AMD Radeon RX 580 vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050

Compare AMD Radeon RX 580 8 GB vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 8 GB, specs and GPU benchmark score. Which is the better graphics card for the money?

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Price

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$ 449
$ 315
$ 134.01 significantly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

38 %
59 %
55% significantly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

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

45 FPS
77 FPS
31 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

33 FPS
41 FPS
9 FPS slightly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

44 FPS
58 FPS
14 FPS significantly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

18 FPS
32 FPS
14 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

49,182
71,667
45% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

54,191
56,109
3% slightly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

4,333
6,202
43% significantly higher 3DMark Graphics score

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,257 MHz
1,552 MHz
23% slightly higher core clock speed

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,340 MHz
1,777 MHz
32% slightly higher boost clock speed

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
100% significantly larger memory bus width
128 Bit

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

256 GB/s
14% slightly higher memory bandwidth
224 GB/s

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

185 W
130 W
42% slightly lower TDP

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

43 Gigapixels/s
57 Gigapixels/s
32% slightly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

193 Gigatexels/s
35% slightly higher texture rate
142 Gigatexels/s

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

6 TFLOPS
9 TFLOPS
47% significantly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

2,304
2,560
11% slightly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

144
79% significantly more texture mapping units
80

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

32
Identical
32

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

99th of 536
67th of 536

Family

The product line

Radeon 500 Series
-

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

April 2017
January 2022

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

GDDR5
GDDR6

DirectX Support

Maximum version of DirectX supported

12.0
12.0

OpenGL Support

Maximum version of OpenGL supported

4.5
4.6

Radeon RX 580 vs GeForce RTX 3050 specs and performance

For gaming, the GeForce RTX 3050 graphics card is better than the Radeon RX 580 in our tests.

The GeForce RTX 3050 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 3050 also has a slightly higher boost clock speed: the maximum frequency the chip can reach if power delivery and thermals allow.

Furthermore, the spec sheet for both these GPUs show that they both have the same amount of memory at 8 GiB. Lots of memory is good when playing at high resolutions or with many monitors.

In addition, the GeForce RTX 3050 has a slightly lower TDP at 130 W when compared to the Radeon RX 580 at 185 W. TDP (Thermal Design Power) measures total heat output from the chip.

In conclusion, all specs and GPU benchmarks considered, will recommend the GeForce RTX 3050 over the Radeon RX 580.

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