AMD Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor OC 4GB

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How well can the Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor OC 4GB run games
AMD Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor OC 4GB
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

A mid to low level graphics card, the Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor OC 4GB is found in budget machines nowadays, struggling to meet AAA system requirements.

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

What FPS performance can the Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor OC 4GB get on latest AAA 2021 games? In particular our game review looks at the FPS achieved running on Ultra graphics settings on the 1080p screen resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. This graphics hardware can run 451 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor OC 4GB shows us that Back 4 Blood is getting a playable result of 44 FPS, and then we are seeing Days Gone returning a reasonable 51 FPS while another game on our list is the Grand Theft Auto VI which is predicted to get 23 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor OC 4GB by playing Days Gone which yielded a playable performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 103FPS, M: 81FPS, H: 54FPS, U: 39FPS. Another popular game we researched with this card was Grand Theft Auto VI and that was weak. This graphics card is predicted to deliver 17 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Back 4 Blood which gets playable results with a 34FPS on Ultra 1440p. 1440p Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor OC 4GB PC gaming 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 4GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor OC 4GB in your PC? Our current calculations suggest a graphics card upgrade will be required in around 12-18 months

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor OC 4GB? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti which is 58% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 975 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 50% better and can meet 965 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
71 FPS
The Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor OC 4GB was released on 18 Apr 2017
AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor OC 4GB
GCN 1.3 Polaris 20 XTX
Texture Rate
197 GTexel/s
Pixel Rate
44 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
Direct X
DX 12.0
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
4096 x 2160
Notebook GPU
Memory Speed
Memory Bus
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
HDMI Connection
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1257 MHz
Boost Clock
1366 MHz
Max Power
150 Watts
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

Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor OC 4GB Game Requirement Analysis

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 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 MSI Armor OC 4GB 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.

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 MSI RX 580 Armor OC 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.

Source [ Felix ]