Final Thoughts and Conclusion
The Aorus RX 580 XTR 8G looks and feels premium from every angle. Whether it’s the backplate with its copper insert or the cosmetically aggressive designed shroud it’s obvious that no detail was skipped. The RGB lighting is stunning and features several patterns and full hex/decimal control.
Throughout our testing it traded blows with the Radeon R9 390 and GeForce GTX 980. It also outran the previous RX 480 due to the additional clock speed and the extra 4 compute units. It’s quite capable of playing almost any game at maximum settings at 1080. For those games it cannot play at maximum setting, usually one only needs to turn down the AA slightly. 1440 gameplay is also within reach. I found 1440 gaming to be quite pleasant and how I used it with my limited time to get some personal gameplay in.
Overclocking the core was a bit limited, delivering only an extra 4% increase in clock speed. This should not be too surprising, given the Aorus RX 580 XTR 8G's already high core base clock. I was a bit surprised that the memory only overclocked up to 8620MHz. Most RX 480’s and RX 580’s have been hitting 9000Mhz. Still some real performance was gained with the added clocks. No matter the conditions, the card stayed cool and quiet the whole time, thanks to the dual alternating rotation 100mm fans and stop fan feature.
Gigabyte has priced the Aorus RX 580 XTR 8G for $279 which you can find at Newegg at the time of this writing. . While this isn’t the most expensive RX 580 on the market, it’s close. There are a lot of features packed into it versus an average RX 580 though and it certainly deserves a look.
- Premium Cosmetics
- Distinctive RGB Lighting
- Limited Overclocking Capability