AMD Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 8GB

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

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 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.

How well will the Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 8GB run 2022 games? We will take a look at the biggest releases and frames per second analysis on Ultra graphics settings. The Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 8GB can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 724 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

The Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 8GB graphics card is returning a playable performance on Far Cry 6 at 1080p of 29 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is Battlefield 2042 which we saw got weak frame rates of 19 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Star Citizen, which is predicted to get 54 FPS under tests.

We move on to 1440p, and tested Far Cry 6 which delivered weak FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 58 FPS, Medium: 46 FPS, High: 31 FPS and Ultra: 22 FPS. Next we have Battlefield 2042 running on Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 8GB which gets L: 38FPS, M: 30FPS, H: 20FPS, U: 14FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Star Citizen is predicted to get L: 108FPS, M: 85FPS, H: 57FPS, U: 41FPS at 1440p. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 8GB, this is a reasonable choice at this screen size. You can always tweak modern game graphics settings to help you get a better High graphics setting experience at 1440p.

How many years will the Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 8GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 8GB in your PC? There is still 2 years of top end gaming left in this Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 8GB

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 8GB? There are no graphics cards on the current market that would provide a big enough increase in performance to warrant upgrading the Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 8GB.
FPS System Benchmark
75 FPS
The Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 8GB was released on 18 Apr 2017
AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 580 MSI Armor 8GB
GCN 1.3 Polaris 20 XTX
Texture Rate
193 GTexel/s
Pixel Rate
43 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
1340 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 8GB 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 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.

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 8GB 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.

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.

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 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 ]