RX 580 vs RX 570

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AMD Radeon RX 580
Radeon RX 580
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1257
  • Max video memory 8 GB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 8000
  • Maximum resolution
AMD Radeon RX 570
Radeon RX 570
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1168
  • Max video memory 8192
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 7000
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 479$
Games supported 84%

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating165217
Place by popularity1828
Value for money20.156.01
ArchitecturePolaris (2016−2019)Polaris (2016−2019)
GPU code namePolaris 20Polaris 20 Ellesmere
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date18 April 2017 (5 years ago)18 April 2017 (5 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$229 $169
Current price$211 (0.9x MSRP)$479 (2.8x MSRP)
Value for money

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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores23042048
Core clock speed1257 MHz1168 MHz
Boost clock speed1340 MHz1244 MHz
Number of transistors5,700 million5,700 million
Manufacturing process technology14 nm14 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)185 Watt120 Watt
Texture fill rate193.0159.2
Floating-point performance6,175 gflops5,095 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on 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).

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
Length241 mm241 mm
Width2-slot2-slot
Supplementary power connectors1x 8-pin1x 6-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR5GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount8 GB8 GB
Memory bus width256 Bit256 Bit
Memory clock speed8000 MHz7000 MHz
Memory bandwidth256.0 GB/s224.0 GB/s
Shared memoryno data-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
HDMI++

Technologies

Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

FreeSyncno data+

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 (12_0)12 (12_0)
Shader Model6.46.4
OpenGL4.64.6
OpenCL2.02.0
Vulkan1.2.131+

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

RX 580 30.36
+28%
RX 570 23.71
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 26%

RX 580 8922
+28.1%
RX 570 6967

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

RX 580 44344
RX 570 45560
+2.7%

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

RX 580 19274
+1.6%
RX 570 18967

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RX 580 82516
+16.1%
RX 570 71096

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RX 580 11986
+0.2%
RX 570 11956

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RX 580 13927
+0.7%
RX 570 13827

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 8%

RX 580 348952
RX 570 375145
+7.5%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Average FPS

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

Full HD97
+14.1%
85
−14.1%
1440p43
−11.6%
48
+11.6%
4K36
+24.1%
29
−24.1%

Popular games

  • Full HD
    Low Preset
  • Full HD
    Medium Preset
  • Full HD
    High Preset
  • Full HD
    Ultra Preset
  • 1440p
    High Preset
  • 1440p
    Ultra Preset
  • 4K
    High Preset
  • 4K
    Ultra Preset
Cyberpunk 2077 30−33
+25%
24−27
−25%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 58
−6.9%
62
+6.9%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 30−33
+25%
24−27
−25%
Battlefield 5 124
+40.9%
88
−40.9%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 30−33
−203%
91
+203%
Cyberpunk 2077 30−33
+25%
24−27
−25%
Far Cry 5 83
+7.8%
77
−7.8%
Far Cry New Dawn 83
+9.2%
76
−9.2%
Forza Horizon 4 108
+8%
100
−8%
Hitman 3 30−33
+25%
24−27
−25%
Horizon Zero Dawn 30−33
+25%
24−27
−25%
Red Dead Redemption 2 30−33
+25%
24−27
−25%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 74
+7.2%
69
−7.2%
Watch Dogs: Legion 30−33
+25%
24−27
−25%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 47
−8.5%
51
+8.5%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 30−33
+25%
24−27
−25%
Battlefield 5 102
+36%
75
−36%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 30−33
−133%
70
+133%
Cyberpunk 2077 30−33
+25%
24−27
−25%
Far Cry 5 76
+8.6%
70
−8.6%
Far Cry New Dawn 78
+9.9%
71
−9.9%
Forza Horizon 4 101
+7.4%
94
−7.4%
Hitman 3 30−33
+25%
24−27
−25%
Horizon Zero Dawn 30−33
+25%
24−27
−25%
Metro Exodus 48
+11.6%
43
−11.6%
Red Dead Redemption 2 30−33
+25%
24−27
−25%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 63
+6.8%
59
−6.8%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 72
−6.9%
77
+6.9%
Watch Dogs: Legion 30−33
+25%
24−27
−25%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 34
+3%
33
−3%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 30−33
+25%
24−27
−25%
Battlefield 5 93
+36.8%
68
−36.8%
Cyberpunk 2077 30−33
+25%
24−27
−25%
Far Cry 5 71
+9.2%
65
−9.2%
Far Cry New Dawn 71
+7.6%
66
−7.6%
Forza Horizon 4 82
+9.3%
75
−9.3%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 44
+2.3%
43
−2.3%
Watch Dogs: Legion 30−33
+25%
24−27
−25%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 30−33
−56.7%
47
+56.7%
Hitman 3 30−33
+25%
24−27
−25%
Horizon Zero Dawn 30−33
+25%
24−27
−25%
Metro Exodus 28
+12%
25
−12%
Red Dead Redemption 2 30−33
+25%
24−27
−25%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 30−33
−23.3%
37
+23.3%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 30−33
+3.4%
29
−3.4%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 30−33
+25%
24−27
−25%
Battlefield 5 30−33
−73.3%
52
+73.3%
Cyberpunk 2077 30−33
+25%
24−27
−25%
Far Cry 5 30−33
−53.3%
46
+53.3%
Far Cry New Dawn 53
+10.4%
48
−10.4%
Forza Horizon 4 30−33
−96.7%
59
+96.7%
Watch Dogs: Legion 30−33
+25%
24−27
−25%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 30−33
+30.4%
23
−30.4%
Hitman 3 30−33
+25%
24−27
−25%
Horizon Zero Dawn 30−33
+25%
24−27
−25%
Metro Exodus 18
+12.5%
16
−12.5%
Red Dead Redemption 2 30−33
+25%
24−27
−25%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 20
+5.3%
19
−5.3%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 27
−3.7%
28
+3.7%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 18
+5.9%
17
−5.9%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 30−33
+25%
24−27
−25%
Battlefield 5 37
+19.4%
31
−19.4%
Cyberpunk 2077 30−33
+25%
24−27
−25%
Far Cry 5 26
+8.3%
24
−8.3%
Far Cry New Dawn 29
+11.5%
26
−11.5%
Forza Horizon 4 41
+5.1%
39
−5.1%
Watch Dogs: Legion 30−33
+25%
24−27
−25%

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 30.36 23.71
Cost $229 $169
Pipelines / CUDA cores 2304 2048
Memory bandwidth 256 224
Thermal design power (TDP) 185 Watt 120 Watt

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends

AMD Radeon RX 580
AMD Radeon RX 580

since it shows better performance.


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Competitors of Radeon RX 580 by NVIDIA

The nearest Radeon RX 580's NVIDIA equivalent is GeForce GTX 1060 5 GB, which is faster by 1% and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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Competitors of Radeon RX 570 by NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX 570 from NVIDIA is T600, which is slower by 6% and lower by 14 positions in our rating.

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