GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of RX 580 vs 970 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

8.1

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon RX 580 

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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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Significantly more memory 8,192 MB vs 4,096 MB 2x more memory
Higher clock speed 1,257 MHz vs 1,050 MHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Better floating-point performance 6,175 GFLOPS vs 3,494 GFLOPS More than 75% better floating-point performance
Higher texture rate 193 GTexel/s vs 109.2 GTexel/s More than 75% higher texture rate
Higher effective memory clock speed 8,000 MHz vs 7,012 MHz Around 15% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory bandwidth 256 GB/s vs 224.4 GB/s Around 15% higher memory bandwidth
Significantly better ocean surface simulation score 2,212.87 frames/s vs 1,185.51 frames/s More than 85% better ocean surface simulation score
More shading units 2,304 vs 1,664 640 more shading units
More texture mapping units 144 vs 104 40 more texture mapping units
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
Front view of GeForce GTX 970

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970

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More render output processors 56 vs 32 24 more render output processors
Higher pixel rate 58.8 GPixel/s vs 42.9 GPixel/s More than 35% higher pixel rate

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon RX 580 vs GeForce GTX 970

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 580
721.21 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 970
194.5 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 580
133.28 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 970
101.31 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 580
2,212.87 frames/s
GeForce GTX 970
1,185.51 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 580
888.59 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTX 970
1,014 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 580
11.77 frames/s
GeForce GTX 970
6.63 frames/s

Video composition Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 580
147.84 frames/s
GeForce GTX 970
107.03 frames/s

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