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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 480X 8GB GeForce GTX 590 EVGA Classified Hydro Copper Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 18% 34%
Cyberpunk 2077 13% 84%
Doom Eternal 29% 15%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 18% 34%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 49% 17%
Halo: Reach 74% 57%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 13% 84%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 13% 84%
Grand Theft Auto VI 26% 105%
Need For Speed Heat 18% 34%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon RX 480X 8GB are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 590 EVGA Classified Hydro Copper Edition.

The RX 480X has a 620 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the GTX 590. This results in the RX 480X providing 79.4 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 RX 480X has a 620 MHz higher core clock speed but 32 fewer Render Output Units than the GTX 590. The lower ROP count doesn't matter, though, as altogether the RX 480X manages to provide 19.5 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 RX 480X was released over three years more recently than the GTX 590, and so the RX 480X 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 RX 480X has 5120 MB more video memory than the GTX 590, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the GTX 590 has superior memory performance.

The GTX 590 has 331.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RX 480X, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 590 is massively better than the RX 480X.

The Radeon RX 480X 8GB has 2048 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 590 EVGA Classified Hydro Copper Edition has 1024. However, the actual shader performance of the RX 480X is 2560 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 590 is 1290. The RX 480X having 1270 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GTX 590 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The RX 480X transistor size technology is 26 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 590. This means that the RX 480X is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 590.

The Radeon RX 480X 8GB requires 150 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 590 EVGA Classified Hydro Copper Edition requires 365 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the RX 480X and a PSU with at least 700 Watts for the GTX 590. The GTX 590 requires 215 Watts more than the RX 480X to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 590 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the RX 480X.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1250 MHzvs630 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.3 Ellesmere XTFermi GF110-351-A1
OC Potential None vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Poor
Release Date01 Nov 2016vs24 Mar 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1600x900 - vs green tick
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1920x1080
10
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2560x1440 - vs green tick
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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs3072 MB
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs864 MHz
Memory Bus-vs768 Bit
Memory Type-vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth-vs331.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB green tick vs 1536 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2048vs1024
Actual Shader Performance100%vs62%
Technology14nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units128vs128
Texture Rate160 GTexel/svs80.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs96
Pixel Rate80 GPixel/svs60.5 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power150 Wattsvs365 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Ampsvs700 Watts & 46 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model-vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatednovsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i7-2700K 4-Core 3.50GHz
Recommended RAM-12 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution-2560x1600

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon RX 480X 8GB is an Upcoming High-End Graphics Card based on the Third Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

Architecture
N/A.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed Ellesmere XT which has 32 SM activated and thus 2048 Shader Processing Units, 128 TMUs and 64 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1250MHz and goes up to 1350MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 8GB frame buffer of Second Gen GDDR5X, through a 256-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 1750MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 150W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with one available 8-pin connector.

Performance
N/A.

System Suggestions
Radeon RX 480X 8GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1600. We recommend a High-End Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
GeForce 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.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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