AMD Radeon RX 590: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon RX 590

Summary

AMD started Radeon RX 590 sales 15 November 2018 at a recommended price of $279. This is Polaris architecture desktop card based on 12 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 8 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 8 GHz are supplied.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 241 mm. 1x 8-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 175 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 38.87 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile.

General info

Of Radeon RX 590's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
11.92
 
Architecture
Polaris
 
Code name
Polaris 30
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
15 November 2018
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$279
 
Price now
$181
 
of 10560 (Quadro GV100)

Technical specs

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 590's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
2304
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Core clock speed
1469 MHz
 
Boost Clock
1545 MHz
 
Transistor count
5,700 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
12 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
175 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon RX 590's 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
 
Length
241 mm
 
Supplementary power connectors
1x 8-pin
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on 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
 
Maximum RAM amount
8 GB
 
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
8000 MHz
 
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon RX 590.
Display Connectors
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by 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
+
 
HDMI 2.0b
+
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon RX 590, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12
 
OpenGL
4.6
 

Benchmark performance

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

Overall benchmark performance

38.87

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

379940

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

87448

3DMark Fire Strike Score

14101

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

16746

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

23202

3DMark Vantage Performance

48454

Passmark

9439

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon RX 590 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon RX 590 performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX 590 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 980, which is faster by 2% and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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