AMD Radeon RX 580: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Radeon RX 580
Radeon RX 580
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1257
  • Max video memory 8 GB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 8000
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2017
Performance 30.29

Summary

AMD started Radeon RX 580 sales 18 April 2017 at a recommended price of $229. This is Polaris architecture desktop card based on 14 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 8 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 8 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 256.0 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 241 mm. 1x 8-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 185 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at

30.29%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.

General info

Of Radeon RX 580's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating163
Value for money26.51
ArchitecturePolaris (2016−2019)
GPU code namePolaris 20
Market segmentDesktop
Release date18 April 2017 (5 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$229
Price now$444 (1.9x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

Radeon RX 580's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon RX 580's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores2304of 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed1257 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1340 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors5,700 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology14 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Thermal design power (TDP)185 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate193.0of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)
Floating-point performance6,175 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon RX 580's 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).

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
Length241 mm
Width2-slot
Supplementary power connectors1x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX 580: 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.

Memory typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount8 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed8000 MHzof 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth256.0 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon RX 580. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display Connectors1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
HDMI+

API support

APIs supported by Radeon RX 580, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 (12_0)
Shader Model6.4
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL2.0
Vulkan1.2.131

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Radeon RX 580. 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.

RX 580 30.29
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU
  • Passmark

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

RX 580 82516

3DMark Fire Strike Score

RX 580 11986

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

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.

RX 580 13927

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

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.

RX 580 19274

3DMark Vantage Performance

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.

RX 580 44344

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

RX 580 348952

Passmark

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.

RX 580 8906

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon RX 580 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

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

Full HD98
1440p43
4K36

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 58
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 30−33
Battlefield 5 124
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 30−33
Cyberpunk 2077 30−33
Far Cry 5 83
Far Cry New Dawn 83
Forza Horizon 4 108
Hitman 3 30−33
Horizon Zero Dawn 30−33
Red Dead Redemption 2 30−33
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 74
Watch Dogs: Legion 30−33

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 47
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 30−33
Battlefield 5 102
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 30−33
Cyberpunk 2077 30−33
Far Cry 5 76
Far Cry New Dawn 78
Forza Horizon 4 101
Hitman 3 30−33
Horizon Zero Dawn 30−33
Metro Exodus 48
Red Dead Redemption 2 30−33
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 63
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 72
Watch Dogs: Legion 30−33

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 34
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 30−33
Battlefield 5 93
Cyberpunk 2077 30−33
Far Cry 5 71
Far Cry New Dawn 71
Forza Horizon 4 82
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 44
Watch Dogs: Legion 30−33

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 30−33
Hitman 3 30−33
Horizon Zero Dawn 30−33
Metro Exodus 28
Red Dead Redemption 2 30−33
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 30−33

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 30−33
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 30−33
Battlefield 5 30−33
Cyberpunk 2077 30−33
Far Cry 5 30−33
Far Cry New Dawn 53
Forza Horizon 4 30−33
Watch Dogs: Legion 30−33

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 30−33
Hitman 3 30−33
Horizon Zero Dawn 30−33
Metro Exodus 18
Red Dead Redemption 2 30−33
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 20
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 27

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 18
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 30−33
Battlefield 5 37
Cyberpunk 2077 30−33
Far Cry 5 26
Far Cry New Dawn 29
Forza Horizon 4 41
Watch Dogs: Legion 30−33

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon RX 580 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.


NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX 580 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 1060 5 GB, which is slower by 1% and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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