- Meet the Radeon RX 580
- Our test system/Division results
- Rise of the Tomb Raider
- Far Cry Primal
- Ashes of the Singularity
- Synthetics, VR, power, and heat
- Bottom line
Ashes of the Singularity
Ashes of the Singularity, running on Oxide’s custom Nitrous engine, was an early standard-bearer for DirectX 12, and many months later it’s still the premier game for seeing what next-gen graphics technologies have to offer. We test the game using the High graphics setting, as the wildly strenuous Crazy and Extreme presets aren’t reflective of real-world usage scenarios.
Surprise! It’s a draw yet again—if you’re on Windows 10. The Radeon card only ties Nvidia’s results if you enable DirectX 12, which isn’t possible if you’re on Windows 7 or 8.1. If you’re on an older operating system, GeForce is the clear winner here.
Next page: Synthetic benchmarks and more
Sapphire Radeon RX 580 Nitro+
The Radeon RX 580 is basically the Radeon RX 480 with a new name, but that still makes it the best mainstream graphics card around. Sapphire's custom Nitro+ design is stellar.
- Great 1080p, good 1440p, and solid VR gameplay
- Compelling price to performance
- Sapphire's Nitro+ customizations look and work great
- Lags far behind GTX 1060 in power efficiency
- Basically a rebrand of the RX 480 with slightly higher clock speeds