GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of RX 580 vs R9 290X 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

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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 4,096 MB 2x more memory
Higher clock speed 1,257 MHz vs 1,000 MHz More than 25% higher clock speed
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 8,000 MHz vs 5,000 MHz 60% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 1,340 MHz vs 1,000 MHz Around 35% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly higher memory clock speed 2,000 MHz vs 1,250 MHz 60% higher memory clock speed
Slightly better face detection score 132.83 mPixels/s vs 117.63 mPixels/s Around 15% better face detection score
Much lower TDP 150W vs 300W 2x lower TDP
Front view of Radeon R9 290X

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon R9 290X

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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 64 GPixel/s vs 42.9 GPixel/s Around 50% higher pixel rate
More shading units 2,816 vs 2,304 512 more shading units
More texture mapping units 176 vs 144 32 more texture mapping units
More compute units 44 vs 36 8 more compute units
Slightly wider memory bus 512 bit vs 256 bit 2x wider memory bus

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon RX 580 vs R9 290X

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 580
718.12 mHash/s
Radeon R9 290X
623.31 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 580
132.83 mPixels/s
Radeon R9 290X
117.63 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 580
2,220.11 frames/s
Radeon R9 290X
2,403.46 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 580
889.21 mInteraction/s
Radeon R9 290X
818.75 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 580
11.77 frames/s
Radeon R9 290X
10.63 frames/s

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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