NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 vs AMD Radeon RX 580

Compare NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6 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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Price

The cheapest price from our partner retailers

$ 230
$ 269.60 significantly less expensive
$ 500

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

76 %
105% significantly better overall score
37 %

Flux Core frame rate

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

100 FPS
56 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate
44 FPS

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

65 FPS
32 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate
32 FPS

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

68 FPS
26 FPS significantly higher City frame rate
42 FPS

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

47 FPS
30 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate
17 FPS

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

70,754
43% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score
49,182

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

60,775
12% slightly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score
54,191

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

7,528
73% significantly higher 3DMark Graphics score
4,328

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,365 MHz
8% slightly higher core clock speed
1,257 MHz

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,680 MHz
25% slightly higher boost clock speed
1,340 MHz

Memory

Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

6 GiB
8 GiB
33% slightly more memory

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

192 Bit
256 Bit
33% slightly larger memory bus width

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

336 GB/s
31% slightly higher memory bandwidth
256 GB/s

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

160 W
15% slightly lower TDP
185 W

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

81 Gigapixels/s
88% significantly higher pixel rate
43 Gigapixels/s

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

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

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

6 TFLOPS
4% slightly better floating point performance
6 TFLOPS

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

1,920
2,304
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

48
49% significantly more render output processors
32

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

44th of 526
98th of 526

Family

The product line

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Radeon 500 Series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

January 2019
April 2017

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

GDDR6
GDDR5

DirectX Support

Maximum version of DirectX supported

12.0
12.0

OpenGL Support

Maximum version of OpenGL supported

4.6
4.5

GeForce RTX 2060 vs Radeon RX 580 specs and performance

For gaming, the GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card is better than the Radeon RX 580 in our tests.

Our database shows that the GeForce RTX 2060 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 RTX 2060 also has a slightly higher boost clock speed: the maximum frequency the chip can reach if power delivery and thermals allow.

As stated by the manufacturer, the Radeon RX 580 has slightly more memory with 8 GiB of memory compared to 6 GiB. If you're planning at playing games at high resolutions with high-quality textures, you will need a lot of memory.

In addition, the GeForce RTX 2060 has a slightly lower TDP at 160 W when compared to the Radeon RX 580 at 185 W. Heat output doesn't match power consumption directly but, it's a good estimate.

In conclusion, all specs and GPU benchmarks considered, will recommend the GeForce RTX 2060 over the Radeon RX 580.

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