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AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)

The AMD Radeon RX 590 is a desktop graphics card positioned in the mid-range of 2018. It is manufactured in 12nm and offers 2,304 shader cores and 8 GB GDDR5 VRAM using a 256 Bit memory interface (8 GHz, 256 GB/s).

The RX590 uses the new Polaris 30 chip, which is a 12nm version of the Polaris 20 chip of the RX 580. Thanks to the improved process, the clock rates of the RX 590 can be higher at a similar power consumption. 

This leads to a 10 percent higher performance compared against the older Radeon RX 580 and therefore the RX 590 is faster than the GeForce GTX 1060. This means that the card is best suited for 1080p gaming in max. details (of 2018 games).

The power consumption is rated at 175 Watt and therefore 10 Watts below the Radeon RX 580 (185 Watt).

ManufacturerAMD
Radeon RX 500 Series
Radeon RX 590 2304 @ 1.47 - 1.55 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
Radeon RX 580 compare 2304 @ 1.26 - 1.34 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
Radeon RX 570 compare 2048 @ 1.17 - 1.24 GHz256 Bit @ 7000 MHz
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop) compare 2304 @ 1.08 GHz
Radeon RX 570 (Laptop) compare 2048 @ 0.93 - 1.21 GHz256 Bit @ 7000 MHz
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop) compare 1024 @ 1.17 - 1.28 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop) compare 1024 @ 1.09 - 1.29 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop) compare 640 @ 1.29 - 1.48 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 540X compare 512 @ 1.22 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 540 compare 512 @ 1.22 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
CodenamePolaris 30
ArchitecturePolaris
Pipelines2304 - unified
Core Speed1469 - 1545 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed8000 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory8192 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 12
Transistor Count5700 Million
technology12 nm
FeaturesDisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready, HDMI 2.0b, AMD FreeSync
Date of Announcement15.11.2018

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
50.6 pt (52%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 5190     avg: 5271     median: 5271 (30%)     max: 5352 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 4863     avg: 4872     median: 4871.5 (25%)     max: 4880 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total +
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX +
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 +
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 +
specvp12 snx-02 +
specvp12 showcase-01 +
specvp12 mediacal-01 +
specvp12 maya-04 +
specvp12 energy-01 +
specvp12 creo-01 +
specvp12 catia-04 +
specvp12 3dsmax-05 +
SPECviewperf 13 specvp13 sw-04 +
specvp13 snx-03 +
specvp13 showcase-02 +
specvp13 medical-02 +
specvp13 maya-05 +
specvp13 energy-02 +
specvp13 creo-02 +
specvp13 catia-05 +
specvp13 3dsmax-06 +
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

low 1280x720
137 fps  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
95.9 fps  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
85.6 fps  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
60.4 fps  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
47.4 fps  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
31.7 fps  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
99  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
86  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
73  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
62  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
55  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
42  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Dirt 5

Dirt 5

2020
low 1280x720
74.4  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
51.4  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
42.4  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
37.2  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
31.6  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
21.5  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
113 fps