AMD Radeon RX 570 (Laptop) vs AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop) vs AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)

AMD Radeon RX 570 (Laptop)

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The AMD Radeon RX 570 for laptops (RX 570M) is a mid-range Polaris 10 gaming graphics card for laptops. It was first shown at CES 2017 in the Samsung Odyssey gaming notebook as an alternative to the GeForce GTX 1070. According to preliminary specifications from Samsung, the supposed RX 570M will ship in 4 GB and 8 GB GDDR5 VRAM variants. The RX 570M is expected to be a rebrand of the old RX 470 for laptops with the possibility of small bumps to the clock speed and/or shader count. As a result, gaming performance should be similar or slower to its desktop version. The Nvidia equivalent will likely be the GeForce GTX 1060 or GeForce 1050 Ti based on performance predictions.

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 580 (Desktop)

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AMD Radeon RX 570 (Laptop)AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
ManufacturerAMDAMDAMD
Radeon RX 500 Series
Radeon RX 590 2304 @ 1.47 - 1.55 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
Radeon RX 580 2304 @ 1.26 - 1.34 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
Radeon RX 570 2048 @ 1.17 - 1.24 GHz256 Bit @ 7000 MHz
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop) 2304 @ 1.08 GHz
Radeon RX 570 (Laptop) 2048 @ 0.93 - 1.21 GHz256 Bit @ 7000 MHz
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop) 1024 @ 1.17 - 1.28 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop) 1024 @ 1.09 - 1.29 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop) 640 @ 1.29 - 1.48 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 540X 512 @ 1.22 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 540 512 @ 1.22 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 590 2304 @ 1.47 - 1.55 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
Radeon RX 580 2304 @ 1.26 - 1.34 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
Radeon RX 570 2048 @ 1.17 - 1.24 GHz256 Bit @ 7000 MHz
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop) 2304 @ 1.08 GHz
Radeon RX 570 (Laptop) 2048 @ 0.93 - 1.21 GHz256 Bit @ 7000 MHz
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop) 1024 @ 1.17 - 1.28 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop) 1024 @ 1.09 - 1.29 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop) 640 @ 1.29 - 1.48 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 540X 512 @ 1.22 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 540 512 @ 1.22 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 590 2304 @ 1.47 - 1.55 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
Radeon RX 580 2304 @ 1.26 - 1.34 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
Radeon RX 570 2048 @ 1.17 - 1.24 GHz256 Bit @ 7000 MHz
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop) 2304 @ 1.08 GHz
Radeon RX 570 (Laptop) 2048 @ 0.93 - 1.21 GHz256 Bit @ 7000 MHz
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop) 1024 @ 1.17 - 1.28 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop) 1024 @ 1.09 - 1.29 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop) 640 @ 1.29 - 1.48 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 540X 512 @ 1.22 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 540 512 @ 1.22 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
CodenamePolaris 10 ProPolaris 30Polaris 20 Ellesmere
ArchitecturePolarisPolarisPolaris
Pipelines2048 - unified2304 - unified2304 - unified
Core Speed926 - 1206 (Boost) MHz1469 - 1545 (Boost) MHz1257 - 1340 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed7000 MHz8000 MHz8000 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit256 Bit256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5GDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory8192 MB8192 MB8192 MB
Shared Memorynonono
DirectXDirectX 12DirectX 12DirectX 12
technology14 nm12 nm14 nm
FeaturesDisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready, HDMI 2.0b, AMD FreeSyncDisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready, HDMI 2.0b, AMD FreeSyncDisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready, HDMI 2.0b, AMD FreeSync
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement05.01.2017 15.11.2018 18.04.2017
Transistors5700 Million5700 Million

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - Radeon RX 590
50.6 pt (52%)
Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - Radeon RX 580
45.3 pt (47%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 5190     avg: 5271     median: 5271 (30%)     max: 5352 Points
min: 4330     avg: 4417     median: 4330 (24%)     max: 4679 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 4863     avg: 4872     median: 4871.5 (25%)     max: 4880 Points
min: 3996     avg: 4094     median: 3996 (20%)     max: 4389 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 379940     avg: 397712     median: 397712 (63%)     max: 415483 Points
min: 330256     avg: 348953     median: 348952 (55%)     max: 367649 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 307763     avg: 311088     median: 311088 (43%)     max: 314413 Points
min: 320834     avg: 525293     median: 525293 (72%)     max: 729752 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 41952     avg: 44213     median: 44213 (59%)     max: 46474 Points
min: 37030     avg: 37518     median: 37518 (50%)     max: 38006 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 86202     avg: 86825     median: 86825 (43%)     max: 87448 Points
min: 77638     avg: 82516     median: 82516 (41%)     max: 87394 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 14101     avg: 14431     median: 14430.5 (37%)     max: 14760 Points
min: 11912     avg: 11986     median: 11985.5 (31%)     max: 12059 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 16746     avg: 16814     median: 16813.5 (34%)     max: 16881 Points
min: 13692     avg: 13927     median: 13926.5 (28%)     max: 14161 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 346586     avg: 352225     median: 352224 (47%)     max: 357863 Points
min: 318131     avg: 338489     median: 338488 (45%)     max: 358846 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 19287     avg: 20422     median: 20421.5 (53%)     max: 21556 Points
min: 16693     avg: 17156     median: 17155.5 (44%)     max: 17618 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 23202     avg: 23363     median: 23362.5 (40%)     max: 23523 Points
min: 18587     avg: 19274     median: 19274 (33%)     max: 19961 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
130629 Points (68%)
134057 Points (70%)
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
43361 Points (63%)
37491 Points (55%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Unigine Valley 1.0 DX
57.3 fps (29%)
min: 53.8     avg: 56     median: 56 (29%)     max: 58.1 fps
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
specvp12 sw-03 + AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
specvp12 snx-02 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
specvp12 snx-02 + AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
specvp12 showcase-01 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
specvp12 showcase-01 + AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
specvp12 mediacal-01 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
specvp12 mediacal-01 + AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
specvp12 maya-04 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
specvp12 maya-04 + AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
specvp12 energy-01 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
specvp12 energy-01 + AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
specvp12 creo-01 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
specvp12 creo-01 + AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
specvp12 catia-04 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
specvp12 catia-04 + AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
specvp12 3dsmax-05 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
specvp12 3dsmax-05 + AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
SPECviewperf 13 specvp13 sw-04 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
specvp13 sw-04 + AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
specvp13 snx-03 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
specvp13 snx-03 + AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
specvp13 showcase-02 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
specvp13 showcase-02 + AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
specvp13 medical-02 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
specvp13 medical-02 + AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
specvp13 maya-05 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
specvp13 maya-05 + AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
specvp13 energy-02 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
specvp13 energy-02 + AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
specvp13 creo-02 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
specvp13 creo-02 + AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
specvp13 catia-05 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
specvp13 catia-05 + AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
specvp13 3dsmax-06 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
specvp13 3dsmax-06 + AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
1996 Samples/s (20%)
1757 Samples/s (18%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
4084 Samples/s (15%)
3612 Samples/s (13%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
11791 (25%)
10210 (22%)
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 357.5     avg: 365     median: 364.6 (66%)     max: 371.7 Watt
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 346.9     avg: 353     median: 352.9 (59%)     max: 358.9 Watt

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

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop) → NAN% n=

- 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.

low 1280x720
Radeon RX 590:
137 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
95.9 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
85.6 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
60.4 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Radeon RX 590:
47.4 fps  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 590:
31.7 fps  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 590:
99  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
86  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
73  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
62  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Radeon RX 590:
55  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 590:
42  fps
Dirt 5

Dirt 5

2020
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 590:
74.4  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
51.4  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
42.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
37.2  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Radeon RX 590:
31.6  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 590:
21.5  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 590:
113 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
72.2 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
59.2 fps