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

10 models of ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI and Sapphire tested



After our round-up of GTX 1080 Tis we take a closer look at the middle segment of the market today. We have ten AMD Radeon RX 570s and RX 580s on the test bench of ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI and Sapphire. While we were not very impressed by the refresh of AMD’s Polaris GPUs, they do make AMD an attractive choice in the affordable segment. Furthermore it is interesting to know what the graphics card manufacturers have managed to construct on the renewed basis. You can find which brand offers the best RX 570 and RX 580 in this round-up.

The AMD Radeon RX 570 and RX 580 are based on the same GPUs as the RX 470 and RX 480, but thanks to process optimizations they can be clocked higher. With the RX 580 the difference is made by a higher GPU clock speed, while the RX 570 also has faster memory chips than its predecessor. All in all you gain about 8 percent in terms of performance – not extremely impressive, but still a nice bonus. Also, on average the RX 580 was faster than the GTX 1060 6GB.

Three manufacturers sent us an AMD Radeon RX 570.

The four different manufacturers sent us a total of no less than 7 RX 580s and 3 RX 570s. We benchmarked them using our new test method with fresh games and of course included extensive tests of the cooling, the development of the clock speed as well as the overclocking potential. On the next pages we discuss all graphics card per brand.

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