AMD Radeon RX 480
vs
AMD Radeon RX 570

AMD Radeon RX 480
AMD Radeon RX 570
RX 480 RX 570 Difference
AMD Radeon RX 480 AMD Radeon RX 570
Price $ 399.0 $ 123.0 276 (69%)
Year 2016 2017 1 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature C 74C
Max Fan Noise dB 38dB
Recommended Power Supply 500W 470W 30 (6%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz ($334.99) Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz ($354.99)
CPU Impact on FPS +0.0 FPS +0.0 FPS 0 (0%)
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0% 0.0% 0 (0%)
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 65.4 FPS 62.8 FPS 2.6 (4%)
Average 1440p Performance 48.2 FPS 45.6 FPS 2.6 (5%)
Average 4K Performance 29.3 FPS 26.3 FPS 3 (10%)
Memory 8 GB 4 GB 4 (50%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 6.1 $ 2.7 3.4 (56%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 8.3 $ 3.7 4.6 (55%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 13.7 $ 6.4 7.3 (53%)
Overall Combination Score 76/100 81/100 5 (7%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from RX 570 to RX 480 is not recommended as it is less than 30% of improvement in performance. In general, a reasonable upgrade is between 30% and 50% or more to justify the purchase of new hardware. The price/performance ratio is much better for RX 570 .

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AMD Radeon RX 480
AMD Radeon RX 570
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
56
63.0
56
63.0
2019 Anthem
36
40.6
36
40.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
53
59.5
53
59.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
68
75.8
66
73.7
2019 Metro Exodus
30
33.7
29
32.9
2019 World War Z
76
85.0
72
81.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
75
84.0
72
80.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
29
33.0
24
27.2
2018 Final Fantasy XV
51
57.0
48
54.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
48
54.0
46
52.0
2018 Just Cause 4
43
48.7
42
47.4
2018 Monster Hunter: World
47
52.5
45
51.1
2018 Battlefield V
58
65.0
63
71.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
42
47.0
40
45.0
2017 Destiny 2
81
91.0
78
87.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
60
67.5
59
65.7
2017 For Honor
81
90.0
78
87.6
2017 Project CARS 2
57
63.7
55
62.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
69
77.2
67
75.2
2016 Dishonored 2
41
46.5
40
45.3
2015 Rocket League
236
262.5
229
255.5
2015 Need For Speed
65
72.7
63
70.8
2015 Project CARS
62
69.7
61
67.9
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
114
127.5
111
124.1
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
162
180.0
157
175.2
2009 League of Legends
303
337.5
295
328.5

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AMD Radeon RX 480
AMD Radeon RX 570
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
37
46.9
37
46.9
2019 Anthem
25
32.2
25
32.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
36
46.2
36
46.2
2019 Resident Evil 2
40
51.0
39
49.6
2019 Metro Exodus
20
26.2
20
25.6
2019 World War Z
49
62.0
47
59.1
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
42
53.0
40
50.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
20
26.0
20
25.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
32
40.0
31
39.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
28
35.0
27
34.0
2018 Fallout 76
50
63.0
40
50.0
2018 Just Cause 4
28
36.0
28
35.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
29
36.7
28
35.8
2018 Battlefield V
36
46.0
40
51.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
24
31.0
24
31.0
2017 Destiny 2
62
78.0
59
74.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
38
48.7
37
47.4
2017 For Honor
42
52.5
40
51.1
2017 Project CARS 2
36
45.0
35
43.8
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
55
69.7
54
67.9
2016 Dishonored 2
31
39.7
30
38.7
2015 Rocket League
90
112.5
87
109.5
2015 Need For Speed
44
56.2
43
54.7
2015 Project CARS
42
53.3
41
51.8
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
66
82.5
64
80.3
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
120
150.0
116
146.0
2009 League of Legends
150
187.5
146
182.5

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AMD Radeon RX 480
AMD Radeon RX 570
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
19
28.0
19
28.0
2019 Anthem
12
17.5
12
17.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
17
24.5
17
24.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
17
25.1
17
24.5
2019 Metro Exodus
11
16.5
11
16.1
2019 World War Z
24
35.7
23
34.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
21
30.0
19
28.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
12
18.0
11
17.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
16
24.0
16
23.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
13
19.0
12
18.0
2018 Fallout 76
24
35.0
19
28.0
2018 Just Cause 4
13
18.8
12
18.3
2018 Monster Hunter: World
12
17.6
12
17.2
2018 Battlefield V
20
29.0
17
25.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
16
24.0
10
15.0
2017 Destiny 2
27
39.0
25
37.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
23
33.7
23
32.9
2017 For Honor
18
26.2
17
25.6
2017 Project CARS 2
26
37.5
25
36.5
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
40
58.5
39
56.9
2016 Dishonored 2
22
31.5
21
30.7
2015 Rocket League
36
52.5
35
51.1
2015 Need For Speed
26
37.5
25
36.5
2015 Project CARS
26
37.5
25
36.5
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
26
38.2
26
37.2
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
94
135.0
91
131.4
2009 League of Legends
52
75.0
51
73.0
RX 480 vs RX 570 with i7-6700K vs i7-7700K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings
RX 480 vs RX 570 with i7-6700K vs i7-7700K at 1440p and ultra vs ultra settings
RX 480 vs RX 570 with i7-6700K vs i7-7700K at 4K and ultra vs ultra settings

AMD Radeon RX 480 / i7-6700K

At 1440p, RX 480 can hit 50-60 fps on pretty much everything at ultra, just without antialiasing, less ambient occlusion and turned down shadows. It is clear that the RX 480 is a significantly more capable high-end card that can play AAA titles at 1080p/1440p with 50-60 frames per second. In terms of memory, the RX 480 's 8192 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks.

AMD Radeon RX 570 / i7-7700K

It appears that the RX 570 is a more capable mid-range card that can play AAA titles at 1080p with 60 frames per second. The price/performance ratio is excellent for RX 570 against the competition in budget mid-range cards. With current 4096 MB RAM, the RX 570 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

RX 480 vs RX 570 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RX 480 RX 570
Board NumberC940, D009-01C940, D000
Length9.5 inches 241 mm9.5 inches 241 mm
Outputs1x HDMI3x DisplayPort1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 6-pin1x 6-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP150 W120 W

Clock Speeds

RX 480 RX 570
Boost Clock1266 MHz1244 MHz
GPU Clock1120 MHz1168 MHz
Memory Clock2000 MHz 8000 MHz effective1750 MHz 7000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RX 480 RX 570
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationArctic Islands (RX 400)Polaris (RX 500)
Launch Price229 USD169 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateJun 29th, 2016Apr 18th, 2017

Graphics Features

RX 480 RX 570
DirectX12.0 (12_0)12.0 (12_0)
OpenCL22
OpenGL4.54.5
Shader Model66
Vulkan1.1.821.1.82

Graphics Processor

RX 480 RX 570
ArchitectureGCN 4.0GCN 4.0
Die Size244 mm²244 mm²
GPU NameEllesmerePolaris 20
GPU VariantPolaris 10 XT (215-0876184)Polaris 20 XL (215-0910052)
Process Size14 nm14 nm
Transistors5,700 million5,700 million

Memory

RX 480 RX 570
Bandwidth256.0 GB/s224.0 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit256 bit
Memory Size8192 MB4096 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

RX 480 RX 570
Compute Units3632
ROPs3232
Shading Units23042048
TMUs144128

Theoretical Performance

RX 480 RX 570
FP16 (half) performance5,834 GFLOPS (1:1)5,095 GFLOPS (1:1)
FP32 (float) performance5,834 GFLOPS5,095 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance364.6 GFLOPS (1:16)318.5 GFLOPS (1:16)
Pixel Rate40.51 GPixel/s39.81 GPixel/s
Texture Rate182.3 GTexel/s159.2 GTexel/s

Discussion and Comments

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uncheckedseasoned 6 months ago
Does the rx 570 4gb matches rx 480 8gb performance and when overclocked is 1-2 fps faster in some titles.
Which will be the best buy for 1080p ultra??
And there are mixed reviews where in some rx 480 8gb rocks performance more than 570 and in some the opposite so help me decide which one to go.
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cleaversculling 6 months ago
In just about every benchmark I've seen, an RX 480 8GB outperforms an RX 570. Maybe an overclocked 570 could outperform a reference 480, but an overclocked 480 with a decent cooler should almost always have the advantage. An RX 570 should perform roughly in between an RX 470 and 480. Most 8GB RX 480s will of course cost a bit more though.

There's also the 4GB RX 580 and 480 to think about though. They have their memory clocked a bit slower than the 8GB models, but will probably also outperform an RX 570. I haven't really seen any benchmarks comparing the 4GB 580 to the 570 yet though.

They're not exactly the same cards as the previous generation, as they are most notably designed for higher clocks, but they are extremely similar in design.
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thankchase 6 months ago
Im going to build my first pc in about a month and with the new graphic cards being released I'm wondering if I should get the rx480 or the new rx570 (which rn is cheaper than the rx480)
This is my current build https://pcpartpicker.com/list/6mQ7qk
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FALSEfluid 6 months ago
I'd get which ever one was least expensive. Though one may be technically faster than the other, the reality is they are both in the same performance category. It's not like one is going to give you 60fps at 1080p in a game where the other one maxes out at 45fps.
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midnightweird 6 months ago
Hi guys! I want to buy one of those cards, but i don't know who's the really best for gaming in 1080p, for today and the next years.
In benchs and reviews, they go very very similar, and in my country they have the same prices..
I have a i5 7400 with 8gb ram.

What's the best deal? Thanks for your opinions!
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blinksinternal 6 months ago
They are the same class of performance, so I would look at the cooling and power usage as the deciding factor. Plus brand too, one brand may have a better reputation than the other.
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nervousmute 7 months ago
Hello,
I'm going to upgrade my ancient pc. I've decided to go with the components given below-

Core i5-7500,
Gigabyte B-250M D3H,
Corsair Vengeance LPX 8gb 2400 bus ram.

One more thing I should mention is that my monitor is 720p.

But I can't seem to decide which GPU to buy.
At first, I decided to buy the MSI gtx 1050 ti 4gt oc, which costs 178.725$ in my country. But it went out of market.
Still there are other models- Gigabyte g1(199$), ASUS Expedition (200$). Should I buy any of these 2. I heard in an YouTube video that these 2 are overpriced for a 1050 ti.

And that's why I'm currently considering 4 different options-

1. Rx 570 4gb (Sapphire Nitro+)= 261.401$

2. Rx 470 4gb (Sapphire Nitro+)= 227.358$

3. Rx 480 4gb (Gigabyte G1 gaming vr.)= 267.474$

4. Gtx 1060 3gb (Gigabyte oc)= 227$

I would really appreciate it if you guys could explain the right, compatible, bang for my buck option for my rig.
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immatureminds 7 months ago

My personal opinion from what i heard don't go with GIGABYTE, most reliable brands are EVGA, MSI and SAPPHIRE.
For your config i'd rather choose the RX 570 4GB since it's best value for money and also more future proof when compared to 1060 3gb.
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