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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 580 8GB GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Sea Hawk 8GB Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 7% 36%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 7% 36%
Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip 13% 41%
Cyberpunk 2077 28% 13%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 28% 13%
Borderlands 3 2% 33%
The Outer Worlds 15% 42%
FIFA 20 50% 66%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 57% 71%
eFootball PES 2020 37% 57%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Sea Hawk 8GB Edition are significantly better than the AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB.

The GTX 1080 has a 451 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the RX 580. This results in the GTX 1080 providing 92.3 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 GTX 1080 has a 451 MHz higher core clock speed and 32 more Render Output Units than the RX 580. This results in the GTX 1080 providing 69.1 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 RX 580 was released less than a year after the GTX 1080, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

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 Radeon RX 580 8GB and the GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Sea Hawk 8GB Edition have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GTX 1080 has 67.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RX 580, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 1080 is much better than the RX 580.

The Radeon RX 580 8GB has 2304 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Sea Hawk 8GB Edition has 2560. However, the actual shader performance of the RX 580 is 3087 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 1080 is 6383. The GTX 1080 having 3296 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 1080 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the RX 580.

The RX 580 transistor size technology is 2 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 1080. This means that the RX 580 is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 1080.

The Radeon RX 580 8GB requires 150 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Sea Hawk 8GB Edition requires 180 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the RX 580 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GTX 1080. The GTX 1080 requires 30 Watts more than the RX 580 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GTX 1080 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the RX 580.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Grand Theft Auto V

102.8 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

86.1 FPS

The Witcher III

66.7 FPS

The Witcher III

109.3 FPS

Just Cause 4

56.4 FPS

Just Cause 4

90.5 FPS

Borderlands 3

40.5 FPS

Borderlands 3

65.6 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

49 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

80.1 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

73 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

106 FPS

Battlefield 1

93.3 FPS

Battlefield 1

136.7 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

48.3 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

61.1 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

51 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

85.4 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

59 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

101.5 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

114 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

244.9 FPS

Metro: Exodus

37 FPS

Metro: Exodus

71.1 FPS

Far Cry 5

77.4 FPS

Far Cry 5

113.4 FPS

Battlefield V

78 FPS

Battlefield V

136.3 FPS

The Division 2

55 FPS

The Division 2

80.6 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

39.5 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

62.5 FPS

Radeon RX 580 8GB gets 40.1 FPS on Control

Control

40.1 FPS

Control

57.3 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

73.5 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

87.1 FPS

Radeon RX 580 8GB gets 88.2 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

88.2 FPS

Crysis 3

129.3 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

53.7 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

78.7 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

68.7 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

100.7 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

58.6 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

85.8 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

69.2 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

101.4 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

42.7 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

62.5 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

94 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

137.8 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

44.6 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

65.3 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

74.5 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

109.1 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

101.7 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

149 FPS

Radeon RX 580 8GB gets 46.9 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

46.9 FPS

Gears 5

68.8 FPS

Radeon RX 580 8GB gets 84.5 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

84.5 FPS

F1 2019

123.8 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

55.6 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

81.4 FPS

The Witcher III

53.1 FPS

The Witcher III

70.1 FPS

Just Cause 4

42.1 FPS

Just Cause 4

61.6 FPS

Borderlands 3

28.5 FPS

Borderlands 3

62.2 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

31.7 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

44.6 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

71.5 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

123.8 FPS

Battlefield 1

72.5 FPS

Battlefield 1

104.4 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

28.4 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

44.7 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

53.2 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

77.9 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

78.1 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

114.4 FPS

Metro: Exodus

32.9 FPS

Metro: Exodus

48.1 FPS

Far Cry 5

63.2 FPS

Far Cry 5

107.1 FPS

Battlefield V

71.4 FPS

Battlefield V

104.7 FPS

The Division 2

41.6 FPS

The Division 2

85.4 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

31.9 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

55.2 FPS

Radeon RX 580 8GB gets 25.7 FPS on Control

Control

25.7 FPS

Control

34.4 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

58.1 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

85.2 FPS

Radeon RX 580 8GB gets 64.2 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

64.2 FPS

Crysis 3

94.1 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

42.9 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

62.8 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

57 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

83.6 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

42.4 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

62.1 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

55 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

80.5 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

34.1 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

49.9 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

53.2 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

77.9 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

71.2 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

104.3 FPS

Radeon RX 580 8GB gets 40.5 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

40.5 FPS

Gears 5

59.3 FPS

Radeon RX 580 8GB gets 67.3 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

67.3 FPS

F1 2019

98.6 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

21.7 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

31.8 FPS

The Witcher III

32.8 FPS

The Witcher III

48 FPS

Just Cause 4

22.1 FPS

Just Cause 4

31.3 FPS

Borderlands 3

15 FPS

Borderlands 3

15.3 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

22 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

47.9 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

21.7 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

31.8 FPS

Battlefield 1

43.7 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

19.3 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

28.2 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

27.5 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

40.3 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

23.9 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

35 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

43.7 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

64 FPS

Metro: Exodus

17.6 FPS

Metro: Exodus

25.8 FPS

Far Cry 5

26 FPS

Far Cry 5

38.1 FPS

Battlefield V

32.5 FPS

Battlefield V

62.9 FPS

The Division 2

23.9 FPS

The Division 2

35 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

21 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

30.7 FPS

Radeon RX 580 8GB gets 11.7 FPS on Control

Control

11.7 FPS

Control

17.2 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

28 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

45.6 FPS

Radeon RX 580 8GB gets 27.6 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

27.6 FPS

Crysis 3

40.5 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

23.8 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

34.8 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

25.1 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

36.7 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

27.1 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

39.7 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

26.5 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

38.8 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

20.4 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

29.9 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

32.5 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

47.7 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

14.9 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

21.8 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

40.5 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

59.3 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

35.2 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

51.6 FPS

Radeon RX 580 8GB gets 18.1 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

18.1 FPS

Gears 5

26.5 FPS

Radeon RX 580 8GB gets 37.6 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

37.6 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1257 MHzvs1708 MHz
Boost Clock1340 MHzvs1847 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.3 Polaris 20 XTXPascal P104-400-A1
OC Potential - vs Fair
Driver Support - vs Great
Release Date18 Apr 2017vs27 May 2016
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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10
1600x900
10
green tick vs green tick
10
1920x1080
10
green tick vs green tick
10
2560x1440
8
vs green tick
9.7
3840x2160
6
vs green tick
7.7

GPU Memory

Memory8192 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed2000 MHzvs1263 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5X
Memory Bandwidth256GB/secvs323.3GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB green tick vs green tick 2048 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2304vs2560
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology14nmvs16nm
Texture Mapping Units144vs160
Texture Rate181 GTexel/svs273.3 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs64
Pixel Rate40.2 GPixel/svs109.3 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs7680x4320
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections2vs1
DisplayPort Connections2vs3
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power150 Wattsvs180 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Ampsvs500 Watts & 33 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.1
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-7500 3.4GHzvsIntel Core i7-6700K 4-Core 4.0GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1440vs2560x1600

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
First off we should point out that this is not the new AMD Vega graphics card line. The new AMD Radeon RX 500 series are an uprated version of the RX 400 series that they are replacing. This RX 580 8GB graphics card is one of the two more powerful models from the new AMD Radeon RX 500 Series.

This RX 580 is the 8GB version and there is also the lower VRAM version, RX580 4GB available.

Architecture
It equips a GPU codenamed Polaris 20 XTX, which has 2304 shader processing units, 144 TMUs and 32 ROPs.

GPU
The RX 580 8GB central processing unit runs at 1257MHz and goes up to 1340MHz when in boost and turbo mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 8GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock operates at 2000MHz.

Power Consumption
The RX 580 8GB has a power TDP requirement of 150W. This means it will require at least a 500W PSU with one dedicated 8-pin connector.

Performance
Early benchmarks indicate that the AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB will be similar in performance to the Nvidia GTX 1060 in terms of gaming performance. This puts the RX 580 8GB about 8% faster than the model it replaced, the AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB. Comparing the RX 580 to RX 570 we see 1440p frame rates around 8-15% better with the RX580 version

System Suggestions
The new Radeon RX 580 8GB releases on the 18th April 2017 and is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1440. We recommend a high-end processor, like the new Ryzen R5 and at least 8GB of RAM for optimal gaming performance.
Overview
GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Sea Hawk 8GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's High-End GeForce GTX 1080, created by MSI.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit has been increased from 1607MHz to 1708MHz, whereas the Boost Clock can now achieve 1847MHz, instead of 1733MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock has been increased from 1250MHZ to 1263MHz.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
Liquid cooling for the GPU and air cooling for the memory and VRMs.

Performance
At 1920x1080, Benchmarks Indicate a 5% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 1080. This goes up to 7% at 3840x2160.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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