Prey Performance And Optimization Guide With The AMD Radeon RX 580

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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