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AMD Radeon RX 580 Sapphire Nitro+ Limited 8GB

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How well can the Radeon RX 580 Sapphire Nitro+ Limited 8GB run games
AMD Radeon RX 580 Sapphire Nitro+ Limited 8GB
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the Radeon RX 580 Sapphire Nitro+ Limited 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 quick game performance synopsis for the AAA games played in 2021. In particular we focus on how well the Radeon RX 580 Sapphire Nitro+ Limited 8GB runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 766 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

A Radeon RX 580 Sapphire Nitro+ Limited 8GB card at 1080p is predicted to see a playable frame rate when running Far Cry 6 on Ultra - 33 FPS. Lets look at the performance its getting on Resident Evil 8 which is 31 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Back 4 Blood is predicted to perform on this hardware, which gets a reasonable 50 FPS.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We predict the Radeon RX 580 Sapphire Nitro+ Limited 8GB will run the upcoming game Far Cry 6 to a playable performance level. Predictions across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 66 FPS, Medium: 52 FPS, High: 35 FPS and Ultra: 25 FPS. Another game tested was Resident Evil 8, L: 61FPS, M: 48FPS, H: 33FPS, U: 23FPS. And then we researched potential graphics card performance on Back 4 Blood, wih estimates revealing L: 101FPS, M: 79FPS, H: 53FPS, U: 38FPS at 1440p. Running games at 1440p with a Radeon RX 580 Sapphire Nitro+ Limited 8GB is ok at playing most games but might need to have the graphics settings lowered to medium preset in some cases.

How many years will the Radeon RX 580 Sapphire Nitro+ Limited 8GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 580 Sapphire Nitro+ Limited 8GB in your PC? No graphics card upgrade required for 2 to 3 years of meeting top end game system requirements

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon RX 580 Sapphire Nitro+ Limited 8GB? If you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon RX 580 Sapphire Nitro+ Limited 8GB then a good choice would be 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti as this is better than 976 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 41% better performance as well. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon RX 580 Sapphire Nitro+ Limited 8GB then a good choice would be R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB as this is better than 967 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 34% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
80 FPS
High
The Radeon RX 580 Sapphire Nitro+ Limited 8GB was released on 18 Apr 2017
AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 580 Sapphire Nitro+ Limited 8GB
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.3 Polaris 20 XTX
Process
14nm
TMUs
144
Texture Rate
209 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
46 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
1450 MHz
Power
Max Power
150 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 33 Amps
Power Connector
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
7.6
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Radeon RX 580 Sapphire Nitro+ Limited 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 Sapphire RX 580 Nitro+ Limited 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 Sapphire Nitro+ Limited 8GB central processing unit runs at 1257MHz and goes up to a top 1450MHz 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 Sapphire RX 580 Nitro+ Limited 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 ]