NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Mobile vs AMD Radeon RX 580 Mobile
Comparison of GeForce GTX 980 Mobile and Radeon RX 580 Mobile architecture, market type and release date.
GeForce GTX 980 Mobile and Radeon RX 580 Mobile's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 980 Mobile and Radeon RX 580 Mobile's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Texture fill rate
144 billion / sec
155.1 GTexel / s
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on GeForce GTX 980 Mobile and Radeon RX 580 Mobile compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
PCI Express 3.0
Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 980 Mobile and Radeon RX 580 Mobile: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
224 GB / s
256.0 GB / s
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 980 Mobile and Radeon RX 580 Mobile.
Dual Link DVI-I, HDMI 2.0, 3x DisplayPort 1.2
Multi monitor support
VGA аnalog display support
DisplayPort Multimode (DP++) support
Maximum VGA resolution
Audio input for HDMI
Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 980 Mobile and Radeon RX 580 Mobile. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
H.264, VC1, MPEG2 1080p video decoder
Adaptive Vertical Sync
APIs supported by GeForce GTX 980 Mobile and Radeon RX 580 Mobile, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX 12 (FL 12_1)
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 980 Mobile and Radeon RX 580 Mobile. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
GTX 980 Mobile 37.53 +11.2%
RX 580 Mobile 33.76
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
GTX 980 Mobile 347481 +19.8%
RX 580 Mobile 290090
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
GTX 980 Mobile 76705 +10.6%
RX 580 Mobile 69325
3DMark Fire Strike Score
GTX 980 Mobile 11096 +13.8%
RX 580 Mobile 9754
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
GTX 980 Mobile 13047 +15.9%
RX 580 Mobile 11261
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
GTX 980 Mobile 17201 +13%
RX 580 Mobile 15223
Let's see how good GeForce GTX 980 Mobile and Radeon RX 580 Mobile are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Mobile
11.2% faster in synthetic tests
CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
GeForce Experience (software suite built to manage NVIDIA GPU parameters, and to record and stream game video)
GPU Boost 2.0 (increases NVIDIA GPU voltage and frequency when there's a temperature headroom. Similar to AMD PowerTune)
Adaptive Vertical Sync
G-SYNC (removes screen tearing by telling the display when to renew the image. Only works with G-SYNC compatible displays)
SLI (Scalable Link Interface - a technology for uniting several NVIDIA GPUs processing power in one PC)
3D Vision Surround
ShadowPlay (allows recording and streaming video during gaming on NVIDIA GPUs)
Advantages of AMD Radeon RX 580 Mobile
Much newer (18 April 2017 vs 22 September 2014)
Cheaper ($301.69 vs $395.82)
More pipelines (2304 vs 2048)
Higher memory bandwidth (256 vs 224 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 28 nm)
So, GTX 980 Mobile or RX 580 Mobile?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Mobile.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce GTX 980 Mobile and Radeon RX 580 Mobile, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.