PowerColor Red Devil Radeon RX 580 8GB Graphics Card Review
Peter Donnell / 9 months ago
PowerColor has a long history of creating high-performance AMD graphics cards, and their latest, the PowerColor Red Devil RX 580 promises to deliver faster performance than the 4xx series, better cooling, higher clock speeds, and offers up 8GB of GDDR5 memory. It comes equipped with the latest AMD’s 4th generation GCN 4 architecture, which features asynchronous shaders. The PowerColor RX 580 is perfect for those who are gaming with the latest Direct X 12 and Vulcan APIs, and best of all, it’s competitively priced too.
The new card features 2304 stream processors with a 2000MHz memory clock speed and an improved 256-bit high-speed memory interface. The Red Devil RX580 is clocked at 1355Mhz on the GPU core and takes its power from 8+6-pin power connections, which run through the improved 6+1 multi-phases board design. This power delivery system means the card can run more efficiently and help the card maintain its factory overclocks with improved stability.
Featuring their new cooler design, which features a 4-piece 8mm nickel-plated heat pipe configuration, with two 100mm fans, so we’re expecting it to perform pretty well in that regard. The card also uses the Mute Fan Technology, allowing it to turn the fans off completely for silent performance if the card is below 60c.
Packaging and Accessories
The box is cool, with a very funky Red Devil graphic on the front, as well as detailing some of the extra features the card provides; DirectX 12 and Vulkan support, Chill, FreeSync 2, and Relive Capture.
Around the back, a detailed technical breakdown of the card, which shows the new Ultra OS or Silent OC BIOS switching modes, the new cooling design, the improved MOS, TwoBall Bearing fan design, and so much more. Clearly, this card is a significant improvement over the reference design, so we’re eager to see some great results in our benchmarks.
There’s not a lot included in the box, you get the graphics card (obviously), and a small amount of documentation, but that’s it.