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Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 580 Desktop Graphics Card Review

Sebastian Bade, 👁 Klaus Hinum, Felicitas Krohn (translated by Stanislav Kokhanyuk), 10/23/2018

Fast enough for Full HD! Now the mining boom has subsided, enormous amounts of used graphics cards are starting to hit the market. In this review, we take a look at AMD’s Radeon RX 580 to see if it is worth buying under the circumstances.

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The mining craze has considerably reduced the availability of AMD’s Radeon graphics cards over the past couple of years. Now this boom is over and many miners are trying to sell their hardware on the used market. Many people are cautious of buying video cards that have been deployed in mining operations, because these GPUs have been used under full load for very long periods of time. Right now the used market is awash with these video cards, so the chances that you will get one of them are quite high. But those who are willing to take a chance might get a very nice deal.

With the Radeon RX 580, AMD offers a midrange graphics card with either 4 or 8 GB of VRAM. The 8 GB model should be your first choice, because it will have enough VRAM to allow you to run video games at very high resolutions without stuttering. For the purposes of this review, we got ourselves the Asus ROG Strix RX 580. This graphics card has a very good cooling solution with axial fans. This is why the video card performs very well even under load.

The GPU is based on the Polaris 20 chip, which replaces the Polaris 10 chips of the RX 480/470. This chip is produced using a 14-nm manufacturing process and has approximately 5.7 billion transistors deposited onto a 232 mm² die. The base clock of the Radeon RX 580 amounts to 1257 MHz. The maximum boost clock of the reference model is 1340 MHz. Here, Asus has done some factory overclocking. The ROG Strix Radeon RX 580 runs at 1360 MHz in gaming mode. In OC mode (which can be selected in the Asus GPU Tweak utility), the GPU operates at 1380 MHz. The VRAM is clocked at 2150 MHz (in real terms 8600 MHz), which results in a bandwidth of 275 GB/s.

Our review model differs from the reference-model of the Radeon RX 580 not only visually but also in terms of the PCB design. This is important if you want to use a custom cooling solution such as water-cooling. However, if you intend to use custom cooling, you should first familiarize yourself with the available cooling solutions.

For external devices, the Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 580 offers one DVI-D port, two HDMI 2.0b outputs and two DisplayPort 1.4 ports. The graphics card requires an 8-pin power connector. 

Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 580
Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 580
Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 580
Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 580
Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 580
Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 580
Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 580
Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 580
Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 580
Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 580
Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 580
Specifications Radeon RX 580 Radeon RX 480 Radeon RX 570 Radeon RX 470 GTX 1060 FE GTX 1070 FE GTX 1080 FE
Chip Polaris P20 Polaris P10 Polaris P20 Polaris P10 GP106 GP104 GP104
Process Size 14 nm 14 nm 14 nm 14 nm 16 nm 16 nm 16 nm
Shading Units 2.304 2.304 2.048 2.048 1.280 1.920 2.560
TMUs 144 144 128 128 80 120 160
Base Clock 1.257 MHz 1.120 MHz 1.168 MHz 926 MHz 1.506 MHz 1.518 MHz 1.607 MHz
Boost Clock 1.340 MHz 1.266 MHz 1.244 MHz 1.206 MHz 1.709 MHz 1.708 MHz 1.733 MHz
Memory Bus 256 Bit 256 Bit 256 Bit 256 Bit 256 Bit 256 Bit 256 Bit
Bandwidth 256 GB/s 256 GB/s 224 GB/s 211.2 GB/s 192 GB/s 256 GB/s 320 GB/s
Memory Size 4 GB / 8 GB 8 GB 4 GB / 8 GB 4 GB / 8 GB 6 GB 8 GB 8 GB
TDP (in watts) 185 W 150 W 150 W 120 W 120 W 150 W 180 W

The Test Rig

For this review, we use a Gigabyte X470 AORUS GAMING 7 Wi-Fi motherboard with the Ryzen 7 2700X and 16 GB of G-Skill 3400 MHz RAM. The system is cooled by the Be Quiet Silent Loop (280 mm) liquid cooler. We also use a 4K monitor from Acer, the Predator XB321HK, for this review. A huge thank you goes out to AMD for providing us with this test rig.

Case Corsair Carbide Air 540 ATX Cube
CPU AMD RYZEN 7 2700X
CPU cooler Be Quiet Silent Loop 280mm
RAM G-Skill Sniper X 16 GB DDR4 3.400 MHz
Motherboard Gigabyte X470 Aorus Gaming 7 WiFi
Monitor Acer Predator XB321HK 4K
SSD ADATA SP900 M.2 SSD
HDD 2 TB Western Digital (for gaming)
OS Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 64-Bit (Version 1809)
Drivers Adrenalin 18.9.3

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Clock Rates

As was previously mentioned, the Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 580 runs above the reference specifications. The GPU base clock is 1360 MHz and the VRAM is clocked at 8000 MHz. You can choose between three predefined profiles in the Asus GPU Tweak utility (Silent, Gaming and OC). In OC mode, the GPU is clocked 20 MHz higher and therefore reaches 1380 MHz. The utility also allows users to set their own clock rates. The power and temperature limits can also be tweaked via the utility.

Asus GPU Tweak (Silent Mode)
Asus GPU Tweak (Silent Mode)
Asus GPU Tweak (Gaming Mode)
Asus GPU Tweak (Gaming Mode)
Asus GPU Tweak (OC Mode)
Asus GPU Tweak (OC Mode)

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Synthetic Benchmarks

The performance of the Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 580 is comparable to that of an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060. Depending on optimization, one GPU can be ahead of the other. The Radeon RX 580 cannot compete against the much faster GeForce GTX 1070. When compared to the equally fast GTX 1060 from Nvidia, the Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 580 has an advantage: It has 2 GB more RAM.

3DMark Ice Storm
3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited
3DMark Ice Storm Extreme
3DMark Cloud Gate
3DMark Sky Diver
3DMark Fire Strike
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme
3DMark Fire Strike Ultra
3DMark Time Spy
3DMark 11
3DMark Vantage
 
3DMark
Fire Strike Extreme Graphics
Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 580
Radeon RX 580, 2700X
6281 Points ∼100%
Desktop PC Ryzen 7 1800X + Sapphire Radeon RX 580 Nitro+ 8 GB
Radeon RX 580, 1800X
6145 Points ∼98% -2%
AMD Radeon RX 480 8 GB Reference
Radeon RX 480, 4790K, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
5444 Points ∼87% -13%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
28366 Points ∼100% +100%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
16685 Points ∼59% +18%
Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 580
Radeon RX 580, 2700X
14161 Points ∼50%
Desktop PC Ryzen 7 1800X + Sapphire Radeon RX 580 Nitro+ 8 GB
Radeon RX 580, 1800X
13692 Points ∼48% -3%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
12984 Points ∼46% -8%
AMD Radeon RX 480 8 GB Reference
Radeon RX 480, 4790K, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
12186 Points ∼43% -14%
MSI RX 470 Gaming X 4GB
Radeon RX 470 (Desktop), 4790K, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
11869 Points ∼42% -16%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
104764 Points ∼100% +35%
Desktop PC Ryzen 7 1800X + Sapphire Radeon RX 580 Nitro+ 8 GB
Radeon RX 580, 1800X
87394 Points ∼83% +13%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
80879 Points ∼77% +4%
Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 580
Radeon RX 580, 2700X
77638 Points ∼74%
AMD Radeon RX 480 8 GB Reference
Radeon RX 480, 4790K, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
72213 Points ∼69% -7%
MSI RX 470 Gaming X 4GB
Radeon RX 470 (Desktop), 4790K, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
66398 Points ∼63% -14%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
38959 Points ∼100% +110%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
23990 Points ∼62% +29%
Desktop PC Ryzen 7 1800X + Sapphire Radeon RX 580 Nitro+ 8 GB
Radeon RX 580, 1800X
19961 Points ∼51% +7%
Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 580
Radeon RX 580, 2700X
18587 Points ∼48%
AMD Radeon RX 480 8 GB Reference
Radeon RX 480, 4790K, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
17919 Points ∼46% -4%
MSI RX 470 Gaming X 4GB
Radeon RX 470 (Desktop), 4790K, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
17738 Points ∼46% -5%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
17401 Points ∼45% -6%

Gaming Benchmarks

Unfortunately, synthetic benchmarks rarely reflect the true performance in games. In the gaming benchmarks, the Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 580 is often beaten by the GeForce GTX 1060. However, this does not mean that the Asus GPU is not fit for gaming. The RX 580 from Asus can run even the latest titles on ultra settings at 1080p.

Certain games such as the latest Assassin’s Creed titles are only playable on high settings. Subjectively speaking, the gaming performance of the Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 580 is on a very good level. Those who game at 1080p will not be disappointed with the Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 580. However, the video card is simply not powerful enough to be able to provide playable frame rates at 4K.

Assassin´s Creed Odyssey - 1920x1080 Ultra High Preset
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 6700K
67 (min: 30) fps ∼100% +103%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 6700K
57 (min: 33) fps ∼85% +73%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
38 (min: 27) fps ∼57% +15%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 580, 2700X
34 (min: 21, max: 54) fps ∼51% +3%
Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 580
Radeon RX 580, 2700X
33 (min: 23, max: 79) fps ∼49%
FIFA 19 - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:4x MS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 6700K
290 (min: 267) fps ∼100% +15%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 6700K
288 (min: 260) fps ∼99% +14%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 580, 2700X
280.1 (min: 260, max: 316) fps ∼97% +11%
Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 580
Radeon RX 580, 2700X
252.5 (min: 234, max: 279) fps ∼87%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
251 (min: 229) fps ∼87% -1%
Forza Horizon 4 - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:2xMS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 6700K
112 (min: 97) fps ∼100% +44%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 6700K
98 (min: 84) fps ∼88% +26%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 580, 2700X
85 fps ∼76% +9%
Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 580
Radeon RX 580, 2700X
78 fps ∼70%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
73 (min: 63) fps ∼65% -6%
F1 2018 - 1920x1080 Ultra High Preset AA:T AF:16x
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 6700K
109 (min: 87) fps ∼100% +49%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 6700K
97 (min: 82) fps ∼89% +33%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 580, 2700X
73 (min: 64, max: 85) fps ∼67% 0%
Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 580
Radeon RX 580, 2700X
73 (min: 62, max: 88) fps ∼67%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
69 (min: 59) fps ∼63% -5%
Monster Hunter World - 1920x1080 Highest Preset (Image Quality High)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 6700K
88.7 (min: 71) fps ∼100% +79%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 6700K
75.9 (min: 62) fps ∼86% +53%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 580, 2700X
51.7 (min: 43, max: 61) fps ∼58% +4%
Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 580
Radeon RX 580, 2700X
49.6 (min: 41, max: 58) fps ∼56%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
46.8 (min: 39) fps ∼53% -6%
Far Cry 5 - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 6700K
107 (min: 84) fps ∼100% +57%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 6700K
96 (min: 82) fps ∼90% +41%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 580, 2700X
73 (min: 66, max: 88) fps ∼68% +7%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
70 (min: 60) fps ∼65% +3%
Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 580
Radeon RX 580, 2700X
68 (min: 60, max: 81) fps ∼64%
The Crew 2 - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
60 (min: 59) fps ∼100% 0%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 6700K
60 (min: 59) fps ∼100% 0%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 6700K
60 (min: 59) fps ∼100% 0%
Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 580
Radeon RX 580, 2700X
60 fps ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 580, 2700X
59.2 (min: 54, max: 61) fps ∼99% -1%
Assassin´s Creed Origins - 1920x1080 Ultra High Preset
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
79 (min: 42, max: 124) fps ∼100% +76%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 6700K
78 (min: 31) fps ∼99% +73%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 6700K
73 (min: 32) fps ∼92% +62%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
57 (min: 26) fps ∼72% +27%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 480, 4790K, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
51 (min: 22, max: 77) fps ∼65% +13%
Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 580
Radeon RX 580, 2700X
45 fps ∼57%
AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 470 (Desktop), 4790K, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
44 (min: 19, max: 61) fps ∼56% -2%
Kingdom Come: Deliverance - 1920x1080 Ultra High Preset
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 6700K
75 (min: 59) fps ∼100% +51%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
73 (min: 53, max: 92) fps ∼97% +47%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 6700K
68.9 (min: 57) fps ∼92% +39%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
50.2 (min: 42) fps ∼67% +1%
Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 580
Radeon RX 580, 2700X
49.6 (min: 39, max: 58) fps ∼66%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 480, 4790K, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
44.7 (min: 34, max: 51) fps ∼60% -10%
Fortnite - 1920x1080 Epic Preset
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
163 (min: 148, max: 180) fps ∼100% +102%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 6700K
146 (min: 131) fps ∼90% +81%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 6700K
129 (min: 122) fps ∼79% +60%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
90.8 (min: 84) fps ∼56% +13%
Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 580
Radeon RX 580, 2700X
80.7 fps ∼50%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 480, 4790K, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
64.5 (min: 51, max: 78) fps ∼40% -20%
AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 470 (Desktop), 4790K, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
58.9 (min: 44, max: 63) fps ∼36% -27%
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark - 1920x1080 High Quality
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
92 fps ∼100% +147%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 6700K
77.2 (min: 24) fps ∼84% +107%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 6700K
63 (min: 19) fps ∼68% +69%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
43.4 (min: 12) fps ∼47% +16%
Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 580
Radeon RX 580, 2700X
37.3 (min: 16, max: 59) fps ∼41%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 480, 4790K, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
30.4 (min: 3, max: 53) fps ∼33% -18%
AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 470 (Desktop), 4790K, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
25.6 (min: 3, max: 51) fps ∼28% -31%
Far Cry Primal - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:SM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
121 (min: 81, max: 149) fps ∼100% +102%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
90 (min: 72, max: 105) fps ∼74% +50%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
67 fps ∼55% +12%
Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 580
Radeon RX 580, 2700X
60 (min: 47, max: 75) fps ∼50%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 480, 4790K, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
59 (min: 47, max: 76) fps ∼49% -2%
AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 470 (Desktop), 4790K, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
54 (min: 43, max: 67) fps ∼45% -10%
The Witcher 3 - 1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
98 (min: 83, max: 112) fps ∼100% +134%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
62 fps ∼63% +48%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
44.4 fps ∼45% +6%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 480, 4790K, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
43.9 (min: 40, max: 49) fps ∼45% +5%
Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 580
Radeon RX 580, 2700X
41.8 (min: 35, max: 46) fps ∼43%
AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 470 (Desktop), 4790K, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
40.7 (min: 35, max: 45) fps ∼42% -3%
Watch Dogs 2 - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
93 (min: 71, max: 107) fps ∼100% +130%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
45.7 (min: 36) fps ∼49% +13%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 480, 4790K, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
40.6 (min: 32, max: 49) fps ∼44% 0%
Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 580
Radeon RX 580, 2700X
40.4 (min: 32, max: 46) fps ∼43%
AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 470 (Desktop), 4790K, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
37.4 (min: 29, max: 46) fps ∼40% -7%
Battlefield 1 - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
158 (min: 141, max: 166) fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
94.6 (min: 82) fps ∼60%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 480, 4790K, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
89.4 (min: 76, max: 96) fps ∼57%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 480, 4790K, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
88.5 (min: 72, max: 96) fps ∼56%
AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 470 (Desktop), 4790K, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
83 (min: 73, max: 88) fps ∼53%
The Division - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset AF:16x
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
130 (min: 75, max: 180) fps ∼100% +121%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
80.6 (min: 41, max: 108) fps ∼62% +37%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
59.6 fps ∼46% +1%
Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 580
Radeon RX 580, 2700X
58.8 fps ∼45%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 480, 4790K, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
57.5 (min: 39, max: 77) fps ∼44% -2%
AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 470 (Desktop), 4790K, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
53.3 (min: 32, max: 76) fps ∼41% -9%
For Honor - 1920x1080 Extreme Preset AA:T AF:16x
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
173 (min: 115, max: 240) fps ∼100% +111%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 6700K
139 (min: 75) fps ∼80% +70%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 6700K
115 (min: 74) fps ∼66% +40%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
111 (min: 50, max: 148) fps ∼64% +35%
Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 580
Radeon RX 580, 2700X
82 (min: 65, max: 110) fps ∼47%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
78.7 (min: 47) fps ∼45% -4%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 480, 4790K, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
77 (min: 58, max: 122) fps ∼45% -6%
AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 470 (Desktop), 4790K, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
69.8 (min: 53, max: 96) fps ∼40% -15%
Ghost Recon Wildlands - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:T AF:16x
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
70.3 (min: 62, max: 78) fps ∼100% +101%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 6700K
62.6 (min: 54) fps ∼89% +79%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 6700K
53.8 (min: 47) fps ∼77% +54%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
50.2 (min: 43, max: 58) fps ∼71% +43%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
40.2 (min: 35) fps ∼57% +15%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 480, 4790K, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
35.1 (min: 29, max: 41) fps ∼50% 0%
Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 580
Radeon RX 580, 2700X
35 (min: 29, max: 41) fps ∼50%
AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 470 (Desktop), 4790K, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
29.7 (min: 23, max: 35) fps ∼42% -15%
low med. high ultra4K
The Witcher 3 (2015) 194.2132.264.341.824.9fps
Far Cry Primal (2016) 12496866030fps
The Division (2016) 208.2145.677.458.830.9fps
Watch Dogs 2 (2016) 113.399.661.140.422.6fps
For Honor (2017) 2401121078233fps
Ghost Recon Wildlands (2017) 12668623523fps
Middle-earth: Shadow of War (2017) 13468635319fps
Assassin´s Creed Origins (2017) 6957534521fps
Fortnite (2018) 345.3175.1106.880.723.3fps
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark (2018) 102.857.437.316.9fps
Kingdom Come: Deliverance (2018) 12779.465.949.615.8fps
Far Cry 5 (2018) 11980736826fps
The Crew 2 (2018) 6060606028fps
Monster Hunter World (2018) 133.170.164.249.615.9fps
F1 2018 (2018) 21012110573fps
FIFA 19 (2018) 274.8272.6254252.597.6fps
Forza Horizon 4 (2018) 167103977839fps
Assassin´s Creed Odyssey (2018) 7055443317fps

Stress Test, Emissions and Overclocking

The Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 580 comes with a proprietary cooling solution that has a few big advantages. For one, the GPU operates above the base specifications, plus the noise coming from the three fans cannot be described as annoying. Under load, the graphics card is audible, but it is significantly easier on the ears than a comparable radial cooler, which is found in the reference design. 

Under load, the GPU reaches a maximum temperature of 61 °C (with an open case) and therefore achieves a very good frame-rate stability of 98.8% in the Sky Diver stress test. This is why there should not be any drops in performance under sustained load.

The Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 580 draws 144 watts under load, which is a reasonable value. This is why it is somewhat more energy-efficient than the Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 580.

Those who need more performance can overclock the GPU on their own. We were able to increase the core clock up to 1440 MHz and the memory speed up to 9000 MHz, thereby achieving 2000 more points in 3DMark Fire Strike, as compared to the stock clocks. To achieve this, we had to increase both the power limit and the temperature limit. 

3DMark Sky Diver (stress test)
3DMark Sky Diver (stress test)
Stress test (OC mode)
Stress test (OC mode)
3DMark Fire Strike (GPU @ 1440 MHz VRAM @ 9000 MHz)
3DMark Fire Strike (GPU @ 1440 MHz VRAM @ 9000 MHz)
Power draw at idle
Power draw at idle
Power draw under load
Power draw under load
 

Verdict - Good and quiet graphics card

Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 580 - Provided courtesy of: Asus Germany
Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 580 - Provided courtesy of: Asus Germany

The Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 580 is a graphics card for gaming. It is currently available for 300 Euros (~$344). Some used models can be had for about 250 Euros (~$286), which is a very nice deal. This graphics card is primarily for those who game at 1080p. Even though 8 GB of VRAM is enough for 1440p or 4K, the GPU itself is simply not powerful enough to provide playable frame rates in modern games at such resolutions. However, some games are playable at 2160p. This applies, above all, to the latest installment in the FIFA series, for instance.

Those who do not want an Nvidia GPU and are on the lookout for a good graphics card that costs no more than 300 Euros (~$344) will not be disappointed with the Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 580. Besides the good cooling solution, the GPU also features eye-catching RGB effects.

Currently, those who cannot afford a Vega GPU and do not want to miss out on features such as FreeSync do not have a lot of options. Rumor has it that AMD is already working on a successor based on the Polaris architecture. However, right now there is no telling what the availability of the Polaris 30 chips is going to look like after they are launched.

We like the build quality as well as the features such as RGB effects. We are also fond of the Zero Fan mode, which offers silent operation in 2D applications and under light 3D load. The size of the GPU can be a problem, because it requires a very long and wide case. Good air flow is also necessary.

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Sebastian Bade, 2018-10-23 (Update: 2018-10-23)