PowerColor Red Devil Radeon RX 570 Video Card Review

A Closer Look

The Red Devil RX 570 is a refresh of the Red Devil RX 470. The GPU runs at up to 1320MHz with boost. The Red Devil RX 570 has 4 GB of GDDR5 memory running at 1750MHz on a 256-bit memory bus. Measuring in at 310mm x 128mm x 38mm, it’s longer than its last generation counterpart, the Red Devil RX 470. In fact, the biggest update to the Red Devil RX 570 is the addition of the third fan. The Red Devil RX 470 was only a dual fan card.

With the addition of the third fan, the Red Devil RX 570 looks identical to the Red Devil RX 480 of the previous generation. This is true right down to the backplate on the Red Devil RX 570.

The Red Devil RX 570 has PowerColor’s patented Double Blade III fans, first introduced last generation. The split-blade design of the Double Blade III fans increases the airflow by over 20%. This design centralizes airflow and down on dust build up at the same time. Each fan is equipped with two sets of ball bearings. This not only increases the lifespan of each fan up to four fold, but it also increases the efficiency of each fan by up to 20%.

The Red Devil RX 570 is equipped with Mute Fan Technology. This allows the fans to remain idle when the card is below 60°C and helps keep the noise levels down when you’re simply watching YouTube, a movie, or working.

Here you can see the unique design of the Double Blade III Fans.

The Red Devil RX 570 has been upgraded to a 3 fans card. The Red Devil RX 470 was only a dual fan card.

The Red Devil RX 570 has a backplate with a unique design. The holes on the back plate also double as ventilation to help dissipate heat.

The Red Devil RX 570 has a single 8-pin connector and a minimum of 450-watt power supply is recommended.

The side of the card has a Red Devil badge in the center of the card.

This rear view of the card shows how thick the card is. You can also see the three massive heat pipes that make up part of the Red Devil cooler.

The ports on the Red Devil RX 570 consist of a single DVI-D, a single HDMI and three DisplayPort ports.

We removed the cooler from the PCB to show you what the Red Devil RX 570 looks like at its core. The first thing I noticed was how both the backplate in the cooler were longer than the PCB. The last fan even overlaps the heatsink.

The cooler is made up of three copper heat pipes set in an array of dense, aluminum fins. Underneath the 3 Double Blade III fans, we find a copper base plate connected to a series of three, rather thick copper heat pipes. These heat pipes work their way through an array of dense aluminum fins that make up the rest of the Red Devil cooler.

The Red Devil RX 570 has a copper base plate that attaches to the heat pipes.

The back plate overlaps the PCB of the card.

The cooler also overlaps the PCB.

The Red Devil RX 570’s entire cooler.

The core of the RX 570. the Polaris GPU die.

Around the GPU die, the 4 GB of GDDR5 memory is covered by thermal pads to help dissipate heat.

Powering the Red Devil RX 570 is PowerColor’s Gold Power Kit. This Gold Power Kit upgrades the digital PWM to control the voltage more precisely. It uses high-speed dynamic response in the digital signal to stabilize the voltage. The multiphase power delivery offers a sufficient power supply, better temperature control and delivers the highest ability for overclocking.



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