AMD Radeon RX 570 MSI Armor 8GB

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AMD Radeon RX 570 MSI Armor 8GB
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

This Radeon RX 570 MSI Armor 8GB graphics card is considered budget with poor modern game performance when playing anything more demanding than indie game requirements.

All games with system requirements of DirectX 12 or lower are met by this card.

This PC hardware performance game review for the Radeon RX 570 MSI Armor 8GB graphics card, when running 2021 more popular games, lets us see what type of FPS this card gets when playing at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions and ultra settings. This graphics hardware can run 395 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We are seeing Battlefield 2042 getting 10 FPS with the Radeon RX 570 MSI Armor 8GB, FIFA 22 getting 91 FPS and Back 4 Blood getting 41 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

People are turning their increasingly more powerful graphics cards to the popular 1440p screen size so we tested the Radeon RX 570 MSI Armor 8GB to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have looked at Battlefield 2042 where it was weak. The frame rates it scored for the game presets were - Low: 20 FPS, Medium: 16 FPS, High: 11 FPS and Ultra: 8 FPS. We added FIFA 22 to our tests and saw it was good with a 69 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then tested Back 4 Blood which got 31 FPS at Ultra 1440p. In summary we feel the Radeon RX 570 MSI Armor 8GB running at 1440p is certainly a viable option for these higher gaming resolutions. Remember that if you suffer some 1440p FPS drops the you can usually tweak modern game graphics settings until you get a near High graphics setting experience with this Graphics card.

How many years will the Radeon RX 570 MSI Armor 8GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 570 MSI Armor 8GB in your PC? This Radeon RX 570 MSI Armor 8GB card has 12 to 18 months of latest AAA game play left in it before upgrading should be considered

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon RX 570 MSI Armor 8GB? If you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon RX 570 MSI Armor 8GB then a good choice would be 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti as this is better than 972 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 66% better performance as well. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB which is 58% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 962 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
67 FPS
The Radeon RX 570 MSI Armor 8GB was released on 18 Apr 2017
AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 570 MSI Armor 8GB
GCN 1.3 Polaris 20 XL
Texture Rate
159 GTexel/s
Pixel Rate
40 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
Direct X
DX 12.0
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
4096 x 2160
Notebook GPU
Memory Speed
Memory Bus
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
HDMI Connection
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1168 MHz
Boost Clock
1244 MHz
Max Power
120 Watts
450 Watt & 30 Amps
Power Connector
1x 6-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
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Radeon RX 570 MSI Armor 8GB Game Requirement Analysis

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 RX 570 8GB 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.

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

The MSI Armor 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

The MSI Armor RX 570 comes with a 8GB frame buffer of GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface, while the memory clock operates at 1750MHz.

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

The AMD RX 570 MSI Armor 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 8GB 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.

Source [ Felix ]