( 4.7 Average / 6 Ratings )
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Beautiful card. Hard to say how well it does since my bas Ryzen CPU kept throwing kernel errors while I was bench testing this.
Took a star off for the not quite honest: 2 slot GPU stat. This monster is 2.2 slots.
3-30-18 Added some bench marking. It looks like the temp stay good while stress testing. However, it looks as though it's not the fastest GPU in the bunch.
Great performance and one of the sexiest cards for a blue design. The only thing that could potentially be an issue is the size of the card. It is very wide, it will cover 2.25 slots on the back of the case and also stick above them in the direction of the side panel. So as much as I want other to try this card, I highly recommend checking the case you are wanting prior.
I mainly got this card because it was blue and this is also what set the color scheme for my build. I was going back and forth between the GTX 1060 and the RX 580 but i decided to go with this one because of the price and the color. This GPU works amazingly and i have no issues with it. I plays every game that I want to at high to max settings. Although I usually turn down the graphics a little just to get the best ratio between performance and looks.
Once again, Sapphire has produced another outstanding product, especially in terms of performance. However, the aesthetics (especially the predominately blue color scheme, along with blue LED lights on the fans) may be a little more subjective.
This Nitro+ card is going to be one of the best performing, if not the best performing RX 580 on the market, possibly only surpassed by Sapphire's own Nitro+ Limited Edition variant (or maybe the XFX GTR-S RX 580 Black Limited Edition OC+). This "Special Edition" card comes with the highest memory overclock and fifth fastest boost clock, so you'll have a very high-performing mid-range card right out of the box. Even so, things can be pushed further.
Just increasing the power limit to +50% gives a noticeable performance boost. I was easily able to get 2250 MHz out of the memory (mine shipped with Micron). However, I'm not really sure that the subsequent increase in bandwidth really did much since the Polaris cards don't really seem starved for it. Pushing the core clock to 1500 MHz was also too easy, with no voltage adjustments necessary.
Currently, AMD's mid-range RX 580 and RX 570 are the clear winners in terms of value. To put things into perspective, if we take the RX 570 or RX 580's price and divide it by its average performance, then multiply that number by the performance numbers that Nvidia's ludicrously-priced RTX 2080 Ti puts out, Nvidia's top-tier card should only cost somewhere around $400. That's not a joke, but the current $1,200+ price tag sure is. For anyone who has bought one of those, you should be embarrassed. Not that AMD is innocent since their top-end Vega cards (and likely soon-to-be-released Radon VII) don't exactly represent the best value, either. It's almost always going to be the mid-range cards that provide the best bang for your buck, so to speak.
At the end of the day, if you want a card that represents excellent value and provides great performance, you can't go wrong with an RX 580 or this particular card from Sapphire. Along with the card, you'll get AMD's excellent driver support, superior software, and you'll be supporting a company that's far more consumer-friendly than their competition.
Gorgeous and powerful gpu, the RGB logo looks great and so do the blue fans. Performance wise this thing is absolutely amazing especially at this price range. It handles every game i throw at it with ease. Almost every game i have tested maintains 60+ fps on all ultra/max settings at 1080p. And for only $150 with shipping i got an AMAZING DEAL!