AMD Radeon RX 580
vs
AMD Radeon RX 480

AMD Radeon RX 580
AMD Radeon RX 480
RX 580 RX 480 Difference
AMD Radeon RX 580 AMD Radeon RX 480
Price $ 151.0 $ 399.0 248 (164%)
Year 2017 2016 1 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 75C 77C 2 (3%)
Max Fan Noise 45.7dB 51dB 5.3 (12%)
Recommended Power Supply 535W 500W 35 (7%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz ($354.99) Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz ($334.99)
CPU Impact on FPS +0.0 FPS +0.0 FPS 0 (0%)
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0% 0.0% 0 (0%)
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 75.5 FPS 63.9 FPS 11.6 (15%)
Average 1440p Performance 53.5 FPS 46.8 FPS 6.7 (13%)
Average 4K Performance 30.4 FPS 28.0 FPS 2.4 (8%)
Memory 8 GB 8 GB 0 (0%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.0 $ 6.3 3.3 (110%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 4.3 $ 8.6 4.3 (100%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 7.5 $ 14.3 6.8 (91%)
Variant AMD Radeon RX 580 AMD Radeon RX 480
Overall Combination Score 80/100 74/100 6 (7%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from RX 480 to RX 580 is not recommended as it is less than 30% of improvement in performance. In general, a reasonable upgrade is between 30% and 50% or more to justify the purchase of new hardware. The price/performance ratio is much better for RX 580 .

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AMD Radeon RX 580
AMD Radeon RX 480
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
56
63.0
56
63.0
2019 Anthem
36
40.6
36
40.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
53
59.5
53
59.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
72
80.5
68
75.8
2019 Metro Exodus
32
35.9
30
33.7
2019 World War Z
81
91.0
76
85.0
2019 Gears of War 5
46
52.2
44
49.1
2019 F1 2019
58
65.5
55
61.6
2019 GreedFall
53
59.0
49
55.5
2019 Borderlands 3
37
41.4
35
39.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
91
101.2
75
84.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
35
39.3
29
33.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
55
61.6
51
57.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
58
64.9
48
54.0
2018 Just Cause 4
46
51.8
43
48.7
2018 Monster Hunter: World
50
55.8
47
52.5
2018 Strange Brigade
75
84.1
71
79.1
2018 Battlefield V
84
93.5
58
65.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
51
57.2
42
47.0
2017 Destiny 2
89
99.0
81
91.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
64
71.7
60
67.5
2017 For Honor
86
95.6
81
90.0
2017 Project CARS 2
60
67.7
57
63.7
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
73
82.1
69
77.2
2016 Dishonored 2
44
49.4
41
46.5
2015 Rocket League
251
279.0
236
262.5
2015 Need For Speed
69
77.3
65
72.7
2015 Project CARS
66
74.1
62
69.7
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
121
135.5
114
127.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
172
191.3
162
180.0
2009 League of Legends
322
358.6
303
337.5

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AMD Radeon RX 580
AMD Radeon RX 480
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
37
46.9
37
46.9
2019 Anthem
25
32.2
25
32.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
36
46.2
36
46.2
2019 Resident Evil 2
43
54.2
40
51.0
2019 Metro Exodus
22
27.9
20
26.2
2019 World War Z
53
66.4
49
62.0
2019 Gears of War 5
30
37.9
28
35.6
2019 F1 2019
37
46.4
34
43.6
2019 GreedFall
34
42.6
32
40.1
2019 Borderlands 3
23
29.1
21
27.4
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
51
63.8
42
53.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
26
33.0
20
26.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
35
44.0
32
40.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
33
41.8
28
35.0
2018 Fallout 76
51
63.8
50
63.0
2018 Just Cause 4
30
38.3
28
36.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
31
39.1
29
36.7
2018 Strange Brigade
46
58.6
44
55.1
2018 Battlefield V
56
70.4
36
46.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
32
40.7
24
31.0
2017 Destiny 2
67
84.7
62
78.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
41
51.8
38
48.7
2017 For Honor
44
55.8
42
52.5
2017 Project CARS 2
38
47.8
36
45.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
59
74.1
55
69.7
2016 Dishonored 2
33
42.2
31
39.7
2015 Rocket League
95
119.5
90
112.5
2015 Need For Speed
47
59.8
44
56.2
2015 Project CARS
45
56.6
42
53.3
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
70
87.7
66
82.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
127
159.4
120
150.0
2009 League of Legends
159
199.3
150
187.5

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AMD Radeon RX 580
AMD Radeon RX 480
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
19
28.0
19
28.0
2019 Anthem
12
17.5
12
17.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
17
24.5
17
24.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
18
26.7
17
25.1
2019 Metro Exodus
12
17.5
11
16.5
2019 World War Z
26
38.2
24
35.7
2019 Gears of War 5
16
23.9
15
22.5
2019 F1 2019
20
29.5
19
27.8
2019 GreedFall
12
17.5
11
16.5
2019 Borderlands 3
10
15.1
10
14.3
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
22
31.9
21
30.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
13
19.8
12
18.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
18
26.4
16
24.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
16
23.1
13
19.0
2018 Fallout 76
24
35.2
24
35.0
2018 Just Cause 4
13
19.9
13
18.8
2018 Monster Hunter: World
13
18.7
12
17.6
2018 Strange Brigade
22
31.9
21
30.0
2018 Battlefield V
26
37.4
20
29.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
18
26.4
16
24.0
2017 Destiny 2
29
41.8
27
39.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
25
35.9
23
33.7
2017 For Honor
19
27.9
18
26.2
2017 Project CARS 2
27
39.8
26
37.5
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
43
62.2
40
58.5
2016 Dishonored 2
23
33.5
22
31.5
2015 Rocket League
39
55.8
36
52.5
2015 Need For Speed
27
39.8
26
37.5
2015 Project CARS
27
39.8
26
37.5
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
28
40.6
26
38.2
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
100
143.5
94
135.0
2009 League of Legends
55
79.7
52
75.0
RX 580 vs RX 480 with i7-7700K vs i7-6700K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings

AMD Radeon RX 580 / i7-7700K

At 1440p, RX 580 can hit 50-60 fps on pretty much everything at ultra, just without antialiasing, less ambient occlusion and turned down shadows. It is clear that the RX 580 is a significantly more capable high-end card that can play AAA titles at 1080p/1440p with 50-60 frames per second. The price/performance ratio is excellent for RX 580 against the competition in budget mid-range cards. In terms of memory, the RX 580 's 8192 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks.

AMD Radeon RX 480 / i7-6700K

At 1440p, RX 480 can hit 50-60 fps on pretty much everything at ultra, just without antialiasing, less ambient occlusion and turned down shadows. It is clear that the RX 480 is a significantly more capable high-end card that can play AAA titles at 1080p/1440p with 50-60 frames per second. In terms of memory, the RX 480 's 8192 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks.

RX 580 vs RX 480 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RX 580 RX 480
Board NumberC940, D009-04C940, D009-01
Length9.5 inches 241 mm9.5 inches 241 mm
Outputs1x HDMI3x DisplayPort1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 8-pin1x 6-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP185 W150 W

Clock Speeds

RX 580 RX 480
Boost Clock1340 MHz1266 MHz
GPU Clock1257 MHz1120 MHz
Memory Clock2000 MHz 8000 MHz effective2000 MHz 8000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RX 580 RX 480
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationPolaris (RX 500)Arctic Islands (RX 400)
Launch Price229 USD229 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateApr 18th, 2017Jun 29th, 2016

Graphics Features

RX 580 RX 480
DirectX12.0 (12_0)12.0 (12_0)
OpenCL22
OpenGL4.54.5
Shader Model66
Vulkan1.1.821.1.82

Graphics Processor

RX 580 RX 480
ArchitectureGCN 4.0GCN 4.0
Die Size244 mm²244 mm²
GPU NamePolaris 20Ellesmere
GPU VariantPolaris 20 XTX (215-0910038)Polaris 10 XT (215-0876184)
Process Size14 nm14 nm
Transistors5,700 million5,700 million

Memory

RX 580 RX 480
Bandwidth256.0 GB/s256.0 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit256 bit
Memory Size8192 MB8192 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

RX 580 RX 480
Compute Units3636
ROPs3232
Shading Units23042304
TMUs144144

Theoretical Performance

RX 580 RX 480
FP16 (half) performance6,175 GFLOPS (1:1)5,834 GFLOPS (1:1)
FP32 (float) performance6,175 GFLOPS5,834 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance385.9 GFLOPS (1:16)364.6 GFLOPS (1:16)
Pixel Rate42.88 GPixel/s40.51 GPixel/s
Texture Rate193.0 GTexel/s182.3 GTexel/s

Discussion and Comments

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fakesquiggle 9 months ago
Can a RX 580 be crossfired with a RX 480?

My question is purely academic. I don't yet own either of these cards, but I would just like to know.
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peltdetrital 9 months ago
Yes, it should. It is the same exact card as the 480 with some clock speed tweaks.
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teddymetal 9 months ago
Which of the two would be a better buy?
Purpose : 1080p Gaming
Want to get the best bang for buck.
PS This would be the first buy and not an upgrade from the 400 Series.
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coffeediscover 9 months ago
For everyday performance, there will be little if any difference between a 480/4, a 580/4 and a 480/8. They are basically the same card, all in the *80 performance range. You'd not notice or care that the 580 might get 5? Fps more, when you are already capable of fps up in the 100's+, beyond most standard monitors refresh. Detail settings will be identical.

The difference between the /4 and /8 comes into play only in certain games where they are optimized for higher vram. And it's a big difference. It's enough that it'll make or break a game at the detail settings you want. A massively detailed game like Witcher 3 or GTA:V, that's extremely fluid and fast moving is going to get bogged down at maximum settings on the 4G cards. You'll not only suffer fps loss, but to reverse the affects you'll need to drop detail settings. In the simpler, smaller games, that are more cpu dependent like WoW or flight Sims etc, it won't be an issue at all.

Having the extra vram isn't going to hurt at all, other than a few $ from the wallet. Not having the extra vram could possibly hurt in the long run if your gaming styles tend towards games requiring high vram.

As far as DX goes, 11 is different than 12, a lot more so than between 10 and 11. Most nvidia cards are designed around taking massive advantage of DX 11 and prior because that's what was the major avi of the games written. With DX12, those algorithms actually take better advantage of AMD's architecture, so it isn't so much that nvidia is not still doing its best, it's just that amd is finally catching a break and the card performance per slot is closing the gap. Back in the day, nvidia mostly had 3Gb cards for DX11, AMD was using 4Gb cards just to try and equalize the battle between like cards. Today, with DX12 titles, those older 4Gb amd cards are actually doing better now, the cards haven't changed, just the way they are used internally. With the 480/580 essentially being the same card, there won't be any real performance differences, just the little things like running slightly cooler or using less power, when judged against the exact same model
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dillsonore 9 months ago
For a card that barely surpasses the gtx 1060, it costs around 200-300 dollars more. Why? I remember them being a reasonable 200-300 dollars but why are they hovering around the 400-500 point now?
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whispersbrain 9 months ago
Anyone know how that will work out?
Thinking of buying a new graphic card while waiting for Vega, but my boyfriend got a rx480. So was wondering if I could give him my Rx580 and crossfire with rx480 when i get the Vega card?
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inbreeding 9 months ago
hello guys
im going to upgrade my gtx 960 to a rx 580
only thing im worried about is my psu
its a fsp group 480 watt psu
and my rig is
i5 4460
2x 8gb ddr3 memory
1 sata ssd
1 m2 ssd
1 7.2k 1tb hdd
1 5.4k 2tb hdd
1 odd
2 120mm fan
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teddymetal 9 months ago
The link above recommending 500 watts was done with a factory OC (MSI). The card, with factory OC only drew 191 watts w/ factory OC at the PSI recommendation and that was with an overclocked 5960x as the CPU which can pull 230 watts ... his CPU draws only 84 watts peak so that would him almost an extra 140 or so watts that goes away in their test

191 GPU + 84 CPU + 35 Hi end MoBo + 40 everything else = 350 watts that's 37% headroom, which falls in between the 25 - 50% rule of thumb
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rowdyerring 9 months ago
The RX 480 8gb is a single fan. The 580 is a dual fan 4gb. I dont know which one to pick.

Prob going to play dota, pubg, gta, nba, cod, bf, single player games, first person. Which one should I pick?

Also, I can buy another fan for my computer to support the single fan.
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courtequivalent 9 months ago
Can you link the exact models? By single fan do you mean its a blower style card? If so they can get a bit loud under stress. What are the rest of your system specs?
The 480 and 580 are very very close in performance (as they are practically the same card) so the biggest differences in the two models you are going for is Vram size and cooling solution. The 8gb can come in useful-there are games out there that are memory hungry.
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