Radeon RX 580 vs GeForce GTX 950

Radeon RX 580
Memory: 8192Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 1 Apr 2017
Radeon RX 580
GeForce GTX 950
Memory: 2048Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 20 Aug 2015
GeForce GTX 950

Summary

Gaming performance index

  • Radeon RX 580
    274%
  • GeForce GTX 950
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Radeon RX 580

174% higher gaming performance.
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports FreeSync.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports TrueAudio.

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 950

60 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the Radeon RX 580 .
Supports PhysX.
Supports G-Sync.
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).

Radeon RX 580

HWBench recommends Radeon RX 580

The Radeon RX 580 is the better performing card based on the game benchmark suite used (16 combinations of games and resolutions).



Specifications

Core Configuration

Radeon RX 580GeForce GTX 950
GPU NameEllesmere (Ellesmere XT)vsGM206 (GM206-250-A1)
Fab Process14 nmvs28 nm
Die Size232 mm²vs228 mm²
Transistors5,700 millionvs2,940 million
Shaders2304vs768
Compute Units36vs6
Core clock1120 MHzvs1024 MHz
ROPs32vs32
TMUs144vs48

Memory Configuration

Radeon RX 580GeForce GTX 950
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Bus Width256 bitvs128 bit
Memory Speed2000 MHz
8000 MHz effective
vs1653 MHz
6612 MHz effective
Memory Size8192 Mbvs2048 Mb

Additional details

Radeon RX 580GeForce GTX 950
TDP150 wattsvs90 watts
Release Date1 Apr 2017vs20 Aug 2015

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon RX 580
    40.50 GP/s
  • GeForce GTX 950
    32.80 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon RX 580
    182.30 GT/s
  • GeForce GTX 950
    49.20 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon RX 580
    256.00 GB/s
  • GeForce GTX 950
    105.80 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon RX 580
    5834.00 GFLOPs
  • GeForce GTX 950
    1572.90 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better


Game benchmarks

Ashes Of The Singularity

High Quality Mode, 8 millon samples, 2xMSAA, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    58
  • GeForce GTX 950
    14

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry Primal

DX11, Very High Settings

  • Radeon RX 580
    52
  • GeForce GTX 950
    24

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF, 2xMSAA

  • Radeon RX 580
    61
  • GeForce GTX 950
    31

FPS (higher is better)

Rise Of The Tomb Raider

Very High Details, Pure Hair On, FXAA/HBAO+ enabled, 16x AF, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    54
  • GeForce GTX 950
    19

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

DX11,Max Details, 16:1 HQ-AF, +AA

  • Radeon RX 580
    46
  • GeForce GTX 950
    20

FPS (higher is better)

Watch Dogs 2

Ultra Quality, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    33
  • GeForce GTX 950
    17

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry Primal

DX11, Very High Settings

  • Radeon RX 580
    75
  • GeForce GTX 950
    37

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF, 2xMSAA

  • Radeon RX 580
    89
  • GeForce GTX 950
    45

FPS (higher is better)

Rise Of The Tomb Raider

Very High Details, Pure Hair On, FXAA/HBAO+ enabled, 16x AF, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    80
  • GeForce GTX 950
    28

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

DX11,Max Details, 16:1 HQ-AF, +AA

  • Radeon RX 580
    63
  • GeForce GTX 950
    27

FPS (higher is better)

Watch Dogs 2

Ultra Quality, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    49
  • GeForce GTX 950
    24

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry Primal

DX11, Very High Settings

  • Radeon RX 580
    28
  • GeForce GTX 950
    8

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF, 2xMSAA

  • Radeon RX 580
    31
  • GeForce GTX 950
    20

FPS (higher is better)

Rise Of The Tomb Raider

Very High Details, Pure Hair On, FXAA/HBAO+ enabled, 16x AF, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    28
  • GeForce GTX 950
    5

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

DX11,Max Details, 16:1 HQ-AF, +AA

  • Radeon RX 580
    26
  • GeForce GTX 950
    11

FPS (higher is better)

Watch Dogs 2

Ultra Quality, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    17
  • GeForce GTX 950
    4

FPS (higher is better)