AMD Radeon RX 580 And RX 570 Mainstream GPU Review: High Performance Polaris

AMD Radeon RX 580 & RX 570 - Rise Of The Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider is a sequel to the 2013 reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise, which took protagonist Lara Croft back to her explorative “tomb raiding” roots in a deep origin story. The game, however, was updated and enhanced with new gameplay and combat mechanics. The game engine was updated as well, and offers DirectX 12 support, along with some stunning visuals. The benchmark outputs results from a number of maps; we’re reporting numbers from the “Geothermal Valley” here, along with the average score of all the maps. The game’s “Very High” graphics preset was used, and all graphics-related options were enabled.
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DirectX 12 Benchmarks

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There is a lot to digest here.  First, the Radeons offer better minimum framerates, though the Radeon RX 580 and GTX 1060 cards ultimately trade victories depending on the resolution, in terms of average frame rate. The Radeon RX 570 continued to trail the Radeon RX 480 as well, though this time around it was by a larger margin. The RX 570, however, still had no trouble dispatching the RX 470 or GTX 1050 Ti.

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What's interesting is that the overall frame rates don't fully jive with the Geothermal Valley map. This game runs through three different maps during a benchmark run. We reported the 'Geothermal Valley' results above, which is the most demanding map of the three. When the averages of all three maps are factored in though, the GeForce GTX 1060 cards do somewhat better and the EVGA card takes the lead at both resolutions.

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