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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 580 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB GeForce GTX 460
Red Dead Redemption 2 3% 234%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3% 234%
Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip 10% 213%
Cyberpunk 2077 33% 359%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 33% 359%
Borderlands 3 2% 253%
FIFA 20 49% 78%
The Outer Worlds 12% 206%
eFootball PES 2020 34% 128%
Ghost Recon Breakpoint 46% 406%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon RX 580 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 460.

The RX 580 has a 582 MHz higher core clock speed and 88 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce GTX 460. This results in the RX 580 providing 143.2 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 582 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GTX 460 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the RX 580 providing 18.6 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 over three years more recently than the GeForce GTX 460, 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 460 when running the latest games.

The RX 580 has 7168 MB more video memory than the GeForce GTX 460, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the RX 580 also has superior memory performance overall.

The RX 580 has 108.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce GTX 460, which means that the memory performance of the RX 580 is massively better than the GeForce GTX 460.

The Radeon RX 580 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB has 2304 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 460 has 336. However, the actual shader performance of the RX 580 is 3251 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 460 is 454. The RX 580 having 2797 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the RX 580 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce GTX 460.

The RX 580 transistor size technology is 26 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce GTX 460. This means that the RX 580 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce GTX 460.

The Radeon RX 580 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB requires 150 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 460 requires 160 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the RX 580 and a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the GeForce GTX 460. The GeForce GTX 460 requires 10 Watts more than the RX 580 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GeForce GTX 460 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the RX 580.

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1257 MHzvs675 MHz
Boost Clock1411 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.3 Polaris 20 XTXFermi GF104-300-KB-A1
OC Potential - vs Fair
Driver Support - vs Poor
Release Date18 Apr 2017vs12 Jul 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory8192 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth224GB/secvs115.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB vs green tick 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2304vs336
Actual Shader Performance100%vs22%
Texture Mapping Units144vs56
Texture Rate181 GTexel/svs37.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate40.2 GPixel/svs21.6 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections2vs1
DisplayPort Connections2vs0

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power150 Wattsvs160 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Ampsvs450 Watts & 26 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i5-760 2.8GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1440vs1600x900

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 Sapphire RX 580 Nitro+ 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.

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

The Radeon RX 580 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB central processing unit runs at 1257MHz and goes up to a top 1411MHz when in boost and turbo mode with the reference RX 580 card's boost is 1340MHz.

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.

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 Sapphire RX 580 Nitro+ 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 460 is a Performance Graphics Card based on the Fermi Architecture.

The Fermi Architecture was first manufactured with a 40nm technology and uses a technique known as Hot Clocking: The Shaders are clocked twice as fast as the Central Unit. While this leads to a reasonable performance boost, it causes enormous amounts of energy dissipation, leading, ultimately, to a significantly higher operating temperature.
Fermi is also the first GPU architecture with fully cached memory access which increases memory performance.

It equips a GPU Codenamed GF104-300-KB-A1 which has 7 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 336 Shader Processing Units, 56 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 675MHz.

The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 900Hz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 160W, it requires at least a 450W PSU with two available 6-pin connectors.

GeForce GTX 460 competes with Radeon HD 5830 and proves to be around 15% faster.

System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 460 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1600x900. We recommend a Performance Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
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