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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R9 270X Crossfire GeForce GTX 580 Gainward Phantom 3GB
Hitman 3 58% 170%
Cyberpunk 2077 21% 107%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 11% 89%
Resident Evil 8 21% 107%
FIFA 21 39% 5%
Grand Theft Auto VI 71% 192%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 7% 83%
Genshin Impact 21% 107%
Far Cry 6 76% 200%
The Medium 51% 159%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R9 270X Crossfire are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 580 Gainward Phantom 3GB.

The R9 270X has a 217 MHz higher core clock speed and 96 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 580. This results in the R9 270X providing 109.9 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The R9 270X has a 217 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Render Output Units than the GTX 580. This results in the R9 270X providing 26.4 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The R9 270X was released over a year more recently than the GTX 580, and so the R9 270X is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 580.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The R9 270X has 1024 MB more video memory than the GTX 580, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the R9 270X also has superior memory performance overall.

The R9 270X has 165.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 580, which means that the memory performance of the R9 270X is massively better than the GTX 580.

The Radeon R9 270X Crossfire has 2560 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 580 Gainward Phantom 3GB has 512. However, the actual shader performance of the R9 270X is 2285 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 580 is 802. The R9 270X having 1483 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the R9 270X delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 580.

The R9 270X transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 580. This means that the R9 270X is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 580.

The Radeon R9 270X Crossfire requires 360 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce GTX 580 Gainward Phantom 3GB. We would recommend a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the R9 270X.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1000 MHzvs783 MHz
Boost Clock1050 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Curacao XT (x2)Fermi GF110-375-A1
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Poor
Release Date08 Oct 2013vs09 Nov 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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9.3
1920x1080
9.6
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GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs3072 MB
Memory Speed1400 MHzvs1005 MHz
Memory Bus512 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth358.4GB/secvs193GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs 768 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2560vs512
Actual Shader Performance100%vs39%
Technology28nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units160vs64
Texture Rate160 GTexel/svs50.1 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs48
Pixel Rate64 GPixel/svs37.6 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power360 Watts-
Recommended PSU750 Watts-

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHzvsIntel Core i7-880 Quad 3.06GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon R9 270X Crossfire is a solution of two Radeon R9 270X put together using AMD'S Crossfire technology.
Check the page of Radeon R9 270X to know more about its chip.
Crossfire relies a lot on proper driver support and may suffer from micro-stuttering in lower frame rates (below 30). Benchmarks indicate the performance is overall, is up to x% better than a single Radeon R9 270X performing by itself but at times (depending whether or not the 3D game supports crossfire or in the graphics driver) it performed worse than a single Radeon R9 270X. Expect this combination to draw up to 360 Watt though the average power consumption should be slightly lower.
Even the most demanding games will run at the highest settings.
GeForce GTX 580 Gainward Phantom 3GB is a special edition of the powerful GeForce GTX 580. See the standard version for more information about it.
The differences include increased memory and core clocks, from 1002MHz to 1010MHz and from 772MHz to 783MHz, respectively. It also includes a better cooling system and the memory size was doubled to 3GB which can be quite handy, if gaming at extreme resolutions with image improving techniques, or using multiple monitors.
Unfortunately, Benchmarks only indicate a performance boost of about 1% when compared to the standard GeForce GTX 580.
All games, including demanding one's, will run on the highest settings.
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