Compute & Synthetics

Shifting gears, we'll look at the compute and synthetic aspects of the RX 580. As this is the 3rd time we're seeing 'big' Polaris, there's nothing new to discuss, and with no other design changes we only expect to see the impact of increased clockspeeds.

Beginning with CompuBench 2.0, the latest iteration of Kishonti's GPU compute benchmark suite offers a wide array of different practical compute workloads, and we’ve decided to focus on level set segmentation, optical flow modeling, and N-Body physics simulations.

Compute: CompuBench 2.0 - Level Set Segmentation 256

Compute: CompuBench 2.0 - N-Body Simulation 1024K

Compute: CompuBench 2.0 - Optical Flow

Moving on, we'll also look at single precision floating point performance with FAHBench, the official Folding @ Home benchmark. Folding @ Home is the popular Stanford-backed research and distributed computing initiative that has work distributed to millions of volunteer computers over the internet, each of which is responsible for a tiny slice of a protein folding simulation. FAHBench can test both single precision and double precision floating point performance, with single precision being the most useful metric for most consumer cards due to their low double precision performance.

Compute: Folding @ Home Single Precision

Next is Geekbench 4's GPU compute suite. A multi-faceted test suite, Geekbench 4 runs seven different GPU sub-tests, ranging from face detection to FFTs, and then averages out their scores via their geometric mean. As a result Geekbench 4 isn't testing any one workload, but rather is an average of many different basic workloads.

Compute: Geekbench 4 - GPU Compute - Total Score

We'll also take a quick look at tessellation performance.

Synthetic: TessMark, Image Set 4, 64x Tessellation

Finally, for looking at texel and pixel fillrate, we have the Beyond3D Test Suite. This test offers a slew of additional tests – many of which use behind the scenes or in our earlier architectural analysis – but for now we’ll stick to simple pixel and texel fillrates.

Synthetic: Beyond3D Suite - Pixel Fillrate

Synthetic: Beyond3D Suite - Integer Texture Fillrate (INT8)

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  • eva02langley - Thursday, November 15, 2018 - link

    Who the hell is using SFX?

    There is plenty of small form factor case using regular ATX standard.

    Unless you use Silverstone cases, SFX is not even a matter.
  • JoeyJoJo123 - Thursday, November 15, 2018 - link

    I am using a Silverstone case and a SFX power supply. Not that either of the two matter in regards to an RX590 announcement. Reply
  • duploxxx - Friday, November 16, 2018 - link

    hard to find any psu below 500w these days.... Reply
  • Gasaraki88 - Thursday, November 15, 2018 - link

    Unless the 1060 GDDR5X version comes out... which is soon. Reply
  • eva02langley - Thursday, November 15, 2018 - link

    GDDR5X is only having an impact at higher resolutions than 1080p... which the 1060 GTX is clearly not aiming at. Reply
  • eva02langley - Thursday, November 15, 2018 - link

    Exactly, this is selling at the same price as a 1060 GTX and offer a game bundle, it is brainless and right before christmas.

    Unlike a lot of people here, I think it is the best new card of the year. RTX was such a disaster and especially more with BF5 benchmarks.
  • ragenalien - Thursday, November 15, 2018 - link

    Still viable for smaller cases that have stricter heat requirements. Reply
  • Uelmo - Thursday, November 15, 2018 - link

    I bought my GTX titan X I bought in mid 2016 for cheaper than current price rtx 2080 ti , it's sad that GPU advancement has slowed , my card can still good with best :( Reply
  • goatfajitas - Thursday, November 15, 2018 - link

    Boy oh boy, if AMD keeps pushing like this by next year they will be as fast as Nvidia was in 2016. Reply
  • mapesdhs - Thursday, November 15, 2018 - link

    Problem is, far too many gamers just don't buy AMD even when they do have something genuinely competitive or objectively better. Many people use them merely as a means of buying a cheaper NVIDIA option when the latter drops its prices. I've even seen people say such dumb things as they hope AMD will release something good so they can buy a cheaper NVIDIA card. With such a consumer mindset, there's no incentive for AMD to target the high end at all. AMD are going after the mainstream, which is where the volume is. If they can do well there then they can build the brand recognition and aim higher later.

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