AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop) vs AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)

AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop)

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The AMD Radeon RX 560 for laptops (RX 560M) is a mid-range Polaris 11 / 21 gaming graphics card for laptops. It was first shown at CES 2017 in the Lenovo Legion Y520 as the "AMD RX 560M" with up to 4 GB GDDR5 VRAM. As the desktop RX 560 it can be based on the Polaris 21 and 11 chip (RX 560 and RX 460) with 986 or 1024 shaders. The performance should be similar to the desktop variants, with slightly reduced clock speeds.

More information on the Polaris architecture and its features can be found here.

AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)

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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).

AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop)AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
ManufacturerAMDAMD
Radeon RX 500 Series
Radeon RX 590 2304 @ 1469 - 1545 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
Radeon RX 580 compare 2304 @ 1257 - 1340 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
Radeon RX 570 compare 2048 @ 1168 - 1244 MHz256 Bit @ 7000 MHz
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop) compare 2304 @ 1077 MHz
Radeon RX 570 (Laptop) compare 2048 @ 926 - 1206 MHz256 Bit @ 7000 MHz
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop) compare 1024 @ 1172 - 1275 MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop) 1024 @ 1090 - 1292 MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop) compare 640 @ 1287 - 1476 MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 540X compare 512 @ 1219 MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 540 compare 512 @ 1219 MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 590 2304 @ 1469 - 1545 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
Radeon RX 580 compare 2304 @ 1257 - 1340 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
Radeon RX 570 compare 2048 @ 1168 - 1244 MHz256 Bit @ 7000 MHz
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop) compare 2304 @ 1077 MHz
Radeon RX 570 (Laptop) compare 2048 @ 926 - 1206 MHz256 Bit @ 7000 MHz
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop) compare 1024 @ 1172 - 1275 MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop) 1024 @ 1090 - 1292 MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop) compare 640 @ 1287 - 1476 MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 540X compare 512 @ 1219 MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 540 compare 512 @ 1219 MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
CodenamePolaris 11Polaris 30
ArchitecturePolarisPolaris
Pipelines1024 - unified2304 - unified
Core Speed1090 - 1292 (Boost) MHz1469 - 1545 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed6000 MHz8000 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory4096 MB8192 MB
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 12DirectX 12
Transistors3000 Million5700 Million
technology14 nm12 nm
FeaturesDisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready, HDMI 2.0, AMD FreeSyncDisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready, HDMI 2.0b, AMD FreeSync
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement05.01.2017 15.11.2018

Benchmarks

3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
5190 Points (30%)
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
4863 Points (26%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
379940 Points (70%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
307763 Points (42%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 11994     avg: 13162     median: 13138 (20%)     max: 14354 Points
41952 Points (63%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 36424     avg: 36501     median: 36528 (19%)     max: 36552 Points
87448 Points (45%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 4699     avg: 4893     median: 4899 (16%)     max: 5081 Points
14101 Points (47%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 5705     avg: 5900     median: 5738 (13%)     max: 6258 Points
16746 Points (39%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
346586 Points (46%)
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 6828     avg: 7117     median: 6955 (18%)     max: 7567 points
19287 points (50%)
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 8296     avg: 8323     median: 8329 (14%)     max: 8345 points
23202 points (40%)
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
130629 Points (68%)
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
43361 Points (82%)
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Extreme HD DirectX 1920x1080
57.3 fps (31%)
SPECviewperf 12
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
3ds Max (3dsmax-05) 1900x1060 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
SPECviewperf 13 Solidworks (sw-04) + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
Siemens NX (snx-03) + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
Showcase (showcase-02) + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
Medical (medical-02) + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
Maya (maya-05) + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
Energy (energy-02) + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
Creo (creo-02) + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
Catia (catia-05) + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
3ds Max (3dsmax-06) + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit + AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop)
Ref. Match 64Bit + AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
1996 Samples/s (20%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
4084 Samples/s (28%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
11791 Points (26%)
Power Consumption - FurMark 1.19 GPU Stress Test - Power Consumption (external Monitor) 1280x720 *
min: 357.5     avg: 365     median: 364.6 (83%)     max: 371.7 Watt
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra 1920x1080 *
min: 346.9     avg: 353     median: 352.9 (76%)     max: 358.9 Watt
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra - Power Consumption *
min: 84     avg: 88.5     median: 88.5 (19%)     max: 93 Watt

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop) → 100% n=6

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop) → 282% n=6

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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.

Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero Dawn

2020
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 590:
119  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
73  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
61  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
48  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Radeon RX 590:
37  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 590:
19  fps
Death Stranding

Death Stranding

2020
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 590:
132 132 ~ 132 fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
82.6 82.6 ~ 83 fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
75 75 ~ 75 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
73.9 73.9 ~ 74 fps
QHD 2560x1440
Radeon RX 590:
52 52 ~ 52 fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 590:
27 27 ~ 27 fps
F1 2020

F1 2020

2020
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 590:
287  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
158  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
139  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
96  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Radeon RX 590:
71.5  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 590:
39.9  fps
Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

2020
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 590:
303.2  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
123.2  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
82.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
57.7  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Radeon RX 590:
36.8  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 590:
19.4  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 590:
212  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
128  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
111  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
110  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Radeon RX 590:
75.3  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 590:
39.1  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 590:
184  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
73.4  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
64.3  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Radeon RX 590:
38.8  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 590:
18.7  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 590:
121  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
101  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
96.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
83.8  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Radeon RX 590:
53.7  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 590:
26  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 590:
132  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
77  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
48.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
29.9  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Radeon RX 590:
24.5  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 590:
15.8  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
91  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
76  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
64  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Radeon RX 590:
43.4  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 590:
29.5  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 590:
107  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
88  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
74  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
60  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Radeon RX 590:
43.7  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 590:
23.8  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 590:
114  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
99  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
85  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
76  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Radeon RX 590:
55.8  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 590:
30.5  fps
GRID 2019

GRID 2019

2019
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 590:
171  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
102  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
86  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
64  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Radeon RX 590:
49.3  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 590:
29.8  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 590:
100  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
69  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
64  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
46  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Radeon RX 590:
38  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 590:
20  fps
FIFA 20

FIFA 20

2019
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 590:
316  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
311  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
290  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
266  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Radeon RX 590:
216  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 590:
133  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 590:
137.8  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
84.1  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
53.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
42.1  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Radeon RX 590:
29.8  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 590:
16.1  fps
Control

Control

2019
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 590:
196  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
66  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
48.3  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Radeon RX 590:
30.6  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 590:
15  fps
F1 2019

F1 2019

2019
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 590:
245  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
148  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
129  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
86  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Radeon RX 590:
65  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 590:
36  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 590:
235.1  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
87.5  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
55.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
38.4  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Radeon RX 590:
24  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 590:
11.2  fps
Rage 2

Rage 2

2019
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 590:
161  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
83  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
72  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
71  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Radeon RX 590:
45.2  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 590:
21.7  fps
Anno 1800

Anno 1800

2019
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 590:
99  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
95  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
61  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
23.3  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Radeon RX 590:
17.3  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 590:
10.3  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 590:
158  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
105  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
78  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
60  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Radeon RX 590:
42  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 590:
23  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 590:
237.3  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
123.3  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
100.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
62.3  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Radeon RX 590:
48.8  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 590:
29.7  fps
Anthem

Anthem

2019
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 590:
103  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
88  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
82  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
80  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Radeon RX 590:
52  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 590:
28.1  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 590:
107  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
88  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
83  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
76  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Radeon RX 590:
58  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 590:
31  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 590:
131  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
70.8  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
45.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
37.9  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Radeon RX 590:
30.5  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 590:
19.3  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 590:
144  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
124  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
97  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
96  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Radeon RX 590:
68  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 590:
36.3  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 590:
118.8  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
89.6  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
72.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
69.4  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 590:
25.8  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 590:
142.6  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
102.5  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
80.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
68.2  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 590:
23.1  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 590:
191.3  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
132.8  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
110.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
99.6  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 590:
39.6  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 590:
194.2  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
149.5  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
115.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
69  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 590:
23  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 590:
60  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
59.9  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
59.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
59.8  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 590:
33  fps
Hitman 2

Hitman 2

2018
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 590:
87.4  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
86.6  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
77.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
71  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 590:
30.1  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 590:
241.2  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
135.7  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
129.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
115.3  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 590:
39  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 590:
80  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
65  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
54  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
39  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 590:
19  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 590:
197  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
120  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
113  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
91  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 590:
46  fps
FIFA 19

FIFA 19

2018
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 590:
269.4  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
274.1  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
259  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
243.6  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 590:
95.6  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 590:
134  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
78  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
76  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
66  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 590:
24  fps
Strange Brigade

Strange Brigade

2018
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 590:
313 fps