GTX 1650 vs RX 570 – 18 Games Tested
Lets quickly take a look at how these two cards differ in terms of specs note that things like Cuda cores and stream processors are not directly comparable. Even clock speeds arent too comparable here, given both are different architectures. Its worth noting the RX 570 is available in both 4GB and 8GB versions. Ive got a 4GB one here, so its got the same amount of GDDR5 memory as the 1650. For the testing Im using the Gigabyte, GTX 1650 OC and the ASUS ROG Strix Radeon RX 570 4GB expect slightly different results with different models.. The system that Im testing with has an Intel i7 8700K CPU overclocked to 5.0GHz in an MSI Z'0 ACE motherboard, along with 16GB of T Force Night. Hawk CL16 memory from Team Group running at DDR4 3200 in dual channel. Check the links in the description for details on all of the components as well as for up to date, pricing. The same Windows updates and game updates were used for testing and for drivers Im Using the newest available at the time of testing 430.' for the Nvidia GTX 1650 and Adrenalin 19.4.3 for the AMD RX 570, so lets get into the results. Lets start out Apex Legends which was tested with all settings. Maxed out. Ive tested with higher settings in the upcoming games than Id actually play with in most cases as thats better for GPU comparison, purposes. In all upcoming graphs. Ive got the GTX 1650 shown by the top bar in green, while the RX 570 is underneath in red.
In terms of average FPS. The RX 570 is 7 ahead of the GTX 1650 at 1080p, rising slightly to an 8 lead at 1440p.. Its worth, noting, though I was seeing higher 1 lows with the 1650 3 higher at 1080p and 21 higher at 1440p. Assassins Creed Odyssey, was tested with the built in benchmark using high settings and saw the smallest difference between the two out of all 18 games. Tested. At 1080p, the 570 was just 0.4 ahead of the 1650 in average FPS rising to a slight 4 improvement at 1440p., Battlefield 5 was tested in campaign mode rather than multiplayer as its easier to consistently reproduce the test run.. The 570 was dominating here coming out. Second best in all 18 games tested at both 1080p and 1440p resolutions. At 1080p. The 570 was performing 24 better in terms of average FPS, then 27, better at 1440p.. Its also worth noting that even the 1 lows from the 570 were above the average FPS from the 1650., Far Cry. New Dawn was tested using the built in benchmark with high settings and were seeing a 16 performance boost with the 570 at 1080p, rising up to 20 higher FPS at 1440p.. Far Cry 5 was also tested using the built in benchmark with high settings and, while were seeing higher average FPS over the newer, Far Cry New Dawn just shown. The results between the two cards are closer together. At 1080p. The 570 was just 6 ahead of the 1650 rising to 11 at 1440p.
. Fortnite was tested using the replay feature, with the exact same replay on both graphics cards.. The RX 570 was again ahead here, though, just 3 higher average FPS at 1080p, rising up to a higher 11 improvement at 1440p. Metro Exodus was tested with the built in benchmark at high settings.. Most parts of the game perform a fair bit better than this, so dont take these results as a good indication of what to expect throughout the entire game its more of a worst case. It does, however, allow me to perform an accurate comparison. At 1080p. There was a large 21 improvement to average frame rate with the 570 rising up to a 25 increase at 1440p. Shadow of the Tomb Raider was also tested using the built in benchmark with high settings and with a 1080p resolution. The 570 was coming out 16 ahead of the 1650 and then once stepping up to 1440p. There was a slightly larger 18 improvement with the 570. Rainbow Six Siege was tested using the built in benchmark at high settings.. This is a game that Ive found to perform better with Nvidias newer, turing architecture. However, it also seems to do well with AMD graphics, so the result is a 12.5 boost to average FPS at 1080p, with the 570 lowering to a 10 improvement at 1440p., CSGO was tested with the Ulletical FPS benchmark and, like many of my other comparisons, there was Less of a difference between the two here.
, The 1650 was actually ahead at both resolutions when it came to 1 low. However, for average frame rate, the 570 was just 3 ahead at 1080p and 9 ahead at 1440p., Overwatch was tested in the practice range as I can easily perform the same test run compared to playing with bots or other players, which will vary every time.. There was quite a nice improvement with the RX 570 here, which was giving me 17 higher average FPS at 1080p and 22.5 higher at 1440p, with the 1 low at 1440p, ahead of the average FPS from the 1650. PUBG was tested using the replay feature with the Exact same replay at high settings and both cards were capable of hitting the 60 FPS sweet spot at 1080p, though the 570 was ahead in all aspects. At 1080p, the 570 was 6 ahead of the 1650, rising to a 10.6 lead at 1440p. Watch. Dogs. 2. Is a resource, intensive game and was tested with very high settings.? In my opinion, this one doesnt need a high frame rate to play. I can get by with a solid 30 FPS, so it wasnt actually too bad with the 570 even at 1440p, but a slightly higher 1 low would be preferable.. In any case, at 1080p there was a 10 improvement with the 570 to average frame rate rising up to a 14 boost. At 1440p., Ghost Recon was tested with the built in benchmark and high settings in use and is another resource heavy game.
. The 570 was just under 10, ahead of the 1650 at 1080p and 18 ahead at 1440p., The Witcher 3 was tested with Hairworks disabled. At 1080p. The 570 was achieving 12.5 higher average frame rates. However, there was a much larger 25 increase to 1 low.. It was similar at 1440p with a 15.5 boost to average FPS with the 570, though the 1 low was 22 ahead of the 1650s and, above even the average frame rate from the 1650. Strange Brigade was tested with the built in benchmark using Vulkan and was maxed Out at ultra settings., The AMD cards tend to benefit from Vulkan, which would explain why this test saw the largest improvement at both resolutions. In all 18 games tested. At 1080p there was a massive 26.7 improvement with the 570 to average frame rate and an even larger 31 boost at 1440p, where even the 1 low from the 570 was ahead of the average FPS from the 1650. DOOM was also tested. Using Vulkan – and I admit there was a smaller difference between the two than I expected with Vulkan.. The 570 was still ahead in all regards, though, with 8 higher average FPS at both 1080p and 1440p resolutions. Shadow of War was tested with the built in benchmark and generally Ive noticed. Newer, Nvidia Turing cards do better in this game over their Pascal counterparts. However, that advantage wasnt enough to help out here.. The 570 was 18.5 faster in this test at 1080p and 10 at 1440p.
. In terms of overall improvement over all 18 games tested with a 1080p resolution on average, the AMD RX 570 was performing 12 better when compared with Nvidias GTX 1650 in terms of average FPS.. As we can see, it really depends on the specific game. Theres, a much smaller difference in esports titles, which are closer to the bottom. While graphically intensive games are closer to the top. At 1440p, on average over the same 18 games, the RX 570 was now scoring a little higher compared to the 1080p results. Just shown now, with 15 higher average FPS in these titles. In general, were seeing a larger difference between the two as 1440p should be more GPU intensive when compared with 1080p, which is the main reason I included the results in the comparison. In many cases. Neither of these are great 1440p cards, in my opinion, unless youre willing to turn down the settings a fair bit. Heres, what were looking at in terms of synthetic benchmarks, Ive just tested, 3DMarks, Firestrike, Timespy and VRMark here. Ill note that in Timespy with the 1650, I Did have some black screen flickering, which some others have reported so Im not 100. Certain whether that affected results. Power draw is an aspect where Nvidia graphics have historically been more efficient and that trend continues here. While gaming, the RX 570, is using 48 more power from the wall in the same test when compared to the GTX 1650. So, while cheaper upfront, technically, it will cost more to run long term, though youd have to put in some serious gaming hours for that to be an issue.
, I dont think it really matters that Ive got a lower end 1650 without 6 pin power, connector here.. While I dont personally have such a 1650 to test with Steve at Hardware, Unboxed found little difference between the two at stock and besides many people seem to be arguing that not having the 6 pin power. Connector is one of the limited advantages of the 1650 anyway.. Now, for the final difference, the price. I suggest, checking updated prices using the links in the description, as prices will change over time.. The 1650 just launched at 149 USD and can currently be bought for that price on the low end., The RX 570. On the other hand, has been out for around two years and while not only performing better as weve, just seen its also a fair bit cheaper too, with lower end models coming in at the 129 USD mark. With these numbers, the entry level 1650 costs 15 more Money while performing worse, as we just saw granted, there may be a little variance between what Ive shown here compared to bottom of the barrel, cards.. To be fair, the specific 1650 Ive got here currently goes for a bit more at 159 USD while my 570 is actually currently more expensive, though it was less when I got it on sale, there are definitely cheaper models that perform quite similarly like this open box. One. Then theres of course, the second hand market., As the RX 570 has already been around for a couple of years, youre much more likely to find a good deal there, as the GTX 1650 has only just launched youre unlikely to find any second hand for a Good price, unless there are people selling them in droves after theyve realised theyve, made a terrible mistake, though, that will change in the future as it ages.
. The 1650 performs ok, its just priced poorly against what AMDs been offering for two years. To me. The AMD RX 570 is the clear winner here its available for less money and performs a fair bit better in all 18 games. Tested.. The GTX 1650 does have the advantage of less power draw, but that seems to be about it and the no 6 pin power connector thing in some niche use. Cases., As we saw in my 1650 vs 1050 Ti, video Nvidia are doing a good job of showing how it improves over their older generation cards, while also costing less within their own lineup. However, when you look at all options available, the RX 570 is offering a significant amount of extra performance for less money up front.. If you were buying today. Let me know which card youd pick down in the comments and why the newer GTX, 1650 or 2 year old, yet cheaper and faster RX 570, and if youre new to the channel, get subscribed for future comparisons and tech.