AMD Radeon RX 570
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AMD Radeon RX 480

AMD Radeon RX 570
AMD Radeon RX 480
RX 570 RX 480 Difference
AMD Radeon RX 570 AMD Radeon RX 480
Price $ 123.0 $ 399.0 276 (224%)
Year 2017 2016 1 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 74C 77C 3 (4%)
Max Fan Noise 38dB 51dB 13 (34%)
Recommended Power Supply 470W 500W 30 (6%)
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 61.3 FPS 62.5 FPS 1.2 (2%)
Average 1440p Performance 44.5 FPS 46.0 FPS 1.5 (3%)
(Ultrawide) Average 1440p Performance 37.5 FPS 39.4 FPS 1.9 (5%)
Average 4K Performance 25.5 FPS 27.6 FPS 2.1 (8%)
Memory 4 GB 8 GB 4 (100%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 2.8 $ 6.4 3.6 (129%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 3.8 $ 8.7 4.9 (129%)
(Ultrawide) 1440p Cost Per Frame $ 4.5 $ 10.2 5.7 (127%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 6.6 $ 14.5 7.9 (120%)
Variant AMD Radeon RX 570 AMD Radeon RX 480
Overall Combination Score 80/100 74/100 6 (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 .

AMD Radeon RX 570

The RX 580 might be the mid-range flagship of the latest GCN 4.0 set of graphics cards, but their prices keep them out of the reach of most entry-level PC gamers. On the other hand, the RX 570 is closer to being reasonably affordable at a price tag of $ 169. AMD ’s xx70 cards have always been defined by entry-level prices with performance that knocks on the door of mid-range graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the GCN 4.0 graphics card inside the RX 570, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend.

Unfortunately, gaming performance was not quite as impressive. Even if the RX 570 consistently delivers frame rate increases over the RX 470, the gain is not much to justify an upgrade. For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play Fallout 76, Apex Legends, Battlefield V, Call of Duty Modern Warfare, Resident Evil 2 at 61 fps to 74 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 68 fps.

AMD Radeon RX 480

AMD ’s xx80 cards have always been defined by mid-range prices with performance that knocks on the door of high-end graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the GCN 4.0 graphics card inside the RX 480, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend. The RX 480 is much more expensive than the R9 380 as it costs a whopping $ 400. Compare this to the R9 380, AMD Radeon R9 380X, which came originally at a price of $ 199, $ 229. Meanwhile, the NVIDIA closest equivalent card is the GTX 970 which costs $ 329.

Spec for spec, this RX 480 leapfrogs its direct predecessor, the R9 380, by boasting 2 % more fps. The RX 480 has 8 GB RAM compared to the R9 380 's 2 GB video memory.

In our synthetic benchmarks, the RX 480 blows past the R9 380, AMD Radeon R9 380X and, amazingly, even the R9 390 as well. Fortunately, gaming performance was quite impressive. The RX 480 consistently delivers great frame rate increases over the R9 380, AMD Radeon R9 380X and it really justifies an upgrade.

For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play F1 2019, Apex Legends, Battlefield V, Call of Duty Modern Warfare, Resident Evil 2 at 62 fps to 76 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 68 fps. For 1440p Quad HD, we were able to play World War Z, Fallout 76 at 62 fps to 63 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 63 fps.

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AMD Radeon RX 570
AMD Radeon RX 480
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
66
73.7
68
75.8
2019 Metro Exodus
29
32.9
30
33.7
2019 World War Z
72
81.0
76
85.0
2019 Gears of War 5
43
47.8
44
49.1
2019 F1 2019
54
60.0
55
61.6
2019 GreedFall
48
54.0
49
55.5
2019 Borderlands 3
34
38.0
35
39.0
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
65
73.0
67
75.0
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
25
28.1
26
28.9
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
39
44.2
40
45.4
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
72
80.0
75
84.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
24
27.2
29
33.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
48
54.0
51
57.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
46
52.0
48
54.0
2018 Just Cause 4
42
47.4
43
48.7
2018 Monster Hunter: World
45
51.1
47
52.5
2018 Strange Brigade
69
77.0
71
79.1
2018 Battlefield V
63
71.0
58
65.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
40
45.0
42
47.0
2017 Destiny 2
78
87.0
81
91.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
59
65.7
60
67.5
2017 For Honor
78
87.6
81
90.0
2017 Project CARS 2
55
62.0
57
63.7
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
67
75.2
69
77.2
2016 Dishonored 2
40
45.3
41
46.5
2015 Rocket League
229
255.5
236
262.5
2015 Need For Speed
63
70.8
65
72.7
2015 Project CARS
61
67.9
62
69.7
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
111
124.1
114
127.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
157
175.2
162
180.0
2009 League of Legends
295
328.5
303
337.5

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AMD Radeon RX 570
AMD Radeon RX 480
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
39
49.6
40
51.0
2019 Metro Exodus
20
25.6
20
26.2
2019 World War Z
47
59.1
49
62.0
2019 Gears of War 5
27
34.7
28
35.6
2019 F1 2019
34
42.5
34
43.6
2019 GreedFall
31
39.1
32
40.1
2019 Borderlands 3
21
26.6
21
27.4
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
42
52.6
43
54.0
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
18
23.0
18
23.6
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
27
34.7
28
35.6
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
40
50.0
42
53.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
20
25.0
20
26.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
31
39.0
32
40.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
27
34.0
28
35.0
2018 Fallout 76
40
50.0
50
63.0
2018 Just Cause 4
28
35.0
28
36.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
28
35.8
29
36.7
2018 Strange Brigade
42
53.7
44
55.1
2018 Battlefield V
40
51.0
36
46.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
24
31.0
24
31.0
2017 Destiny 2
59
74.0
62
78.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
37
47.4
38
48.7
2017 For Honor
40
51.1
42
52.5
2017 Project CARS 2
35
43.8
36
45.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
54
67.9
55
69.7
2016 Dishonored 2
30
38.7
31
39.7
2015 Rocket League
87
109.5
90
112.5
2015 Need For Speed
43
54.7
44
56.2
2015 Project CARS
41
51.8
42
53.3
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
64
80.3
66
82.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
116
146.0
120
150.0
2009 League of Legends
146
182.5
150
187.5

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AMD Radeon RX 570
AMD Radeon RX 480
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
30
40.1
30
40.1
2019 Anthem
20
26.6
20
26.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
28
37.8
28
37.8
2019 Resident Evil 2
30
39.6
30
40.7
2019 Metro Exodus
16
22.3
17
22.8
2019 World War Z
37
49.8
39
52.3
2019 Gears of War 5
23
30.3
23
31.1
2019 F1 2019
28
37.2
29
38.2
2019 GreedFall
22
29.5
23
30.3
2019 Borderlands 3
16
21.7
16
22.3
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
34
44.9
35
46.1
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
15
20.1
15
20.7
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
23
30.3
23
31.1
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
31
41.7
33
44.4
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
17
22.5
17
23.5
2018 Final Fantasy XV
25
33.2
25
34.2
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
21
27.8
21
28.9
2018 Fallout 76
31
41.7
39
52.4
2018 Just Cause 4
21
28.5
22
29.3
2018 Monster Hunter: World
21
28.4
22
29.1
2018 Strange Brigade
33
44.4
34
45.5
2018 Battlefield V
30
40.7
30
40.1
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
18
24.6
22
29.4
2017 Destiny 2
45
59.4
47
62.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
32
43.0
33
44.1
2017 For Honor
31
41.0
31
42.1
2017 Project CARS 2
32
43.0
33
44.1
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
50
66.8
52
68.6
2016 Dishonored 2
28
37.1
28
38.1
2015 Rocket League
65
85.9
67
88.3
2015 Need For Speed
37
48.8
38
50.1
2015 Project CARS
35
47.2
36
48.6
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
47
62.9
49
64.6
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
112
148.4
115
152.5
2009 League of Legends
103
136.7
106
140.4

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AMD Radeon RX 570
AMD Radeon RX 480
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
24.5
17
25.1
2019 Metro Exodus
11
16.1
11
16.5
2019 World War Z
23
34.0
24
35.7
2019 Gears of War 5
15
21.9
15
22.5
2019 F1 2019
18
27.0
19
27.8
2019 GreedFall
11
16.1
11
16.5
2019 Borderlands 3
9
13.9
10
14.3
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
21
31.4
22
32.2
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
10
14.6
10
15.0
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
15
21.9
15
22.5
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
19
28.0
21
30.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
11
17.0
12
18.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
16
23.0
16
24.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
12
18.0
13
19.0
2018 Fallout 76
19
28.0
24
35.0
2018 Just Cause 4
12
18.3
13
18.8
2018 Monster Hunter: World
12
17.2
12
17.6
2018 Strange Brigade
20
29.2
21
30.0
2018 Battlefield V
17
25.0
20
29.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
10
15.0
16
24.0
2017 Destiny 2
25
37.0
27
39.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
23
32.9
23
33.7
2017 For Honor
17
25.6
18
26.2
2017 Project CARS 2
25
36.5
26
37.5
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
39
56.9
40
58.5
2016 Dishonored 2
21
30.7
22
31.5
2015 Rocket League
35
51.1
36
52.5
2015 Need For Speed
25
36.5
26
37.5
2015 Project CARS
25
36.5
26
37.5
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
26
37.2
26
38.2
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
91
131.4
94
135.0
2009 League of Legends
51
73.0
52
75.0
RX 570 vs RX 480 with i7-7700K vs i7-6700K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings

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.

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.

RX 570 vs RX 480 Specifications Comparison

RX 570 RX 480

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synthesisgem 1 year ago
Which is best to get?The older RX480 with the better fps performance orThe newer RX570 ?Both have same price level thank you:na:
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primppicalo 1 year ago
RX 480 obviouslyeven with the RX 5XX refresh, the RX X80 still had more resource available than the RX X70
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tactiletheme 1 year 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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dubbedshear 1 year 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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hardwoodgeodesic 1 year 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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periodiccholly 1 year 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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neogenedealt 1 year 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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yieldpseudo 1 year 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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thankchase 1 year 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. Rx 470 4gb (Sapphire Nitro+)= 227.358. Rx 480 4gb (Gigabyte G1 gaming vr.)= 267.474. 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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keroseneengorge 1 year 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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