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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 580 EVGA CoD Black Ops 1.5GB Edition Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition Crossfire
Cyberpunk 2077 167% 55%
Call of Duty Warzone 94% 13%
Valorant 81% 89%
Grand Theft Auto VI 197% 72%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 167% 55%
Doom Eternal 98% 15%
Death Stranding 105% 19%
Marvel's Avengers 167% 55%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 82% 5%
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 87% 8%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition Crossfire are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 580 EVGA CoD Black Ops 1.5GB Edition.

The HD 7950 has a 53 MHz higher core clock speed and 160 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 580. This results in the HD 7950 providing 139.4 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The HD 7950 has a 53 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Render Output Units than the GTX 580. This results in the HD 7950 providing 16.1 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The HD 7950 was released over a year more recently than the GTX 580, and so the HD 7950 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 580.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The HD 7950 has 4608 MB more video memory than the GTX 580, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the HD 7950 also has superior memory performance overall.

The HD 7950 has 285.5 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 580, which means that the memory performance of the HD 7950 is massively better than the GTX 580.

The GeForce GTX 580 EVGA CoD Black Ops 1.5GB Edition has 512 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition Crossfire has 3584. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 580 is 816 and the actual shader performance of the HD 7950 is 2818. The HD 7950 having 2002 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD 7950 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 580.

The HD 7950 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 580. This means that the HD 7950 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 580.

The GeForce GTX 580 EVGA CoD Black Ops 1.5GB Edition requires 244 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition Crossfire. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 580.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed797 MHzvs850 MHz
Boost Clock-vs925 MHz
ArchitectureFermi GF110-375-A1GCN 1.0 Tahiti PRO2 (x2)
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Great
Release Date09 Nov 2010vs01 Aug 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
9.4
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1920x1080
7.4
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9.6
2560x1440
5.3
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GPU Memory

Memory1536 MBvs6144 MB
Memory Speed1013 MHzvs1250 MHz
Memory Bus384 Bitvs768 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth194.5GB/secvs480GB/sec
L2 Cache 768 KB vs green tick 1536 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units512vs3584
Actual Shader Performance39%vs100%
Technology40nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units64vs224
Texture Rate51 GTexel/svs190.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units48vs64
Pixel Rate38.3 GPixel/svs54.4 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs0
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power244 Watts-
Recommended PSU600 Watts & 42 Amps-

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-880 Quad 3.06GHzvsIntel Core i7-3770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs12 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs2560x1600

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 580 EVGA CoD Black Ops 1.5GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's High-End GeForce GTX 580, created by EVGA.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 797MHz, instead of 772MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock is now of 1013MHz, instead of 1002MHz.

Frame Buffer
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Cooling Solution
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Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 2% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 580.
The Crossfire setup of Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
GPU Variants
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