Sapphire NITRO+ Radeon RX 580 Limited Edition Video Card Review

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Grand Theft Auto V

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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

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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. 

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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.