- 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
Synthetics, VR, power, and heat
We also tested the Radeon RX 580 Nitro+ and its rivals using 3DMark’s highly respected DX11 Fire Strike and Fire Strike Ultra synthetic benchmarks, as well as 3DMark’s Time Spy benchmark, which tests DirectX 12 performance at 2560x1440 resolution.
Everything falls about where you’d expect based on prior performance results.
Valve’s SteamVR performance test considers all competitors ready for use with the HTC Vive, with the 6GB GeForce card head-and-shoulders above the rest. The Radeon RX 580 can still deliver solid VR at a solid price—though I’d be nervous about the 3GB GTX 1060’s 3GB memory buffer, no matter what Valve’s test says about its VR capabilities.
Next page: Power and heat
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