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- Meet AMD’s Radeon RX 570
- Test system/Division benchmarks
- Rise of the Tomb Raider
- Far Cry Primal
- Ashes of the Singularity
- Synthetics, VR, power, and heat
- Bottom line
Ashes of the Singularity
Ashes of the Singularity, running on Oxide’s custom Nitrous engine, was an early standard-bearer for DirectX 12, and many months later it’s still the premier game for seeing what next-gen graphics technologies have to offer. The performance gains it offers with DX12 over DX11 can be eye-opening, though those gains tend to be more profound on Radeon cards.
We test the game using the High graphics setting, as the incredibly strenuous Crazy and Extreme presets aren’t reflective of real-world usage scenarios.
The patterns we’ve seen before play out the same here. It’s essentially a dead heat between the RX 470, RX 570, and 3GB EVGA GTX 1060, comparing the GeForce card’s DX11 results to the Radeon’s DX12.
Next page: Synthetic benchmarks
Gigabyte Aorus Radeon RX 570
The Gigabyte Aorus is a gorgeous, well-performing graphics card. The Radeon RX 570 is the best sub-$200 gaming option around—but it isn't much of a step up over the RX 470.
- 4GB of RAM
- Superb 1080p gaming performance
- Quiet, cool, and overclocked.
- $10 cheaper than RX 470
- Refresh of existing RX 470
- Lags behind Nvidia GPUs in power efficiency.