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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 570 MSI Armor OC 4GB GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI
Cyberpunk 2077 11% 31%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 3% 36%
Genshin Impact 12% 30%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 14% 29%
eFootball PES 2021 43% 65%
FIFA 21 43% 65%
Marvel's Avengers 6% 34%
Watch Dogs Legion 8% 33%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 61% 0%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1% 38%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI are significantly better than the AMD Radeon RX 570 MSI Armor OC 4GB.

The RX 570 has a 42 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 980, but the GTX 980 has 128 more Texture Mapping Units than the RX 570. As a result, the GTX 980 exhibits a 138.8 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the RX 570. 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 42 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 980, but the GTX 980 has 96 more Render Output Units than the RX 570. As a result, the GTX 980 exhibits a 106.7 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 a year more recently than the GTX 980, and so the RX 570 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 980.

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 GTX 980 has 4096 MB more video memory than the RX 570, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 980 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 980 has 224.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RX 570, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 980 is massively better than the RX 570.

The Radeon RX 570 MSI Armor OC 4GB has 2048 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI has 4096. However, the actual shader performance of the RX 570 is 2597 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 980 is 6724. The GTX 980 having 4127 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 980 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the RX 570.

The RX 570 transistor size technology is 14 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 980. This means that the RX 570 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 980.

The Radeon RX 570 MSI Armor OC 4GB requires 120 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI requires 350 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the RX 570 and a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the GTX 980. The GTX 980 requires 230 Watts more than the RX 570 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 980 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the RX 570.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Radeon RX 570 MSI Armor OC 4GB gets 18.8 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

18.8 FPS

Radeon RX 570 MSI Armor OC 4GB gets 27 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

27 FPS

Radeon RX 570 MSI Armor OC 4GB gets 28.1 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

28.1 FPS

Radeon RX 570 MSI Armor OC 4GB gets 31.5 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

31.5 FPS

Radeon RX 570 MSI Armor OC 4GB gets 32.2 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

32.2 FPS

Radeon RX 570 MSI Armor OC 4GB gets 33.7 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

33.7 FPS

Radeon RX 570 MSI Armor OC 4GB gets 34.5 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

34.5 FPS

Radeon RX 570 MSI Armor OC 4GB gets 34.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

34.9 FPS

Radeon RX 570 MSI Armor OC 4GB gets 36.9 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

36.9 FPS

Radeon RX 570 MSI Armor OC 4GB gets 37.1 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

37.1 FPS

Radeon RX 570 MSI Armor OC 4GB gets 38.8 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

38.8 FPS

Radeon RX 570 MSI Armor OC 4GB gets 39.9 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

39.9 FPS

Radeon RX 570 MSI Armor OC 4GB gets 42.2 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

42.2 FPS

Radeon RX 570 MSI Armor OC 4GB gets 46 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

46 FPS

Radeon RX 570 MSI Armor OC 4GB gets 46.7 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

46.7 FPS

Radeon RX 570 MSI Armor OC 4GB gets 46.9 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

46.9 FPS

Radeon RX 570 MSI Armor OC 4GB gets 50.4 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

50.4 FPS

Radeon RX 570 MSI Armor OC 4GB gets 53.1 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

53.1 FPS

Radeon RX 570 MSI Armor OC 4GB gets 58.4 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

58.4 FPS

Radeon RX 570 MSI Armor OC 4GB gets 58.9 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

58.9 FPS

Radeon RX 570 MSI Armor OC 4GB gets 59.9 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

59.9 FPS

Radeon RX 570 MSI Armor OC 4GB gets 60.3 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

60.3 FPS

Radeon RX 570 MSI Armor OC 4GB gets 60.5 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

60.5 FPS

Radeon RX 570 MSI Armor OC 4GB gets 63 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

63 FPS

Radeon RX 570 MSI Armor OC 4GB gets 65.4 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

65.4 FPS

Radeon RX 570 MSI Armor OC 4GB gets 66.2 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

66.2 FPS

Radeon RX 570 MSI Armor OC 4GB gets 69.7 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

69.7 FPS

Radeon RX 570 MSI Armor OC 4GB gets 76.3 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

76.3 FPS

Radeon RX 570 MSI Armor OC 4GB gets 80.1 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

80.1 FPS

Radeon RX 570 MSI Armor OC 4GB gets 82 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

82 FPS

Radeon RX 570 MSI Armor OC 4GB gets 89.8 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

89.8 FPS

Radeon RX 570 MSI Armor OC 4GB gets 12.2 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

12.2 FPS

Radeon RX 570 MSI Armor OC 4GB gets 18 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

18 FPS

Radeon RX 570 MSI Armor OC 4GB gets 19 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

19 FPS

Radeon RX 570 MSI Armor OC 4GB gets 23.1 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

23.1 FPS

Radeon RX 570 MSI Armor OC 4GB gets 28.8 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

28.8 FPS

Radeon RX 570 MSI Armor OC 4GB gets 8.7 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

8.7 FPS

Radeon RX 570 MSI Armor OC 4GB gets 22.2 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

22.2 FPS

Radeon RX 570 MSI Armor OC 4GB gets 25.9 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

25.9 FPS

Radeon RX 570 MSI Armor OC 4GB gets 26.3 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

26.3 FPS

Radeon RX 570 MSI Armor OC 4GB gets 36.3 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

36.3 FPS

Radeon RX 570 MSI Armor OC 4GB gets 41 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

41 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1168 MHzvs1126 MHz
Boost Clock1268 MHzvs1216 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.3 Polaris 20 XLMaxwell GM204-400-A1 (x2)
OC Potential - vs Fair
Driver Support - vs Great
Release Date18 Apr 2017vs19 Sep 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
10
green tick vs green tick
10
1920x1080
9.9
vs green tick
10
2560x1440
7.5
vs green tick
9.9
3840x2160
5.7
vs green tick
7.8

GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs1753 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth224GB/secvs448.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB vs green tick 4096 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2048vs4096
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology14nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units128vs256
Texture Rate149.5 GTexel/svs288.3 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs128
Pixel Rate37.4 GPixel/svs144.1 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power120 Wattsvs350 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 30 Ampsvs750 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.1
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorAMD Ryzen R5 1600XvsIntel Core i7-5820K 6-Core 3.3GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs5760x1080

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 MSI RX 570 graphics card is one of the higher performance models from the new AMD Radeon RX 500 Series.

The AMD MSI Armor OC RX 570 4GB graphics card 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.

GPU
The MSI Armor OC RX 570 processing central unit runs at 1168MHz and goes up to 1268MHz, when the boost mode is triggered. The reference RX 570 card's boost clock is 1244MHz

Memory
The MSI Armor OC 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 MSI Armor OC 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 MSI Armor OC 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.
Overview
GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI is a solution of two GeForce GTX 980 4GB put together using NVIDIA's SLI technology.

Architecture
The Second variant of the Maxwell Architecture, despite being also manufactured with a 28nm technology, has an extremely large L2 Cache and features a Third Generation Delta Color Compression which allows NVIDIA to produce Graphics Cards with relatively small memory data transfer rates, without causing too much impact on the overall performance. Furthermore, the Shaders have been redesigned and are both more powerful and energy efficient.

GPU
It consists of 2 GPUs codenamed GM204-400-A1 which, together, offer 4096 Shader Processing Units, 256 TMUs and 128 ROPs, on a 512-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at 1126MHz and goes up to 1216MHz, in Turbo Mode, while the memory clock operates at 1753MHz.

Power Consumption
Power Consumption lies between 300W and 400W.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks prove that at 4K (3840x2160) GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI is over 7% faster than AMD's Radeon R9 295X2.

System Suggestions
We recommend a very strong processor (Intel Core i7 Six Core/AMD FX Eight Core) and 16GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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