AMD Radeon RX 580 vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN BLACK

AMD Radeon RX 580
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN BLACK

General info

Comparison of Radeon RX 580 and GeForce GTX TITAN BLACK architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
27.36
 
3.56
Architecture
Polaris
 
Kepler
Code name
Polaris 20
 
GK110B
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
18 April 2017
 
18 February 2014
Launch price (MSRP)
$229
 
$999
Price now
$170
 
$1400

Technical specs

Radeon RX 580 and GeForce GTX TITAN BLACK'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 and GeForce GTX TITAN BLACK's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
2304
 
2880
CUDA cores
n/d
 
2880
Core clock speed
1257 MHz
 
889 MHz
Boost Clock
1340 MHz
 
980 MHz
Transistor count
5,700 million
 
7,080 million
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
185 Watt
 
250 Watt
Texture fill rate
193.0 GTexel / s
 
213 billion / sec
Floating-point performance
6,175 gflops
 
5,645 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon RX 580 and GeForce GTX TITAN BLACK 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 support
n/d
 
PCI Express 3.0
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
241 mm
 
10.5" (26.7 cm)
Height
n/d
 
4.376" (11.1 cm)
Supplementary power connectors
1x 8-pin
 
One 8-pin and one 6-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX 580 and GeForce GTX TITAN BLACK: 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
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
8 GB
 
6 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
384 Bit
Memory clock speed
8000 MHz
 
7.0 GB/s
Memory bandwidth
256.0 GB / s
 
336 GB / s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon RX 580 and GeForce GTX TITAN BLACK.
Display Connectors
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
Display Connectors
n/d
 
One Dual Link DVI-I, One Dual Link DVI-D, One HDMI, One DisplayPort
Multi monitor support
n/d
 
4 displays
HDMI
-
 
+
HDCP
-
 
+
Maximum VGA resolution
n/d
 
2048x1536
G-SYNC support
-
 
+
Audio input for HDMI
n/d
 
Internal

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon RX 580 and GeForce GTX TITAN BLACK. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
Blu Ray 3D
-
 
+
3D Gaming
-
 
+
3D Vision
-
 
+
GPU Boost
n/d
 
+
3D Vision Live
-
 
+
CUDA
-
 
+
FXAA
n/d
 
+
TXAA
n/d
 
+
Adaptive VSync
n/d
 
+

API support

APIs supported by Radeon RX 580 and GeForce GTX TITAN BLACK, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12
 
12.0 (11_1)
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.4

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon RX 580 and GeForce GTX TITAN BLACK. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

RX 580 38.07
GTX TITAN BLACK 40.76 +7.1%

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

RX 580 13927 +19.1%
GTX TITAN BLACK 11690

Passmark

RX 580 8549
GTX TITAN BLACK 8653 +1.2%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon RX 580 and GeForce GTX TITAN BLACK. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
n/d
 
303 Mh/s

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon RX 580 and GeForce GTX TITAN BLACK are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX 580

Much newer (18 April 2017 vs 18 February 2014)
Cheaper ($229 vs $999)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 28 nm)
Less power hungry (185 vs 250 watts)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN BLACK

7.1% faster in synthetic tests
Wider memory bus (384 vs 256 bit)
More pipelines (2880 vs 2304)
Higher memory bandwidth (336 vs 256 GB/s)
GPU Boost 2.0 (increases NVIDIA GPU voltage and frequency when there's a temperature headroom. Similar to AMD PowerTune)
3D Vision
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)
TXAA
Adaptive VSync
FXAA
NVIDIA Surround
SLI-ready
G-SYNC (removes screen tearing by telling the display when to renew the image. Only works with G-SYNC compatible displays)
HDMI
HDCP
BluRay3D
3DGaming
3D Vision Surround
3DVisionLive

So, RX 580 or GTX TITAN BLACK?

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