AMD Radeon RX 580 vs AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT

Compare AMD Radeon RX 580 8 GB vs AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT 12 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

$ 499.00
$ 429.99
$ 69.01 slightly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

22 %
71 %
222% significantly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

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

45 FPS
143 FPS
97 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

33 FPS
107 FPS
74 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

44 FPS
125 FPS
81 FPS significantly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

18 FPS
61 FPS
43 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

49182
102988
109% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score
Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

54191
70085
29% slightly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score
3DMark Graphics score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

4333
12922
198% significantly higher 3DMark Graphics score

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1257 MHz
2321 MHz
84% significantly higher core clock speed

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1340 MHz
2581 MHz
92% significantly higher boost clock speed

Memory

Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

8 GiB
12 GiB
49% significantly more memory

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

256 Bit
33% slightly larger memory bus width
192 Bit

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

256 GB/s
384 GB/s
49% significantly higher memory bandwidth

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

185 W
24% slightly lower TDP
230 W

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

42.88 Gigapixels/s
165.2 Gigapixels/s
285% significantly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

192.96 Gigatexels/s
413 Gigatexels/s
114% significantly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

6.18 TFLOPS
13.21 TFLOPS
113% significantly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

2304
2560
11% slightly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

144
160
11% slightly more texture mapping units

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

32
64
100% significantly more render output processors

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

106th of 531
21st of 531

Family

The product line

Radeon 500 Series
Radeon RX 6000 Series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

April 2017
March 2021

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 Radeon RX 6700 XT benchmarks

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark, the Radeon RX 6700 XT GPU is faster than the Radeon RX 580 in gaming.

Our database shows that the Radeon RX 6700 XT has a significantly higher core clock speed. This is the frequency at which the graphics core is running at. While not necessarily an indicator of overall performance, this metric can be useful when comparing two GPUs based on the same architecture. In addition, the Radeon RX 6700 XT also has a significantly higher boost clock speed. The boost clock speed is the frequency that the GPU core can reach if the temperature is low enough. The allows for higher performance in certain scenarios.

As stated by the manufacturer, the Radeon RX 6700 XT has significantly more memory with 12 GiB of memory compared to 8 GiB. Memory size doesn't directly affect performance, but too little memory will certainly degrade gaming performance.

In addition, the Radeon RX 580 has a slightly lower TDP at 185 W when compared to the Radeon RX 6700 XT at 230 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 Radeon RX 6700 XT is faster than the Radeon RX 580.

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