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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon RX 580 XTR

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon RX 580 XTR

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More shading units 2,304 vs 1,920 384 more shading units
More texture mapping units 144 vs 120 24 more texture mapping units
Front view of GeForce GTX 1070

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Generic GeForce GTX 1070

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Higher clock speed 1,506 MHz vs 1,257 MHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Significantly higher pixel rate 96.4 GPixel/s vs 42.9 GPixel/s Around 2.2x higher pixel rate
Significantly more render output processors 64 vs 32 Twice as many render output processors
Higher turbo clock speed 1,683 MHz vs 1,340 MHz More than 25% higher turbo clock speed

Features Key features of the Radeon RX 580 XTR  vs GeForce GTX 1070 

memory bandwidth Rate at which data can be read from or stored in onboard memory

GeForce GTX 1070
256.3 GB/s

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

Radeon RX 580 XTR
42.9 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 1070
96.4 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

Radeon RX 580 XTR
193 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 1070
180.7 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon RX 580 XTR
6,175 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 1070
5,783 GFLOPS

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

Specifications Full list of technical specs

gpu

Radeon RX 580 XTR  vs
GeForce GTX 1070 
GPU brand AMD Nvidia
GPU name Polaris 20 GP104
Clock speed 1,257 MHz 1,506 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,340 MHz 1,683 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 1.5 GHz 8 GB

raw performance

Shading units 2,304 1,920
Texture mapping units 144 120
Render output processors 32 64
Pixel rate 42.9 GPixel/s 96.4 GPixel/s
Texture rate 193 GTexel/s 180.7 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 6,175 GFLOPS 5,783 GFLOPS

memory

Radeon RX 580 XTR  vs
GeForce GTX 1070 
Memory clock speed 2,000 MHz 2,002 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 8,000 MHz 8,008 MHz
Memory bus 256 bit 256 bit
Memory 8,192 MB 8,192 MB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 256 GB/s 256.3 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 150W 150W

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