AMD Radeon RX 580 vs R9 390X

AMD Radeon RX 580
AMD Radeon R9 390X

General info

Comparison of Radeon RX 580 and Radeon R9 390X architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
61.55
 
n/d
Architecture
Polaris
 
GCN
Code name
Polaris 20
 
Grenada
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Design
n/d
 
reference
Release date
18 April 2017
 
18 June 2015
Launch price (MSRP)
$229
 
$429
Price now
$233
 
n/d

Technical specs

Radeon RX 580 and Radeon R9 390X'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 Radeon R9 390X's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
2304
 
2816
Core clock speed
1257 MHz
 
n/d
Boost Clock
1340 MHz
 
1050 MHz
Transistor count
5,700 million
 
6,200 million
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
185 Watt
 
275 Watt
Texture fill rate
193.0 GTexel / s
 
184.8 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
6,175 gflops
 
5,914 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon RX 580 and Radeon R9 390X 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
 
PCIe 3.0
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
241 mm
 
275 mm
Supplementary power connectors
1x 8-pin
 
1 x 6-pin, 1 x 8-pin
Bridgeless CrossFire
-
 
+

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX 580 and Radeon R9 390X: 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
High bandwidth memory (HBM)
n/d
 
-
Maximum RAM amount
8 GB
 
n/d
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
512 Bit
Memory clock speed
8000 MHz
 
1050 MHz
Memory bandwidth
256.0 GB / s
 
384 GB / s
Shared memory
n/d
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon RX 580 and Radeon R9 390X.
Display Connectors
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
Eyefinity
-
 
+
Number of Eyefinity displays
n/d
 
6
HDMI
-
 
+
DisplayPort support
-
 
+

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon RX 580 and Radeon R9 390X. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
CrossFire
-
 
+
FreeSync
-
 
+
PowerTune
-
 
+
TrueAudio
-
 
+
VCE
-
 
+
DDMA audio
n/d
 
+
Eyefinity
n/d
 
+

API support

APIs supported by Radeon RX 580 and Radeon R9 390X, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12
 
DirectX® 12
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
n/d
 
2.0
Mantle
-
 
+

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon RX 580 and Radeon R9 390X. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

RX 580 43.04
R9 390X 44.23 +2.8%

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

RX 580 348952 +9.7%
R9 390X 318024

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

RX 580 82516 +11%
R9 390X 74351

3DMark Fire Strike Score

RX 580 11986 +14.9%
R9 390X 10431

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

RX 580 13927 +12.4%
R9 390X 12389

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

RX 580 19274 +7.4%
R9 390X 17944

3DMark Vantage Performance

RX 580 44344 +23.8%
R9 390X 35807

Passmark

RX 580 8481
R9 390X 8511 +0.4%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon RX 580 and Radeon R9 390X. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
n/d
 
684 Mh/s
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
n/d
 
27.5 Mh/s

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon RX 580 and Radeon R9 390X are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX 580

Much newer (18 April 2017 vs 18 June 2015)
Cheaper ($229 vs $429)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 28 nm)
Less power hungry (185 vs 275 watts)

Advantages of AMD Radeon R9 390X

2.8% faster in synthetic tests
Wider memory bus (512 vs 256 bit)
More pipelines (2816 vs 2304)
Higher memory bandwidth (384 vs 256 GB/s)
Mantle (an API developed by AMD for 3D graphics acceleration. Discontinued and later superceded by Vulkan)
Eyefinity (allows using several displays with an AMD GPU)
CrossFire
PowerTune (dynamically increases AMD GPU's voltage and frequency while there's still enough temperature headroom. Similar to NVIDIA GPU Boost)
ZeroCore
HD3D
TrueAudio
FreeSync
DirectX® 12
OpenGL® 4.5
Vulkan™
OpenCL™ 2.0
Bridgeless CrossFire
HDMI
DisplayPort support
VCE

So, RX 580 or R9 390X?

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