|AMD RX 570||NVIDIA GTX 960|
|BUY NOW||BUY NOW|
|Excellent Full HD performance.|
Wide range of designs available.
Quiet cooler on this model.
|Solid 1080p performance.|
Low power consumption and temperatures.
Available in ITX and overclocked versions.
|Blurred lines between RX 580 and GTX 1060 pricing.|
Power hog when overclocked.
|Surrounded by strong AMD competition.|
Poor memory interface.
AMD’s Radeon RX 570 XT graphics card is now available, but how does it compare against Nvidia’s GTX 970? I’ve compared 10 different games at 1080p resolution to help you decide.
|OVERVIEW||RX 570||GTX 960|
|Release Date||18th April, 2017||22nd January, 2015|
|Launch Price||$169 USD||$199 USD|
|GPU||RX 570||GTX 960|
|GPU Model||14nm Polaris 20 XL||28nm GM206-300|
|Cores : TMUs : ROPs||2048 : 128 : 32||1024 : 64 : 32|
|MEMORY||RX 570||GTX 960|
|Memory Size||8GB GDDR5||4GB GDDR5|
|Memory Bus Width||256-bit||128-bit|
|Memory Bandwidth||224 GB/s||112.19 GB/s|
|PHYSICAL||RX 570||GTX 960|
|Interface||PCI-Express 3.0 x16||PCI-Express 3.0 x16|
|Thermal Design Power||150 W||120 W|
|CLOCKS||RX 570||GTX 960|
|Base Clock||1168 MHz||1127 MHz|
|Boost Clock||1244 MHz||1178 MHz|
|Memory Clock (Effective)||1750 (7000) MHz||1753 (7012) MHz|
|Computing Power (FP32)||4,784 GFLOPS||2,308 GFLOPS|
GRAPHICS CARD USED:
The system that I’m testing with has an AMD RYZEN 5 2600 CPU in an MSI X470 GAMING PLUS motherboard running at stock speeds, along with 16GB of memory running at DDR4-3200 in dual channel.
I have not compared games at 1080p only.
LET’S GET INTO RESULTS.
F1 2018 was tested in campaign mode. In this test it’s a win for the RX 570, which was scoring around 21% higher average FPS over the GTX 970 at 1080p.
WORLD OF TANKS ENCORE RT
WORLD OF TANKS ENCORE RT was tested using the games built in benchmark tool, and the GTX 970 was back in the lead here, granted only with a slight 11% lead at 1080p.
GHOST RECON BREAKPOINT
GHOST RECON BREAKPOINT was tested in campaign mode, and was another win for the RX 570, at least in terms of average FPS.
PUBG was tested with the games benchmark tool, and the results were very close here, with the 2060 just a 3 frames ahead of the GTX 970 at 1080p resolution.
ASSASSINS CREED ODYSSEY
ASSASSINS CREED ODYSSEY was tested with all graphical settings at ultra. At 1080p the RX 570 was almost 34% faster.
ASSASSINS CREED ORIGINS
ASSASSINS CREED ORIGINS was tested with the game’s benchmark tool, and unlike the last game, this one seemed to really favour the RX 570. At 1080p, there was a large 4.4% higher average frame rates.
FAR CRY NEW DAWN
FAR CRY NEW DAWN was tested using the replay feature, with the exact same replay file used for all testing. This was another win for the RX 570, which was only 1FPS ahead at 1080p.
RAINBOW SIX SIEGE
RAINBOW SIX SIEGE was tested using the built in benchmark. The results were extremely close together in this test, RX 570 was 10% ahead GTX 970.
BORDERLANDS 3 saw some interesting results, the average FPS was higher with the GTX 970 in my test, however there was only 1FPS difference.
WITCHER 3 was tested using the built in benchmark, and the RX 570 was ahead again in terms of average FPS, granted the difference was quite small, with just a one to two FPS lead over the GTX 970.
Overall both the graphics card were performing good. RX 570 was ahead in 6 games and GTX 970 was ahead in 4 games, so the clear winner is RX 570. I will recommend you to buy RX 570 as it was performing good and it’s latest than GTX 970. So with all of that in mind which would you pick? The Radeon RX 570, or Nvidia GTX 970? Let me know in the comments.