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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse ITX 4GB GeForce GTX 590 EVGA Classified Hydro Copper Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 48% 84%
Red Dead Redemption 2 8% 34%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 33% 17%
Halo: Reach 66% 57%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 48% 84%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 8% 34%
FIFA 20 43% 29%
Doom Eternal 7% 15%
Grand Theft Auto VI 65% 105%
Need For Speed Heat 8% 34%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse ITX 4GB are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 590 EVGA Classified Hydro Copper Edition.

The RX 570 has a 538 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the GTX 590. This results in the RX 570 providing 68.9 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The RX 570 has a 538 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 590, but the GTX 590 has 64 more Render Output Units than the RX 570. As a result, the GTX 590 exhibits a 23.1 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the RX 570. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The RX 570 was released over three years more recently than the GTX 590, and so the RX 570 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GTX 590 when running the latest games.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The RX 570 has 1024 MB more video memory than the GTX 590, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The GTX 590 has 107.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RX 570, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 590 is massively better than the RX 570.

The Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse ITX 4GB has 2048 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 590 EVGA Classified Hydro Copper Edition has 1024. However, the actual shader performance of the RX 570 is 2548 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 590 is 1290. The RX 570 having 1258 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GTX 590 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The RX 570 transistor size technology is 26 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 590. This means that the RX 570 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 590.

The Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse ITX 4GB requires 120 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 590 EVGA Classified Hydro Copper Edition requires 365 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the RX 570 and a PSU with at least 700 Watts for the GTX 590. The GTX 590 requires 245 Watts more than the RX 570 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 590 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the RX 570.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse ITX 4GB gets 31.7 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

31.7 FPS

Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse ITX 4GB gets 33.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

33.9 FPS

Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse ITX 4GB gets 34.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

34.4 FPS

Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse ITX 4GB gets 36.3 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

36.3 FPS

Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse ITX 4GB gets 36.5 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

36.5 FPS

Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse ITX 4GB gets 38.2 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

38.2 FPS

Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse ITX 4GB gets 39.3 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

39.3 FPS

Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse ITX 4GB gets 41.5 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

41.5 FPS

Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse ITX 4GB gets 45.2 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

45.2 FPS

Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse ITX 4GB gets 46 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

46 FPS

Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse ITX 4GB gets 46.2 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

46.2 FPS

Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse ITX 4GB gets 49.6 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

49.6 FPS

Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse ITX 4GB gets 52.3 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

52.3 FPS

Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse ITX 4GB gets 58 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

58 FPS

Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse ITX 4GB gets 58.9 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

58.9 FPS

Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse ITX 4GB gets 59.3 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

59.3 FPS

Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse ITX 4GB gets 59.5 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

59.5 FPS

Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse ITX 4GB gets 62 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

62 FPS

Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse ITX 4GB gets 64.3 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

64.3 FPS

Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse ITX 4GB gets 65.2 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

65.2 FPS

Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse ITX 4GB gets 68.6 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

68.6 FPS

Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse ITX 4GB gets 75.1 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

75.1 FPS

Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse ITX 4GB gets 78.8 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

78.8 FPS

Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse ITX 4GB gets 80.7 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

80.7 FPS

Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse ITX 4GB gets 88.4 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

88.4 FPS

Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse ITX 4GB gets 12.1 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

12.1 FPS

Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse ITX 4GB gets 17.8 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

17.8 FPS

Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse ITX 4GB gets 18.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

18.7 FPS

Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse ITX 4GB gets 22.8 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

22.8 FPS

Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse ITX 4GB gets 28.3 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

28.3 FPS

Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse ITX 4GB gets 25.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

25.5 FPS

Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse ITX 4GB gets 25.9 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

25.9 FPS

Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse ITX 4GB gets 35.7 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

35.7 FPS

Radeon RX 570 Sapphire Pulse ITX 4GB gets 40.3 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

40.3 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1168 MHzvs630 MHz
Boost Clock1244 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.3 Polaris 20 XLFermi GF110-351-A1
OC Potential - vs Poor
Driver Support - vs Poor
Release Date18 Apr 2017vs24 Mar 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
10
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10
1920x1080
9.8
green tick vs
8.9
2560x1440
7.4
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6.6
3840x2160
5.6
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GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs3072 MB
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs864 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs768 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth224GB/secvs331.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB vs green tick 1536 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2048vs1024
Actual Shader Performance100%vs62%
Technology14nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units128vs128
Texture Rate149.5 GTexel/svs80.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs96
Pixel Rate37.4 GPixel/svs60.5 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power120 Wattsvs365 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 30 Ampsvs700 Watts & 46 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorAMD Ryzen R5 1600XvsIntel Core i7-2700K 4-Core 3.50GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs12 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs2560x1600

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
First off we should point out that this is not the new AMD Vega graphics card line. These new AMD Radeon RX 500 series cards are an uprated version of the RX 400 series that they are replacing. This Sapphire RX 570 graphics card is one of the higher performance models from the new AMD Radeon RX 500 Series.

The AMD Sapphire Pulse ITX RX 570 4GB graphics card is a small form factor RX 570, released in April 2017 as an AMD performance gaming graphics card. This card competes against Nvidia's GTX 1050 Ti and replaces the older Radeon RX 470. As a Polaris refresh, the RX 570 runs at a slightly faster clock speed than the RX 470.

Architecture
It is powered by the 14nm Pollaris 20 GPU, which has 2048 shader processing units, 128 TMUs and 32 ROPs.

This Pulse ITX by Sapphire is an RX 570 designed to fit an ITX small form factor case and motherboard. GPU
The Sapphire Pulse ITX RX 570 processing central unit runs at 1168MHz and goes up to 1244MHz, when the boost mode is triggered. The reference RX 570 card's boost clock is 1244MHz

Memory
The Sapphire Small Form Factor Pulse ITX RX 570 comes with a 4GB frame buffer of GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface, while the memory clock operates at 1750MHz.

Power Consumption
The Sapphire Pulse ITX RX 570 has a rated board TDP of 120W, it requires at least a 400W PSU with one available 6-pin connector.

Performance
The AMD RX 570 Sapphire Pulse ITX delivers a Mid/High graphical performance for 2017. with the RX570 capable of running most triple AAA titles released during 2017 on medium to high graphics settings at a 1080p screen resolution. With some adjustments and lowering anti aliasing this RX570 4GB card can confidently maintain 60+ frames per seconds on high graphic settings at 1080p. Moving to 1440p screen resolution and the graphics card may need to be adjusted down to medium in order to maintain 50-60+ fps.

System Suggestions
The RX 570 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a mid range R5 Ryzen processor and at least 8GB of system memory for optimal gaming performance from the RX 570.
GeForce GTX 590 EVGA Classified Hydro Copper is a special edition of the dual-graphics solution GeForce GTX 590.
This edition comes overclocked out of the box in the central unit that went from 608MHz to 630MHz and in the operating memory clock, which is now of 864MHz. Furthermore, it features a new cooling system which keeps the card cool under load.
Benchmarks indicate a 5% performance boost over the reference card and so it proves to be faster than GeForce GTX 680.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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