AMD Radeon RX 580 vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060

AMD Radeon RX 580
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060

General info

Comparison of Radeon RX 580 and GeForce RTX 2060 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
50.58
 
56.25
Architecture
GCN 4.0
 
Turing
Code name
Polaris 20
 
TU106
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
18 April 2017
 
7 January 2019
Launch price (MSRP)
$229
 
$349
Price now
$233
 
$379

Technical specs

Radeon RX 580 and GeForce RTX 2060'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 RTX 2060's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
2304
 
1920
Core clock speed
1257 MHz
 
1365 MHz
Boost Clock
1340 MHz
 
1680 MHz
Transistor count
5,700 million
 
10,800 million
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
12 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
185 Watt
 
160 Watt
Texture fill rate
193.0 GTexel / s
 
n/d
Floating-point performance
6,175 gflops
 
n/d

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon RX 580 and GeForce RTX 2060 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
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
241 mm
 
229 mm
Supplementary power connectors
1x 8-pin
 
1x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX 580 and GeForce RTX 2060: 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
 
GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount
8 GB
 
6 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
192 Bit
Memory clock speed
8000 MHz
 
14000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
256.0 GB / s
 
n/d

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon RX 580 and GeForce RTX 2060.
Display Connectors
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C

API support

APIs supported by Radeon RX 580 and GeForce RTX 2060, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (12_0)
 
12
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon RX 580 and GeForce RTX 2060. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

RX 580 37.90
RTX 2060 68.56 +80.9%

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

RX 580 348952
RTX 2060 424149 +21.5%

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

RX 580 82516
RTX 2060 107083 +29.8%

3DMark Fire Strike Score

RX 580 11986
RTX 2060 16267 +35.7%

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

RX 580 13927
RTX 2060 19338 +38.9%

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

RX 580 19274
RTX 2060 26413 +37%

3DMark Vantage Performance

RX 580 44344
RTX 2060 60454 +36.3%

Passmark

RX 580 8455
RTX 2060 13193 +56%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon RX 580 and GeForce RTX 2060 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX 580

Cheaper ($229 vs $349)
Wider memory bus (256 vs 192 bit)
More pipelines (2304 vs 1920)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060

80.9% faster (about 2 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (7 January 2019 vs 18 April 2017)
Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 14 nm)
Less power hungry (160 vs 185 watts)

So, RX 580 or RTX 2060?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060.
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