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If we had to choose a win­ner here to­day, it would have to be the Sap­phire NITRO+ RX 580 OC. Whether it’s be­cause of AMD’s Po­laris Re­fresh GPU or Sap­phire’s tweak­ing to the card, what is cer­tain is AMD had cer­tainly ad­dressed and ironed out the is­sues that plagued its pre­de­ces­sor, the Radeon RX 480.

That be­ing said, it’s also im­por­tant to point out that the MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Gam­ing X+ isn’t a bad per­former when it comes to the midrange seg­ment. Re­mem­ber: we ran this card right out of the box, and the card still has a siz­able amount of over­clock­ing head­room for it to ac­tu­ally out­per­form the NITRO+ RX 580 OC with­out a hitch.

Ul­ti­mately, if your goal is to build a midrange rig with a single card and you aren’t fussy about vis­ual fea­tures (e.g. NVIDIA’s G-SYNC or AMD’s Freesync), ei­ther one of th­ese cards will do. But, if you in­tend to ex­pand your rig with more than one card in the fu­ture, then your only op­tion is to go with the NITRO+ RX 580 OC, as the GTX 1060 Gam­ing X+ has no multi-GPU sup­port.

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