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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 590 EVGA Classified Hydro Copper Edition Radeon R9 295X2
Halo: Reach 57% 75%
Cyberpunk 2077 84% 7%
Red Dead Redemption 2 34% 22%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 17% 52%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 34% 22%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 84% 7%
Doom Eternal 15% 33%
Grand Theft Auto VI 105% 19%
FIFA 20 29% 58%
Need For Speed Heat 34% 22%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R9 295X2 are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 590 EVGA Classified Hydro Copper Edition.

The Radeon R9 295X2 has a 388 MHz higher core clock speed and 224 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 590. This results in the Radeon R9 295X2 providing 277.7 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The Radeon R9 295X2 has a 388 MHz higher core clock speed and 32 more Render Output Units than the GTX 590. This results in the Radeon R9 295X2 providing 69.8 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The Radeon R9 295X2 was released over three years more recently than the GTX 590, and so the Radeon R9 295X2 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GTX 590 when running the latest games.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The Radeon R9 295X2 has 5120 MB more video memory than the GTX 590, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the Radeon R9 295X2 also has superior memory performance overall.

The Radeon R9 295X2 has 308.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 590, which means that the memory performance of the Radeon R9 295X2 is massively better than the GTX 590.

The GeForce GTX 590 EVGA Classified Hydro Copper Edition has 1024 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R9 295X2 has 5632. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 590 is 1290 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon R9 295X2 is 4873. The Radeon R9 295X2 having 3583 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Radeon R9 295X2 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 590.

The Radeon R9 295X2 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 590. This means that the Radeon R9 295X2 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 590.

The GeForce GTX 590 EVGA Classified Hydro Copper Edition requires 365 Watts to run and the Radeon R9 295X2 requires 500 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 700 Watts for the GTX 590 and a PSU with at least 850 Watts for the Radeon R9 295X2. The Radeon R9 295X2 requires 135 Watts more than the GTX 590 to run. The difference is significant enough that the Radeon R9 295X2 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 590.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed630 MHzvs1018 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF110-351-A1GCN 1.1 Versuvius XT
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Poor vs Great
Release Date24 Mar 2011vs29 Apr 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768 - vs green tick
10
1600x900
10
green tick vs green tick
10
1920x1080
8.9
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10
2560x1440
6.6
vs green tick
9.3
3840x2160 - vs green tick
7.5

GPU Memory

Memory3072 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed864 MHzvs1250 MHz
Memory Bus768 Bitvs1024 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth331.8GB/secvs640GB/sec
L2 Cache 1536 KB vs green tick 2048 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1024vs5632
Actual Shader Performance62%vs100%
Technology40nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units128vs352
Texture Rate80.6 GTexel/svs358.3 GTexel/s
Render Output Units96vs128
Pixel Rate60.5 GPixel/svs130.3 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power365 Wattsvs500 Watts
Recommended PSU700 Watts & 46 Ampsvs850 Watts & 56 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-2700K 4-Core 3.50GHzvsIntel Core i7-4790K 4-Core 4.0GHz
Recommended RAM12 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1600vs3840x2160

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GTX 590 EVGA Classified Hydro Copper is a special edition of the dual-graphics solution GeForce GTX 590.
This edition comes overclocked out of the box in the central unit that went from 608MHz to 630MHz and in the operating memory clock, which is now of 864MHz. Furthermore, it features a new cooling system which keeps the card cool under load.
Benchmarks indicate a 5% performance boost over the reference card and so it proves to be faster than GeForce GTX 680.
Overview
Radeon R9 295X2 is a Dual-Graphics Solution based on the First Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

Architecture
The GCN 1.1 revision of the Graphics Core Next Architecture adds new important technologies and is largely oriented for energy efficiency. New technologies such as PowerTune and TrueAudio are the biggest additions as well as DirectX 11.2 support.

GPU
It equips two GPUs Codenamed Hawaii XT which together have 128 Compute Units activated and thus offer 5632 Shader Processing Units, 352 TMUs and 128 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 1018MHz.

Memory
Each GPU accesses a 4GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5 Memory, through a 512-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1250MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 500W, it requires at least a 850W PSU with two available 8-pin connectors.

Performance
Radeon R9 295X2 Competes with GeForce GTX Titan Z and proves to be much faster than the latter, especially at 4K.
Radeon R9 295X2 is the fastest Dual Graphics Solution as of June of 2015.

System Suggestions
Radeon R9 295X2 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 3840x2160. We recommend a Very Strong Processor (Intel Core i7 Quad Core/AMD FX Eight Core) and 16GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
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