In this RX 580 vs RTX 2060 comparison review we will have a deep analysis on the pros and cons of these two graphic cards from AMD and Nvidia.
Overview and Architecture
The RX 580 is released on April 2017. It is from the RX 500 series, the upgrade of the RX 400 series that they are replacing. This card has 2 variants, it comes in a 4gb and 8gb card. It is based on the Polaris architecture.
The RTX 2060 is a mid-range from the GeForce 20 series and considered a great price for performance. It was released on Jan 2019 and was based on the Turing architecture.
The AMD Radeon RX 580 GPU is codenamed Polaris 20 XTX while the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 is codenamed TU106.
In this comparison we used the RX 580 4gb while for the RTX 2060 we used the 6gb. Memory speed of both are the same at 1750 MHz. The 580 has higher memory bus than the 2060, it has 256bit while the other 2060 has 192bit. Memory type on the 580 is the older GDDR5 while the 2060 has the newer GDDR6. Memory bandwidth on a 580 is lower at 224GB/sec compared to the 336GB/sec of the RTX 2060.
Shader processing units on the 580 has 2304 greater compared to the 1920 only the 2060. Actual shader performance is both at 100%. Texture mapping of the RX 580 is greater at 144 compared to the 120 only of the RTX 2060.
The texture rate of the 580 is greater at 181 GTexel/s compared to the 163.8 GTexel/s of the 2060. Render output units of the 580 is lower at 32 while the 2080 has greater number at 48. Pixel rate on the 580 is lower at 40.2 GPixel/s compared to the 65.5 GPixel/s of the 2060.
Power Requirements and System Suggestion
Let us proceed to the power consumption in these RX 580 vs RTX 2060 comparison. The RX 580 4gb has a power TDP requirement of 150W while the RTX 2060 has a rated TDP of 160W. The 580 requires at least a 500W PSU with one dedicated 8-pin connector for power. While the RTX 2060 requires at least 450W power supply unit with also an 8-pin connector for power.
The 580 is best up to resolution of 2560×1440 and it requires a high-end processor like the Ryzen R5 for example. It also requires at least 8gb of RAM for optimal gaming performance.
While the 2060 is best suited also for resolution up to 2560×1440 and requires a mid-range processor and needs at least 16gb of RAM for optimal gaming performance.
To the test the game FPS of these two graphic cards we let them run the following games: CSGO, Fortnite, PUBG, GTA V, League of Legends, Overwatch, Battlefield 1, The Witcher 3, DOTA 2, World of Warcraft and Minecraft. In our test the RTX 2060 has edged the RX 580 on all the games in terms of game FPS. The RX 580 did not excel in any game mentioned compare to the RTX 2060.
The real winner here is obvious it is the RTX 2060. It has surpassed the RX 580 in the 11 games we tested. The 2060 has left the 580 in the dust in our test.
That ends our RX 580 vs RTX 2060 comparison review. Hope you learned a lot.