AMD Radeon RX 580 vs RX 480

AMD Radeon RX 580
AMD Radeon RX 480

General info

Comparison of Radeon RX 580 and Radeon RX 480 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
64.86
 
53.98
Architecture
GCN 4.0
 
GCN 4.0
Code name
Polaris 20
 
Ellesmere
GCN generation
no data
 
4th Gen
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Design
no data
 
reference
Release date
18 April 2017
 
29 June 2016
Launch price (MSRP)
$229
 
$229
Price now
$170
 
$199

Technical specs

Radeon RX 580 and Radeon RX 480'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 RX 480's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
2304
 
2304
Compute units
no data
 
36
Core clock speed
1257 MHz
 
1120 MHz
Boost Clock
1340 MHz
 
1266 MHz
Transistor count
5,700 million
 
5,700 million
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
14 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
185 Watt
 
150 Watt
Texture fill rate
193.0
 
182.3
Floating-point performance
6,175 gflops
 
5,834 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon RX 580 and Radeon RX 480 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
no data
 
n/a
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
241 mm
 
241 mm
Supplementary power connectors
1x 8-pin
 
1x 6-pin
Bridgeless CrossFire
-
 
+

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX 580 and Radeon RX 480: 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
 
8 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
8000 MHz
 
8000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
256.0 GB/s
 
224 GB/s
Shared memory
no data
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon RX 580 and Radeon RX 480.
Display Connectors
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
Eyefinity
-
 
+
HDMI
-
 
2.0
DisplayPort support
-
 
1.4HDR

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon RX 580 and Radeon RX 480. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
AppAcceleration
-
 
n/a
CrossFire
-
 
+
Enduro
-
 
n/a
FRTC
-
 
+
FreeSync
-
 
+
HD3D
-
 
n/a
LiquidVR
-
 
+
PowerTune
-
 
+
TressFX
-
 
+
TrueAudio
-
 
n/a
ZeroCore
-
 
+
UVD
-
 
+
VCE
-
 
+
DisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready
no data
 
+
HDMI 2.0b
no data
 
+

API support

APIs supported by Radeon RX 580 and Radeon RX 480, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 (12_0)
 
DirectX® 12
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.5
OpenCL
no data
 
2.0
Vulkan
-
 
+
Mantle
-
 
n/a

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon RX 580 and Radeon RX 480. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

RX 580 40.43 +2.6%
RX 480 39.39

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

RX 580 348952
RX 480 383333 +9.9%

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

RX 580 82516 +14.3%
RX 480 72213

3DMark Fire Strike Score

RX 580 11986 +16%
RX 480 10329

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

RX 580 13927 +14.3%
RX 480 12186

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

RX 580 19274 +7.6%
RX 480 17919

3DMark Vantage Performance

RX 580 44344 +12.1%
RX 480 39552

Passmark

RX 580 8724 +2.6%
RX 480 8500

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon RX 580 and Radeon RX 480. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
no data
 
610 Mh/s
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
no data
 
27 Mh/s
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash)
no data
 
270 Sol/s

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon RX 580 and Radeon RX 480 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX 580

2.6% faster in synthetic tests
Somewhat newer (18 April 2017 vs 29 June 2016)
Higher memory bandwidth (256 vs 224 GB/s)

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX 480

Less power hungry (150 vs 185 watts)
DisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready
HDMI 2.0b
AMD FreeSync
CrossFireBridgeless
EyefinitySupport
CrossfireX
FRTC
FreeSync
LiquidVR
PowerTuneMenu
TressFX
ZeroCoreMenu
UVDMenu
VCEMenu
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

So, RX 580 or RX 480?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon RX 580 and AMD Radeon RX 480. The differences in performance seem too small.
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