NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 vs AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580
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  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 772 MHz
  • Max video memory 1536
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 2004 MHz (4008 data rate)
  • Maximum resolution
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
Radeon RX 6600 XT
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  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x8
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type
  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 568$
Games supported 100%

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating29359
Value for money2.6452.19
ArchitectureFermi (2010−2014)Navi / RDNA2 (2020−2022)
GPU code nameGF110Navi 23
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date9 November 2010 (11 years ago)30 July 2021 (less than a year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$499 $379
Price now$48 (0.1x MSRP)$568 (1.5x MSRP)
Value for money

To get the index we compare the characteristics of video cards and their relative prices.

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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores512no data
CUDA cores512no data
Core clock speed772 MHzno data
Number of transistors3,000 million11,060 million
Manufacturing process technology40 nm7 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)244 Wattno data
Maximum GPU temperature97 °Cno data
Texture fill rate49.4 billion/sec331.4
Floating-point performance1,581.1 gflopsno data

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

Bus supportPCI-E 2.0 x 16no data
InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16PCIe 4.0 x8
Length10.5" (267 mm) (26.7 cm)190 mm
Height4.376" (111 mm) (11.1 cm)no data
Width2-slot2-slot
Supplementary power connectorsOne 6-pin and One 8-pinno data
SLI options+no data

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR5no data
Maximum RAM amount1536 MBno data
Memory bus width384 Bitno data
Memory clock speed2004 MHz (4008 data rate)no data
Memory bandwidth192.4 GB/sno data
Shared memoryno data-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display ConnectorsMini HDMITwo Dual Link DVI1x HDMI, 2x DisplayPort
Multi monitor support+no data
HDMI+no data
Maximum VGA resolution2048x1536no data
Audio input for HDMIInternalno data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 (11_0)no data
Shader Model5.16.5
OpenGL4.2no data
OpenCL1.1no data
Vulkan+no data
CUDA+no data

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

GTX 580 15.39
RX 6600 XT 53.72
+249%
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • Passmark

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

GTX 580 4970
RX 6600 XT 28342
+470%

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

GTX 580 6065
RX 6600 XT 39051
+544%

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

GTX 580 21941
RX 6600 XT 88163
+302%

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

GTX 580 4525
RX 6600 XT 15798
+249%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 580 and Radeon RX 6600 XT. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 142 Mh/s no data

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

900p53no data
Full HD98
−33.7%
131
+33.7%
1200p78no data
1440pno data77
4Kno data43

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 14−16
−260%
50−55
+260%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 14−16
−760%
129
+760%
Battlefield 5 14−16
−260%
50−55
+260%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 14−16
−260%
50−55
+260%
Cyberpunk 2077 14−16
−387%
73
+387%
Far Cry 5 14−16
−907%
151
+907%
Far Cry New Dawn 14−16
−773%
131
+773%
Forza Horizon 4 14−16
−260%
50−55
+260%
Hitman 3 14−16
−1373%
221
+1373%
Horizon Zero Dawn 14−16
−813%
137
+813%
Red Dead Redemption 2 14−16
−260%
50−55
+260%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 14−16
−1007%
166
+1007%
Watch Dogs: Legion 14−16
−700%
120
+700%

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 14−16
−260%
50−55
+260%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 14−16
−607%
106
+607%
Battlefield 5 14−16
−260%
50−55
+260%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 14−16
−260%
50−55
+260%
Cyberpunk 2077 14−16
−393%
74
+393%
Far Cry 5 14−16
−840%
141
+840%
Far Cry New Dawn 14−16
−747%
127
+747%
Forza Horizon 4 14−16
−260%
50−55
+260%
Hitman 3 14−16
−1120%
183
+1120%
Horizon Zero Dawn 14−16
−627%
109
+627%
Metro Exodus 14−16
−533%
95
+533%
Red Dead Redemption 2 14−16
−260%
50−55
+260%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 14−16
−847%
142
+847%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 14−16
−1073%
176
+1073%
Watch Dogs: Legion 14−16
−593%
104
+593%

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 14−16
−260%
50−55
+260%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 14−16
−400%
75
+400%
Battlefield 5 14−16
−260%
50−55
+260%
Cyberpunk 2077 14−16
−320%
63
+320%
Far Cry 5 14−16
−787%
133
+787%
Far Cry New Dawn 14−16
−647%
112
+647%
Forza Horizon 4 14−16
−260%
50−55
+260%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 14−16
−560%
99
+560%
Watch Dogs: Legion 14−16
−307%
61
+307%

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 14−16
−260%
50−55
+260%
Hitman 3 14−16
−647%
112
+647%
Horizon Zero Dawn 14−16
−407%
76
+407%
Metro Exodus 14−16
−273%
56
+273%
Red Dead Redemption 2 14−16
−260%
50−55
+260%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 14−16
−460%
84
+460%

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 14−16
−260%
50−55
+260%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 14−16
−273%
56
+273%
Battlefield 5 14−16
−260%
50−55
+260%
Cyberpunk 2077 14−16
−133%
35
+133%
Far Cry 5 14−16
−600%
105
+600%
Far Cry New Dawn 14−16
−553%
98
+553%
Forza Horizon 4 14−16
−260%
50−55
+260%
Watch Dogs: Legion 14−16
−193%
44
+193%

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 14−16
−260%
50−55
+260%
Hitman 3 14−16
−280%
57
+280%
Horizon Zero Dawn 14−16
−160%
39
+160%
Metro Exodus 14−16
−127%
34
+127%
Red Dead Redemption 2 14−16
−260%
50−55
+260%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 14−16
−167%
40
+167%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 14−16
−260%
54
+260%

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 14−16
−260%
50−55
+260%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 14−16
−86.7%
28
+86.7%
Battlefield 5 14−16
−260%
50−55
+260%
Cyberpunk 2077 14−16
+15.4%
13
−15.4%
Far Cry 5 14−16
−240%
51
+240%
Far Cry New Dawn 14−16
−253%
53
+253%
Forza Horizon 4 14−16
−260%
50−55
+260%
Watch Dogs: Legion 14−16
−60%
24
+60%

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 15.39 53.72
Novelty 9 November 2010 30 July 2021
Cost $499 $379
Chip lithography 40 nm 7 nm

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT

since it shows better performance.


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Competitors of GeForce GTX 580 by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 580 from AMD is Radeon R7 370, which is slower by 1% and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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Competitors of Radeon RX 6600 XT by NVIDIA

The nearest Radeon RX 6600 XT's NVIDIA equivalent is GeForce RTX 2070, which is faster by 2% and higher by 3 positions in our rating.

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