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Review: Sapphire Radeon RX 580 Nitro+ Limited Edition

by Tarinder Sandhu on 18 April 2017, 14:01

Tags: Sapphire, AMD (NYSE:AMD)

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Test Methodology

Sapphire Radeon RX 580 Nitro+ Limited Edition


GPU Comparisons

 
GPU
Memory
Miscellaneous
Cores
Base
(MHz)
Boost
(MHz)
Size
(MB)
Clock
(MHz)
Bus
(bits)
Power Config
Driver
Sapphire Radeon RX 580 Nitro+ Limited Edition 2,304 - 1,450 8,192 8,000 256 8+6 17.4 press
Sapphire Radeon RX 480 Nitro+ OC 2,304 - 1,342 8,192 8,000 256 8 17.4 press
EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC Gaming 1,280 1,607 1,835 6,144 8,008 192 6 381.65

HEXUS Graphics Test Bench

Hardware Components Product Page
Processor Intel Core i7-6700K (overclocked to 4.4GHz) intel.com
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-D15S noctua.at
Motherboard Asus Z170 Pro asus.com
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4-2400 crucial.com
Power Supply be quiet! Dark Power Pro 11 850W bequiet.com
Primary Storage 256GB Samsung 950 Pro samsung.com
Secondary Storage 512GB SK hynix Canvas SC300 skhynix.com
Chassis Fractal Design Define R5 Windowed fractal-design.com
Monitor Philips Brilliance 4K Ultra HD LED (288P6LJEB/00) philips.co.uk
Operating system Windows 10 (64-bit) microsoft.com

Benchmark Suite

Synthetic Benchmarks
3DMark Fire Strike, Fire Strike Extreme, Time Spy and Time Spy Stress Test
VRMark Orange Room and Blue Room
Gaming Benchmarks and Settings
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided DX12, TAA, Ultra Quality
Doom Vulkan, TSSAA (8TX), Ultra Quality
Gears of War 4 DX12, TAA, Ultra Quality
Hitman DX12, FXAA, Ultra Quality
Rise of the Tomb Raider DX12, SMAA, Very High Quality
Total War: Warhammer DX12, FXAA, Ultra Quality
General Benchmarks
Power Consumption To emulate real-world usage scenarios, we record system-wide mains power draw both when idle and while playing Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Temperature To emulate real-world usage scenarios, we record GPU core temperature both when idle and while playing Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Noise A PCE-318 meter is used to record noise levels when idle and while playing Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Overclocking Maintaining out-the-box voltage, we increase the card's power target and aim for an optimal balance of core and memory overclock.

Notes

To minimise the impact of any CPU bottlenecks, our test platform is configured with a quad-core Intel Core i7-6700K processor overclocked to 4.4GHz across all cores and 32GB of Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 memory set to run at 2,400MHz using the built-in XMP profile.

For this benchmark suite, we have an array of games tested at FHD (1,920x1,080) and QHD (2,560x1,440) resolutions. Where applicable, any vendor-specific enhancements such as PhysX and TressFX are disabled to help even the playing field. In-game benchmark results are recorded as average frames per second and minimum fps is included where available.

Bringing testing right up to date, we have a trio of cards benchmarked using the latest available drivers at the time of writing. We have added the similar Sapphire RX 480 Nitro+ OC card and, from the green team, a good example of a partner-overclocked GeForce GTX 1060, this time from EVGA.