Coming back to the decade before today, The 4th generation of modern gaming consoles was swinging for the fence to cater to every new game that was released for the next seven or eight years. Amidst these consoles exists the PlayStation 4, a truly remarkable game console package with many astonishing characteristics.

Like its successors, the PlayStation 4 or PS4 also uses an AMD all-in-one processing chip with eight cores for its general processing unit and 8 Gigabytes of older GDDR5 RAM. Its graphics chipset is Radeon-based, codenamed “Liverpool,” and runs on AMD’s GCN 2.0 microarchitecture with clock speed limits of more than 800 MHz.

With this graphical output efficiency, the PS4 was quickly equivalent to many upper mid-range gaming PCs of its time. The timelessness of some computing hardware from the past decade is peculiar, as most budget gamers rely on the hardware of that time to get the best gaming experience while staying within their tight budgets.

Following our previous articles, we have another list of equivalent GPUs for you today, this time taking the PS4’s GPU as a reference. This article aims to help you understand how powerful the PS4 GPU chip was compared to the dedicated GPUs of its pioneering times.

GPU equivalent to the PS4?

The PS4’s GPU chip scores a 1.8 TFLOP precision, which aligns it with GPUs like the RX 570 and GTX 1050. Also, the GTX 750Ti can be considered equivalent in many ways, but we won’t include it in this discussion due to its outdated status and minimal availability nowadays. The RX 570 and GTX 1650 are still going pretty strong regarding their usage, mainly for games, and facilitate many entry-level PCs worldwide.

AMD Radeon RX 570

Made on the GCN 4.0 architecture, the RX 570 is a robust and reliable gaming graphics processor. This GPU has been a starting point for numerous gamers and works too well for its age. Presently, it wouldn’t be wrong to call this GPU timeless because of how long and suitable it has been for playing a bunch of demanding titles.

Its 4 GB VRAM and the GCN 4.0 architecture are highly optimized for usage, as well as its board design, which is relatively robust. With a nifty power consumption, the RX 570 enables you to play almost every competitive title and numerous games that don’t require fleshed-out gaming hardware.

It also has decent clock frequencies of up to 1300 MHz on some variants and entails 2048  streaming processors that are good enough for creative use.

Feature AMD Radeon RX 570 AMD Playstation 4 GPU
Architecture GCN 4.0 GCN 2.0
Core Clock (MHz) 1168 MHz -
Boost Clock (MHz) 1244 MHz -
CUDA Cores 2048 1152
Memory Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Memory Size (GB) 4 GB 8 GB
Memory Bus Width (bits) 256 bit 256 bit
Memory Speed (Gbps) 1750 MHz 7 Gbps effective 1375 MHz 5.5 Gbps effective
TDP (Watts) 150 W 75 W
DirectX Version 12 (12_0) 11.1*
OpenGL Version 4.6 4.6
VR Ready - -
Ray Tracing Cores - -
Ports 1x DVI 1x HDMI 2.0b 3x DisplayPort 1.4a 1x HDMI 1.4a
Price $209.00 $299.99

Nvidia GTX 1650

Coming to a newer side of things, the GTX 1650 is another graphics card with excellent performance and marginally effective efficiency compared to the PS4. Like the RX 570, this GPU has also proven robust over the past few years, with a substantial demand among the gaming community.

It also has four gigs of VRAM with around 900 CUDA cores and 14 SMs. Its clock frequency surpasses the RX 570 by more than 300 MHz, which proves beneficial in amassing an excellent gaming performance.

The GTX 1650 is much more akin to the PS4 because the RX 570 is more powerful than both, whereas the 1650 perfectly replicates the PS4’s performance. Nevertheless, the GTX 1650 is also robust enough to provide 60 fps in many esports titles and is a suitable initiation for someone wanting to try Nvidia’s side of things.

Feature AMD Radeon RX 570 AMD Playstation 4 GPU
Architecture Turing GCN 2.0
Core Clock (MHz) 1485 MHz -
Boost Clock (MHz) 1485 MHz -
CUDA Cores 896 1152
Memory Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Memory Size (GB) 4 GB 8 GB
Memory Bus Width (bits) 128 bit 256 bit
Memory Speed (Gbps) 2001 MHz 8 Gbps effective 1375 MHz 5.5 Gbps effective
TDP (Watts) 75 W 75 W
DirectX Version 12 (12_1) 11.1*
OpenGL Version 4.6 4.6
VR Ready - -
Ray Tracing Cores - -
Ports 1x DVI 1x HDMI 2.0 1x DisplayPort 1.4a 1x HDMI 1.4a
Price $179.99 $299.99


Before concluding, we have to address some facts. The PS4 only yields 30 frames per second at 1080p resolution. These gaming standards were good a decade ago but have become obsolete. Every form of media and display is moving to a higher refresh rate output, and 60Hz or 60Fps became a standard for gaming long ago.

The RX 570 and GTX 1650 are above the PS4 GPU in performance charts. We included these GPUs as alternatives or equivalent because if you want to mimic the performance of a PS4, you can do that with a GPU such as the GTX 750Ti or a Radeon HD 6950. But as we mentioned earlier, they aren’t easy to get, as they have been out of the scene for quite some time.

Regardless, there you have it. Now you know exactly what the PS4 was capable of and how to build a better gaming PC with these equivalent options.

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Zain Ali
Zain Ali

Zain is a gamer who turned into a tech enthusiast the day he got his first PC. He loves to play with whatever components he can get his hands on. His love for custom PC hardware is unfathomable, and he keeps it alive by writing about it as well as doing practicals in real life along with the continuation of his degree in business administration.

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