Sapphire NITRO+ Radeon RX 580 Limited Edition Video Card Review

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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.

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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. 

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  • Milford Dsouza

    Why not compare the 580 with a 480 also in the benchmarks?

    • Nathan Kirsch

      We’ll be adding it down the road! New test system that we are starting over with!

  • Terry Perry

    Nvidia already has a whole NEW card for Next year suppose to be here X-Mas but DDR6 is just starting Production. It WILL be something of a Power House.