RX570 4Gb VGA Card Used
AMD’s RX 570 is an incredible-value graphics card and, like Lords of the Sith: always two there are, a master and an apprentice. In partnership with the Radeon RX 580 there came the Radeon RX 570, the apprentice GPU coveting its dark master’s power. Even though both represent older silicon now, in these nominally ray traced days of ours, they’re still two of the finest graphics cards you can buy today, with the RX 570 in particular being an honest-to-goodness budget gaming hero.
The RX 570 is built of the same silicon which lies at the heart of the RX 580, though both are created from the same star stuff which coalesced to form the previous generation’s RX 470 and RX 480. This is the factory overclocked Sapphire Nitro+ version, but there are a host of affordable versions of the RX 570 available for as little as $145 (£134) right now.
The RX 570 was most definitely born in the half-light of a GPU rebrand, with the genuinely brand new, ‘high-end’ AMD RX Vega cards trying to offer some competition with Nvidia’s best. But with the Polaris 20 GPU name and a fresh lick of paint there must be something to separate this latest card from the last one, right? Right?
Well, you’d think so, but there is actually very little difference between the RX 470 and RX 570. It’s still Polaris, a GPU architecture which has proved very long-lived as shown by the 12nm RX 590. But with the recent price drops the RX 570 has become one of the best budget GPUs around.