RX580 Review Compilation Thread

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RX580 Review Compilation Thread

Post by CA_Steve » Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:59 am

AMD fixed some bugs and sped up the Polaris RX 4xx series at the expense of TDP. Upside is they fixed the memory-not-downclocking-for-2D-loads-and-multimonitor problem.

In brief: ~6-10% faster than RX 480. Great 1080p/ ok to decent 1440p, 180W TDP, but OEM stock OC'ed cards may use much more at stress loads. HDMI 2.0b and Display Port 1.4(ready), DVI no longer includes analog VGA signals. Dimensions stated as: a" x b" x c" are from mfgr websites - others are from reviews. Head to head to slightly faster than GTX 1060. Head to Head with plus versions of the GTX 1060.

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Reviews with acoustic testing: (ComputerBase and hardwareLUXX in German)

MSI RX 580 Gaming X 8GB (10.63-10.83" length, 5.51" height, dual slot (xx"), 8-pin PEG. 2 DP, 2 HDMI, 1 Dual-link DVI). Passive to 60C.
Guru3D

Asus RX 580 Strix 8GB (11.81-12" length, 5.12" height, 2.5 slot (xx"), 8-pin PEG. 2 DP, 2 HDMI, 1 Dual-link DVI). Passive fan hysteresis: fans off with drop to 50C; fans on with rise to 60C.
Guru3D
ComputerBase
hardwareLUXX

Sapphire RX 580 Nitro+ Limited Edition 8GB (10.04-10.31" length, 4.72-5.51" height (heh), dual slot (1.38"), 6-pin and 8-pin PEG. 2 DP, 2 HDMI, 1 Dual-link DVI). Passive fan hysteresis: fans off with drop to 40C; fans on with rise to 60C.
Guru3D
Techpowerup
ComputerBase
hardwareLUXX
Tom's Hardware
KitGuru
Hexus

Sapphire RX 580 Pulse 8GB (xx" length, xx" height, dual slot (xx"), 8-pin PEG. 2 DP, 2 HDMI, 1 Dual-link DVI). Passive fan hysteresis: fans off with drop to xxC; fans on with rise to 60C.
KitGuru (38dB noise floor)


Powercolor RX 580 Red Devil 8GB (9.45" length, 5.51" height, 2.1 slot (xx"), 6-pin and 8-pin PEG. 3 DP, 1 HDMI, 1 Dual-link DVI). Passive to 60C.
ComputerBase

Powercolor RX 580 Red Devil GS 8GB (9.45-9.84" length, 5.51" height, 3 slot (xx"), 6-pin and 8-pin PEG. 3 DP, 1 HDMI, 1 Dual-link DVI). Passive to 60C.
ComputerBase
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Re: RX580 Review Compilation Thread

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Re: RX580 Review Compilation Thread

Post by quest_for_silence » Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:07 am

Gunbuster wrote:TechPowerUp's Sapphure RX 580 Nitro+ LE 8GB review https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Sap ... us/29.html

50-70W more, on load, than the slightly less fast RX 480: albeit with a far better thermal target, not that good... I hope AMD will hit the spot, sooner or later.
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Re: RX580 Review Compilation Thread

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Re: RX580 Review Compilation Thread

Post by Olle P » Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:47 am

quest_for_silence wrote:50-70W more, on load, than the slightly less fast RX 480 ...
My gut reaction too. But then I started to think, based on some observations in one of the reviews.
* The reason this new GPU has far more increase in power consumption than performance is that the clock speed is substantially increased while RAM badwidth, which was a limiting factor already for the RX 480, hasn't gone up one bit.
* Power consumption for the RX 580 in less demanding tasks, like idle or playing a DVD, is lower than for the RX 480.

My conclusion: If you take an RX 580 and underclock it to RX 480 level it will perform like an RX 480 (or marginally better) while using less power. With a bit of luck it's also possible to reduce the voltage with said underclock, to improve efficiency even more.
So I suppose the RX 580 can be seen as a gain in efficiency over the RX 480, given the right treatment!

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Re: RX580 Review Compilation Thread

Post by CA_Steve » Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:20 pm

First batch of reviews are up.
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Re: RX580 Review Compilation Thread

Post by CA_Steve » Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:02 pm

Thanks - I don't bother to add a new site (beyond the standard ones I list) unless they can get their noise floor to 30dB or less...and really, the interesting stuff happens below 20dB. Or, if there's some really interesting other stuff they do to make it worthwhile. There's a few more std ones I haven't added, yet - out of time for now...and yeah, I'm familiar with TPU's database tool. :)
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Re: RX580 Review Compilation Thread

Post by CA_Steve » Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:00 pm

Sapphire Nitro+ LE @ Tom's Hardware, KitGuru, and Hexus added.
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Re: RX580 Review Compilation Thread

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Re: RX580 Review Compilation Thread

Post by CA_Steve » Thu May 18, 2017 7:34 am

Red Devil GS added, along with Sapphire Pulse.
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