Radeon RX 580X: specs and benchmarks

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Aggregate performance score

Radeon RX 580X provides acceptable gaming and benchmark performance at 20.20% of a leader's which is GeForce RTX 4090.

Summary

AMD started Radeon RX 580X sales 11 April 2018. This is a desktop graphics card based on a GCN 4.0 architecture and made with 14 nm manufacturing process. It is primarily aimed at gamer market. 8 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 8 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 256.0 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 241 mm. 1x 8-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 185 Watt.

Primary details

Some basic facts about Radeon RX 580X: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking257
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Cost-effectiveness evaluation14.42
ArchitectureGCN 4.0 (2016−2020)
GPU code namePolaris 20
Market segmentDesktop
Release date11 April 2018 (6 years ago)

Cost-effectiveness evaluation

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Detailed specifications

Radeon RX 580X's specs such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon RX 580X's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores2304of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Core clock speed1257 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1340 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Number of transistors5,700 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology14 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Power consumption (TDP)185 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate193.0of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)
Floating-point performance6,175 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Form factor & compatibility

This section provides details about the physical dimensions of Radeon RX 580X and its compatibility with other computer components. This information is useful when selecting a computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards, it includes details about the interface and bus (for motherboard compatibility) and additional power connectors (for power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
Length241 mm
Width2-slot
Supplementary power connectors1x 8-pin

VRAM capacity and type

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX 580X: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount8 GBof 192 (Radeon Instinct MI300X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed8000 MHzof 23000 (GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER)
Memory bandwidth256.0 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)

Connectivity and outputs

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon RX 580X. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display Connectors1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
HDMI+

API compatibility

APIs supported by Radeon RX 580X, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 (12_0)
Shader Model6.4
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL2.0
Vulkan1.2.131

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of Radeon RX 580X. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.


Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. 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 580X 20.20

Passmark

This is the most ubiquitous GPU benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various types of 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: 25%

RX 580X 7798

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon RX 580X is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Closest competitors

Radeon RX 580X's performance relative to its closest rivals among desktop graphics cards.


Radeon R9 290 103.76
Radeon RX 580X 100
T1000 97.92
T1000 8 GB 97.67

NVIDIA equivalent

According to our data, the closest NVIDIA alternative to Radeon RX 580X is GeForce GTX 1650, which is faster by 1% and higher by 3 positions in our ranking.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon RX 580X:

CMP 30HX 104.31
Radeon RX 580X 100
T1000 97.92
T1000 8 GB 97.67
CMP 40HX 86.93

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