GTX 970 vs. RX 580 – Test in 1080p

In 12 modern games, we take a look at the NVIDIA Geforce GTX 970 and the AMD Radeon RX 580 here. Both graphics cards have a few years under their belt, but their performance is still surprisingly good for modern gaming titles. The GTX 970 was presented to us in 2014 and AMD shows us the RX 580 in 2017.

The GPUs’ performance is also recommended for Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy to play the game at a high-quality resolution.

Here we now look at the possible frame rates in 12 games to compare the cards.

1080p gaming test with Ryzen 5 5600X

For gaming with the Geforce GTX 970 and the Radeon RX 580, a modern AMD Ryzen 5 5600X CPU is used, which has six cores, 12 threads and a 32 MB cache. This processor starts at 3.7 GHz and reaches up to 4.6 GHz as maximum frequency in Boost.

GTX 970 vs. RX 580 – Test in 1080p

The base is the MSI B550 Tomahawk as motherboard, the working memory has 16 GB RAM.

We tested in a Full HD resolution at 1080p, and the settings are also very high or Ultra. Thus, it is possible to achieve even higher rates in Full HD with a lower gaming setting.

On average, the RX 580 is about 9.75% faster in the frame rate at the same settings.

If you want to buy the graphics cards separately or hope for a lower price, you can look at a gaming PC without a graphics card in the guide.

NVIDIA Geforce GTX 970AMD Radeon RX 580
graphics memory: 4 GBgraphics memory: 4 GB
Basic frequency: 1050 MHzBasic frequency: 1257 MHz
Boot frequency: 1178 MHzBoot frequency: 1340 MHz

The Geforce GTX 970 has 1664 processing units and a 145 watt power consumption. The Radeon GPU has a power of 185 watts and 2304 stream processors.

More gamers for fast games can be found at the gaming PCs with AMD Ryzen 7, where you have computers for demanding gaming at reasonable prices. The same applies to the gaming PCs with 16 GB RAM.

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