GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of RX 580 vs 980 Ti 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

8.5

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti  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 clock speed 1,257 MHz vs 1,000 MHz More than 25% higher clock speed
More memory 8,192 MB vs 6,144 MB Around 35% more memory
Higher effective memory clock speed 8,000 MHz vs 7,012 MHz Around 15% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 1,340 MHz vs 1,076 MHz Around 25% higher turbo clock speed
Higher memory clock speed 2,000 MHz vs 1,753 MHz Around 15% higher memory clock speed
Significantly lower TDP 150W vs 250W 40% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 980 Ti

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti

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Better PassMark score 11,341 vs 7,786 More than 45% better PassMark score
Significantly higher pixel rate 96 GPixel/s vs 42.9 GPixel/s Around 2.2x higher pixel rate
Many more render output processors 96 vs 32 Three times as many render output processors
Significantly better PassMark direct compute score 6,441 vs 3,850 More than 65% better PassMark direct compute score
More shading units 2,816 vs 2,304 512 more shading units
More texture mapping units 176 vs 144 32 more texture mapping units
Better fire strike factor score 85.53 vs 75.33 Around 15% better fire strike factor score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon RX 580 vs GeForce GTX 980 Ti

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 580
718.12 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 980 Ti
349.96 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 580
132.83 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 980 Ti
143.47 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 580
2,220.11 frames/s
GeForce GTX 980 Ti
1,713.4 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 580
3,355.44

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 580
3,714.44

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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