AMD Radeon RX 580 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB

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

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the Radeon RX 580 Sapphire Nitro+ 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.

We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2021 popular games. This short Radeon RX 580 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB game hardware review looks at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. In comparison to the game recommended requirements of the 1000 most demanding games played today this PC hardware can run 764.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the Radeon RX 580 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB shows us that Battlefield 2042 is predicted to get a playable result of 36 FPS, and then we are seeing Back 4 Blood predicted to return a reasonable 49 FPS while another game on our list is the Far Cry 6 which is predicted to get 31 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.

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+ 8GB will run the upcoming game Back 4 Blood to a playable performance level. Predictions across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 98 FPS, Medium: 77 FPS, High: 52 FPS and Ultra: 37 FPS. Another game researched was Far Cry 6 with predictions of L: 62FPS, M: 49FPS, H: 33FPS, U: 24FPS. And then we researched potential graphics card performance on Battlefield 2042, wih estimates revealing L: 72FPS, M: 57FPS, H: 38FPS, U: 27FPS at 1440p. Running games at 1440p with a Radeon RX 580 Sapphire Nitro+ 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 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 580 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB in your PC? This gpu has around 2+ years of running AAA recommended system requirements before any upgrades should be considered.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon RX 580 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB? A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 45% better and can meet 976 of their recommended requirements. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon RX 580 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB is the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB, which is 38% more powerful and can run 967 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
78 FPS
The Radeon RX 580 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB was released on 18 Apr 2017
AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 580 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB
GCN 1.3 Polaris 20 XTX
Texture Rate
203 GTexel/s
Pixel Rate
45 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
1411 MHz
Max Power
150 Watts
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

Radeon RX 580 Sapphire Nitro+ 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 Sapphire RX 580 Nitro+ 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 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB central processing unit runs at 1257MHz and goes up to a top 1411MHz when in boost and turbo mode with the reference RX 580 card's boost is 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 Sapphire RX 580 Nitro+ 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 ]