AMD Radeon RX 580 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB

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How well can the Radeon RX 580 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB run games
AMD Radeon RX 580 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

A mid to low level graphics card, the Radeon RX 580 Sapphire Nitro+ 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 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB get on latest AAA 2023 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. We look at 1000 of the most demanding games available today and this GPU is better than the recommended graphics requirement of more than 465 games in the list.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the Radeon RX 580 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB shows us that Back 4 Blood is getting a reasonable result of 45 FPS, and then we are seeing Battlefield 2042 returning a weak 16 FPS while another game on our list is the Star Citizen which is predicted to get 52 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.

Moving screen sizes up to 1440p we ran Battlefield 2042 on the Radeon RX 580 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB to see that it got a weak set of frame rates. Here are the low to ultra results at 1440p - L: 32FPS, M: 25FPS, H: 17FPS, U: 12FPS. Another popular game to investigate at 1440p with this card was Star Citizen which we predicted will be playable in performance netting an Ultra FPS of 40 FPS. Finally we then took a look at Back 4 Blood where its Ultra 1440p Frame rates were playable at 34 FPS. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the Radeon RX 580 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB 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+ 4GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 580 Sapphire Nitro+ 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 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB? 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 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB.
FPS System Benchmark
73 FPS
The Radeon RX 580 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB was released on 18 Apr 2017
AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 580 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB
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+ 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 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 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 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB 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 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 Sapphire RX 580 Nitro+ 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 ]