AMD Radeon RX 580: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon RX 580

Summary

AMD started Radeon RX 580 sales 18 April 2017 at a recommended price of 229 USD. This is high-end GCN 4.0 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 2-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 241 mm. An additional 1 8-pin power connectors are required, and power consumption is at 185 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 51.40 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of Radeon RX 580's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Perfomance to price
35.42
 
Architecture
GCN 4.0
 
Code name
Polaris 20
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
18 April 2017
 
Launch price (MSRP)
229 USD
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price
439.99 USD
 
of 4576.59 (Quadro P6000)

Technical specs

Radeon RX 580's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core 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
2304
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Core clock speed
1257 MHz
 
Boost Clock
1340 MHz
 
Transistor count
5,700 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
185 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
193.0
 
of 20896 (Tesla M10)
Floating-point performance
6,175 gflops
 

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).
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
Length
241 mm
 
Width
2-slot
 
Supplementary power connectors
1x 8-pin
 

Memory specs

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 type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
8 GB
 
of 32 (Tesla M10)
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
8000 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
256.0 GB/s
 
of 11404 (GRID K1)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon RX 580.
Display Connectors
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon RX 580. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
51.40
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
224417.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
16507.00
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
22974.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
61875.00
 
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
6842.93
 
 
Passmark
8305
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good Radeon RX 580 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance
54.62
 
 

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon RX 580 performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX 580 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 1060, which is slower by 6% and lower by 12 positions in our rating.

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