RX 580/570 Are Reviewers Helping or Hurting the GPU Industry?

With the release of AMDs RX 500 series GPUs there’re many mixed results out there. Looking at several different websites it’s clear to see that negative reviews seem to stem from testing games well before the release of AMD’s Polaris architecture even launched is part of the problem.

Sources:
HardwareCanucks:
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/75127-amd-rx-580-8gb-performance-review.html
Guru3d:
http://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/asus-radeon-rx-580-strix-review,1.html
Anandtech: http://www.anandtech.com/show/11278/amd-radeon-rx-580-rx-570-review
AdoredTV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQ9ro5pwfXY&t=1094s

Benchmark Notes 1080P/1440P:

Guru 3d :
2016-Present:
· Sniper Elite 4 DX12: 580 81/59, 570 74/54, 1060 70/52
· ROTTR DX12: 580 81/55, 570 71/48, 1060 78/52
· BF1 DX12: 580 100/74, 570 91/66, 1060 79/60
· Gears of War 4 DX12: 580 88/56, 570 81/52, 1060 83/54
· Hitman DX12: 580 92/68, 570 82/56, 1060 61/58
· DX MD DX12: 580 72/45, 570 66/42, 1060 63/40
· AOTS 1440 DX12: 580 59, 570 53, 1060 49
· DOOM Vulkan: 580 139/87, 570 133/83, 1060 122/80
· GR Wildlands DX11: 580 56/43, 570 52/39, 1060 59/42
· Watch Dogs 2 DX 11: 580 50/34, 570 44/30, 1060 51/34
· Resident Evil 7 DX11: 580 94/61, 570 88/54, 1060 84/53
· Far Cry Primal DX11: 580 76/52, 570 69/48, 1060 71/48
· Dishonored 2: 580 54/39, 570 49/33, 1060 50/37
· AVG 1080P 580 81.9 570 75.6 1060 72.6
· AVG 1440P 580 56.3 570 50.9 1060 50.7
· 13 Games
Pre-2016
· Witcher III DX11: 580 64/47, 570 58/42, 1060 59/46
· GTA V DX11: 580 90/61, 570 82/56, 1060 90/63
· AVG 1080P 580 77 570 70 1060 74.5
· AVG 1440P 580 54 570 49 1060 54.5
· 2 Games 15.3%

Anandtech
2016-Present:
· ROTTR DX11: 580 75/51, 570 68/46, 1060 82/54
· Hitman DX12: 580 86/61, 570 79/61, 1060 85/63
· AOTS DX12: 580 48/45, 570 44/41, 1060 48/45
· The Division DX11: 580 63/48 570 59/43 1060 59/42
· AVG 1080P 580 68 570 62.5 1060 68.5
· AVG 1440P 580 51.25 570 47.75 1060 51
· 4 Games Total
Pre 2016:
· Dirt Rally DX11: 580 100/70, 570 91/64, 1060 110/76
· Battlefield 4 DX11: 580 74/48, 570 68/44 1060 95/61
· Crysis 3: 580 63/38 570 58/35 1060 67/42
· GTA V: 580 55/38 570 50/35 1060 68/45
· AVG 1080P 580 73 570 66.75 1060 85
· AVG 1440P 580 48.5 570 44.5 1060 56
· 4 Games 50%

Hardwarecanucks:
2016-Present:
· BF1 DX12: 580 86/63 1060 79/59
· COD IW DX11: 580 100/75 1060 84/63
· DX MD DX12: 580 58/38 1060 52/36
· The Division DX12: 580 58/42 1060 57/40
· DOOM Vulkan: 580 151/100 1060 131/84
· Gears 4 DX12: 580 87/55 1060 90/57
· Hitman DX12: 580 74/58 1060 77/58
· Overwatch DX11: 580 113/77 1060 131/85
· Quantum Break DX12: 580 58/35 1060 51/32
· Titanfall 2 DX11: 580 81/44 1060 83/48
· Warhammer DX12: 580 67/45 1060 63/43
· 1080P 580 84.8 1060 81.6
· 1440P 580 57.5 1060 55
· 11 Games

Pre 2016:
· Fallout 4: 580 69/46 1060 69/46
· GTA V: 580 49/34 1060 60/44
· Witcher 3: 580 57/40 1060 55/42
· 1080P 580 58.3 1060 61.3
· 1440P 580 40 1060 44
· 3 Games 27%

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