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GeForce GTX 580 3GB vs Radeon RX 5500

Intro

The GeForce GTX 580 3GB has clock speeds of 772 MHz on the GPU, and 1002 MHz on the 3072 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 512 SPUs along with 64 Texture Address Units and 48 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare all of that to the Radeon RX 5500, which features core clock speeds of 1670 MHz on the GPU, and 14000 MHz on the 4096 MB of GDDR6 memory. It features 1408 SPUs along with 88 TAUs and 32 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon RX 5500 150 Watts
GeForce GTX 580 3GB 244 Watts
Difference: 94 Watts (63%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically, the Radeon RX 5500 should perform just a bit faster than the GeForce GTX 580 3GB in general. (explain)

Radeon RX 5500 229376 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 580 3GB 192384 MB/sec
Difference: 36992 (19%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 5500 will be a lot (about 197%) faster with regards to anisotropic filtering than the GeForce GTX 580 3GB. (explain)

Radeon RX 5500 146960 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 580 3GB 49408 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 97552 (197%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon RX 5500 should be much (more or less 44%) better at AA than the GeForce GTX 580 3GB, and able to handle higher screen resolutions better. (explain)

Radeon RX 5500 53440 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 580 3GB 37056 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 16384 (44%)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

Price Comparison

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GeForce GTX 580 3GB

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Radeon RX 5500

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Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

Specifications

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Model GeForce GTX 580 3GB Radeon RX 5500
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year November 2010 October 2019
Code Name GF110 Navi 14 XT
Memory 3072 MB 4096 MB
Core Speed 772 MHz 1670 MHz
Memory Speed 4008 MHz 28000 GB/s
Power (Max TDP) 244 watts 150 watts
Bandwidth 192384 MB/sec 229376 MB/sec
Texel Rate 49408 Mtexels/sec 146960 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 37056 Mpixels/sec 53440 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 512 1408
Texture Mapping Units 64 88
Render Output Units 48 32
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR6
Bus Width 384-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 7 nm
Transistors 3000 million 6400 million
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe 4.0 ×16
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 4.6

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the largest amount of information (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface in a second. It is calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR type RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that can be applied per second. This is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the graphics card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the graphics card could possibly write to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the number of Render Output Units by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel output rate also depends on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 580 3GB

Amazon.com

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Radeon RX 5500

Amazon.com

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Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

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