AMD Radeon RX 580
vs
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980

RX 580 GTX 980 Difference
AMD Radeon RX 580 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
Price $ 179 $ 549 370 (102%)
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 81 FPS 80 FPS 1.1 (1%)
Average 1440p Performance 56 FPS 57 FPS 0.7 (1%)
Average 4K Performance 31 FPS 33 FPS 2.4 (7%)
Memory 8 GB 4 GB 4 (67%)
Overall Combination Score 83/100 68/100 15 (20%)

Our Verdict: Upgrading from GTX 980 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
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
39
35
2018 Battlefield V
94
73
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
101
62
2018 Fallout 76
91
84
2018 Final Fantasy XV
62
61
2018 Forza Horizon 4
68
73
2018 Hitman 2
72
66
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
65
52
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
57
51
2017 Dawn of War III
99
79
2017 Destiny 2
99
98
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
69
74
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
65
60
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
51
58
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
65
45
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
55
52
2016 Battlefield 1
111
91
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
67
47
2016 Doom
134
110
2016 F1 2016
90
79
2016 Hitman
95
64
2016 Overwatch
106
114
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
93
83
2016 The Division
73
71
2016 Total War: Warhammer
77
74
2015 DiRT Rally
110
104
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
60
66
2015 The Witcher 3
80
62
2013 Battlefield 4
81
94
2013 Crysis 3
90
71

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AMD Radeon RX 580
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
33
28
2018 Battlefield V
70
56
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
64
35
2018 Fallout 76
64
67
2018 Final Fantasy XV
44
43
2018 Forza Horizon 4
57
62
2018 Hitman 2
46
43
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
42
34
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
41
41
2017 Dawn of War III
63
52
2017 Destiny 2
85
84
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
45
48
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
48
44
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
39
45
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
50
39
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
51
43
2016 Battlefield 1
70
67
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
43
33
2016 Doom
94
74
2016 F1 2016
71
68
2016 Hitman
68
47
2016 Overwatch
73
78
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
56
56
2016 The Division
50
54
2016 Total War: Warhammer
63
52
2015 DiRT Rally
77
71
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
42
44
2015 The Witcher 3
45
46
2013 Battlefield 4
53
61
2013 Crysis 3
42
44

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AMD Radeon RX 580
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
20
20
2018 Battlefield V
37
29
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
32
32
2018 Fallout 76
35
37
2018 Final Fantasy XV
26
26
2018 Forza Horizon 4
39
41
2018 Hitman 2
28
25
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
23
18
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
26
23
2017 Dawn of War III
31
27
2017 Destiny 2
42
42
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
24
26
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
27
25
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
22
25
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
36
34
2016 Battlefield 1
38
36
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
19
17
2016 Doom
46
39
2016 F1 2016
41
38
2016 Overwatch
38
41
2016 Total War: Warhammer
29
29
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
20
37

AMD Radeon RX 580 / Core 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. View Current Price List

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 / Core i7-4770K

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. View Current Price List

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