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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 @ 1469 - 1545 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
Radeon RX 580 (compare) 2304 @ 1257 - 1340 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop) (compare) 2304 @ 1077 MHz
Radeon RX 570 (Laptop) (compare) 2048 256 Bit @ 7000 MHz
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop) (compare) 1024 @ 1172 - 1275 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop) (compare) 1024 @ 1090 - 1292 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop) (compare) 640 @ 1287 - 1476 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 540 (compare) 512 @ 1219 (Boost) MHz128 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

3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 +
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
SPECviewperf 12
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 +
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 +
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 +
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 +
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 +
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 +
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 +
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 +
3ds Max (3dsmax-05) 1900x1060 +
SPECviewperf 13 Solidworks (sw-04) +
Siemens NX (snx-03) +
Creo (showcase-02) +
Medical (medical-02) +
Maya (maya-05) +
Energy (energy-02) +
Creo (creo-02) +
Catia (catia-05) +
3ds Max (3dsmax-06) +
Power Consumption - FurMark 1.19 GPU Stress Test - Power Consumption (external Monitor) 1280x720 *
357.5 Watt (95%)
- 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 detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

low 1280x720
118.8  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
89.6  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
72.5  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
69.4  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
25.8  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
142.6  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
102.5  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
80.1  fps    + Compare