GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of RX 580 vs 1080 among all GPUs

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

8.2

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080  based on its benchmarks and compute performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon RX 580

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon RX 580

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Higher memory bandwidth 256 GB/s vs 224.4 GB/s Around 15% higher memory bandwidth
Significantly higher memory clock speed 2,000 MHz vs 1,251 MHz Around 60% higher memory clock speed
Better face detection score 132.83 mPixels/s vs 101.97 mPixels/s More than 30% better face detection score
Lower TDP 150W vs 180W More than 15% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 1080

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080

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Significantly better PassMark score 11,984 vs 8,030 Around 50% better PassMark score
Significantly higher clock speed 1,607 MHz vs 1,257 MHz Around 30% higher clock speed
Significantly higher pixel rate 102.8 GPixel/s vs 42.9 GPixel/s Around 2.5x higher pixel rate
Higher effective memory clock speed 10,008 MHz vs 8,000 MHz More than 25% higher effective memory clock speed
Better floating-point performance 8,228 GFLOPS vs 6,175 GFLOPS Around 35% better floating-point performance
Higher texture rate 257.1 GTexel/s vs 193 GTexel/s Around 35% higher texture rate
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 1,733 MHz vs 1,340 MHz Around 30% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly more render output processors 64 vs 32 Twice as many render output processors
Much better PassMark direct compute score 8,130 vs 3,926 More than 2x better PassMark direct compute score
Better sky diver factor score 515.2 vs 415 Around 25% better sky diver factor score
Slightly more shading units 2,560 vs 2,304 256 more shading units

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon RX 580 vs GeForce GTX 1080

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 580
718.12 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 1080
629.4 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 580
132.83 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 1080
101.97 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 580
2,220.11 frames/s
GeForce GTX 1080
1,699.02 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 580
3,361.76
GeForce GTX 1080
3,359.04

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 580
3,717.8
GeForce GTX 1080
3,719.98

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Comments

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It can hold its own at stock. But seeing as most people dropping 500 for a cpu will be overclocking it is held back by its AWFUL overclocking ability to the point where you are better off with an intel Hexacore in most environments.
gtx 1080 he win why rx 580
Ryzen only has 24 pcie lanes (vs 2011 at 40), which could be a dealbreaker depending on what else you want to stick on the mobo. Like I said, you get what you pay for.
Except that AMD's best $500 8-core Ryzen can hold its own vs Intel's $1600 10-core i7 and makes mincemeat of the rest. But hey, if you like paying more just for the sake of paying more... Isn't it painful to live with a stick lodged up your ass, though?
You get what you pay for. Like everything else AMD, it's a budget component meant for poor people (ie starving artists and students). Last AMD cpu I owned was when they were actually better than Intel's best offering (a $1000 fx-5950 back in 2005).This review is like comparing AMD's best $500 8-core Ryzen vs Intel's $1600 10-core i7. Amd is best bang for buck for sure if you don't need nukes but can make do with cap guns. Obviously if cpu's and vid cards could be paralleled to infinity with the power bill the only limit AMD would be the way to go. Sadly that's not the case, I've never seen a mobo with more than 4 sockets and 8 pci-e 8x card slots and at a ridiculous price tag for that since all those are server-grade/priced, which kills the cheaper cpu price advantage. And don't compare cheaper dual cards vs single bigger ones.. SLi/eyefinity doesn't come without cpu overhead and 2 in sli is not 2x faster than a single card. It's more like 1.8x, assuming ideal conditions with no bottlenecks. Returns diminish fast with triple and quad card setups (2.6 and 3.3x or so, depending on the game and drivers).
for the price...definitely. but don't ever compare 2 lower gpus with 1 higher gpu
MOney should be an obvious factor when considering these cards. Im an Nvidia fan, but if the 1080 is more than twice the price of the amd 580 then the AMD is obviously better. Two 580s would be cheaper then a 1080 and better
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