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XFX Radeon RX 590 Fatboy OC+ 8GB Desktop GPU Review

Sebastian Bade, 👁 Klaus Hinum, Klaus Hinum (translated by Katherine Bodner), 12/23/2018

Successful upgrade. AMD will not be offering us an entirely new GPU series this year. Instead, AMD has launched another Polaris Refresh GPU: the RX 590, produced in a 12-nm process. This enables significantly higher clock rates compared to the RX 580 but only slight improvements in terms of power consumption. Find out whether the Polaris 30 chip is still worth a try in our review.

Following Nvidia presenting its RTX graphics cards at Gamescom this year, many were hoping for AMD to come up with a high-end competitor by the end of this year. This has not happened. Instead, AMD has created a new Polaris chip - the RX 590. This is their first chip produced in the 12-nm process by GlobalFoundries. Compared to Polaris 20, the new chip named Polaris 30 offers significantly higher clock rates that result in higher performance. At a base clock rate of 1469 MHz, today's test chip clocks 212 MHz above the reference clock rate of the Radeon RX 580. The turbo clock rate is 205 MHz higher as well and reaches 1545 MHz according to technical specifications. 

The VRAM has remained the same at 8 GB of GRDDR5 and so do its clock rates. AMD does not offer a 4-GB version of this model, which we feel makes sense. 

Our test version is the Fatboy OC+ edition from XFX and offers even higher clock rates ex-works. The manufacturer claims GPU clock rates of 1600 MHz, which signifies a significant increase compared to the reference clock. In addition, the graphics card requires another 6-pin and 8-pin power connector in order to cover the model's energy needs.

The XFX Radeon RX 590 Fatboy OC+ has a DL-DVI-D interface as well as three DisplayPort 1.4 ports and an HDMI 2.0b port with which you can connect external devices.

XFX Radeon RX 590 Fatboy OC+
XFX Radeon RX 590 Fatboy OC+
XFX Radeon RX 590 Fatboy OC+
XFX Radeon RX 590 Fatboy OC+
XFX Radeon RX 590 Fatboy OC+
XFX Radeon RX 590 Fatboy OC+
XFX Radeon RX 590 Fatboy OC+
XFX Radeon RX 590 Fatboy OC+
XFX Radeon RX 590 Fatboy OC+
XFX Radeon RX 590 Fatboy OC+
XFX Radeon RX 590 Fatboy OC+
XFX Radeon RX 590 Fatboy OC+
XFX Radeon RX 590 Fatboy OC+
XFX Radeon RX 590 Fatboy OC+

overview of GPU specifications

Specifications Radeon RX 590 Radeon RX 580 Radeon RX 480 Radeon RX 570 Radeon RX 470 GTX 1060 FE GTX 1070 FE GTX 1080 FE
Chip Polaris P30 Polaris P20 Polaris P10 Polaris P20 Polaris P10 GP106 GP104 GP104
Manufactured 12 nm 14 nm 14 nm 14 nm 14 nm 16 nm 16 nm 16 nm
Shader 2304 2.304 2.304 2.048 2.048 1.280 1.920 2.560
Texture Units 144 144 144 128 128 80 120 160
GPU Base Clock 1469 1257 MHz 1120 MHz 1168 MHz 926 MHz 1506 MHz 1518 MHz 1607 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1545 1340 MHz 1266 MHz 1244 MHz 1206 MHz 1709 MHz 1708 MHz 1733 MHz
Memory Bus 256 Bit 256 Bit 256 Bit 256 Bit 256 Bit 256 Bit 256 Bit 256 Bit
Memory Bandwidth 256 GB/s 256 GB/s 256 GB/s 224 GB/s 211.2 GB/s 192 GB/s 256 GB/s 320 GB/s
Memory Size 8 GB 4 GB / 8 GB 8 GB 4 GB / 8 GB 4 GB / 8 GB 6 GB 8 GB 8 GB
Power (Watt) 175 W 185 W 150 W 150 W 120 W 120 W 150 W 180 W

The Test Unit - Ryzen 7 2700X and X470

Our test unit is a current AMD platform based on the Gigabyte X470 Aorus Gaming 7 Wi-Fi. The CPU is an AMD RYZEN 7 2700X and offers good performance. The cooling system is an AIO (Be Quiet Silent Loop 280 mm). The 16-GB RAM comes from G-Skill and clocks at 3400 MHz. The Acer Predator XB321 supports UHD resolutions and therefore does not limit the GPU in any way. A big thanks to AMD for providing us with this platform.

AMD RYZEN 7 2700X
Gigabyte X470 Aorus Gaming 7 WiFi
G-Skill Sniper X DDR4 3.400 MHz
Case Corsair Carbide Air 540 ATX Cube
GPU XFX Radeon RX 590 Fatboy OC+
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
CPU cooling fan Be Quiet Silent Loop 280mm
RAM G-Skill Sniper X 16 GB DDR4 3400 MHz
Mainboard Gigabyte X470 Aorus Gaming 7 WiFi
Monitor Acer Predator XB321HK 4K
SSD ADATA SP900 M.2 SSD
HDD 2 TB Western Digital (for games)
Operating system Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 64-Bit (Version 1809)
Driver Adrenalin 18.11.2
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The clock rates of the XFX Radeon RX 590 Fatboy OC+

AMD WattMan GPU Core @ 1600MHz
AMD WattMan GPU Core @ 1600MHz

The table of specifications above shows the reference clock rates. XFX has gone a step further with its Radeon RX 590 Fatboy OC+ by overclocking the GPU ex-works. However, after installing the driver we still measured a clock rate of only 1580 MHz with GPU-Z. As the OC+ version is supposed to have 1600 MHz, we manually adjusted this rate using the tool "WattMan". XFX offers a how-to guide for this. We do not understand why the manufacturer decided to do this - it would have been easier to develop their own tool that gives users quick access to information and settings. The 8-GB VRAM clocks at 8 GHz and is not affected by overclocking.

Synthetic Benchmarks

The AMD Radeon RX 590 shows about 15% higher performance in the synthetic benchmarks compared to the RX 580. However, it cannot keep up with the GeForce GTX 1070. The difference between these two models is up to 20% in the 3DMark, depending on the test. Overall, the XFX RX 590 gives a good impression and sets itself apart from the GeForce GTX 1060. It remains to be seen how the updated version of the GTX 1060 fares in this comparison. This model is supposed to receive a boost thanks to faster GDDR5X VRAM. 

3DMark Ice Storm
3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited
3DMark Ice Storm Extreme
3DMark Cloud Gate
3DMark Sky Diver
3DMark Fire Strike
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme
3DMark Fire Strike Ultra
3DMark Fire Strike Ultra
3DMark 11
3DMark Vantage
 
3DMark
3840x2160 Fire Strike Ultra Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
Intel Core i7-4790K
4841 Points ∼100% +31%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
Intel Core i7-4790K
4126 Points ∼85% +11%
AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
3702 Points ∼76%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
3140 Points ∼65% -15%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
2977 Points ∼61% -20%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
Intel Core i7-6700K
2893 Points ∼60% -22%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
Intel Core i7-4790K
2687 Points ∼56% -27%
AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop)
Intel Core i7-4790K
2657 Points ∼55% -28%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
Intel Core i7-4790K
22555 Points ∼100% +35%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
Intel Core i7-4790K
20268 Points ∼90% +21%
AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
16746 Points ∼74%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
Intel Core i7-4790K
16685 Points ∼74% 0%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
14161 Points ∼63% -15%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
13692 Points ∼61% -18%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
Intel Core i7-6700K
12984 Points ∼58% -22%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
Intel Core i7-4790K
12186 Points ∼54% -27%
AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop)
Intel Core i7-4790K
11869 Points ∼53% -29%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
Intel Core i7-4790K
129042 Points ∼100% +48%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
Intel Core i7-4790K
128611 Points ∼100% +47%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
Intel Core i7-4790K
104764 Points ∼81% +20%
AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
87448 Points ∼68%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
87394 Points ∼68% 0%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
Intel Core i7-6700K
80879 Points ∼63% -8%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
77638 Points ∼60% -11%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
Intel Core i7-4790K
72213 Points ∼56% -17%
AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop)
Intel Core i7-4790K
66398 Points ∼51% -24%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
Intel Core i7-4790K
32126 Points ∼100% +38%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
Intel Core i7-4790K
29443 Points ∼92% +27%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
Intel Core i7-4790K
23990 Points ∼75% +3%
AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
23202 Points ∼72%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
19961 Points ∼62% -14%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
18587 Points ∼58% -20%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
Intel Core i7-4790K
17919 Points ∼56% -23%
AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop)
Intel Core i7-4790K
17738 Points ∼55% -24%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
Intel Core i7-6700K
17401 Points ∼54% -25%
Unigine Heaven 4.0 - Extreme Preset DX11
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
Intel Core i7-4790K
147.4 fps ∼100% +94%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
Intel Core i7-4790K
137.7 fps ∼93% +81%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
Intel Core i7-4790K
117 fps ∼79% +54%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
Intel Core i7-6700K
82.7 fps ∼56% +9%
AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
76.1 fps ∼52%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
73.7 fps ∼50% -3%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
66.7 fps ∼45% -12%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
Intel Core i7-4790K
66 fps ∼45% -13%
AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop)
Intel Core i7-4790K
61.1 fps ∼41% -20%
Unigine Valley 1.0 - 1920x1080 Extreme HD DirectX AA:x8
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
Intel Core i7-4790K
109.8 (min: 43, max: 218) fps ∼100% +92%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
Intel Core i7-4790K
106.9 fps ∼97% +87%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
Intel Core i7-4790K
92.6 fps ∼84% +62%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
58.1 fps ∼53% +1%
AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
57.3 fps ∼52%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
53.8 fps ∼49% -6%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
Intel Core i7-4790K
52.3 fps ∼48% -9%
AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop)
Intel Core i7-4790K
47.2 fps ∼43% -18%
3DMark 03 Standard130629 points
3DMark 05 Standard43361 points
3DMark 06 Standard
35704 points
3DMark Vantage P Result
48454 points
3DMark 11 Performance
19287 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
194515 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
41952 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
14101 points
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme Score
6942 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
5190 points
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Gaming Benchmarks - fully suitable for Full HD

The Witcher 3 frame times (Ultra preset)
The Witcher 3 frame times (Ultra preset)

After the synthetic benchmarks, we took a look at the main use of the Radeon RX 590. The graphics card was tested using numerous new and old games. The test chip can display all current games smoothly at 1080p. Apart from the occasional exception, all could be played in ultra settings. Compared to its predecessor, the RX 590 can display 10% more frames per second. Users who want to play in higher resolution will have to make do with the high preset for 1440p. The GPU usually reaches its limits when trying to display games at 2160p. 

We were very happy with the consistent performance, which we measured using "The Witcher 3". There were no frame drops during our load test with the XFX Radeon RX 590 Fatboy OC+ and the frame times also remained.

The Witcher 3 frame progression ultra preset

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XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 OC+ Radeon RX 590, 2700X; The Witcher 3: Ø52.9 (51-54)
Call of Duty Black Ops 4 - 1920x1080 Very High / On
AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 590, 2700X
115.3 (min: 86, max: 143) fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 6700K
109 (min: 84) fps ∼95% -5%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 580, 2700X
108.4 (min: 82, max: 129) fps ∼94% -6%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
75.1 (min: 56) fps ∼65% -35%
Assassin´s Creed Odyssey - 1920x1080 Ultra High Preset
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 6700K
57 (min: 33) fps ∼100% +46%
AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 590, 2700X
39 (min: 23, max: 60) fps ∼68%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
38 (min: 27) fps ∼67% -3%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 580, 2700X
34 (min: 21, max: 54) fps ∼60% -13%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 580, 2700X
33 (min: 23, max: 79) fps ∼58% -15%
FIFA 19 - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:4x MS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 6700K
288 (min: 260) fps ∼100% +18%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 580, 2700X
280.1 (min: 260, max: 316) fps ∼97% +15%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 580, 2700X
252.5 (min: 234, max: 279) fps ∼88% +4%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
251 (min: 229) fps ∼87% +3%
AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 590, 2700X
243.6 (min: 223, max: 252) fps ∼85%
Forza Horizon 4 - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:2xMS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 6700K
98 (min: 84) fps ∼100% +8%
AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 590, 2700X
91 fps ∼93%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 580, 2700X
85 fps ∼87% -7%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 580, 2700X
78 fps ∼80% -14%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
73 (min: 63) fps ∼74% -20%
F1 2018 - 1920x1080 Ultra High Preset AA:T AF:16x
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 6700K
97 (min: 82) fps ∼100% +15%
AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 590, 2700X
84 (min: 64, max: 100) fps ∼87%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 580, 2700X
73 (min: 64, max: 85) fps ∼75% -13%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 580, 2700X
73 (min: 62, max: 88) fps ∼75% -13%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
69 (min: 59) fps ∼71% -18%
Monster Hunter World - 1920x1080 Highest Preset (Image Quality High)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 6700K
75.9 (min: 62) fps ∼100% +31%
AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 590, 2700X
57.8 (min: 48, max: 69) fps ∼76%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 580, 2700X
51.7 (min: 43, max: 61) fps ∼68% -11%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 580, 2700X
49.6 (min: 41, max: 58) fps ∼65% -14%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
46.8 (min: 39) fps ∼62% -19%
Far Cry 5 - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 6700K
96 (min: 82) fps ∼100% +30%
AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 590, 2700X
74 (min: 67, max: 88) fps ∼77%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 580, 2700X
73 (min: 66, max: 88) fps ∼76% -1%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
70 (min: 60) fps ∼73% -5%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 580, 2700X
68 (min: 60, max: 81) fps ∼71% -8%
The Crew 2 - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
60 (min: 59) fps ∼100% 0%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 6700K
60 (min: 59) fps ∼100% 0%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 580, 2700X
60 fps ∼100% 0%
AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 590, 2700X
60 fps ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 580, 2700X
59.2 (min: 54, max: 61) fps ∼99% -1%
Assassin´s Creed Origins - 1920x1080 Ultra High Preset
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 6700K
73 (min: 32) fps ∼100% +38%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
57 (min: 26) fps ∼78% +8%
AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 590, 2700X
53 fps ∼73%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 480, 4790K, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
51 (min: 22, max: 77) fps ∼70% -4%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 580, 1800X
47 fps ∼64% -11%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 580, 2700X
45 fps ∼62% -15%
AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 470 (Desktop), 4790K, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
44 (min: 19, max: 61) fps ∼60% -17%
Kingdom Come: Deliverance - 1920x1080 Ultra High Preset
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 6700K
68.9 (min: 57) fps ∼100% +26%
AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 590, 2700X
54.6 (min: 43, max: 65) fps ∼79%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
50.2 (min: 42) fps ∼73% -8%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 580, 2700X
49.6 (min: 39, max: 58) fps ∼72% -9%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 580, 1800X
49.3 (min: 37, max: 59) fps ∼72% -10%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 480, 4790K, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
44.7 (min: 34, max: 51) fps ∼65% -18%
Fortnite - 1920x1080 Epic Preset
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 6700K
129 (min: 122) fps ∼100% +35%
AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 590, 2700X
95.8 (min: 83, max: 106) fps ∼74%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
90.8 (min: 84) fps ∼70% -5%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 580, 2700X
80.7 fps ∼63% -16%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 580, 1800X
80.2 (min: 53, max: 93) fps ∼62% -16%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 480, 4790K, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
64.5 (min: 51, max: 78) fps ∼50% -33%
AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 470 (Desktop), 4790K, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
58.9 (min: 44, max: 63) fps ∼46% -39%
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark - 1920x1080 High Quality
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
69 fps ∼100% +59%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 6700K
63 (min: 19) fps ∼91% +45%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
43.4 (min: 12) fps ∼63% 0%
AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 590, 2700X
43.3 (min: 25, max: 66) fps ∼63%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 580, 2700X
37.3 (min: 16, max: 59) fps ∼54% -14%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 580, 1800X
31.9 (min: 3, max: 60) fps ∼46% -26%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 480, 4790K, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
30.4 (min: 3, max: 53) fps ∼44% -30%
AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 470 (Desktop), 4790K, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
25.6 (min: 3, max: 51) fps ∼37% -41%
Destiny 2 - 1920x1080 Highest Preset AA:SM AF:16x
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 6700K
123 (min: 94) fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
86.9 (min: 66) fps ∼71%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 580, 1800X
83.8 fps ∼68%
Far Cry Primal - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:SM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
107 (min: 82, max: 125) fps ∼100% +57%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
106 (min: 80, max: 125) fps ∼99% +56%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
90 (min: 72, max: 105) fps ∼84% +32%
AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 590, 2700X
68 (min: 54, max: 86) fps ∼64%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
67 fps ∼63% -1%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 580, 1800X
62 (min: 49, max: 75) fps ∼58% -9%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 580, 2700X
60 (min: 47, max: 75) fps ∼56% -12%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 480, 4790K, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
59 (min: 47, max: 76) fps ∼55% -13%
AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 470 (Desktop), 4790K, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
54 (min: 43, max: 67) fps ∼50% -21%
The Witcher 3 - 1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
82 (min: 70, max: 90) fps ∼100% +61%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
76.4 (min: 64, max: 85) fps ∼93% +50%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
62 fps ∼76% +22%
AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 590, 2700X
50.8 (min: 42, max: 57) fps ∼62%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 580, 1800X
45.6 (min: 37, max: 51) fps ∼56% -10%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
44.4 fps ∼54% -13%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 480, 4790K, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
43.9 (min: 40, max: 49) fps ∼54% -14%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 580, 2700X
41.8 (min: 35, max: 46) fps ∼51% -18%
AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 470 (Desktop), 4790K, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
40.7 (min: 35, max: 45) fps ∼50% -20%
Watch Dogs 2 - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
73.5 (min: 58, max: 90) fps ∼100% +59%
AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 590, 2700X
46.1 (min: 37, max: 53) fps ∼63%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
45.7 (min: 36) fps ∼62% -1%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 580, 1800X
44.2 (min: 35, max: 50) fps ∼60% -4%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 480, 4790K, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
40.6 (min: 32, max: 49) fps ∼55% -12%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 580, 2700X
40.4 (min: 32, max: 46) fps ∼55% -12%
AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 470 (Desktop), 4790K, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
37.4 (min: 29, max: 46) fps ∼51% -19%
Battlefield 1 - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
148 (min: 133, max: 157) fps ∼100% +50%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
147 (min: 132, max: 155) fps ∼99% +49%
AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 590, 2700X
98.6 (min: 85, max: 108) fps ∼67%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
94.6 (min: 82) fps ∼64% -4%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 480, 4790K, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
89.4 (min: 76, max: 96) fps ∼60% -9%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 480, 4790K, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
88.5 (min: 72, max: 96) fps ∼60% -10%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 580, 1800X
88.5 (min: 75, max: 95) fps ∼60% -10%
AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 470 (Desktop), 4790K, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
83 (min: 73, max: 88) fps ∼56% -16%
The Division - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset AF:16x
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
102 (min: 54, max: 135) fps ∼100% +44%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
95 (min: 55, max: 125) fps ∼93% +35%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
80.6 (min: 41, max: 108) fps ∼79% +14%
AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 590, 2700X
70.6 fps ∼69%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 580, 1800X
63.3 fps ∼62% -10%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
59.6 fps ∼58% -16%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 580, 2700X
58.8 fps ∼58% -17%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 480, 4790K, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
57.5 (min: 39, max: 77) fps ∼56% -19%
AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 470 (Desktop), 4790K, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
53.3 (min: 32, max: 76) fps ∼52% -25%
For Honor - 1920x1080 Extreme Preset AA:T AF:16x
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
138 (min: 77, max: 198) fps ∼100% +52%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 6700K
115 (min: 74) fps ∼83% +26%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
111 (min: 50, max: 148) fps ∼80% +22%
AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 590, 2700X
91 (min: 71, max: 118) fps ∼66%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 580, 2700X
82 (min: 65, max: 110) fps ∼59% -10%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 580, 1800X
79.8 (min: 61.5, max: 109.2) fps ∼58% -12%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
78.7 (min: 47) fps ∼57% -14%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 480, 4790K, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
77 (min: 58, max: 122) fps ∼56% -15%
AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 470 (Desktop), 4790K, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
69.8 (min: 53, max: 96) fps ∼51% -23%
Ghost Recon Wildlands - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:T AF:16x
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 6700K
53.8 (min: 47) fps ∼100% +30%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
50.2 (min: 43, max: 58) fps ∼93% +22%
AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 590, 2700X
41.3 (min: 34, max: 48) fps ∼77%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
40.2 (min: 35) fps ∼75% -3%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 580, 1800X
37.6 (min: 31.5, max: 43.8) fps ∼70% -9%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 480, 4790K, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
35.1 (min: 29, max: 41) fps ∼65% -15%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 580, 2700X
35 (min: 29, max: 41) fps ∼65% -15%
AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 470 (Desktop), 4790K, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
29.7 (min: 23, max: 35) fps ∼55% -28%
Doom - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:SM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
160 (min: 136, max: 199) fps ∼100% +74%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
137 (min: 112, max: 191) fps ∼86% +49%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
134 (min: 111, max: 173) fps ∼84% +45%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
99.7 fps ∼62% +8%
AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 590, 2700X
92.1 (min: 70, max: 125) fps ∼58%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 480, 4790K, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
80 (min: 68, max: 109) fps ∼50% -13%
AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 470 (Desktop), 4790K, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
80 (min: 68, max: 109) fps ∼50% -13%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 580, 1800X
73.6 (min: 62, max: 87) fps ∼46% -20%
GTA V - 1920x1080 Highest Settings possible AA:4xMSAA + FX AF:16x
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
86 (min: 44, max: 161) fps ∼100% +39%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
80 (min: 32, max: 158) fps ∼93% +29%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
73 fps ∼85% +18%
AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 590, 2700X
61.9 fps ∼72%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 580, 1800X
54.9 fps ∼64% -11%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 480, 4790K, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
45.6 fps ∼53% -26%
Just Cause 4 - 1920x1080 Very High / On AA:SM AF:16x
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 9900K
86.6 (min: 81) fps ∼100% +25%
AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 590, 2700X
69.4 (min: 63, max: 74) fps ∼80%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 9900K
62.4 (min: 59) fps ∼72% -10%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 580, 2700X
61.7 (min: 57, max: 66) fps ∼71% -11%
Darksiders III - 1920x1080 Epic
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 9900K
108 (min: 95) fps ∼100% +58%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 9900K
75.1 (min: 66) fps ∼70% +10%
AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 590, 2700X
68.2 (min: 50, max: 76) fps ∼63%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 580, 2700X
63.2 (min: 50, max: 70) fps ∼59% -7%
Farming Simulator 19 - 1920x1080 Very High Preset
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 9900K
144 (min: 125) fps ∼100% +109%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 9900K
102 (min: 87) fps ∼71% +48%
AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 590, 2700X
69 (min: 44, max: 117) fps ∼48%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 580, 2700X
60.2 (min: 48, max: 104) fps ∼42% -13%
Fallout 76 - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 6700K
59.9 (min: 56) fps ∼100% 0%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 580, 2700X
59.9 fps ∼100% 0%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
59.8 (min: 54) fps ∼100% 0%
AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 590, 2700X
59.8 fps ∼100%
Battlefield V - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 9900K
110 (min: 87) fps ∼100% +10%
AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 590, 2700X
99.6 (min: 78, max: 154) fps ∼91%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 580, 2700X
92.8 (min: 73, max: 141) fps ∼84% -7%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 9900K
78.3 (min: 60) fps ∼71% -21%
FIFA 18 - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:4xMS
AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 590, 2700X
322.3 (min: 295, max: 365) fps ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 580, 1800X
313.1 (min: 291, max: 351) fps ∼97% -3%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 6700K
298 (min: 264) fps ∼92% -8%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
254 (min: 203) fps ∼79% -21%
FIFA 17 - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:4xMS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
377 (min: 347, max: 431) fps ∼100% +3%
AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 590, 2700X
367.5 (min: 334, max: 417) fps ∼97%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 480, 4790K, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
323 fps ∼86% -12%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 580, 1800X
305.4 (min: 280, max: 337) fps ∼81% -17%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
304 (min: 281) fps ∼81% -17%
AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 470 (Desktop), 4790K, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
295 fps ∼78% -20%
F1 2017 - 1920x1080 Ultra High Preset AA:T AF:16x
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 6700K
104 (min: 89) fps ∼100% +17%
AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 590, 2700X
89 (min: 76, max: 103) fps ∼86%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 580, 1800X
77 (min: 68, max: 91) fps ∼74% -13%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
74 (min: 64) fps ∼71% -17%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider - 1920x1080 Highest Preset AA:T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 6700K
79 (min: 63) fps ∼100% +20%
AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 590, 2700X
66 fps ∼84%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 580, 2700X
58 fps ∼73% -12%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
53 (min: 42) fps ∼67% -20%
Rainbow Six Siege - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:T AF:16x
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
211 (min: 125, max: 358) fps ∼100% +15%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
208 fps ∼99% +13%
AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 590, 2700X
183.9 (min: 62, max: 236) fps ∼87%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
176 (min: 115, max: 279) fps ∼83% -4%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 580, 1800X
134.6 (min: 101.7, max: 167.5) fps ∼64% -27%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
130 fps ∼62% -29%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 480, 4790K, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
127 (min: 86, max: 188) fps ∼60% -31%
AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 470 (Desktop), 4790K, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
120 (min: 77, max: 204) fps ∼57% -35%
Rocket League - 1920x1080 High Quality AA:High FX
AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 590, 2700X
230.2 (min: 192, max: 252) fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 6700K
196 (min: 158) fps ∼85% -15%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
185 (min: 148) fps ∼80% -20%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 580, 1800X
172.6 (min: 140, max: 236) fps ∼75% -25%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 480, 4790K, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
156 fps ∼68% -32%
AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 470 (Desktop), 4790K, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
142 (min: 116, max: 183) fps ∼62% -38%
Dirt 4 - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:4xMS AF:16x
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 6700K
92.9 (min: 73) fps ∼100% +17%
AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 590, 2700X
79.2 (min: 67, max: 100) fps ∼85%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 580, 1800X
70.2 (min: 59, max: 90) fps ∼76% -11%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
64.6 (min: 55) fps ∼70% -18%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 480, 4790K, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
64.3 (min: 55, max: 83) fps ∼69% -19%
AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 470 (Desktop), 4790K, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
59.4 (min: 51, max: 76) fps ∼64% -25%
Hitman 2 - 1920x1080 Ultra AF:16x
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 6700K
74 (min: 56) fps ∼100% +4%
AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 590, 2700X
71 (min: 55, max: 89) fps ∼96%
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
Radeon RX 580, 2700X
68.4 (min: 55, max: 81) fps ∼92% -4%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
66.3 (min: 51) fps ∼90% -7%

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X + AMD Radeon RX 590

low med. high ultra4K
BioShock Infinite (2013) 336.3295.8258.2124.8fps
Battlefield 4 (2013) 199.3200199.995.151fps
GTA V (2015) 111103.995.461.941.4fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 233.117888.350.831.6fps
Rainbow Six Siege (2015) 387.5315.5204183.968.9fps
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016) 233.8151.584.168.132.6fps
Far Cry Primal (2016) 122106966834fps
The Division (2016) 232.9173.692.870.636.1fps
Doom (2016) 111.1111.397.592.136.6fps
Overwatch (2016) 300299.3238.3124.676fps
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (2016) 123.9116.175.938.725.1fps
FIFA 17 (2016) 432430377.3367.5162.9fps
Battlefield 1 (2016) 192.4151.6112.298.643.2fps
Dishonored 2 (2016) 111107.282.375.331.7fps
Watch Dogs 2 (2016) 112.3100.571.346.125.1fps
For Honor (2017) 270.6119.9113.89135.2fps
Ghost Recon Wildlands (2017) 131.682.375.541.327.4fps
Rocket League (2017) 249.1248.6230.281.6fps
Dirt 4 (2017) 308.5220.1131.479.244.9fps
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) (2017) 238.8120.1108.483.335fps
F1 2017 (2017) 2201661378940fps
FIFA 18 (2017) 370.5378.8337.7322.3157.5fps
Assassin´s Creed Origins (2017) 7867625325fps
Call of Duty WWII (2017) 195.5192.9115.895.450.2fps
Need for Speed Payback (2017) 149.2130.6114.9105.733.9fps
Fortnite (2018) 131.4139137.795.828.7fps
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark (2018) 116.964.843.319.6fps
Kingdom Come: Deliverance (2018) 136.290.473.954.617fps
Far Cry 5 (2018) 11685797424fps
The Crew 2 (2018) 6060606026.8fps
Monster Hunter World (2018) 13279.973.857.817.9fps
F1 2018 (2018) 2021401198439fps
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018) 13478766624fps
FIFA 19 (2018) 269.4274.1259243.695.6fps
Forza Horizon 4 (2018) 1971201139146fps
Assassin´s Creed Odyssey (2018) 8065543919fps
Call of Duty Black Ops 4 (2018) 241.2135.7129.2115.339fps
Hitman 2 (2018) 87.486.677.77130.1fps
Fallout 76 (2018) 6059.959.859.833fps
Battlefield V (2018) 191.3132.8110.799.639.6fps
Farming Simulator 19 (2018) 194.2149.5115.56923fps
Darksiders III (2018) 142.6102.580.168.223.1fps
Just Cause 4 (2018) 118.889.672.569.425.8fps
Far Cry New Dawn (2019) 10788837631fps
Metro Exodus (2019) 13170.845.937.919.3fps
Dirt Rally 2.0 (2019) 237.3123.3100.462.329.7fps

Computing Performance

Although the Radeon RX 580 and the Radeon RX 590 each have 2304 shader units available, the computing performance has improved by about 12%. This is due to the significantly higher GPU clock rates that the AMD Radeon RX 590 has to offer. The computing performance of the AMD RX 590 is about 1 TFLOP higher at a total of 7.1 TFLOPS, which means that the performance of the Polaris 30 chip is significantly better than that of its predecessor. Compared to Nvidia, the chip was able to slightly increase its lead over the GeForce GTX 1060 while reducing the distance to the faster GTX 1070. Basically, the XFX Radeon RX 590 Fatboy OC+ is positioned right in between the two Nvidia cards. 

AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 OC+, 2700X
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
Desktop PC Ryzen 7 1800X + Sapphire Radeon RX 580 Nitro+ 8 GB, 1800X
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
AMD Radeon RX 480 8 GB Reference, 4790K
AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop)
MSI RX 470 Gaming X 4GB, 4790K
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB, 6700K
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition, 4790K
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit
-12%
-16%
-27%
-24%
24%
Room GPUs-only
1996
1757
-12%
1661
-17%
1440
-28%
1773
-11%
2474
24%
Sala GPUs-only
4084
3612
-12%
3468
-15%
3020
-26%
2584
-37%
5012
23%
ComputeMark v2.1
-12%
-16%
-22%
-21%
12%
1024x600 Normal, QJuliaRayTrace
3299
2777
-16%
2746
-17%
2475
-25%
3322
1%
4761
44%
1024x600 Normal, Mandel Scalar
3312
2806
-15%
2539
-23%
2447
-26%
2002
-40%
2861
-14%
1024x600 Normal, Mandel Vector
2802
2407
-14%
2162
-23%
2172
-22%
1994
-29%
2706
-3%
1024x600 Normal, Fluid 2DTexArr
1140
1031
-10%
991
-13%
911
-20%
963
-16%
1390
22%
1024x600 Normal, Fluid 3DTex
1239
1189
-4%
1220
-2%
1039
-16%
985
-21%
1402
13%
1024x600 Normal, Score
11791
10210
-13%
9659
-18%
9044
-23%
9266
-21%
13121
11%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-12% / -12%
-16% / -16%
-25% / -23%
-23% / -22%
18% / 15%

Professional Applications

We ran the two benchmarks SPECviewperf 12 and 13 in order to evaluate the performance of the GPU in professional applications. As we expected, the AMD Radeon RX590 continues to be slightly faster than its predecessor. However, the performance increase is not particularly high compared to the gaming benchmarks. Again, the RX 590 won the comparison with the GeForce GTX 1060. If you are planning on primarily using rendering software, you might want to take a closer look at an Nvidia Quadro or an AMD FirePro GPU. These offer significantly higher performance in this area due to drivers that are specifically adapted for this purpose.

AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 OC+, AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 580 Desktop Graphics Card Review, AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
no name, AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB, Intel Core i7-6700K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
Intel Core i7-9700K, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64, Intel Core i7-9700K
NVIDIA Titan X Pascal
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X, NVIDIA Titan X Pascal, AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
NVIDIA Quadro P5200
Eurocom Tornado F7W, Intel Core i9-9900K
SPECviewperf 12
-6%
-7%
-15%
25%
142%
213%
1900x1060 Solidworks (sw-03)
70.44
66
-6%
66.16
-6%
52.32
-26%
82.5
17%
77.09
9%
212
201%
1900x1060 Siemens NX (snx-02)
24.87
21.27
-14%
22.03
-11%
6.11
-75%
28.85
16%
206.77
731%
217.93
776%
1900x1060 Showcase (showcase-01)
72.11
72.31
0%
69.19
-4%
67.18
-7%
115.06
60%
137.04
90%
74.96
4%
1900x1060 Medical (medical-01)
33.92
31.76
-6%
31.75
-6%
31.53
-7%
51.02
50%
79.59
135%
79.43
134%
1900x1060 Maya (maya-04)
66.24
61.5
-7%
61.6
-7%
111.94
69%
84.14
27%
79.67
20%
147.92
123%
1900x1060 Energy (energy-01)
5.95
6.02
1%
5.62
-6%
6.1
3%
5.21
-12%
19.78
232%
16.88
184%
1900x1060 Creo (creo-01)
49.01
45
-8%
45.81
-7%
40.07
-18%
62.45
27%
75.42
54%
159.99
226%
1900x1060 Catia (catia-04)
123.47
109.05
-12%
107.45
-13%
51.3
-58%
158.57
28%
100.27
-19%
196.6
59%
1900x1060 3ds Max (3dsmax-05)
120.33
115.53
-4%
116.63
-3%
130.78
9%
151.85
26%
SPECviewperf 13
-6%
-7%
24%
159%
165%
Solidworks (sw-04)
82.95
78.75
-5%
79.62
-4%
100.52
21%
82.05
-1%
189.22
128%
Siemens NX (snx-03)
44.18
38.19
-14%
39.72
-10%
51.55
17%
370.89
739%
396.3
797%
Creo (showcase-02)
72.15
72.2
0%
69.44
-4%
115.04
59%
136.84
90%
74.67
3%
Medical (medical-02)
27.9
26.86
-4%
27.67
-1%
38.31
37%
71.36
156%
61.7
121%
Maya (maya-05)
151.03
147.41
-2%
143.9
-5%
199.48
32%
236.54
57%
255.04
69%
Energy (energy-02)
8.98
8.45
-6%
7.55
-16%
7.55
-16%
32.46
261%
17.28
92%
Creo (creo-02)
90
80.06
-11%
81.99
-9%
108.92
21%
185.23
106%
247.66
175%
Catia (catia-05)
168.94
157.99
-6%
155.36
-8%
235.97
40%
161.39
-4%
302.43
79%
3ds Max (3dsmax-06)
120.44
115.66
-4%
115.31
-4%
130.98
9%
153.41
27%
149.6
24%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-6% / -6%
-7% / -7%
-15% / -15%
25% / 25%
151% / 151%
189% / 188%

Emissions - XFX Fatboy at its limits

Temperatures and Stress Test

XFX Radeon RX 590 Fatboy OC+ during our load test
XFX Radeon RX 590 Fatboy OC+ during our load test

The Zero Fan mode enables silent operation during 2D use. Even when running 3D applications, the fans do not turn on immediately. The two axial cooling fans provide sufficient cooling without producing too much noise. The XFX Radeon RX 590 Fatboy OC+ encountered no difficulties during the 3DMark Sky Diver stress test. Nor did the GPU reach critical temperatures in our extreme load test with FurMark, although a core temperature of 82 °C (~180 °F) is relatively close to the limit. 

The GPU was even able to reach its full potential without encountering heat-related difficulties during our gaming test. We have already mentioned this when discussing the "Witcher 3" stress test results in the section about the gaming benchmarks. 

3DMark Sky Diver stress test (passed)
3DMark Sky Diver stress test (passed)
XFX Radeon RX 590 Fatboy OC+ during load test (FurMark)
XFX Radeon RX 590 Fatboy OC+ during load test (FurMark)

Power Consumption, Overclocking and CrossFire

Power consumption of the test unit while gaming (The Witcher 3 - 1080p ultra preset)
Power consumption of the test unit while gaming (The Witcher 3 - 1080p ultra preset)

The AMD continues to lag behind Nvidia in terms of energy efficiency. Although the power consumption rates of the Radeon RX 590 have gone down by 10 watts compared to the RX 580 (now specified as 175 watts), the GeForce chips continue to be more efficient. The GeForce GTX 1080, for example, has a TDP of 180 watts.

The GPU clocks at 300 MHz while idling and consumes an average of 6-8 watts in this scenario. HWiNFO measured a maximum consumption of 184 watts during our stress test. This positions the consumption of the XFX Radeon RX 590 Fatboy OC+ slightly above the reference rates. But this is connected to the higher GPU clock rates. Users could try to get even more out of the chip by increasing the Power Target. However, the cooling system soon cannot keep up. We were only able to additionally overclock the RX 590 from XFX by 20 MHz while we got an additional 200 MHz out of the VRAM. Overall, this performance improvement does not translate into better synthetic benchmarks. The GPU also consumed significantly more power with these manual OC settings (225 watts). Users who are looking to get more out of their graphics card will need to look into liquid cooling. Overclocking our test version is not worth the effort with the standard cooling system of the XFX Radeon RX 590 Fatboy OC+.

As the RX 590 also supports CrossFire, we tried testing its performance in combination with an Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 580 - just for fun. We measured 10719 points during Fire Strike Extreme, which is an increase of 3777 points. Often scaling works better in synthetic benchmarks with several graphic cards. We would not recommend long gaming sessions using CrossFire as a lot of games do not work well with several graphics cards. The gaming performance can even drop when using two GPUs compared to single-GPU performance.

Power consumption while idling
Power consumption while idling
Power consumption during our load test with FurMark
Power consumption during our load test with FurMark
Power consumption while overclocking (GPU: 1620 MHz, VRAM: 2200 MHz)
Power consumption while overclocking (GPU: 1620 MHz, VRAM: 2200 MHz)
Performance using CrossFire with an RX 580
Performance using CrossFire with an RX 580
Power Consumption - 1920x1080 The Witcher 3 Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra
Intel Core i7-9700K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
365.3 (min: 316, max: 388) Watt * ∼100% -5%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
346.9 (min: 326, max: 364) Watt * ∼95%
Intel Core i7-4790K
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) (Idle: 71.1 W)
331 Watt * ∼91% +5%
Intel Core i7-4790K
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) (Idle: 68.3 W)
294 Watt * ∼80% +15%
Intel Core i7-4790K
AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop) (Idle: 78.3 W)
250 Watt * ∼68% +28%
Intel Core i7-4790K
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) (Idle: 68 W)
243 Watt * ∼67% +30%
Intel Core i7-4790K
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop) (Idle: 79.2 W)
240 Watt * ∼66% +31%

* ... smaller is better

Verdict - a successful upgrade

Pros

+ fast enough for Full HD
+ modern 12nm production
+ 8 GB of GDDR5
+ relatively quiet under load
+ suitable for CrossFireX
+ AMD FreeSync

Cons

- higher power consumption than comparable Nvidia chips
- hardly any OC potential in our test sample
Review of the XFX Radeon RX 590 Fatboy OC+
Review of the XFX Radeon RX 590 Fatboy OC+

The XFX Radeon RX Fatboy OC+ is a new AMD Polaris GPU. To be precise, the RX 590 is a Polaris 30 and is manufactured in a 12-nm process. This enables higher clock rates and makes the Radeon RX 590 about 10% faster than its predecessors. Overall, the power consumption has dropped by around 10 watts compared to the AMD Radeon RX 580. While this is a step in the right direction, the Pascal GPUs from AMD's biggest rival Nvidia are a lot more efficient.

Instead, AMD scores several points in terms of price. At the time of writing, the XFX Radeon RX 590 Fatboy OC+ is available for $280 while other versions based on the RX 590 are even cheaper. The GeForce GTX 1060 is slightly cheaper, but cannot keep up with the performance of our XFX Radeon RX 590 Fatboy OC+. The GeForce GTX 1070 is significantly more expensive at $330 and above. This model offers a slight increase in performance. The AMD Radeon RX 590 positions itself right in between these two GeForce GPUs, both in terms of price and performance.

Although AMD has not developed a completely new graphics card, the manufacturer has once again managed to streamline its Polaris series. The increase in performance of around 10%, while consuming less power is very decent and is a step in the right direction.

The XFX Radeon RX 590 Fatboy OC+ is overclocked ex-works and should offer buyers good performance. However, this graphics card does often work at its limits and it might even be a good idea to take a look at the cheaper model in some cases. Users of the RX 580 might want to think twice before upgrading to the 590, as the performance increase is still limited to 10%. If you are currently using the RX 480 or an even older model, the step up would be a good idea. The GPU's FreeSync support might also influence some users' purchase decision. Nvidia's GSync equivalent requires additional hardware in the monitor and has license fees. FreeSync monitors are significantly cheaper. 

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Sebastian Bade, 2018-12-23 (Update: 2018-12-23)