Pictures of the Sapphire Radeon RX 590 Nitro+ Special Edition surface
Over the past few weeks, we've seen a few leaked benchmarks of AMD's upcoming mid-range GPU, the Radeon RX 590. Now, we are getting to see pictures of new RX 590 offerings from the likes of PowerColor, Asus, HIS Digital, and Sapphire. Sapphire's offering is called the Radeon RX 590 Nitro+ Special Edition, which more or less resembles its existing Radeon RX 580 Nitro+ offering.
From the pictures leaked by Videocardz, we see that Sapphire is using a large fin array for the RX 590. Like other AIB partners, Sapphire is reusing its existing Polaris GPU designs. The RX 590 is based on the Polaris 30 architecture that now uses a 12nm fabrication process. It will feature 2304 stream processors and 144 TMUs along with support for 8 GB GDDR5 256-bit VRAM. Information about base and boost clocks are not yet available but early 3DMark entries have pegged a 1,545 MHz base clock.
Due to the crypto mining craze, gamers flocked to NVIDIA's camp as the prices of RX 500 series cards shot through the roof. Now that the dust has settled, the RX 590 is well poised to snatch the mid-range market from NVIDIA and it has already shown moderate performance benefits in preliminary synthetic and game benchmarks over the GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB.
The new AMD Radeon RX 590 GPUs are expected to officially launch on November 15. Pricing information is not yet available but a few earlier leaks out of China hinted that the price could be around £235 plus VAT.