AMD Radeon RX 580 Arrives - RX 480 Enhanced

The AMD Radeon RX 500 series was released this week and the new Polaris based graphics card series consists of the Radeon RX 580, RX 570, RX 560 and RX 550. These cards are mostly all based on the Polaris architecture found on the RX 400 series as they use the same cores. AMD tinkered under the hood of the Polaris GPU a bit and took advantage of improvements in the manufacturing process to get higher clock speeds than they could get last year when the RX 400 series was launched. AMD Radeon Polaris Enhanced When the AMD Radeon RX 480 was released last summer the boost clock was 1,266 MHz and now on the Radeon RX 580 that has been increased up to 1,342 MHz.  Not a huge increase, but it is still a 6% increase in the boost clock and that when you combine that with the 1,000MHz increase in the GDDR5 memory clock speeds you end up with a new series of cards that are slightly faster than the original models. AMD says that the Radeon RX 580/570 cards will be about 10% faster than the Radeon RX 480/470 cards, so if you own a Radeon RX 400 series card you'll likely not be getting the upgrade itch just yet (that will be Vega).

AMD Radeon RX 500 Versus Radeon RX 400

Model
Radeon RX 580
Radeon RX 570
Radeon RX 480
Radeon RX 470
Launch Date
April 2017
April 2017
June 2016
August 2016
Codename
Polaris 20 XTX
Polaris 20 XT
Polaris 10 XT
Polaris 10 Pro
Architecture
GCN 4th
GCN 4th
GCN 4th
GCN 4th
Process (nm)
14
14
14
14
Transistors (mn)
5,700
5,700
5,700
5,700
Approx Die Size (mm²)
232
232
232
232
Full Implementation of Die
Yes
No
Yes
No
Processors
2,304
2,048
2,304
2,048
Texture Units
144
128
144
128
ROP Units
32
32
32
32
Peak GPU Clock (MHz)
1,340
1,244
1,266
1,206
Peak GFLOPS (SP)
6,175
5,095
5,834
4,940
Memory Type
GDDR5
GDDR5
GDDR5
GDDR5
Memory Size (MB)
4,096 / 8,192
4,096
4,096 / 8,192
4,096
Memory Bus (Bits)
256
256
256
256
Memory Clock (MHz)
8,000
7,000
7,000 / 8,000
6,600
Memory Bandwidth (GB/s)
256
224
224 / 256
211
Power Connectors
6
6
6
6
TDP (Watts)
185
150
150
120
GFLOPS per Watt
33.37
33.97
38.89
41.17
Launch MSRP
$199+
$179+
$199+
$179+
AMD didn't send over any reference models this time around, so we were given the Sapphire NITRO+ Radeon RX 580 Limited Edition graphics card. This is a factory overclocked model and just happens to be the fastest Radeon RX 580 that you can buy today from Sapphire. Sapphire NITRO+ Radeon RX 580 Limited Edition The NITRO+ Radeon RX 580 LE measures in at 10.25-inches in length and features a gun metal gray plastic fan shroud that looks pretty good. Sapphire went with two removable 95mm ball bearing fans on this model and thanks to Sapphire Intelligent Fan Control III they only start spinning when the GPU temperature reaches 52C. The GPU cooler has two 8mm and two 6mm heatpipes that help transfer heat away from the GPU to two large cooling fin arrays. Sapphire NITRO+ Radeon RX 580 Limited Edition GPU Cooler The heatsink on this card is super thick and takes up most of the room available under the fan shroud on this dual-slot card. Sapphire NITRO+ Radeon RX 580 Limited Edition Backplate Sapphire included a full coverage aluminum backplate that has a nifty design on it to help keep the back of the card protected, help add rigidity to keep the PCB from bending and helps increase heat dissipation. . Sapphire NITRO+ Radeon RX 580 Limited Edition Power Connectors Along the top edge of the card you'll find the BIOS DIP switch on the far left and then on the far right you'll see an 8-pin and a 6-pin PCIe power connector configuration to ensure the Polaris GPU gets all the power that it ever should need. Sapphire lists this card as having a 225W TDP and recommends a 500 Watt or greater power supply for proper operation. Sapphire NITRO+ Radeon RX 580 Limited Edition Video Outputs When you comes to video outputs for display connectivity you have two DisplayPort, two HDMI and one Dual-Link DVI connectors. Let's take a look at the test system and then run the benchmarks!

Test System

Before we look at the numbers, let's take a brief look at the test system that was used as we switched over to a new system in April 2017 when Windows 10 Creators Update was released. All testing was done using a fresh install of Windows 10 Pro 64-bit version 1703 and benchmarks were completed on the desktop with no other software programs running.  There has been some concern of people testing a cold card versus a hot card, but we've always done out testing 'hot' since the site started back more than a decade ago. Video Cards & Drivers used for testing: Radeon RX 580 Test System

Intel X99 Platform

The Intel X99 platform that we used to test the all of the video cards was running the ASUS X99-E-10G WS motherboard with BIOS 0603  that came out on 03/15/2017. We went with the Intel Core i7-6950X Ivy Bridge-E processor to power this platform and overclocked it up to 4.0GHz on all cores. The Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 memory kit we used was a 64GB kit (4x16GB) and while it is rated at 3600MHz we actually ran it at 3333MHz at 1.30V with 16-16-16-30 1T memory timings. The Samsung SSD 960 EVO 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD was run with latest firmware available. A Corsair RM1000x power supply provides clean power to the system and is also silent as the fan hardly ever spins up. This is critical to our testing as it lowers the ambient noise level of the room and gives us more accurate sound measurements. Here are the exact hardware components that we are using on our test system:
The Intel X99 Test Platform

Component

Brand/Model

Live Pricing

Processor Intel Core i7-6950X
Motherboard
ASUS X99-E-10G WS
Memory
64GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3600MHz DDR4
Video Card Various
Solid-State Drive Samsung SSD 960 EVO 1TB
Cooling Corsair Hydro H115i
Power Supply Corsair RM1000x
Case HighSpeed PC Top Deck Tech Station
Operating System Windows 10 64-bit
Monitor ASUS PB287Q 28" 4K
Sapphire Radeon RX 580 Limited Edition Nitro Video Card GPU-Z Info: Let's move on to the Battlefield 1 benchmark results!

Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1 (also known as BF1) is the fifteenth installment in the Battlefield Series developed by DICE and published by EA. The game is set during World War I. It was released world wide on October 21, 2016. The singleplayer campaign of Battlefield 1 takes place across six different "War Stories" which revolve around different people in different aspects of the Great War in campaigns such as the Italian Alps and the deserts of Arabia. We benchmark in Through Mud and Blood, which is the second mission in singleplayer campaign. Taking place late in the war, the player assumes the role of Danny Edwards, a British recruit joining the crew of a Mark V Landship named Black Bess as their new tank driver. New to the war and inexperienced in driving the unreliable vehicle, Edwards is given a trial by fire with his first mission: punch through the German line at Cambrai with a broken tank and a crew that has no trust in him. BF1 Through Mud and Blood Battlefield 1 features the Frostbite 3 game engine and has very good graphics with tons of destructibles. Maps also now feature dynamic weather systems, affecting combat in various ways; for example, The St. Quentin Scar can either start as a clear, sunny day, a dark, foggy day, or in the middle of a rainstorm, and switch between them during the round. Battlefield 1 Video Card Settings Battlefield 1 Advanced Video Card Settings We tested BF1 at 1920 x 1080 with the 'Ultra' graphics quality preset in DX12 with the GPU Memory Restriction turned off. We also disabled VSync. 1080P Benchmark Results: At the popular 1080p gaming resolution the we were happy to see that all three graphics cards were able to average at least 60 FPS as the Sapphire NITRO Radeon R9 380X is pushing 2 years old. The new Sapphire NITRO+ RX 580 8GB Limited Edition averaged 91.8 FPS and that is 39% improvement over the Nitro 380X and 23% faster than the EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 FTW 6GB graphics card.  1440P Benchmark Results: When we went up to a 1440P screen resolution on our display we found the Sapphire NITRO+ RX 580 8GB Limited Edition graphics card was 40% faster than the Radeon R9 380X and 28% faster than the EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 FTW. It looks like the Sapphire NITRO+ Radeon RX 580 LE might be a compelling upgrade for gamers with a graphics card over 2 years old, but this is just the first benchmark test of six games and three synthetic benchmarks, so let's keep going. 

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is an action role-playing stealth video game developed by Eidos Montreal and published by Square Enix. Set in a cyberpunk-themed dystopian world in 2029, two years after the events of Human Revolution, Mankind Divided features the return of Adam Jensen from the previous game, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, with new technology and body augmentations. The game was released on August 23rd, 2016 for PC users. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Train Station Deus Ex: Mankind Divided uses a heavily modified version of the Glacier 2 engine that has been tweaked so much that they are now calling it the Dawn game engine. We took a look at GPU performance using the 'High' image quality preset with MSAA and VSync turned off. We picked to run just 'High' image quality settings due to how tough this game title is to render and we feel that most gamers will try to target this setting. 1080P Benchmark Results: On this game title we see the Sapphire NITRO+ RX 580 8GB Limited Edition coming out 40% faster than the Sapphire NITRO Radeon R9 380X and 9% faster than the EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 FTW. The Radeon RX 580's average FPS of 71.5 and minimum frame rate of 57 FPS gave us a pretty smooth gaming experience that was enjoyable.  1440P Benchmark Results: On a 1440P display we found that none of these three graphics cards could even reach 60 FPS with the high image quality preset, so to play this tough DX12 game title at 1440P you'll need to drop it down to medium. The  Sapphire NITRO+ RX 580 8GB Limited Edition was 41% faster than the 380X and 10% faster than the GeForce GTX 1060.

Gears of War 4

Gears of War is a video game franchise created and originally owned by Epic Games, developed and managed by The Coalition, and owned and published by Microsoft Studios. The series focuses on the conflict between humanity, the subterranean reptilian hominids known as the Locust Horde, and their mutated counterparts, the Lambent & the Swarm. Gears of War 4 was released on October 11, 2016 for the PC and is an interesting game title in the sense that it must be run on Windows 10 Anniversary Edition. It uses the DirectX 12 API with features like async compute and tiled resources. Gears of War 4 Screenshot Microsoft and the developer (The Coalition) have worked hard to make the PC port not suck and have placed over 30 graphics cards settings in the option menu with over 100-plus options that you can adjust. We are using the ultra image quality preset with VSync turned off. Gears of War 4 Graphics Options Gears of War 4 Graphics Options Gears of War 4 comes with a built-in benchmark that appears to be pretty decent and shows the average minimum framerate (bottom 5%) in the results. This is the benchmark that we ran on our graphics cards with Ultra image quality settings to see how they would perform. 1080P Benchmark Results: The Sapphire NITRO+ RX 580 8GB Limited Edition easily handled Gears of War 4 at the Ultra Preset and turned in an impressive 87.9 FPS average frame rate and the average of the bottom 5% was just 72.5 FPS. This solid test result gave the Sapphire NITRO+ RX 580 8GB Limited Edition a 44% performance advantage over the 380X and a 9% boost over the GeForce GTX 1060.  1440P Benchmark Results: At this tougher screen resolution we see the Sapphire NITRO+ RX 580 8GB Limited Edition averaging 56.4 FPS and that is 43% higher than the 380X and a 10.5% more than the GeForce GTX 1060.  

Fallout 4

Fallout4 Fallout 4 is an open world action role-playing video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. Fallout 4 is set in a post-apocalyptic Boston in the year 2287, 210 years after a devastating nuclear war, in which the player character emerges from an underground bunker known as a Vault. Gameplay is similar to Fallout 3.  The title is the fifth major installment in the Fallout series and was released worldwide on November 10th, 2015. fallout4 settings Fallout 4 was benchmarked with ultra image quality settings with TAA and 16x AF. These settings are tough for entry level discrete graphics cards, but are more than playable on high-end gaming graphics cards. V-Sync can't be disabled in the games options, so we edited the necessary INI files and disabled vsync in the driver software as well. We used FRAPS to benchmark Fallout 4 after you emerge from the vault and are in The Commonwealth. 1080P Benchmark Results: In Fallout 4, at 1080p resolution, the Sapphire NITRO+ RX 580 8GB Limited Edition averaged 91.5 FPS, but the GeForce GTX 1060 FTW was able to beat that with an average of 98.4 FPS! This is the first time that the Radeon RX 580 lost to the GeForce GTX 1060. The RX 580 still managed to crush the R9 380X by 31%, so the upgrade message that AMD is trying to get out there is still present.   1440P Benchmark Results: With the resolution cranked up to 1440P the EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 FTW beat the Sapphire NITRO+ RX 580 Limited Edition by 3 FPS on average. 

Grand Theft Auto V

GTAV Grand Theft Auto V, currently one of the hottest PC games, was finally released for the PC on April 14, 2015.  Developed by Rockstar, it is set in 2013 and the city of Los Santos.  It utilizes the Rockstar Advanced Game Engine (RAGE) which Rockstar has been using since 2006, with multiple updates for technology improvements. GTA5-settings GTA5-settings2 In Grand Theft Auto V we set the game to run with no MSAA with 16x AF and high image quality settings as we didn't want the GPU to bottleneck the system too bad, but wanted a setup that your average gamer would actually play on. We used the games built-in benchmark utility to have at least one game we used that could be compared to your setup at home. We averaged all the five of the default benchmark runs and omitted both the minimum and maximum values as those results are garbage due to major inconsistencies. 1080P Benchmark Results: The Sapphire NITRO+ RX 580 8GB Limited Edition gets beat pretty good by the EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 FTW as the 1060 was 19% faster! The Radeon RX 580 was still 32% faster than the Radeon R9 380X, so you can see how far performance has improved in the $250-$300 video card market over the past couple years.  1440P Benchmark Results: At 1440P we see the Sapphire NITRO+ RX 580 8GB Limited Edition averaging 83.8 FPS, which is 35% faster than the Radeon R9 380X and 13% slower than the EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 FTW. 

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands is an open world tactical shooter video game developed by Ubisoft Paris. It is the tenth installment in the Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon franchise and is the first Ghost Recon game to feature an open world environment. The game moves away from the futuristic setting introduced in Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter and instead feature a setting similar to the original Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon. Ubisoft described it as one of the biggest open world games that they have ever published, with the game world including a wide variety of environments such as mountains, forests, deserts and salt flats. A modified version of the AnvilNext game engine was used.  The game was released on March 7, 2017 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Ghost Recon Wildlands Image Quality Settings Ghost Recon Wildlands Image Quality Settings Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands was benchmarked with high image quality settings with Temporal AA and 4x AF. V-Sync and the framerate limit were both disabled and we used the game titles built-in game benchmark. 1080P Benchmark Results: Ghost Recon Wildlands is a pretty tough game title when it comes to graphics and at 1080P with just the high preset we were getting around 70-71 FPS on the Radeon RX 580 and GeForce GTX 1060. This is 77% increase over the performance of the Radeon R9 380X, so here is an example of a new game title that crushes older cards.  1440P Benchmark Results: With the resolution cranked up to 2560x1440 we now see the Radeon RX 580 LE take the lead, but by less than half a FPS on average. The Radeon RX 580 had a huge 47% performance lead over the Radeon R9 380X at this resolution. 

3DMark Time Spy - DX12

3DMark Time Spy just recently came out and it is the latest and greatest DirectX 12 benchmark test for gaming PCs running Windows 10. This DirectX 12 Feature Level 11_0 benchmark utilizes a pure DirectX 12 game engine that supports features like asynchronous compute, explicit multi-adapter, and multi-threading! The developers opted to use DirectX 12 Feature Level 11_0 to ensuring wide compatibility with DirectX 11 hardware through DirectX 12 drivers. 3DMark Time Spy With DirectX 12 on Windows 10, game developers can significantly improve the multi-thread scaling and hardware utilization of their titles to draw more objects, textures and effects for your viewing enjoyment. 3DMark Fire Strike is a great high-end DirectX 11 benchmark test, but doesn't really show off what new graphics cards can do on a DirectX 12 game title that will have much more going on while you are playing. 3DMark Time Spy Settings We ran 3DMark Time Spy with the standard settings and got the following results: In this DX12 benchmark we see the Sapphire NITRO+ Radeon RX 580 Limited Edition came in with a score of 4,830 points, but that EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 FTW wasn't too far behind with a score of 4,800  points and the Radeon R9 380X came in at 3,362 points.

VRMark

VRMark is a relatively new benchmark aimed at those that might be thinking about buying an HTC Vive or an Oculus Rift and knowing what hardware will give them the best VR gaming experience. VRMark includes two VR benchmark tests that run on your monitor, no headset required, or on a connected HMD. At the end of each test, you'll see whether your PC is VR ready, and if not, how far it falls short.

The Orange Room benchmark shows the impressive level of detail that can be achieved on a PC that meets the recommended hardware requirements for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. If your PC passes this test, it's ready for the two most popular VR systems available today. The orange room rendering resolution is 2264 x 1348, which is 1132 x 1348 per eye and the target desktop frame rate is 109 FPS.
Benchmark Results: All three cards were able to best the 109 FPS target that is 'needed' for VR gaming, but you can see the GeForce GTX 1060 and Radeon RX 580 are getting above 155 FPS on average.  The Blue Room is designed to be a more intense test with a rendering resolution of 5012 x 2880 (5K) and the goal is for a desktop PC to maintain a consistent frame rate of 109 FPS or above without dropping frames to pass this test. Benchmark Results: None of our cards can get close to passing this test as the EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 FTW was only able to average 28.5 FPS and the Sapphire NITRO+ RX 580 Limited Edition averaged slower than that with a 26.8 FPS average. This is one tough benchmark that no single-GPU powered system has yet since this benchmark came out nearly 6 months ago. 

SuperPosition Benchmark

UNIGINE introduced the Superposition Benchmark in April 2017 and it contains a benchmark based on the UNIGINE 2 Engine that is pretty tough on modern graphics cards. We ran the SuperPosition Benchmark performance test with the 1080P High preset. The Sapphire NITRO+ RX 580 Limited Edition has an overall score of 6,043 points and that was behind the EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 FTW that has an overall score of 6,562 points. The FPS results might have more meaning for our readers, so here is a chart that shows those results. As you can see we are getting 45 FPS on average on the Radeon RX 580 versus 49 FPS on the GeForce GTX 1060 and 32 FPS on the Radeon R9 380X.

Temperature & Noise Testing

The gaming performance on a graphics card is the most important factor in buying a card, but you also need to be concerned about the noise, temperature and power consumption numbers. Sapphire NITRO+ RX 580 Limited Edition Idle and Load Temps:   When it comes to temperatures both of the cards we great despite the tiny heat sinks! We were seeing 27C idle with no fans spinning and 74C at load on the Sapphire NITRO+ RX 580 Limited Edition graphics card. The fan speeds got up to 39% and that had the fans running at 1645 RPM and they were a bit noisy at that speed. When it comes to GPU temperatures all three of the cards that we benchmarked today are right around 70C at load, so there isn't a big difference at load. The Sapphire NITRO+ RX 580 Limited Edition was the coolest at idle and all three cards had 0dB fans at idle that did not spin.

Sound Testing

We test noise levels with an Extech sound level meter that has ±1.5dB accuracy that meets Type 2 standards. This meter ranges from 35dB to 90dB on the low measurement range, which is perfect for us as our test room usually averages around 36dB. We measure the sound level two inches above the corner of the motherboard with 'A' frequency weighting. The microphone wind cover is used to make sure no wind is blowing across the microphone, which would seriously throw off the data.

If there was one area to ding the Sapphire Radeon RX 580 Limited Edition graphics card that would most certainly be in the noise department. With the fans running at 29% or ~1650 RPM they can certainly be heard over the water cooler and other system fans.

Power Consumption

For testing power consumption, we took our test system and plugged it into a Kill-A-Watt power meter. For idle numbers, we allowed the system to idle on the desktop for 15 minutes and took the reading. For load numbers we ran Battlefield 1 at 1920 x 1080 and recorded the peak power number while gaming a particular level that we test on each card. Our idle numbers are high, but keep in mind that we are using a workstation motherboard that has two 10GbE ports and other high-power draw controllers on it. Power Consumption Results: With the Sapphire NITRO+ Radeon RX 580 LE installed in the system we topped out at 412 Watts when running BF1 at 1080P resolutions and used 147W at idle. Not bad power numbers, but the GeForce GTX 1060 FTW card by EVGA topped out at just 315 Watts, so this particular NVIDIA card at times uses nearly 100W less power! 

Sapphire NITRO+ RX 580 Limited Edition Graphics Card Overclocking

The Sapphire Nitro Radeon RX 580 8GB Limited Edition Nitro is already overclocked up to 1411MHz on the core clock right out of the box, so we couldn't wait to manually overclock it to squeeze some more performance from the card. We were told that you could get close to 1500MHz on this card with the stock cooler, so we couldn't wait to see what it could do. Sapphire TRIXX To do overclocking on the Sapphire NITRO+ RX 580 8GB Limited Edition graphics card we used the TRIXX v6.3.0 software utility. Overclocking was simple and without messing with the core voltage we were able to get the core clock up to 1470 MHz and the memory up to 2050MHz (8200MHz effective). If we went up to 1475MHz on the core or 2075MHz on the memory the Radeon driver would either crash or we'd get artifacts in games and benchmarks. We've seen some folks get the memory on this card all the way up to 2250MHz (9000MHz effective), but our model wasn't having any of that! This overclock represents a 4.2% increase on the GPU clock, but something is better than nothing right? Sapphire NITRO+ RX 580 Limited Edition Stock: Sapphire Nitro RX480 4GB Overclocked (+69MHz/+50MHz): By overclocking the Sapphire NITRO+ Radeon RX 580 LE graphics card we were able to take the score of 4,830 points on 3DMark Time Spy and raise it up to 4,941. This is a 111 point increase in our overall 3DMark score, which represents a performance gain of 2.3 percent. The overall FPS average in Graphics Test 1 went from 29.65 to 30.33, which is a also a 2.3% performance gain in this particular graphics test. Not an overclocking home run, but you can still squeeze more performance out of this card if you wanted to try out a little overclocking on it. Let's wrap this review up!

Final Thoughts and Conclusions

The AMD Radeon RX 580 release hasn't brought anything revolutionary to the table, but we do like the fact that AMD was able to do some improvements to the Polaris GPU architecture that allows for higher clock speeds to be run. Seeing retail RX 580 cards coming out clocked above 1400MHz is impressive when you consider than when the Radeon RX 480 launched they were only getting 1120MHz base speeds and 1266 MHz boost speeds. Here we are 1.5 years later and we are getting 1411MHz out of the box on cards like the Sapphire Radeon NITRO+ RX 580 LE and if you flip the BIOS switch to the second position it defaults to 1450MHz. We of course slapped the card on our test system and ran all the tests without knowing this and all of our test results are done in the stock BIOS switch position of 1450MHz. Overclocking the card up to 1470MHz from 1411MHz only gave us less than a 3% performance boost, so we aren't going to go back and re-test everything for such a small difference. What makes the Sapphire NITRO+ Radeon RX 580 Limited Edition a limited edition card? We asked Sapphire that question and we were told that it is named limited edition because they have a smaller product line of this model compared to the standard NITRO+ due to the binning process needed to get cards that can hit 1411MHz and 1450MHz core clocks. RX 580 Limited Edition At the end of the day the Sapphire NITRO+ Radeon RX 580 Limited Edition is a pretty damn nice card. The performance is solid for 1080P gaming and can most certainly handle the majority of game titles at 1440P. VR performance on the card is good in the benchmarks that we ran on it and we even jumped into Serious Sam VR: TLH and had a blast on our HTC VIVE. The card is visually stunning as we like the gun metal finish and the quick change fans. Sapphire did a really good job on this card and our only gripe would be the fan noise at full load, but they could only do so much with the Polaris GPU that AMD gave them to work with. The Sapphire NITRO+ Radeon RX 580 Limited Edition card is only available as an 8GB model and runs $279.99 plus $4,99 shipping at Newegg under part number 100411NT+8GSR. That just happens to be the same price as the EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB FTW+ Gaming ACX 3.0 graphics card that we benchmarked it against today as it is available for $279.99 shipped after a $20 rebate and you also get a pick of a game title (Honor or Ghost Recon: Wildlands) with a purchase of that model. Both of these cards are great for 1080P gaming and do pretty damn good at 1440P if you reduce the image quality down a bit on the tougher game titles. The level of performance you get from these $280 graphics cards is impressive and if you haven't upgraded your graphics card in over a couple years these two cards might be very tempting! If this is a little too expensive for you still, but you like the level of performance we suggest taking a look at the Sapphire Radeon Plus RX 580 8GB GDDR5 graphics card that is priced at $229.99 plus $4.99 shipping. It's $50 less and comes clocked at a lower 1366 MHz on the core clock, but it still has the same number of stream processors (2,304), has a backplate and should be able to overclock almost up to the same level. It doesn't come with the same fancy GPU cooler, backplate and removable LED fans, but the level of gaming performance you'll get is close to the same.   Legit Bottom Line: The  Sapphire NITRO+ Radeon RX 580 Limited Edition is a sweet looking card that is ready for 1080P, 1400P and VR gaming on the latest tittles!