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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 580 EVGA 3GB Edition Radeon R9 270X Crossfire
Cyberpunk 2077 109% 21%
Hitman 3 172% 58%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 91% 11%
Resident Evil 8 109% 21%
FIFA 21 6% 39%
Grand Theft Auto VI 194% 71%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 85% 7%
Genshin Impact 109% 21%
The Medium 161% 51%
Far Cry 6 203% 76%

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 EVGA 3GB Edition.

The R9 270X has a 228 MHz higher core clock speed and 96 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 580. This results in the R9 270X providing 110.6 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 228 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Render Output Units than the GTX 580. This results in the R9 270X providing 26.9 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 166 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 GeForce GTX 580 EVGA 3GB Edition has 512 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R9 270X Crossfire has 2560. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 580 is 791 and the actual shader performance of the R9 270X is 2285. The R9 270X having 1494 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 GeForce GTX 580 EVGA 3GB Edition requires 244 Watts to run and the Radeon R9 270X Crossfire requires 360 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 580 and a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the R9 270X. The R9 270X requires 116 Watts more than the GTX 580 to run. The difference is significant enough that the R9 270X may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 580.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed772 MHzvs1000 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1050 MHz
ArchitectureFermi GF110-375-A1GCN 1.1 Curacao XT (x2)
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Poor vs Great
Release Date27 Jun 2011vs08 Oct 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
9.3
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1920x1080
7.3
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9.6
2560x1440
5.3
green tick vs -
3840x2160 - green tick vs green tick -

GPU Memory

Memory3072 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed1002 MHzvs1400 MHz
Memory Bus384 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth192.4GB/secvs358.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 768 KB vs green tick 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units512vs2560
Actual Shader Performance38%vs100%
Technology40nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units64vs160
Texture Rate49.4 GTexel/svs160 GTexel/s
Render Output Units48vs64
Pixel Rate37.1 GPixel/svs64 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power244 Wattsvs360 Watts
Recommended PSU600 Watts & 42 Ampsvs750 Watts

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

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

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 580 EVGA 3GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's High-End GeForce GTX 580, created by EVGA.

Overclock: Central Unit
None.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
The Frame Buffer was doubled to 3GB - a gimmick in most situations, as the graphics card doesn't prove to be powerful enough to run under circumstances in which 3GB are needed.

Cooling Solution
Untouched.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate no Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 580.
Radeon 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.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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