GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of RX 580 vs R9 290 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

7.2

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon RX 580 

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

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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 higher clock speed 1,257 MHz vs 947 MHz Around 35% higher clock speed
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 8,000 MHz vs 5,000 MHz 60% higher effective memory clock speed
More memory 8,192 MB vs 4,096 MB 2x more memory
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 1,340 MHz vs 947 MHz More than 40% higher turbo clock speed
Better floating-point performance 6,175 GFLOPS vs 4,800 GFLOPS Around 30% better floating-point performance
Much higher memory clock speed 2,000 MHz vs 1,125 MHz Around 80% higher memory clock speed
Higher texture rate 193 GTexel/s vs 152 GTexel/s More than 25% higher texture rate
Better particle simulation score 891.57 mInteraction/s vs 483.87 mInteraction/s Around 85% better particle simulation score
Better PassMark direct compute score 3,923 vs 3,242 More than 20% better PassMark direct compute score
Significantly lower TDP 185W vs 300W Around 40% lower TDP
Front view of Radeon R9 290

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon R9 290

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Higher memory bandwidth 320 GB/s vs 256 GB/s 25% higher memory bandwidth
Significantly more render output processors 64 vs 32 Twice as many render output processors
Higher pixel rate 60.6 GPixel/s vs 42.88 GPixel/s More than 40% higher pixel rate
Wider memory bus 512 bit vs 256 bit 2x wider memory bus

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon RX 580 vs R9 290

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 580
607.72 mHash/s
Radeon R9 290
545.44 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 580
116.37 mPixels/s
Radeon R9 290
108.61 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 580
2,007.61 frames/s
Radeon R9 290
2,474.12 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 580
3,350.64
Radeon R9 290
3,355.58

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 580
3,709.21
Radeon R9 290
3,713.44

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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