 cm
Height4 cm5.9 cm
Low profile
D-Sub connector
DVI connector
DVI output (amount)11
HDMI output
HDMI version2.0b2.0b
Number of HDMI connectors11
DisplayPort connector
DisplayPort version1.41.4
Number of DisplayPort connectors33
Interne HDMI aansluitingen00
DVI -> D-Sub convertor
DVI -> HDMI plug
HDMI -> DVI plug
Remote control
DVD softwareDriversDrivers

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