AMD Radeon RX 570
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AMD Radeon RX 470

AMD Radeon RX 570
AMD Radeon RX 470
RX 570 RX 470 Difference
AMD Radeon RX 570 AMD Radeon RX 470
Price $ 123.0 $ 342.0 219 (178%)
Year 2017 2016 1 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 74C 75C 1 (1%)
Max Fan Noise 38dB 49.4dB 11.4 (30%)
Recommended Power Supply 470W 470W 0 (0%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz ($354.99) Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz ($334.99)
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 62.8 FPS 56.4 FPS 6.4 (10%)
Average 1440p Performance 45.6 FPS 41.1 FPS 4.5 (10%)
Average 4K Performance 26.3 FPS 24.3 FPS 2 (8%)
Memory 4 GB 4 GB 0 (0%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 2.7 $ 3.2 0.5 (19%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 3.7 $ 4.4 0.7 (19%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 6.4 $ 7.4 1 (16%)
Overall Combination Score 81/100 69/100 12 (15%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from RX 470 to RX 570 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 570
AMD Radeon RX 470
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
56
63.0
48
54.0
2019 Anthem
36
40.6
31
34.8
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
53
59.5
45
51.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
66
73.7
58
65.4
2019 Metro Exodus
29
32.9
26
29.2
2019 World War Z
72
81.0
69
77.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
72
80.0
62
69.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
24
27.2
23
26.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
48
54.0
48
54.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
46
52.0
43
48.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
46
52.0
40
45.0
2018 Fallout 76
54
61.0
46
52.0
2018 Hitman 2
43
48.0
36
41.0
2018 Just Cause 4
42
47.4
37
42.1
2018 Monster Hunter: World
45
51.1
40
45.4
2018 Battlefield V
63
71.0
55
62.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
40
45.0
36
40.0
2017 Destiny 2
78
87.0
78
87.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
38
43.0
36
41.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
47
53.0
40
45.5
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
59
65.7
52
58.3
2017 For Honor
78
87.6
70
77.8
2017 Project CARS 2
55
62.0
49
55.1
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
67
75.2
60
66.7
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
39
44.4
37
41.7
2016 Hitman
71
79.1
66
73.8
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
60
67.5
56
63.1
2016 The Division
53
58.9
49
54.5
2016 Overwatch
73
81.2
63
70.7
2016 Dishonored 2
40
45.3
36
40.2
2015 DiRT Rally
82
91.3
77
86.1
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
45
50.3
42
47.7
2015 The Witcher 3
45
50.1
42
47.6
2015 Rocket League
229
255.5
204
226.8
2015 Need For Speed
63
70.8
56
62.9
2015 Project CARS
61
67.9
54
60.3
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
111
124.1
99
110.2
2013 Crysis 3
52
57.9
48
54.2
2013 Battlefield 4
60
67.5
57
63.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
157
175.2
139
155.5
2009 League of Legends
295
328.5
262
291.6

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AMD Radeon RX 570
AMD Radeon RX 470
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
37
46.9
32
40.2
2019 Anthem
25
32.2
22
27.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
36
46.2
31
39.6
2019 Resident Evil 2
39
49.6
35
44.1
2019 Metro Exodus
20
25.6
18
22.7
2019 World War Z
47
59.1
44
56.2
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
40
50.0
37
47.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
20
25.0
19
24.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
31
39.0
31
39.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
27
34.0
24
31.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
35
44.0
30
38.0
2018 Fallout 76
40
50.0
36
45.0
2018 Hitman 2
24
31.0
21
27.0
2018 Just Cause 4
28
35.0
24
31.1
2018 Monster Hunter: World
28
35.8
25
31.8
2018 Battlefield V
40
51.0
34
43.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
24
31.0
22
28.0
2017 Destiny 2
59
74.0
59
74.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
26
33.0
24
31.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
27
34.3
23
29.4
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
37
47.4
33
42.1
2017 For Honor
40
51.1
36
45.4
2017 Project CARS 2
35
43.8
31
38.9
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
54
67.9
48
60.3
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
32
41.1
31
39.0
2016 Hitman
46
57.7
42
53.1
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
36
45.5
34
43.1
2016 The Division
34
43.1
32
40.0
2016 Overwatch
44
56.0
39
49.0
2016 Dishonored 2
30
38.7
27
34.3
2015 DiRT Rally
50
63.6
47
59.9
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
28
35.0
26
32.6
2015 The Witcher 3
30
38.0
28
35.3
2015 Rocket League
87
109.5
77
97.2
2015 Need For Speed
43
54.7
38
48.6
2015 Project CARS
41
51.8
36
46.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
64
80.3
57
71.3
2013 Crysis 3
27
34.7
26
32.9
2013 Battlefield 4
35
43.9
32
41.2
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
116
146.0
103
129.6
2009 League of Legends
146
182.5
129
162.0

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AMD Radeon RX 570
AMD Radeon RX 470
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
19
28.0
16
24.0
2019 Anthem
12
17.5
10
15.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
17
24.5
14
21.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
17
24.5
15
21.7
2019 Metro Exodus
11
16.1
10
14.3
2019 World War Z
23
34.0
22
32.3
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
19
28.0
19
28.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
11
17.0
11
17.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
16
23.0
16
23.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
12
18.0
11
17.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
20
29.0
17
25.0
2018 Fallout 76
19
28.0
17
25.0
2018 Hitman 2
12
18.0
11
16.0
2018 Just Cause 4
12
18.3
11
16.2
2018 Monster Hunter: World
12
17.2
10
15.2
2018 Battlefield V
17
25.0
17
25.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
10
15.0
9
13.0
2017 Destiny 2
25
37.0
25
37.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
13
19.0
12
18.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
12
18.2
11
16.1
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
23
32.9
20
29.2
2017 For Honor
17
25.6
15
22.7
2017 Project CARS 2
25
36.5
22
32.4
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
39
56.9
35
50.5
2016 Overwatch
20
28.7
17
25.2
2016 Dishonored 2
21
30.7
19
27.2
2015 Rocket League
35
51.1
31
45.4
2015 Need For Speed
25
36.5
22
32.4
2015 Project CARS
25
36.5
22
32.4
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
26
37.2
23
33.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
91
131.4
81
116.6
2009 League of Legends
51
73.0
45
64.8
RX 570 vs RX 470 with i7-7700K vs i7-6700K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings
RX 570 vs RX 470 with i7-7700K vs i7-6700K at 1440p and ultra vs ultra settings
RX 570 vs RX 470 with i7-7700K vs i7-6700K at 4K and ultra vs ultra settings

AMD Radeon RX 570 / i7-7700K

At 1440p, RX 570 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 570 is a significantly more capable high-end card that can play AAA titles at 1080p/1440p with 50-60 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.

AMD Radeon RX 470 / i7-6700K

For the most part, the RX 470 is still capable of playing modern games, but you would have to reduce settings to sustain those higher framerates. If keeping graphics quality settings closer to ultra or high is important, there are a few options for upgrades. It appears that the RX 470 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 470 against the competition in budget mid-range cards. With current 4096 MB RAM, the RX 470 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

RX 570 vs RX 470 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RX 570 RX 470
Board NumberC940, D000C940, D000-03, D009-07
Length9.5 inches 241 mm9.5 inches 241 mm
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 6-pin1x 6-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP120 W120 W

Clock Speeds

RX 570 RX 470
Boost Clock1244 MHz1206 MHz
GPU Clock1168 MHz926 MHz
Memory Clock1750 MHz 7000 MHz effective1650 MHz 6600 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RX 570 RX 470
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationPolaris (RX 500)Arctic Islands (RX 400)
Launch Price169 USD179 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateApr 18th, 2017Aug 4th, 2016

Graphics Features

RX 570 RX 470
DirectX12.0 (12_0)12.0 (12_0)
OpenCL22
OpenGL4.54.5
Shader Model66
Vulkan1.1.821.1.82

Graphics Processor

RX 570 RX 470
ArchitectureGCN 4.0GCN 4.0
Die Size244 mm²244 mm²
GPU NamePolaris 20Ellesmere
GPU VariantPolaris 20 XL (215-0910052)Polaris 10 PRO (215-0876204)
Process Size14 nm14 nm
Transistors5,700 million5,700 million

Memory

RX 570 RX 470
Bandwidth224.0 GB/s211.2 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit256 bit
Memory Size4096 MB4096 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

RX 570 RX 470
Compute Units3232
ROPs3232
Shading Units20482048
TMUs128128

Theoretical Performance

RX 570 RX 470
FP16 (half) performance5,095 GFLOPS (1:1)4,940 GFLOPS (1:1)
FP32 (float) performance5,095 GFLOPS4,940 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance318.5 GFLOPS (1:16)308.7 GFLOPS (1:16)
Pixel Rate39.81 GPixel/s38.59 GPixel/s
Texture Rate159.2 GTexel/s154.4 GTexel/s

Discussion and Comments

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stressvanquish 7 months ago
I have seen quite some people saying that it wont but other tests have shown that the gpu is at 60% usage and the cpu is at 100% usage on bf1 and gta v. Ive pretty much finished my bulid except the gpu. I want to use this for at least 2 years and want to play games at 1080p high 50-60 fps please suggest a gpu or tell if the rx 570 will bottleneck or not.
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charityanchor 7 months ago
Absolutely fine pairing with a RX 570 mate - honestly.

Bottlenecks are talked about too much , with bf1 & GTA v you've picked 2 titles than can rape CPU usage (especially bf1 multiplayer) but that doesn't mean you'll get sub par performance at the end of the day.

You nay drop to mid 40s at times in a few CPU intensive titles , that's still not unplayable & is testament to what a good chip the 3470 still is - this thing is near 6 years old now remember & was only a mid ranger on release !!
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vocalistheels 7 months ago
Hello, I recently checked out this review about the 570 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOng3RF_q9I and I saw that its 25% less efficient than 470 for a small increase in performance (~5%). When I checked the comments, some people were saying that if you undervolt it and overclock it it's worth it. Is this true?

Should I give 10 more euros for the 570 or get a 470? At what price difference is the 570 better value than the 470?
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nervousmute 7 months ago
570 is 10% faster and uses about 40% more power under max load than 470. If you thinking of being future proof, get the 8GB version or the 1060 6GB even if you have to wait a few more weeks.

RX 470 = 85W https://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/189090/msi-rx470-4096-161103

RX 570 = 120W https://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/193248/msi-rx570-4096-170412

1060 6GB = 120W (20% faster than 570) https://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/186007/nvidia-gtx1060-6144-160609
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potsubway 7 months ago
I'm in the market for a new GPU rn since my r9 fury gave up and died on me after just 1 year of use and I can't claim the warranty on it since I bought it from the Amazon global store

I found 2 ad listings for the gpus mentioned in the title and have the people selling them are basically asking for the same price so could someone tell me which card I should spring for?

Note:I want an amd card since I have a freesync monitor and don't have the money for a rx480/580 since they're still crazy pricey in my country
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whispersbrain 7 months ago
If they are around the same price, go for the 470 8GB version. You can apply an OC to the card to get to the clocks, or close to the clocks (it depends how lucky you are), of the nitro+ if you really want the slight performance increase. The 8GB will keep your video card relevant for longer if you plan on holding onto it. The 570 is only about 5% faster than the 470. They are pretty much identical except for the clock speeds.
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potsubway 8 months ago
Hello everyone,
I'm looking to help my friend get an affordable gpu upgrade for him by selling him my R9 380 4gb Sapphire Nitro edition for 0-0 USD. He basically has to keep his costs under 0 and is really happy with me offering him my current gpu.

As a replacement I'm looking to the new Rx 500 series cards or possibly it's close performing predecessor the Rx 400 series. I'm interested in the Rx 470 and 570 mostly. Particularly with how cheap they can become. I figure I can keep my costs down in my upgrade if I go with these cards.

I know the Rx 480 is a great performer, but I want to know if I should consider a 470/570 if I can snag one for a good price. Currently I'm seeing the 570 about USD cheaper than the 580 and the story is mostly the same for the 400 series variants.

I'm wondering if the Rx 470/570 are worth considering as a potentially better price to performance card, or if the Rx 480/580 are just superior in both performance and price to performance.
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pickwickwidespread 8 months ago
Sorry. I don't know why I thought you had a 390 instead of a 380. In that case it will be a more noticeable upgrade. I personally would go with a 480 or 580. The 580 is obviously the best card out of the ones you mentioned but it's going to be tough to find it at a good price until stock catches up with demand.
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onlookerbolham 10 months ago
Hi everyone, I'm planning to put together this computer and I'd like to know which video card I should get between rx570 4G from msi or rx 470 4G from either asus or Sapphire technology nitro. I'm buying from Amazon Italy and the 570 costs 50 euros more (which is something like 54 dollars) and I have no idea what's the difference between the two cards or if it's worth spending that much more for the 570.

The computer configuration is as follows :
CPU: ryzen 1600
MOBO : Asus b350 plus
Ram: corsair vengeance lpx 2x8 GB 3200mhz CL16
Storage : Crucial ssd mx300 525 GB
Psu: Corsair CX550M semi-modular
Case : Corsair carbide 100R Silent Edition (mid tower atx)

And I need your help for the video card..

Use of the computer will be mostly music production but I'd like to be able to play some titles in FHD as I have a monitor Samsung S27C350H 1920x1080 27", especially stuff like flight simulators or world of Warcraft

With the rx570 I would be spending a little bit too much but if it's worth it (meaning that the 470 can't give me what I need) I could spend that extra money.. Or if you have any other advice for a video card that would fit my requirements that I could get from Amazon Italy let me know

Thanks a lot, hope you guys can help me out
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superscriptwrench 9 months ago
The RX 570 is just an overclocked RX 470. I don't think it's worth the 50 more.
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