But what can the new edition offer (more)? After all, the GPU itself is not a real new development, but only the continuation of what AMD started with "Ellesmere" and Polaris 10 last year. Since our launch article "AMD Radeon RX 470 4GB: Fleet Entry into Mainstream Gaming" already contains all the important theoretical basics and deeper information about the architecture and the somewhat slimmed-down variant, we give ourselves the long-breathed repetition this place is easy.
Because AMD did not develop its own reference design for the Polaris reissue and had already introduced the Radeon RX 470 only with the help of the board partners, it is not surprising that the path was also chosen in the new edition, so that we with the Asus RX 570 Strix OC the direct successor model of the Asus RX 470 Strix OC, which was already tested at the time. Of course, this also makes direct comparison from new to old much easier.
In time, however, the launch date together with the Radeon RX 580 could not have been less favourable so shortly after Easter, so that the people directly involved, also on behalf of their children and the rest of the family, would be able to attend this Easter egg, which was delivered just before the holidays, and would like to thank you very much for the busy holidays. Whether and how at least the buyers can and will see this new edition as a real gift, this will have to be clarified by today's test.
Asus RX 570 Strix OC
With 1300 MHz boost and 1750 MHz memory clock speed compared to the previous model, the card has only very moderately increased clock speeds, because the Asus RX 470 Strix OC already clocked at 1270 MHz (boost clock) and 1650 MHz for the memory and thus only slightly lower.
However, the board partner card at the time could not really keep the GPU clock constant due to the rather moderate cooling and the inappropriate board layout. We shall see how much better the successor model will be in this respect. Of course, we will take the map completely apart and judge it later.
Purely externally, the map is visual and haptic average and not a particularly successful treat from the top-of-the-material kitchen. But the plastic cover made of matt-black plastic does what it is supposed to do and you have to accept, also because of the price positioning, to be fair.
The card, which is very light with a whole 658 grams, with 24.2 mm real installation length (outer edge slot aperture until the end of the cover), a height of 12.2 cm (upper edge motherboard slot to top edge heatpipes) and a mounting depth of 3.5cm is a rather small dual slot card, which is mounted on the back side because of the upper stabilization frame again approx. 0.2 cm of space is required. This should be taken into account with large tower coolers and mini-ITX boards.
On the top we see the GPU heatsink, the illuminated ROG logo, as well as the single 8-pin power supply connector.
The bottom allows you to view the two medium-strength 6 mm heatpipes made of nickel-plated composite material, as well as the heat sink for cooling the GPU.
Since the slats are horizontally aligned, the end of the map has been kept open as an air outlet, although not optimally. The same applies to the openings on the slot panel, which are, however, obstructed by even two, meanwhile rather overflowing DVI-D connections. For up-and-comers, a single DVI-D jack would surely have done the same. Instead, it would have been better to bet on significantly more air outlet. The variety of connections is completed by an HDMI 2.0 jack and the DisplayPort-1.4.
How this map works in detail, we will of course question in detail later, here first again a tabular comparison:
GTX 1060 3GB
|Transistors||2.54 billion||4.4 billion||5.7 billion||5.7 billion||5.7 billion||6.2 billion|
|Memory||2 GB||3 GB||4/8 GB||4 GB||4 GB||8 GB|
|Interface||192 bit||192 bit||256 bit||256 bit||256 bit||512 bit|
|1080 MHz+||1502 Mz+||1206||1270
Test system and measurement methods
The new test system and the methotics have already been described in great detail in the basic article "How We Test Graphics Cards" (English: "How We Test Graphics Cards") and therefore, for the sake of simplicity, we now only refer to this detailed Description. So if you want to read everything again, you are welcome to do so.
If you are interested, the summary in table form quickly provides a brief overview:
|Test systems and measuring rooms|
MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon
G.Skill F4-3200C14Q-32GTZ x 2400 MT/s
Be Quiet Dark Power Pro 11, 850-watt power supply
||Alphacool Ice Pump VPP755
Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 Full Copper 360mm
Alphacool Cape Corp Coolplex Pro 10 LT
5x Be Quiet! Silent Wings 3 PWM
Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut (for cooler change)
||Lian Li PC-T70 with expansion kit and modifications
Modes: Open Benchtable, Closed Case
||non-contact DC measurement on the PCIe slot (Riser-Card)
non-contact DC measurement on the external PCIe power supply
Direct voltage measurement on the respective feeders and on the power supply
2x Rohde & Schwarz HMO 3054, 500 MHz multi-channel oscillograph with memory function
4x Rohde & Schwarz HZO50, current togor adapter (1 mA to 30 A, 100 KHz, DC)
4x Rohde & Schwarz HZ355, touch divider (10:1, 500 MHz)
1x Rohde & Schwarz HMC 8012, digital multimeter with storage function
||Optris PI640, infrared camera
PI Connect evaluation software with profiles
||NTI Audio M2211 (with calibration file)
Steinberg UR12 (with phantom power for the microphones)
Creative X7, Smaart v.7
own low-reflection measuring room, 3.5 x 1.8 x 2.2 m (LxTxH)
Axial measurements, perpendicular to the center of the sound source(s), measuring distance 50 cm
Noise in dBA (Slow) as RTA measurement
Frequency spectrum as a graph