GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of RX 580 vs 960 among all GPUs


Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more


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


Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

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Noise and Power

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


Overall Score

AMD Radeon RX 580 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon RX 580  based on its benchmarks and compute performance.

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AMD Radeon RX 580

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Front view of Radeon RX 580

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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Significantly more memory 8,192 MB vs 2,048 MB 4x more memory
Significantly higher memory bandwidth 256 GB/s vs 112.2 GB/s More than 2.2x higher memory bandwidth
Significantly better floating-point performance 6,175 GFLOPS vs 2,308.1 GFLOPS Around 2.8x better floating-point performance
Better PassMark score 7,781 vs 5,813 Around 35% better PassMark score
Significantly higher texture rate 193 GTexel/s vs 72.1 GTexel/s Around 2.8x higher texture rate
Higher clock speed 1,257 MHz vs 1,127 MHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 8,000 MHz vs 7,012 MHz Around 15% higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly more shading units 2,304 vs 1,024 1280 more shading units
Significantly more texture mapping units 144 vs 64 80 more texture mapping units
Better fire strike factor score 75.63 vs 57.4 More than 30% better fire strike factor score
Better face detection score 114.41 mPixels/s vs 69.13 mPixels/s More than 65% better face detection score
Higher turbo clock speed 1,340 MHz vs 1,178 MHz Around 15% higher turbo clock speed
Higher memory clock speed 2,000 MHz vs 1,753 MHz Around 15% higher memory clock speed
Better PassMark direct compute score 3,923 vs 3,046 Around 30% better PassMark direct compute score
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Lower TDP 120W vs 185W More than 35% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon RX 580 vs GeForce GTX 960

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 580
607.72 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 960
111.95 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 580
114.41 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 960
69.13 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 580
1,007.04 frames/s
GeForce GTX 960
780.9 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 580
610.73 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTX 960
710.39 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 580
9.41 frames/s
GeForce GTX 960
3.92 frames/s

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark


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