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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI
Cyberpunk 2077 6% 31%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 13% 36%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 3% 29%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 36% 0%
Genshin Impact 5% 30%
eFootball PES 2021 52% 65%
FIFA 21 52% 65%
Watch Dogs Legion 8% 33%
Death Stranding 5% 30%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 16% 38%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI are significantly better than the AMD Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB.

The RX 580 has a 131 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 980, but the GTX 980 has 112 more Texture Mapping Units than the RX 580. As a result, the GTX 980 exhibits a 107.3 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the RX 580. 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 131 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 980, but the GTX 980 has 96 more Render Output Units than the RX 580. As a result, the GTX 980 exhibits a 103.9 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 a year more recently than the GTX 980, and so the RX 580 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 980.

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 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GTX 980 has 192.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RX 580, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 980 is massively better than the RX 580.

The Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB has 2304 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI has 4096. However, the actual shader performance of the RX 580 is 3237 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 980 is 6724. The GTX 980 having 3487 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 980 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the RX 580.

The RX 580 transistor size technology is 14 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 980. This means that the RX 580 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 980.

The Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB requires 150 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI requires 350 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the RX 580 and a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the GTX 980. The GTX 980 requires 200 Watts more than the RX 580 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 980 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the RX 580.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 22.1 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

22.1 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 33.1 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

33.1 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 34.6 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

34.6 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 39.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

39.9 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 40.3 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

40.3 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 41.3 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

41.3 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 41.3 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

41.3 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 41.6 FPS on Control

Control

41.6 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 45.6 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

45.6 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 49.5 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

49.5 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 53.2 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

53.2 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 55.5 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

55.5 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 59.4 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

59.4 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 59.6 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

59.6 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 60.3 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

60.3 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 61.8 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

61.8 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 68.5 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

68.5 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 69.4 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

69.4 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 69.4 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

69.4 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 71.3 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

71.3 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 73.9 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

73.9 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 74.4 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

74.4 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 77 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

77 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 78 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

78 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 81.6 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

81.6 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 85.8 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

85.8 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 86.8 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

86.8 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 89.9 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

89.9 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 89.9 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

89.9 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 106.5 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

106.5 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 112.6 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

112.6 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 114.8 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

114.8 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 10.2 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

10.2 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 26.1 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

26.1 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 26.5 FPS on Control

Control

26.5 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 26.9 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

26.9 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 27.3 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

27.3 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 28.9 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

28.9 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 30.2 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

30.2 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 30.7 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

30.7 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 31.8 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

31.8 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 35.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

35.7 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 36.5 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

36.5 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 39.8 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

39.8 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 39.8 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

39.8 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 49.6 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

49.6 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 51.7 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

51.7 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 51.7 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

51.7 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 58.9 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

58.9 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 58.9 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

58.9 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 59.9 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

59.9 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 68.2 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

68.2 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 68.9 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

68.9 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 77.5 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

77.5 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 8.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

8.7 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 11.9 FPS on Control

Control

11.9 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 13.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

13.7 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 14.5 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

14.5 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 15.7 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

15.7 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 17 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

17 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 18.5 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

18.5 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 18.6 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

18.6 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 19.6 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

19.6 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 23.8 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

23.8 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 23.8 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

23.8 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 27.9 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

27.9 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 28.1 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

28.1 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 30 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

30 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 30 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

30 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 32.9 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

32.9 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 35.7 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

35.7 FPS

Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB gets 42.4 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

42.4 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1257 MHzvs1126 MHz
Boost Clock1405 MHzvs1216 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.3 Polaris 20 XTXMaxwell GM204-400-A1 (x2)
OC Potential - vs Fair
Driver Support - vs Great
Release Date18 Apr 2017vs19 Sep 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
10
green tick vs green tick
10
1920x1080
10
green tick vs green tick
10
2560x1440
8.1
vs green tick
9.9
3840x2160
6.1
vs green tick
7.8

GPU Memory

Memory8192 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed2000 MHzvs1753 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth256GB/secvs448.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB vs green tick 4096 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2304vs4096
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology14nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units144vs256
Texture Rate181 GTexel/svs288.3 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs128
Pixel Rate40.2 GPixel/svs144.1 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power150 Wattsvs350 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Ampsvs750 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorAMD Ryzen R7 1700vsIntel Core i7-5820K 6-Core 3.3GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1440vs5760x1080

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 XFX RX 580 GTS Black Core Edition 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 Radeon RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core 8GB central processing unit runs at 1257MHz and goes up to a top 1405MHz when in boost and turbo mode with the reference RX 580 card's boost is 1340MHz.

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 XFX RX 580 GTS Black Core 8GB 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.
Overview
GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI is a solution of two GeForce GTX 980 4GB put together using NVIDIA's SLI technology.

Architecture
The Second variant of the Maxwell Architecture, despite being also manufactured with a 28nm technology, has an extremely large L2 Cache and features a Third Generation Delta Color Compression which allows NVIDIA to produce Graphics Cards with relatively small memory data transfer rates, without causing too much impact on the overall performance. Furthermore, the Shaders have been redesigned and are both more powerful and energy efficient.

GPU
It consists of 2 GPUs codenamed GM204-400-A1 which, together, offer 4096 Shader Processing Units, 256 TMUs and 128 ROPs, on a 512-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at 1126MHz and goes up to 1216MHz, in Turbo Mode, while the memory clock operates at 1753MHz.

Power Consumption
Power Consumption lies between 300W and 400W.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks prove that at 4K (3840x2160) GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI is over 7% faster than AMD's Radeon R9 295X2.

System Suggestions
We recommend a very strong processor (Intel Core i7 Six Core/AMD FX Eight Core) and 16GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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