RX 580 2048SP vs RX 580X

Price now 191$
Games supported 84%
AMD Radeon RX 580X
Radeon RX 580X
  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1257 MHz
  • Max video memory 8 GB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 8000 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
AMD Radeon RX 580 2048SP
Radeon RX 580 2048SP
  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1168 MHz
  • Max video memory 8192
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 7000 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 141$
Games supported 84%

General info

GPU architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters compared.

Place in performance rating212210
Value for money27.0540.57
ArchitectureGCN 4.0 (2016−2020)GCN 4.0 (2016−2020)
GPU code namePolaris 20Polaris 20
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date11 April 2018 (4 years old)15 October 2018 (4 years old)
Current price$191 $141
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

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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 MHz1284 MHz
Number of transistors5,700 million5,700 million
Manufacturing process technology14 nm14 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)185 Watt150 Watt
Texture fill rate193.0164.4
Floating-point performance6,175 gflopsno data

Size and compatibility

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
Supplementary power connectors1x 8-pin1x 8-pin


Parameters of VRAM installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Integrated GPUs 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

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

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 (12_0)12 (12_0)
Shader Model6.46.4

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 580X 19.65
RX 580 2048SP 19.82
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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: 24%

RX 580X 7798
RX 580 2048SP 7865

Radeon RX 580 2048SP outperforms Radeon RX 580X by 1% in Passmark.

Gaming performance

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

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 19.65 19.82
Recency 11 April 2018 15 October 2018
Pipelines / CUDA cores 2304 2048
Memory bandwidth 256 224
Thermal design power (TDP) 185 Watt 150 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

AMD Radeon RX 580X
Radeon RX 580X


AMD Radeon RX 580 2048SP
Radeon RX 580 2048SP

The differences in performance seem too small.

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Competitors of Radeon RX 580X by NVIDIA

The nearest Radeon RX 580X's NVIDIA equivalent is GeForce GTX 1650, which is faster by 1% and higher by 1 position in our performance rating.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 GeForce GTX 1650

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

Radeon RX 580X 100
T1000 98.73
T1000 8 GB 98.17
T600 83.41

Competitors of Radeon RX 580 2048SP by NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX 580 2048SP from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 1650, which is nearly equal in speed and is lower by 1 position in our rating.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 GeForce GTX 1650

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon RX 580 2048SP:

Radeon RX 580 2048SP 100
T1000 97.88
T1000 8 GB 97.33

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User rating

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