Sapphire Nitro+ Rx 570 4gb Mac Pro Software

Dec 30, 2017  GPU Device Id: 0x1002 0x67DF 113-2E366AU-X5T E366 Polaris20 XL A1 GDDR5 256Mx32 8GB (C) 1988-2010, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. ATOMBIOSBK-AMD VER015. 366L6MBU.X5T CCC Overdrive Limits GPU Clock: 2000 MHz Memory Clock: 2250 MHz PowerTune Limit: -50% to +50% Limits TDP: 120 W TDC Power: 135 A Battery Power: 160 W Small Power Power: 160 W.

Hardware installation

Installation of any of the AMD Radeon cards is really easy. Once the card is seated into the PC make sure you hook up the monitor and of course any external power connectors like 6 and/or 8-pin PEG power connectors. Preferably get yourself a power supply that has these PCIe PEG connectors native.

Once done, we boot into Windows, install the latest ATI Catalyst drivers and after a reboot all should be working. No further configuration is required or needed unless you like to tweak the settings, for which you can open the Catalyst Control Center.

The card uses both a 6-pin and 8-pin power connector

Power Consumption

Let's have a look at how much power draw we measure with this graphics card installed. The methodology: We have a device constantly monitoring the power draw from the PC. We simply stress the GPU, not the processor. The before and after wattage will tell us roughly how much power a graphics card is consuming under load. Our test system is based on an eight-core Intel Core i7-5960X Extreme Edition setup on the X99 chipset platform. This setup is clocked to 4.40 GHz on all CPU cores. Next to that, we have energy saving functions disabled for this motherboard and processor (to ensure consistent benchmark results). We'll be calculating the GPU power consumption here, not the total PC power consumption. Keep in mind that the system wattage is measured at the wall socket side and there are other variables like PSU power efficiency. So this is a calculated value not a precise measurement, albeit a very good one. The Wattage shown below is the card with the GPU(s) stressed 100%, showing only the peak GPU power draw, not the power consumption of the entire PC and not the average gaming power consumption.

Power consumption TDP in KWhKWh price2 hrs day4 hrs day
Graphics card measured TDP0,1680,230,080,15
Cost 5 days per week / 4 hrs day€ 0,77
Cost per Month€ 3,35
Cost per Year 5 days week / 4 hrs day / € 40,19
Cost per Year 5 days week / 4 hrs day / $$ 53,04

This is Guru3D's generic power supply recommendation for the series:

  • AMD Radeon RX 570 - On your average system the card requires you to have a 450 Watt power supply unit as minimum.
  • AMD Radeon RX 580 - On your average system the card requires you to have a 500 Watt power supply unit as minimum.

If you are going to overclock GPU or processor, then we do recommend you purchase something with some more stamina. There are many good PSUs out there, please do have a look at our many PSU reviews as we have loads of recommended PSUs for you to check out in there. What would happen if your PSU can't cope with the load:

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  • bad 3D performance
  • crashing games
  • spontaneous reset or imminent shutdown of the PC
  • freezing during gameplay
  • PSU overload can cause it to break down

Let's move to the next page where we'll look into GPU heat levels and noise levels coming from this graphics card.

Graphics card temperatures

So here we'll have a look at GPU temperatures. First up, IDLE (desktop) temperatures. Overall anything below 50 Degrees C is considered okay, anything below 40 Degrees C is very nice and below 30 Degrees C - CEWL. But what happens when we are gaming? We fire off an intense game-like application at the graphics card and measure the highest temperature of the GPU.

So with the card fully stressed we kept monitoring temperatures and noted down the GPU temperature.

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  • LOAD - The temperature under heavy game stress for the card stabilized at a maximum of roughly 74 Degrees C. We note down the hottest GPU reading, not the average.

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With today's graphics cards, please make sure your PC is well ventilated at all times, this will seriously help you on the overall GPU temperatures. Once the card reaches a certain threshold in temperature it will start throttling on the boost frequency as well as voltages and fan RPM. The card does reach its 1340 MHz Max boost frequency, but mostly remains at roughly 1320~1340 MHz.

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