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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB GeForce GTX 780
Cyberpunk 2077 6% 30%
Hitman 3 37% 69%
Resident Evil 8 6% 30%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 3% 19%
FIFA 21 47% 34%
Grand Theft Auto VI 49% 83%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 7% 15%
Genshin Impact 6% 30%
Far Cry 6 53% 88%
The Medium 32% 62%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 780.

The RX 580 has a 394 MHz higher core clock speed but 48 fewer Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce GTX 780. The lower TMU count doesn't matter, though, as altogether the RX 580 manages to provide 15.3 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 RX 580 has a 394 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GTX 780, but the GeForce GTX 780 has 16 more Render Output Units than the RX 580. As a result, the GeForce GTX 780 exhibits a 1.2 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the RX 580. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The RX 580 was released over three years more recently than the GeForce GTX 780, and so the RX 580 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce GTX 780 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 RX 580 has 1024 MB more video memory than the GeForce GTX 780, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The GeForce GTX 780 has 64.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RX 580, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce GTX 780 is much better than the RX 580.

Both the Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB and the GeForce GTX 780 have 2304 Shader Processing Units. While the two GPUs have the same number of SPUs, the actual performance delivered by the RX 580 is 3087 and by the GeForce GTX 780 is 2078. Knowing that the shader performance of the RX 580 is superior, it is not necessary to examine the GPUs' respective Texture and Pixel Fill Rates.

The RX 580 transistor size technology is 14 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce GTX 780. This means that the RX 580 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce GTX 780.

The Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB requires 150 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 780 requires 250 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the RX 580 and a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GeForce GTX 780. The GeForce GTX 780 requires 100 Watts more than the RX 580 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GeForce GTX 780 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the RX 580.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 19.9 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

19.9 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 24 FPS on Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077

24 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 29.9 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

29.9 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 33.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

33.4 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 35.3 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

35.3 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 37.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

37.1 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 37.2 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

37.2 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 39 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

39 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 39.3 FPS on Control

Control

39.3 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 42.4 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

42.4 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 42.7 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

42.7 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 44.8 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

44.8 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 49.6 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

49.6 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 49.8 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

49.8 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 50 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

50 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 53.4 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

53.4 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 54.2 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

54.2 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 55.9 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

55.9 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 60.4 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

60.4 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 60.4 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

60.4 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 61.6 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

61.6 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 62.3 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

62.3 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 63.3 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

63.3 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 64.1 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

64.1 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 66.8 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

66.8 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 67.7 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

67.7 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 69 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

69 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 73.3 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

73.3 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 77.1 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

77.1 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 85.2 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

85.2 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 95.3 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

95.3 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 101.5 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

101.5 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 9.2 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

9.2 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 12.3 FPS on Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077

12.3 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 23 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

23 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 23.5 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

23.5 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 25.6 FPS on Control

Control

25.6 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 26.4 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

26.4 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 26.7 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

26.7 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 27 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

27 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 27.3 FPS on Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

27.3 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 29.5 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

29.5 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 29.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

29.7 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 32.2 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

32.2 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 35.8 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

35.8 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 35.8 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

35.8 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 37.7 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

37.7 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 43.5 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

43.5 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 46.5 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

46.5 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 49.4 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

49.4 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 53 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

53 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 58.8 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

58.8 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 61.3 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

61.3 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 62.1 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

62.1 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 66.5 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

66.5 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 67.4 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

67.4 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 10.7 FPS on Control

Control

10.7 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 12.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

12.4 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 13 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

13 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 13 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

13 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 16.2 FPS on Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

16.2 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 16.7 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

16.7 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 17 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

17 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 17.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

17.7 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 20.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

20.1 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 20.4 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

20.4 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 21.4 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

21.4 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 24.5 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

24.5 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 25.1 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

25.1 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 26.5 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

26.5 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 26.9 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

26.9 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 26.9 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

26.9 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 32.2 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

32.2 FPS

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB gets 38.1 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

38.1 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1257 MHzvs863 MHz
Boost Clock1340 MHzvs902 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.3 Polaris 20 XTXKepler GK110-300-A1
OC Potential - vs Fair
Driver Support - vs Good
Release Date18 Apr 2017vs23 May 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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10
1600x900
10
green tick vs green tick
10
1920x1080
10
green tick vs
9.3
2560x1440
7.7
green tick vs
6.8
3840x2160
5.9
green tick vs
5.2

GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs3072 MB
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs1502 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth224GB/secvs288.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB vs green tick 1536 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2304vs2304
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology14nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units144vs192
Texture Rate181 GTexel/svs165.7 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs48
Pixel Rate40.2 GPixel/svs41.4 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections2vs1
DisplayPort Connections2vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power150 Wattsvs250 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Ampsvs600 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorAMD Ryzen R5 1600vsIntel Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1440vs2560x1440

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 MSI RX 580 Armor graphics card is one of the two more powerful models from the new AMD Radeon RX 500 Series.

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

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

GPU
The Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 4GB central processing unit runs at 1257MHz and goes up to a top 1340MHz when in boost and turbo mode with the reference AMD RX 580 card's boost is also 1340MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 4GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock operates at 1750MHz.

Power Consumption
The RX 580 4GB 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 4GB will be similar in performance to the Nvidia GTX 1060 in terms of gaming performance. This puts the RX 580 4GB about 8% faster than the model it replaced, the AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB. Comparing the RX 580 to RX 570 we see 1440p frame rates around 8-15% better with the RX580 version

System Suggestions
The new MSI RX 580 Armor 4GB released 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.
GeForce GTX 780 is a high-end graphics-card based on the 28nm, Kepler architecture.
It's based on the Kepler GK110 Core (same used on Titan) but with 12 SMX activated and therefore offers 2304 Shader Processing Units, 192 TMUs and 48 ROPs on a 384-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. While the central unit runs at 863MHz and goes up to 902MHz in Turbo, the memory clock operates at 1502MHz. It consumes up to 250W.
Benchmarks indicate that its performance is up to 30% better than previous GeForce GTX 680 and thus allows even the most demanding games to be playable at the highest settings, at 1080p. With proper overclocking and cooling, it can surpass GeForce GTX Titan.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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