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Leaked slides reveal AMD Radeon RX 590 specs and pricing information

AMD Radeon RX 590 specs. (Source: HD Tecnologia)
AMD Radeon RX 590 specs. (Source: HD Tecnologia)
Specs and pricing information for the upcoming AMD Radeon RX 590 based on the Polaris 30 architecture are now available. The Radeon RX 590 is said to have an MSRP of US$279. According to presentation slides accessed by Videocardz, the RX 590 will offer 12% better performance than the current RX 580. It is expected to be offered with a 'blockbuster launch bundle' with three free titles.

Detailed specs and pricing information for the upcoming AMD Radeon RX 590 are now available and confirm what we've known so far. A few slides of an AMD presentation have leaked online, which also detail some performance numbers of the new GPU. The RX 590 is based on the 12 nm Polaris 30 architecture and will feature increased base and boost clocks, with the other specs remaining more or less similar to the Radeon RX 580.

AMD's move to an improved fabrication process affords the ability to squeeze in about 200 MHz higher clocks than the previous generation. Thus, we are looking at a base clock of 1,469 MHz and a boost clock of 1,545 MHz. Overall, we see an improved FP32 compute power at 7.1 TFLOPS compared to the 6.2 TFLOPS of the RX 580. The number of stream processors continue to remain the same at 2,304 as is the memory interface and bandwidth. That said, we do feel that AMD could have used at least GDDR5X or better memory with this refresh.

The Radeon RX 590 will go head-to-head against the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB. Some of the earlier leaked benchmarks showed that the RX 590 offers up to a 9% performance advantage than the GTX 1060. AMD's slides show anywhere between 12-20% improvements in AAA games over the GTX 1060 and almost similar scores in eSports titles. 

Videocardz managed to capture some data comparing the RX 590 with the RX 580 and we a similar 12% performance benefit here as well. The slide's footnotes say that the tests were conducted on an Intel Core i7-7700K, 16 GB DDR4 3000 MHz RAM, Windows 10, and AMD Driver 18.40 or GeForce 416.34 and 399.24 drivers. All tests were performed at 1080p resolution with 'maximum settings'. 

The AMD Radeon RX 590 is said to retail at an MSRP of US$279 — US$50 higher than the RX 580 at launch. AMD says that the RX 590 combined with the Alienware 25-inch 240 Hz FreeSync monitor offers a more cost-effective gaming solution than the competition.

The RX 590 will be offered with a 'blockbuster bundle', which includes three free titles — Devil May Cry 5 (unreleased), The Division 2, and Resident Evil 2 (unreleased). The game bundle can itself cost US$180 when purchased separately so this bundle does make for a good value proposition (assuming you're interested in those titles).

The AMD Radeon RX 590 will be launching today and soon we will get to know the actual performance numbers from independent reviews and AIB prices so stayed tuned. 

AMD Radeon RX 590 vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB. (Source: HD Tecnologia)
AMD Radeon RX 590 vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB. (Source: HD Tecnologia)
AMD Radeon RX 590 pricing. (Source: HD Tecnologia)
AMD Radeon RX 590 pricing. (Source: HD Tecnologia)
AMD Radeon RX 590 compared with the RX 480, RX 580, and GTX 1060. (Source: Videocardz)
AMD Radeon RX 590 compared with the RX 480, RX 580, and GTX 1060. (Source: Videocardz)

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2018-11-15 (Update: 2018-11-15)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam - News Editor
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.