AMD Radeon RX 580
vs
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980

AMD Radeon RX 580
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
RX 580 GTX 980 Difference
AMD Radeon RX 580 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
Price $ 179 $ 549 370 (207%)
Year 2017 2014 3 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 75C 81C 6 (8%)
Max Fan Noise 46dB 48dB 2.4 (5%)
Recommended Power Supply 535W 515W 20 (4%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz ($354.99) Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz ($284.99)
CPU Impact on FPS +0 FPS +0 FPS 0 (0%)
CPU Impact on FPS % 0% 0% 0 (0%)
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 78 FPS 78 FPS 0.099999999999994 (0%)
Average 1440p Performance 55 FPS 56 FPS 1.1 (2%)
Average 4K Performance 32 FPS 34 FPS 1.6 (5%)
Memory 8 GB 4 GB 4 (50%)
Overall Combination Score 83/100 68/100 15 (18%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from RX 580 to GTX 980 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
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
101
62
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
39
35
2018 Final Fantasy XV
62
61
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
65
52
2018 Forza Horizon 4
68
73
2018 Fallout 76
91
84
2018 Hitman 2
72
66
2018 Just Cause 4
52
53
2018 Monster Hunter: World
56
57
2018 Battlefield V
94
73
2017 Dawn of War III
99
79
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
65
60
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
57
51
2017 Destiny 2
99
98
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
51
58
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
69
74
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
72
73
2017 For Honor
96
98
2017 Project CARS 2
68
69
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
82
84
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
65
45
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
67
47
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
55
52
2016 Doom
134
110
2016 F1 2016
90
79
2016 Hitman
95
64
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
93
83
2016 The Division
73
71
2016 Total War: Warhammer
77
74
2016 Battlefield 1
111
91
2016 Overwatch
106
114
2016 Dishonored 2
49
51
2015 DiRT Rally
110
104
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
60
66
2015 The Witcher 3
80
62
2015 Rocket League
279
285
2015 Need For Speed
77
79
2015 Project CARS
74
76
2013 Crysis 3
90
71
2013 Battlefield 4
81
94
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
191
195
2009 League of Legends
359
366

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AMD Radeon RX 580
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
64
35
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
33
28
2018 Final Fantasy XV
44
43
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
42
34
2018 Forza Horizon 4
57
62
2018 Fallout 76
64
67
2018 Hitman 2
46
43
2018 Just Cause 4
38
39
2018 Monster Hunter: World
39
40
2018 Battlefield V
70
56
2017 Dawn of War III
63
52
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
48
44
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
41
41
2017 Destiny 2
85
84
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
39
45
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
45
48
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
52
53
2017 For Honor
56
57
2017 Project CARS 2
48
49
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
74
76
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
50
39
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
43
33
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
51
43
2016 Doom
94
74
2016 F1 2016
71
68
2016 Hitman
68
47
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
56
56
2016 The Division
50
54
2016 Total War: Warhammer
63
52
2016 Battlefield 1
70
67
2016 Overwatch
73
78
2016 Dishonored 2
42
43
2015 DiRT Rally
77
71
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
42
44
2015 The Witcher 3
45
46
2015 Rocket League
120
122
2015 Need For Speed
60
61
2015 Project CARS
57
58
2013 Crysis 3
42
44
2013 Battlefield 4
53
61
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
159
163
2009 League of Legends
199
204

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AMD Radeon RX 580
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
32
32
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
20
20
2018 Final Fantasy XV
26
26
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
23
18
2018 Forza Horizon 4
39
41
2018 Fallout 76
35
37
2018 Hitman 2
28
25
2018 Just Cause 4
20
20
2018 Monster Hunter: World
19
19
2018 Battlefield V
37
29
2017 Dawn of War III
31
27
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
27
25
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
26
23
2017 Destiny 2
42
42
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
22
25
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
24
26
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
36
37
2017 For Honor
28
29
2017 Project CARS 2
40
41
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
62
64
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
19
17
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
36
34
2016 Doom
46
39
2016 F1 2016
41
38
2016 Total War: Warhammer
29
29
2016 Battlefield 1
38
36
2016 Overwatch
38
41
2016 Dishonored 2
34
34
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
20
37
2015 Rocket League
56
57
2015 Need For Speed
40
41
2015 Project CARS
40
41
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
144
147
2009 League of Legends
80
81

AMD Radeon RX 580 / Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz

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.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 / Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz

At 1440p, GTX 980 can hit 50-60 fps on pretty much everything at ultra, just without antialiasing, less ambient occlusion and turned down shadows. This combination between GTX 980 and Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz has less than 8% bottleneck in many games and is perfect match to avoid FPS loss. This combination between GTX 980 and Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz is a perfect match to avoid FPS loss. With current 4096 MB RAM, the GTX 980 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

RX 580 vs GTX 980 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RX 580 GTX 980
Board NumberC940, D009-04PG401
Length9.5 inches 241 mm10.5 inches 267 mm
Outputs1x HDMI3x DisplayPort1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 8-pin2x 6-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP185 W165 W

Clock Speeds

RX 580 GTX 980
Boost Clock1340 MHz1216 MHz
GPU Clock1257 MHz1127 MHz
Memory Clock2000 MHz 8000 MHz effective1753 MHz 7012 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RX 580 GTX 980
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationPolaris (RX 500)GeForce 900
Launch Price229 USD549 USD
ProductionActiveEnd-of-life
Release DateApr 18th, 2017Sep 19th, 2014

Graphics Features

RX 580 GTX 980
DirectX12.0 (12_0)12.0 (12_1)
OpenCL21.2
OpenGL4.54.6
Shader Model66.1
Vulkan1.1.821.1.82

Graphics Processor

RX 580 GTX 980
ArchitectureGCN 4.0Maxwell 2.0
Die Size244 mm²398 mm²
GPU NamePolaris 20GM204
GPU VariantPolaris 20 XTX (215-0910038)GM204-400-A1
Process Size14 nm28 nm
Transistors5,700 million5,200 million

Memory

RX 580 GTX 980
Bandwidth256.0 GB/s224.4 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit256 bit
Memory Size8192 MB4096 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

RX 580 GTX 980
ROPs3264
Shading Units23042048
TMUs144128

Theoretical Performance

RX 580 GTX 980
FP32 (float) performance6,175 GFLOPS4,981 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance385.9 GFLOPS (1:16)155.6 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate42.88 GPixel/s77.82 GPixel/s
Texture Rate193.0 GTexel/s155.6 GTexel/s

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interestrigil 4 weeks ago
i can get them both, the 980 is cheaper (about 25$) but it has no warrantly, next to the 580 rx that is few months old and has warrntly.. which should i get?
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reformatpitch 4 weeks ago
In DX 12 Radeons are generally better then NVidia cards, that's known fact. In DX 11 games, it would be 980 that's better, but like I wrote before, only slightly. Either way, both cards are good, so it's win-win situation. If warranty is important factor for you, then indeed going for 580 might sound better.
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subhelicopter 1 month ago
Hello !
I have rx 480 and its broke .
Soo I nees buy new card.

I play games on FullHD . I like play on max setting (high or better ) on 60fps (or better) .

I like to play like 2-3 year games and then buy new one .

I buy r9 280 3 years ago and it was great for me . I want that from new card.

Price go like this :
Gtx1060 6gb < fxf rx 580 8gb = gainward gtx980 < G1 gtx980ti
385$ <395$ =395$ (maybe i get 980 cheaper ) <485$ for 980ti

That all new card except 980ti but it has garanty .
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hangfly 1 month ago
How did it break? Are you RMA'ing?

I'm not understanding what you're trying to spell out price-wise though.

The 980TI is the strongest card there, at the expense of power draw etc. It competes more closely with a 1070 than it does with a 1060.
980TI>1060/980>580 performance.

The 1060 is likely going to reflect the best "bang for your buck" though - but if a 980TI can be had for similar to 1060 money, then that would be my choice.
I assume the pricing for a 580 makes it a non-starter, given crypto mining makes it much more expensiv.e
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eraseavoid 2 months ago
I have a chance to buy either card for the same low price from someone I know. Neither card has been used very much. And neither card has been overclocked or used for mining.
Both are 4GB DDR5. It will go in a system with a Ryzen 3-1300X, 16GB RAM, and a Corsair TX650M PSU.
I can't make up my mind.

RX-580: https://www.powercolor.com/product?id=1496737702
GTX 980: https://us.msi.com/Graphics-card/GTX-980-GAMING-4G.html#hero-overview
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walruschokehold 1 month ago
Which is cheaper? They perform very similarly. The RX 580 will beat out the 980 in a lot of DX12 and vulkan games, however the 980 will win in most DX11 games. The RX 580 will likely do better in future games so I would probably opt for that assuming prices are the same. However I would think with the current mining craze (something the RX 580 is much better at) that the RX 580 would be a lot more expensive even used.
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