AMD Radeon RX 580 Drivers & Review – Polaris Enhanced. That’s what AMD called the updated 500-series of graphics cards, but they were never expecting to encourage anyone that spent their cash on a last-gen Polaris card to upgrade. Despite calling the GPUs at the heart of both the new AMD Radeon RX 580 and RX 570 Polaris 20 it is still really the same 14nm Polaris 10 chip they used, to great effect, in the RX 480 and RX 470 cards.
The ‘enhanced’ bit comes from the fact that 12 months on from the initial Polaris release both the 14nm FinFET technology and the 4th Gen GCN architecture used in the latest AMD Radeon cards had a full year to mature. That means the production process and yields improved and the resulting GPUs were more robust.
That’s not really the key battleground for the AMD Radeon RX 580, however. How it performs against the Nvidia GTX 1060 is where the real fight is, and that’s far more interesting. On the whole, the AMD Graphics Core Next architecture has the edge in overall gaming performance. There are a few instances where the Nvidia GPU holds sway, but that’s only ever in last-gen DirectX 11 games. In the more modern APIs and DirectX 12 in particular, the AMD silicon has the GeForce card beat.
When you take a step up in gaming resolution the improved memory subsystem of the AMD card comes to the fore. With another 2GB of GDDR5 memory and a wider 256-bit memory bus, the AMD Radeon RX 580 in 8GB trim is better able to deal with the rigors of high-res textures and the extra overall pixel count.
DOWNLOAD DRIVERS AMD RADEON RX 580
Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.7.1 Optional (Windows 10 64 Bit)
|Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.7.1 Optional (Windows 7 64 Bit)|
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|Radeon™ Software for Linux® Driver for Ubuntu 20.04 (Ubuntu x86 64-Bit)|
OS Support :
Windows 10 – 64-Bit Edition
Windows 7 – 64-Bit Edition
RHEL x86 64-Bit
Ubuntu x86 64-Bit