Prey Performance And Optimization Guide With The AMD Radeon RX 580

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The Gigabyte Radeon RX 580 Gaming 8G

For this piece, we’re spotlighting an AMD Radeon RX 580 from Gigabyte. Check out our detailed review for a more detailed breakdown of the RX 580 / 570 launch if you'd like more specifics of the actual GPU. This particular RX 580 variant offers a core clock of up to 1355MHz in OC mode and 1340MHz in Gaming mode. The GPU also enjoys a full 8GB GDDR5 memory, which should be plenty for 1440p and lower resolutions.

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Temperatures are kept in check thanks to Gigabyte’s Windforce 2x Cooling System. It uses 2 x 90mm fans, and three, flattened composite heat-pipes that snake through the heatsink assembly and directly touch the GPU die. A solid metal backplate also helps to protect the card and further mitigate heat.

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The card's connectivity options include a trio of DisplayPort connections, one HDMI output, and a single Dual-Link DVI-D port. Collectively, they allow for up to 5 displays to be used simultaneously in an Eyefinity configuration. 

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The Gigabyte Radeon RX 580 Gaming 8G supports DirectX 12, OpenGL, and Vulkan and only requires a 500w PSU, which connects via a single 8-pin connector.

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For added flare the Gigabyte logo and “Fan Stop” indicator feature RGB LEDs for custom colored illumination and a little more bling.

And now it's time for some testing in Prey. Lets see how she performs...

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