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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 1,127 MHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Better floating-point performance 6,175 GFLOPS vs 4,616 GFLOPS Around 35% better floating-point performance
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
Higher texture rate 193 GTexel/s vs 144.3 GTexel/s Around 35% higher texture rate
Higher turbo clock speed 1,340 MHz vs 1,216 MHz More than 10% higher turbo clock speed
Higher memory clock speed 2,000 MHz vs 1,753 MHz Around 15% higher memory clock speed
Slightly more shading units 2,304 vs 2,048 256 more shading units
Slightly more texture mapping units 144 vs 128 16 more texture mapping units
Front view of GeForce GTX 980

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980

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Higher pixel rate 72.1 GPixel/s vs 42.9 GPixel/s Around 70% higher pixel rate
Significantly more render output processors 64 vs 32 Twice as many render output processors

Features Key features of the Radeon RX 580  vs GeForce GTX 980 

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

Radeon RX 580
256 GB/s
GeForce GTX 980
224.4 GB/s

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

Radeon RX 580
42.9 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 980
72.1 GPixel/s

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

Radeon RX 580
193 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 980
144.3 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon RX 580
6,175 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 980
4,616 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


Radeon RX 580  vs
GeForce GTX 980 
GPU brand AMD Nvidia
GPU name Polaris 20 GM204
Clock speed 1,257 MHz 1,127 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,340 MHz 1,216 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 2,304 2,048
Texture mapping units 144 128
Render output processors 32 64
Pixel rate 42.9 GPixel/s 72.1 GPixel/s
Texture rate 193 GTexel/s 144.3 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 6,175 GFLOPS 4,616 GFLOPS


Radeon RX 580  vs
GeForce GTX 980 
Memory clock speed 2,000 MHz 1,753 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 8,000 MHz 7,012 MHz
Memory bus 256 bit 256 bit
Memory 8,192 MB 4,096 MB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 256 GB/s 224.4 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 150W 165W


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