Radeon RX 580 vs GeForce GTX 970

Radeon RX 580
Memory: 8192Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 1 Apr 2017
Radeon RX 580
GeForce GTX 970
Memory: 4096Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 19 Sep 2014
GeForce GTX 970

Summary

Gaming performance index

  • Radeon RX 580
    127%
  • GeForce GTX 970
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Radeon RX 580

27% 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 970

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 (52 combinations of games and resolutions).


Specifications

Core Configuration

Radeon RX 580GeForce GTX 970
GPU NameEllesmere (Ellesmere XT)vsGM204 (GM204-200-A1)
Fab Process14 nmvs28 nm
Die Size232 mm²vs398 mm²
Transistors5,700 millionvs5,200 million
Shaders2304vs1664
Compute Units36vs13
Core clock1120 MHzvs1050 MHz
ROPs32vs56
TMUs144vs104

Memory Configuration

Radeon RX 580GeForce GTX 970
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Bus Width256 bitvs256 bit
Memory Speed2000 MHz
8000 MHz effective
vs1753 MHz
7012 MHz effective
Memory Size8192 Mbvs4096 Mb

Additional details

Radeon RX 580GeForce GTX 970
TDP150 wattsvs148 watts
Release Date1 Apr 2017vs19 Sep 2014

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon RX 580
    40.50 GP/s
  • GeForce GTX 970
    58.80 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon RX 580
    182.30 GT/s
  • GeForce GTX 970
    109.20 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon RX 580
    256.00 GB/s
  • GeForce GTX 970
    224.40 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon RX 580
    5834.00 GFLOPs
  • GeForce GTX 970
    3494.00 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 970
    41

FPS (higher is better)

Dishonored 2

Ultra Quality,DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    38
  • GeForce GTX 970
    36

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry 5

Ultra quality DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    53
  • GeForce GTX 970
    37

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry Primal

DX11, Very High Settings

  • Radeon RX 580
    52
  • GeForce GTX 970
    43

FPS (higher is better)

Gears of War 4

Ultra Quality, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    56
  • GeForce GTX 970
    44

FPS (higher is better)

Ghost Recon - Wildlands

Very high Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    46
  • GeForce GTX 970
    39

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

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

  • Radeon RX 580
    61
  • GeForce GTX 970
    55

FPS (higher is better)

Kingdom Come: Deliverance

Very high quality DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    36
  • GeForce GTX 970
    29

FPS (higher is better)

Middle-Earth Shadow of War

Ultra Quality, HR Textures, DirectX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    43
  • GeForce GTX 970
    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 970
    42

FPS (higher is better)

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Highest Detail, Pure Hair On, HBAO+, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    38
  • GeForce GTX 970
    29

FPS (higher is better)

Sniper Elite 4

Ultra Quality, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    58
  • GeForce GTX 970
    45

FPS (higher is better)

Star Wars Battlefront II

Ultra quality DirectX12 Windows10 x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    64
  • GeForce GTX 970
    49

FPS (higher is better)

Strange Brigade

Ultra quality DirectX12 Async Compute Windows10 x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    60
  • GeForce GTX 970
    45

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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

  • Radeon RX 580
    46
  • GeForce GTX 970
    42

FPS (higher is better)

Watch Dogs 2

Ultra Quality, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    33
  • GeForce GTX 970
    30

FPS (higher is better)

Wolfenstein II The New Colossus

Main Leben! quality preset- Vulkan Windows 10x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    59
  • GeForce GTX 970
    32

FPS (higher is better)

Destiny 2

Highest quality DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    74
  • GeForce GTX 970
    75

FPS (higher is better)

Dishonored 2

Ultra Quality,DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    53
  • GeForce GTX 970
    47

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry 5

Ultra quality DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    75
  • GeForce GTX 970
    53

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry Primal

DX11, Very High Settings

  • Radeon RX 580
    75
  • GeForce GTX 970
    62

FPS (higher is better)

Gears of War 4

Ultra Quality, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    87
  • GeForce GTX 970
    76

FPS (higher is better)

Ghost Recon - Wildlands

Very high Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    56
  • GeForce GTX 970
    54

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

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

  • Radeon RX 580
    89
  • GeForce GTX 970
    79

FPS (higher is better)

Kingdom Come: Deliverance

Very high quality DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    60
  • GeForce GTX 970
    49

FPS (higher is better)

Middle-Earth Shadow of War

Ultra Quality, HR Textures, DirectX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    61
  • GeForce GTX 970
    47

FPS (higher is better)

Resident Evil 7

Maximun Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    93
  • GeForce GTX 970
    77

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 970
    63

FPS (higher is better)

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Highest Detail, Pure Hair On, HBAO+, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    59
  • GeForce GTX 970
    44

FPS (higher is better)

Sniper Elite 4

Ultra Quality, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    80
  • GeForce GTX 970
    62

FPS (higher is better)

Star Wars Battlefront II

Ultra quality DirectX12 Windows10 x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    94
  • GeForce GTX 970
    78

FPS (higher is better)

Strange Brigade

Ultra quality DirectX12 Async Compute Windows10 x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    84
  • GeForce GTX 970
    66

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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

  • Radeon RX 580
    63
  • GeForce GTX 970
    53

FPS (higher is better)

Watch Dogs 2

Ultra Quality, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    49
  • GeForce GTX 970
    44

FPS (higher is better)

Wolfenstein II The New Colossus

Main Leben! quality preset- Vulkan Windows 10x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    86
  • GeForce GTX 970
    47

FPS (higher is better)

Destiny 2

Highest quality DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    30
  • GeForce GTX 970
    29

FPS (higher is better)

Dishonored 2

Ultra Quality,DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    29
  • GeForce GTX 970
    25

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry 5

Ultra quality DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    27
  • GeForce GTX 970
    18

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry Primal

DX11, Very High Settings

  • Radeon RX 580
    28
  • GeForce GTX 970
    23

FPS (higher is better)

Gears of War 4

Ultra Quality, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    27
  • GeForce GTX 970
    20

FPS (higher is better)

Ghost Recon - Wildlands

Very high Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    25
  • GeForce GTX 970
    21

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

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

  • Radeon RX 580
    31
  • GeForce GTX 970
    27

FPS (higher is better)

Kingdom Come: Deliverance

Very high quality DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    18
  • GeForce GTX 970
    14

FPS (higher is better)

Middle-Earth Shadow of War

Ultra Quality, HR Textures, DirectX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    24
  • GeForce GTX 970
    19

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 970
    19

FPS (higher is better)

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Highest Detail, Pure Hair On, HBAO+, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    19
  • GeForce GTX 970
    14

FPS (higher is better)

Sniper Elite 4

Ultra Quality, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    34
  • GeForce GTX 970
    26

FPS (higher is better)

Star Wars Battlefront II

Ultra quality DirectX12 Windows10 x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    33
  • GeForce GTX 970
    25

FPS (higher is better)

Strange Brigade

Ultra quality DirectX12 Async Compute Windows10 x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    36
  • GeForce GTX 970
    25

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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

  • Radeon RX 580
    26
  • GeForce GTX 970
    25

FPS (higher is better)

Watch Dogs 2

Ultra Quality, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    17
  • GeForce GTX 970
    16

FPS (higher is better)

Wolfenstein II The New Colossus

Main Leben! quality preset- Vulkan Windows 10x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    33
  • GeForce GTX 970
    19

FPS (higher is better)