ASUS STRIX RX 580 Gaming OC Edition Graphics Card Review

Game Testing

There were 7 games tested. A mix of newer titles and a few older ones, but no older than 2013.They were tested in 1080p, 1440p and 3440 x 1440. All games were played at their High presets. However, there are a few side notes. First, GTA V was set to high, with the advanced graphics turns off. Also, even though the game is almost 4 years old, this card couldn’t give playable frame rates on high settings in Crysis 3. So Crysis 3 was played on its medium presets. On its high settings, frame rates were below 30 FPS in 1440p and 3440 x 1440. They were left at their stock settings. Each benchmark run was timed at 120 seconds, ran three times each, then averaged out to get the final results. The games are as listed. Watch Dogs 2 was removed for this review since it wouldn’t boot.

  • Battlefield One
  • Crysis 3
  • Grand Theft Auto 5
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Shadow of Mordor
  • Thief
  • The Witcher 3

I used games that tend to be more graphically demanding. For example, Crysis 3. Even though it was released in 2013, it is still to this day, one of the most graphically demanding games on the market. Not to mention, one of the most beautiful games and one of the most popular games to benchmark. Shadow of Mordor is also a gorgeous game. Especially with its 4k textures pack added, this game is still demanding. However, it’s beginning to show its age. Once its sequel is released, I’ll replace it in the suite of games I test. Grand Theft Auto 5 is one of the most successful games ever. At launch on PC, it was one of the most well optimized games with a massive array of graphics options, including over 25 separate customizable graphics settings. Rise of the Tomb Raider is the sequel to the very successful 2013 reboot of the franchise. Thief was yet another excellent reboot to a classic franchise. Thief is one of the best optimized games in my suite. Its steampunk dystopian city is one of the most beautiful cities I’ve ever explored in a game. Its beauty is only matched by how graphically demanding it is. It’s personally my favorite game I test. The Witcher 3 is one of the most beautiful games I’ve ever played in and puts a beating on your GPU. Battlefield one is the newest game in the Battlefield franchise and looks amazing. These are the games that all my graphics cards will be benchmarked with and I’ll add more as I pick up the newer titles and swap out the older ones.

The STRIX RX 580 did very well in 1080p. All games stayedwell above 60 FPS. The lowest frame rate was the Witcher 3 with an average of 67 FPS. The best was GTA V with an average of 96 FPS.

The STRIX RX 580 did well in 1440p as well. The Witcher 3 was the only game that ran under 60 FPS.

The 3440 x 1440 results were similar to the 1440p, with each game losing a few frames per second.

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