AMD Radeon RX 580 vs RX 590

General info

Comparison of Radeon RX 580 and Radeon RX 590 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
60.61
 
49.64
Architecture
GCN 4.0
 
GCN 4.0
Code name
Polaris 20
 
Polaris 30
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
18 April 2017
 
15 November 2018
Launch price (MSRP)
$229
 
$279
Price now
$165
 
$227

Technical specs

Radeon RX 580 and Radeon RX 590's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon RX 580 and Radeon RX 590's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
2304
 
2304
Core clock speed
1257 MHz
 
1469 MHz
Boost Clock
1340 MHz
 
1545 MHz
Transistor count
5,700 million
 
5,700 million
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
12 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
185 Watt
 
175 Watt
Texture fill rate
193.0
 
222.5
Floating-point performance
6,175 gflops
 
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Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon RX 580 and Radeon RX 590 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
241 mm
 
241 mm
Supplementary power connectors
1x 8-pin
 
1x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX 580 and Radeon RX 590: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
8 GB
 
8 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
8000 MHz
 
8000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
256.0 GB/s
 
256.0 GB/s
Shared memory
no data
 
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Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon RX 580 and Radeon RX 590. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
Display Connectors
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon RX 580 and Radeon RX 590. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
FreeSync
-
 
+
DisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready
no data
 
+

API support

APIs supported by Radeon RX 580 and Radeon RX 590, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 (12_0)
 
12 (12_0)
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon RX 580 and Radeon RX 590. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

RX 580 38.64
RX 590 43.54 +12.7%

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

RX 580 348952
RX 590 379940 +8.9%

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

RX 580 82516
RX 590 87448 +6%

3DMark Fire Strike Score

RX 580 11986
RX 590 14101 +17.6%

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

RX 580 13927
RX 590 16746 +20.2%

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

RX 580 19274
RX 590 23202 +20.4%

3DMark Vantage Performance

RX 580 44344
RX 590 48454 +9.3%

Passmark

RX 580 8723
RX 590 9430 +8.1%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon RX 580 and Radeon RX 590 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX 580

Cheaper ($229 vs $279)

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX 590

12.7% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (15 November 2018 vs 18 April 2017)
Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 14 nm)
Less power hungry (175 vs 185 watts)
DisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready
AMD FreeSync
FreeSync

So, RX 580 or RX 590?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Radeon RX 590.
Should you still have questions on choice between Radeon RX 580 and Radeon RX 590, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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