Radeon RX 580 vs GeForce GTX 980

Radeon RX 580
Memory: 8192Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 1 Apr 2017
Radeon RX 580
GeForce GTX 980
Memory: 4096Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 19 Sep 2014
GeForce GTX 980

Summary

Gaming performance index

  • Radeon RX 580
    100%
  • GeForce GTX 980
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Radeon RX 580

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 980

Supports PhysX.
Supports G-Sync.
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).

No clear winner declared

These graphics cards seems to have comparable performance based on the game benchmark suite used (33 combinations of games and resolutions).



Specifications

Core Configuration

Radeon RX 580 GeForce GTX 980
GPU Name Ellesmere (Ellesmere XT) vs GM204 (GM204-400-A1)
Fab Process 14 nm vs 28 nm
Die Size 232 mm² vs 398 mm²
Transistors 5,700 million vs 5,200 million
Shaders 2304 vs 2048
Compute Units 36 vs 16
Core clock 1120 MHz vs 1127 MHz
ROPs 32 vs 64
TMUs 144 vs 128

Memory Configuration

Radeon RX 580 GeForce GTX 980
Memory Type GDDR5 vs GDDR5
Bus Width 256 bit vs 256 bit
Memory Speed 2000 MHz
8000 MHz effective
vs 1753 MHz
7012 MHz effective
Memory Size 8192 Mb vs 4096 Mb

Additional details

Radeon RX 580 GeForce GTX 980
TDP 150 watts vs 165 watts
Release Date 1 Apr 2017 vs 19 Sep 2014

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon RX 580
    40.50 GP/s
  • GeForce GTX 980
    72.10 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon RX 580
    182.30 GT/s
  • GeForce GTX 980
    144.30 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon RX 580
    256.00 GB/s
  • GeForce GTX 980
    224.40 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon RX 580
    5834.00 GFLOPs
  • GeForce GTX 980
    4616.00 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 980
    50

FPS (higher is better)

Dishonored 2

Ultra Quality,DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    53
  • GeForce GTX 980
    56

FPS (higher is better)

Dishonored 2

Ultra Quality,DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    38
  • GeForce GTX 980
    43

FPS (higher is better)

Dishonored 2

Ultra Quality,DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    29
  • GeForce GTX 980
    30

FPS (higher is better)

Doom (2016)

Ultra, TSSAA 8tx, ASync on, Vsync off, VULKAN, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    138
  • GeForce GTX 980
    132

FPS (higher is better)

Doom (2016)

Ultra, TSSAA 8tx, ASync on, Vsync off, VULKAN, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    86
  • GeForce GTX 980
    83

FPS (higher is better)

Doom (2016)

Ultra, TSSAA 8tx, ASync on, Vsync off, VULKAN, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    43
  • GeForce GTX 980
    45

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry Primal

DX11, Very High Settings

  • Radeon RX 580
    75
  • GeForce GTX 980
    69

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry Primal

DX11, Very High Settings

  • Radeon RX 580
    52
  • GeForce GTX 980
    49

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry Primal

DX11, Very High Settings

  • Radeon RX 580
    28
  • GeForce GTX 980
    26

FPS (higher is better)

Gears of War 4

Ultra Quality, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    87
  • GeForce GTX 980
    85

FPS (higher is better)

Gears of War 4

Ultra Quality, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    56
  • GeForce GTX 980
    55

FPS (higher is better)

Gears of War 4

Ultra Quality, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    27
  • GeForce GTX 980
    26

FPS (higher is better)

Ghost Recon - Wildlands

Very high Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    56
  • GeForce GTX 980
    59

FPS (higher is better)

Ghost Recon - Wildlands

Very high Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    43
  • GeForce GTX 980
    44

FPS (higher is better)

Ghost Recon - Wildlands

Very high Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    25
  • GeForce GTX 980
    25

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

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

  • Radeon RX 580
    89
  • GeForce GTX 980
    88

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

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

  • Radeon RX 580
    61
  • GeForce GTX 980
    61

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

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

  • Radeon RX 580
    31
  • GeForce GTX 980
    31

FPS (higher is better)

Resident Evil 7

Maximun Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    93
  • GeForce GTX 980
    91

FPS (higher is better)

Resident Evil 7

Maximun Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    60
  • GeForce GTX 980
    57

FPS (higher is better)

Resident Evil 7

Maximun Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    28
  • GeForce GTX 980
    28

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 980
    76

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 980
    56

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 980
    28

FPS (higher is better)

Sniper Elite 4

Ultra Quality, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    80
  • GeForce GTX 980
    73

FPS (higher is better)

Sniper Elite 4

Ultra Quality, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    58
  • GeForce GTX 980
    53

FPS (higher is better)

Sniper Elite 4

Ultra Quality, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    34
  • GeForce GTX 980
    32

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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

  • Radeon RX 580
    46
  • GeForce GTX 980
    48

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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

  • Radeon RX 580
    26
  • GeForce GTX 980
    28

FPS (higher is better)

Watch Dogs 2

Ultra Quality, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    49
  • GeForce GTX 980
    52

FPS (higher is better)

Watch Dogs 2

Ultra Quality, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    33
  • GeForce GTX 980
    35

FPS (higher is better)

Watch Dogs 2

Ultra Quality, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 580
    17
  • GeForce GTX 980
    19

FPS (higher is better)