AMD RX570 2019 Review vs GTX 1650 Cards
Published: 22nd May 2019 | Source: MSI | Price: |
The packaging for the RX570 Armor is minimalist. One area we found slightly amusing was the Carbon effect dominating the box art but the card itself being entirely free from such trimmings.
We've always been massive fans of the MSI coolers and the RX570 Armor does nothing to change that opinion. The card might be extremely affordable but that doesn't mean you have to own a card which looks like it came free with a box of cereal. The MSI really looks the part.
Given the pricing of the MSI RX570 Armor we weren't expecting to find a backplate and sure enough there isn't one. You do get a glimpse into how extended the PCB is to fit that cooler on though, with the top right corner free from solder.
One area where we think the MSI Armor really wins out over the GTX 1650s we've looked at is in the cooler. The MSI coolers have always been excellent and the Armor is no exception with two fans, a fat heat pipe and enough fins to ensure that thermals will never be an issue.
Despite the twin fan cooler and, as we'll soon see, outstanding overclocking potential, the RX570 Armor only requires a single 8pin PCIe power input.
The RX570 Armor has all your display needs covered thanks to three DisplayPorts, an HDMI and a DVI-D. If your monitor is particularly cheap or ancient then you can even use the DVI and an adaptor for VGA, although if that's the case perhaps a new panel should be your first option. Either way, it's nice to know that regardless of your display you can find room for it on the RX570.