Leaked slides reveal AMD Radeon RX 590 specs and pricing information
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.