Nvidia GTX 960 Vs AMD RX 570: Which One to Buy?

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PROSPROS
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.
CONSCONS
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.

SPECIFICATIONS

OVERVIEWRX 570GTX 960
Card StatusReleasedReleased
ManufacturerAMDNVIDIA
Release Date18th April, 201722nd January, 2015
Launch Price$169 USD$199 USD
GPURX 570GTX 960
GPU Model14nm Polaris 20 XL28nm GM206-300
Cores : TMUs : ROPs2048 : 128 : 321024 : 64 : 32
MEMORYRX 570GTX 960
Memory Size8GB GDDR54GB GDDR5
Memory Bus Width256-bit128-bit
Memory Bandwidth224 GB/s112.19 GB/s
PHYSICALRX 570GTX 960
InterfacePCI-Express 3.0 x16PCI-Express 3.0 x16
Thermal Design Power150 W120 W
CLOCKSRX 570GTX 960
Base Clock1168 MHz1127 MHz
Boost Clock1244 MHz1178 MHz
Memory Clock (Effective)1750 (7000) MHz1753 (7012) MHz
Computing Power (FP32)4,784 GFLOPS2,308 GFLOPS

PERFORMANCE

GRAPHICS CARD USED:

SYSTEM SPECS:

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

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

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

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

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.

CONCLUSION

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.

2 thoughts on “Nvidia GTX 960 Vs AMD RX 570: Which One to Buy?”

    1. Brother even my conclusion says that the winner is RX 570. These all games have been tested by me, so there no chance of trolling.

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