AMD RX570 2019 Review vs GTX 1650 Cards

Introduction and Technical Specifications

MSI RX570 Armor 8GB 2019 Re-review vs GTX Turing Cards

Introduction

The release of the GTX 1650 caught us somewhat by surprise. Nvidia already had a full selection of GTX cards in the GTX 10x0 range, and they were recent enough that they hadn't been superseded by any sudden new requirements of games. Okay they have the Turing GPU but shorn of its RT and Tensor cores they are very similar to their Pascal predecessors. The other area that surprised us was the pricing which ended up being nowhere near as aggressive as we expected and put it right into the thick of their fiercest competitors, AMD.

Which segues us neatly into today's review, where we are going to retest the MSI RX570 Armor and see how well it stacks up against the newest addition to the Nvidia range.

AMD have always staked out this affordable end of the market as their own territory and understand the needs of those gamers with limited finances. To this end nearly all their cards come with some free games, and the RX range, even the little RX570, is no exception. Which games you ask? Ubisoft's The Division 2 Gold Edition, and the popular zombie slaughterfest that is World War Z.

Rather than check out how the RX570 and GTX 1650 compare at huge resolutions we are instead focussing purely upon 1080P performance. However, to ensure that all of our comparisons are valid we're still running all of our titles at the maximum possible settings, which lets you see the worst case scenario's. Although modern cards are very good at limiting the performance impact of any antialiasing there is still a fair chunk of frames per second to be gained if you turn down the MSAA from the 8x that we test with to 2x or even off.

Technical Specifications

Our review model is the 8GB version but it's worth remembering that at 1080 we don't stand a chance of utilising that extra memory and thus the results should be equal to the 4GB model if you're looking at that one. It's worth noting that unlike many of the GTX 1650s we've tested the RX570 has all three display outputs options available, letting you use it regardless of monitor input type.

MSI RX570 Armor 8GB 2019 Re-review vs GTX Turing Cards  

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Most Recent Comments

22-05-2019, 12:07:55

tgrech
Seen proper gaming models of these & RX470's drop below £80 on eBay recently. Think my HD7870XT has finally met its end (Have to thank you for that one, still remember the Club3D joker review, absolute steal of a card).Quote

22-05-2019, 13:05:34

NeverBackDown
Just some constructive feedback:
The graphs are in my opinion far too bloated. You should have really cut down the amount of content on the graphs. Anything above a 580/1660 SHOULD NOT have been displayed. It's worse for mobile users and makes it harder to read. To further clean up the cards not focused in the review but are being displayed, only 1080p performance should be shown. We don't need to know a 1660's 4k or 1440p performance to make a conclusion on 570 vs 1650.

Also the review is focused on the 570 vs the 1650 cards and the colors(blue/green) only show for the 570. Now it's still not difficult to distinguish between the two, but two better options could have improved the graphs overall. 1) If ignoring the above feedback, display only 570 vs 1650 and use red/green colors. 2) Keeping how it is with more cards displayed, use the red/green colors to distinguish them for both 570/1650.

You did a great job with the Division 2 graph for example. That is almost exactly how they should be. Removing the 1440 and 4k results would make it exponentially better.

Lastly personally the graphs I think need a modern overhaul. They are aesthetically unmodern and older looking. Elevating the look of your graphs will really help to make the review shine.

Also a sidenote: You really should only benchmark Total War Warhammer 1/2 in DX11 mode. DX12 has issues and performance wise outside of benchmarks is unstable and inconsistent. There have been hundreds of threads on their personal forums with people complaining for years and switching to dx11 has solved basically everything. It is not a reliable source of results and misinforms the reader.

Other than that, as usual, the actual information learned from your articles is still as valuable as ever. The 570 still has some grunt left and compared to the 1650 its by far without question what everyone in that price range should be buying.Quote

23-05-2019, 08:12:40

fadingfool
Picked up a 570 (Sapphire one - single fan and 6 pin) to re-purpose an ivybridge XPS8500 machine for my nephew. At 1080p I was very impressed with performance and especially the noise levels. Great card and I definitely recommend a 570 for 1080p duties (just over £100 with 2 games is a steal) .Quote

23-05-2019, 08:33:29

cooperman
That 570 is giveing the 1060 a run for its money, fantastic card for a £100/120 video card.Quote
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