Gigabyte RX 570 4GB Aorus Review & Benchmark: Power, Thermals, FPS

By Published April 20, 2017 at 7:07 pm
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Additional Info

  • Component: Video Card
  • Original MSRP: 170
  • Manufacturer: Gigabyte

AMD’s Polaris refresh primarily features a BIOS overhaul, which assists in power management during idle or low-load workloads, but also ships with natively higher clocks and additional overvoltage headroom. Technically, an RX 400-series card could be flashed to its 500-series counterpart, though we haven’t begun investigation into that just yet. The reasoning, though, is because the change between the two series is so small; this is not meant to be an upgrade for existing 400-series users, but an option for buyers in the market for a completely new system.

We’ve already reviewed the RX 580 line by opening up with our MSI RX 580 Gaming X review, a $245 card that competes closely with the EVGA GTX 1060 SSC ($250) alternative from nVidia. Performance was on-point to provide back-and-forth trades depending on games, with power draw boosted over the 400 series when under load, or lowered when idle. This review of the Gigabyte RX 570 4GB Aorus card benchmarks performance versus the RX 470, 480, 580, and GTX 1050 Ti and 1060 cards. We're looking at power consumption, thermals, and FPS.

There’s no new architecture to speak of here. Our RX 480 initial review from last year covers all relevant aspects of architecture for the RX 500 series; if you’re behind on Polaris (or it’s been a while) and need a refresher on what’s happening at a silicon level, check our initial RX 480 review.

RX 580, RX 570 Specs

  RX 580 RX 570
GCN Gen4 Gen4
Manf Process 14nm FinFET 14nm FinFET
Die Size 232mm^2 232mm^2
Compute Units 36 32
Stream Processors 2304 2048
Base/Boost 1257/1340MHz 1168/1244MHz
COMPUTE Peak 6.17TFLOPs 5.1TFLOPs
TMUs 144 128
Texture Fill-Rate 193GT/s 159.2GT/s
ROPs 32 32
Pixel Fill-Rate 42.9GP/s 39.8GP/s
Memory Config 8GB
4GB
GDDR5
4GB
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth 256GB/s 224GB/s
Memory Interface 256-bit 256-bit
Board TDP 185W 150W

Specs are identical to the 400 series other than frequency and voltage, as a refresher. The Gigabyte RX 570 is priced at $180 right now, landing it between the 1060, 580, and 1050 Ti cards. Gigabyte is shipping with clocks at 1295MHz in OC mode, or 1280MHz in Gaming mode.

Prices of the 500 series below:

ASUS

  • $189 for RX 570 STRIX OC 4GB
  • $179 for RX 570 STRIX 4GB

Gigabyte

  • $259 for RX 580 Aorus OC 8GB
  • $229 for RX 580 Aorus 8GB
  • $219 for RX 580 Gaming 8GB
  • $199 for RX 580 Aorus 4GB
  • $189 for RX 580 Gaming 4GB
  • $179 for RX 570 Aorus 4GB
  • $169 for RX 570 Gaming 4GB

MSI

  • $245 for RX 580 Gaming 8G
  • $229 for RX 580 ARMOR 8G
  • $199 for RX 580 ARMOR 4G
  • $175 for RX 570 ARMOR 4G

Sapphire

  • $275 for RX 580 Nitro+ Limited edition 8GB
  • $249 for RX 580 Nitro+ 8GB
  • $229 for RX 580 Pulse 8GB
  • $209 for RX 580 Pulse 4GB
  • $199 for RX 570 Nitro+ 4GB
  • $169 for RX 570 Pulse 4GB

TUL

  • $269 for RX 580 8GB Red Devil Golden Sample
  • $249 for RX 580 8GB Red Devil
  • $229 for RX 580 8GB Red Dragon
  • $199 for RX 580 4GB Red Dragon
  • $175 for RX 570 4GB Red Dragon

Here’s a look at the card internals:

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Continue to Page 2 for testing methodology.

 


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Last modified on April 20, 2017 at 7:07 pm
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