NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 vs AMD Radeon RX 580

Compare NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB vs AMD Radeon RX 580 8 GB, specs and GPU benchmark score. Which is the better graphics card for the money?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

35 %
59% significantly better overall score
22 %

Flux Core frame rate

Volumetric ray casting test, a computationally expensive method of rendering high-quality scenes

69 FPS
23 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate
46 FPS

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

57 FPS
24 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate
33 FPS

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

44 FPS
45 FPS
1 FPS slightly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

46 FPS
28 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate
18 FPS

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Other Benchmarks

3DMark Graphics score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

6046
39% slightly higher 3DMark Graphics score
4333
Blender score

Blender score

Cycles Render (Samples per minute)

566.05
35% slightly higher Blender score
419.17
Geekbench 5 (Metal) score

Geekbench 5 (Metal) score

Metal compute benchmark

18801
44601
137% significantly higher Geekbench 5 (Metal) score
Geekbench 5 (OpenCL) score

Geekbench 5 (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

47750
49182
2% slightly higher Geekbench 5 (OpenCL) score
Geekbench 5 (Vulkan) score

Geekbench 5 (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

53125
54191
2% slightly higher Geekbench 5 (Vulkan) score
Geekbench 6 (Metal) score

Geekbench 6 (Metal) score

Metal compute benchmark

18801
51965
176% significantly higher Geekbench 6 (Metal) score
Geekbench 6 (OpenCL) score

Geekbench 6 (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

41730
46698
11% slightly higher Geekbench 6 (OpenCL) score
Geekbench 6 (Vulkan) score

Geekbench 6 (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

49246
50839
3% slightly higher Geekbench 6 (Vulkan) score

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1506 MHz
19% slightly higher core clock speed
1257 MHz

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1683 MHz
25% slightly higher boost clock speed
1340 MHz

Memory

Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

8 GiB
Identical
8 GiB

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

256 Bit
Identical
256 Bit

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

256.30 GB/s
0.12% slightly higher memory bandwidth
256 GB/s

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

150 W
23% slightly lower TDP
185 W

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

107.7 Gigapixels/s
151% significantly higher pixel rate
42.88 Gigapixels/s

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

202 Gigatexels/s
4% slightly higher texture rate
192.96 Gigatexels/s

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

6.46 TFLOPS
4% slightly better floating point performance
6.18 TFLOPS

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

1920
2304
20% slightly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

120
144
20% slightly more texture mapping units

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

64
100% significantly more render output processors
32

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

68th of 363
95th of 363

Family

The product line

-
Radeon 500 Series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

June 2016
April 2017

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

GDDR5
GDDR5

DirectX Support

Maximum version of DirectX supported

12.0
12.0

OpenGL Support

Maximum version of OpenGL supported

4.5
4.5

GeForce GTX 1070 vs Radeon RX 580 benchmarks

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark, the GeForce GTX 1070 GPU is faster than the Radeon RX 580 in gaming.

In our comparison, the GeForce GTX 1070 has a slightly higher core clock speed. The core clock speed (or base speed) is the frequency at which the GPU core runs. This metric makes sense when comparing GPUs of a similar architecture or generation. In addition, the GeForce GTX 1070 also has a slightly higher boost clock speed. This is a frequency that can be reached if the GPU is cooled sufficiently and has enough power.

Next up, in terms of GPU memory, they both have the same amount of memory at 8 GiB. Memory size doesn't directly affect performance, but too little memory will certainly degrade gaming performance.

In addition, the GeForce GTX 1070 has a slightly lower TDP at 150 W when compared to the Radeon RX 580 at 185 W. This is not a measure of performance, but rather the amount of heat generated by the chip when running at its highest speed.

According to the results of the hardwareDB benchmark utility, the GeForce GTX 1070 is faster than the Radeon RX 580.

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