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AMD Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor OC 8GB

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7.4
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How well can the Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor OC 8GB run games
AMD Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor OC 8GB
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor OC 8GB is only really challenged by the most demanding games released today, but normally it is more than capable of running games with a stable frame rate at 1080p.

All games with system requirements of DirectX 12 or lower are met by this card.

Here is a performance review on how capable the Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor OC 8GB is at running the more popular games of 2021. Specifically looking at this PC hardware’s ability to get suitable frames per second to play on Ultra game settings and what FPS it might get on 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen res. The Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor OC 8GB can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 748 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor OC 8GB is predicted to run Battlefield 2042 with playable performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 34 frames per second. Comparing this to Days Gone which is getting reasonable results, where it averages 55 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Back 4 Blood, which is predicted to run at 48 frames per second.

One of the growing popular screen resolutions for PC gaming is the wider 1440p. So we wanted to see how well the Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor OC 8GB performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Battlefield 2042 and predict it will deliver playable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 68 FPS, Medium: 54 FPS, High: 36 FPS and Ultra: 26 FPS. We then checked the performance on Days Gone to see if that runs well. It was playable with a 42 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor OC 8GB is a reasonable choice for most modern games at 1440p, but you may encounter some need to adjust graphics settings down from Ultra to High in some cases to improve gaming stability.

How many years will the Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor OC 8GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor OC 8GB in your PC? No graphics card upgrade required for around 2 years

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor OC 8GB? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti. This PC hardware upgrade performs 47% better and can run 976 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB, which has 40% better performance and can run 967 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
76 FPS
High
The Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor OC 8GB was released on 18 Apr 2017
AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor OC 8GB
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.3 Polaris 20 XTX
Process
14nm
TMUs
144
Texture Rate
197 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
44 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
$200
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
4096 x 2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
8192MB
Memory Speed
2000MHz
Memory Bus
256bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
256GB/sec
L2 Cache
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
2
DisplayPort Connection
2
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1257 MHz
Boost Clock
1366 MHz
Power
Max Power
150 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 33 Amps
Power Connector
1x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
7.4
Approved

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor OC 8GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
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 OC 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 MSI Armor OC 8GB central processing unit runs at 1257MHz and goes up to a top 1366MHz 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 MSI RX 580 Armor OC 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.

Source [ Felix ]