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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 590 8GB Radeon RX 580 8GB
Red Dead Redemption 2 12% 7%
Halo: Reach 72% 70%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 12% 7%
Borderlands 3 7% 2%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 20% 28%
FIFA 20 53% 50%
Cyberpunk 2077 20% 28%
Halo: The Master Chief Collection 1% 7%
eFootball PES 2020 40% 37%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 60% 57%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon RX 590 8GB are very slightly better than the AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB.

The RX 590 has a 212 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the RX 580. This results in the RX 590 providing 30.5 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 590 has a 212 MHz higher core clock speed than the RX 580 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the RX 590 providing 6.8 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 RX 590 was released over a year more recently than the RX 580, and so the RX 590 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the RX 580.

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 RX 590 8GB and the Radeon RX 580 8GB have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The memory bandwidth of the Radeon RX 590 8GB and the Radeon RX 580 8GB are the same, which means the RX 590 and the RX 580 have equal limitations when it comes to graphical data transfer.

Both the Radeon RX 590 8GB and the Radeon RX 580 8GB have 2304 Shader Processing Units. While the two GPUs have the same number of SPUs, the actual performance delivered by the RX 590 is 3560 and by the RX 580 is 3087. Knowing that the shader performance of the RX 590 is superior, it is not necessary to examine the GPUs' respective Texture and Pixel Fill Rates.

The RX 590 transistor size technology is 2 nm (nanometers) smaller than the RX 580. This means that the RX 590 is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the RX 580.

The Radeon RX 590 8GB requires 175 Watts to run and the Radeon RX 580 8GB requires 150 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the RX 590 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the RX 580. The RX 590 requires 25 Watts more than the RX 580 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the RX 590 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the RX 580.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 41.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

41.9 FPS

Radeon RX 580 8GB gets 39.5 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

39.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 42 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

42 FPS

Radeon RX 580 8GB gets 37 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

37 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 42 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

42 FPS

Radeon RX 580 8GB gets 48.3 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

48.3 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 42.8 FPS on Control

Control

42.8 FPS

Radeon RX 580 8GB gets 40.1 FPS on Control

Control

40.1 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 45.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

45.5 FPS

Radeon RX 580 8GB gets 40.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

40.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 46 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

46 FPS

Radeon RX 580 8GB gets 51 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

51 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 46.5 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

46.5 FPS

Radeon RX 580 8GB gets 49 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

49 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 47 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

47 FPS

Radeon RX 580 8GB gets 44.3 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

44.3 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 47.7 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

47.7 FPS

Radeon RX 580 8GB gets 46.9 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

46.9 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 57 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

57 FPS

Radeon RX 580 8GB gets 102.8 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

102.8 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 57 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

57 FPS

Radeon RX 580 8GB gets 53.7 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

53.7 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 61.3 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

61.3 FPS

Radeon RX 580 8GB gets 56.4 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

56.4 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 62.4 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

62.4 FPS

Radeon RX 580 8GB gets 66.7 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

66.7 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 63.5 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

63.5 FPS

Radeon RX 580 8GB gets 59 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

59 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 71.3 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

71.3 FPS

Radeon RX 580 8GB gets 67.2 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

67.2 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 73.2 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

73.2 FPS

Radeon RX 580 8GB gets 69 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

69 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 75 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

75 FPS

Radeon RX 580 8GB gets 73 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

73 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 76 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

76 FPS

Radeon RX 580 8GB gets 67 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

67 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 79.1 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

79.1 FPS

Radeon RX 580 8GB gets 74.6 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

74.6 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 80 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

80 FPS

Radeon RX 580 8GB gets 73.5 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

73.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 80 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

80 FPS

Radeon RX 580 8GB gets 78 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

78 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 84.4 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

84.4 FPS

Radeon RX 580 8GB gets 79.5 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

79.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 92.4 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

92.4 FPS

Radeon RX 580 8GB gets 87.1 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

87.1 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 99 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

99 FPS

Radeon RX 580 8GB gets 93.3 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

93.3 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 99.2 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

99.2 FPS

Radeon RX 580 8GB gets 93.5 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

93.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 115.7 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

115.7 FPS

Radeon RX 580 8GB gets 109.1 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

109.1 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 118 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

118 FPS

Radeon RX 580 8GB gets 114 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

114 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 27.2 FPS on Control

Control

27.2 FPS

Radeon RX 580 8GB gets 25.7 FPS on Control

Control

25.7 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 31.4 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

31.4 FPS

Radeon RX 580 8GB gets 28.4 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

28.4 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 31.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

31.5 FPS

Radeon RX 580 8GB gets 28.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

28.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 36.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

36.7 FPS

Radeon RX 580 8GB gets 31.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

31.7 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 37 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

37 FPS

Radeon RX 580 8GB gets 35.7 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

35.7 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 37.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

37.9 FPS

Radeon RX 580 8GB gets 31.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

31.9 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 47.1 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

47.1 FPS

Radeon RX 580 8GB gets 41.6 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

41.6 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 51 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

51 FPS

Radeon RX 580 8GB gets 46 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

46 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 69.9 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

69.9 FPS

Radeon RX 580 8GB gets 63.2 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

63.2 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 70.8 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

70.8 FPS

Radeon RX 580 8GB gets 66.7 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

66.7 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 75.1 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

75.1 FPS

Radeon RX 580 8GB gets 53.1 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

53.1 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 79.2 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

79.2 FPS

Radeon RX 580 8GB gets 71.5 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

71.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 83.5 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

83.5 FPS

Radeon RX 580 8GB gets 72.5 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

72.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 8.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

8.9 FPS

Radeon RX 580 8GB gets 22 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

22 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 12.2 FPS on Control

Control

12.2 FPS

Radeon RX 580 8GB gets 11.5 FPS on Control

Control

11.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 16.1 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

16.1 FPS

Radeon RX 580 8GB gets 15.2 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

15.2 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 16.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

16.5 FPS

Radeon RX 580 8GB gets 15 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

15 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 22.2 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

22.2 FPS

Radeon RX 580 8GB gets 22.1 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

22.1 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 24.5 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

24.5 FPS

Radeon RX 580 8GB gets 22.1 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

22.1 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 31 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

31 FPS

Radeon RX 580 8GB gets 28 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

28 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 33 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

33 FPS

Radeon RX 580 8GB gets 32.5 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

32.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 36.7 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

36.7 FPS

Radeon RX 580 8GB gets 34.6 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

34.6 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1469 MHzvs1257 MHz
Boost Clock1545 MHzvs1340 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.3 Polaris 30GCN 1.3 Polaris 20 XTX
OC Potential - vs -
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Release Date30 Oct 2018vs18 Apr 2017
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

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3840x2160 - vs green tick
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GPU Memory

Memory8192 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed2000 MHzvs2000 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth256GB/secvs256GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB green tick 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 Units2304vs2304
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology12nmvs14nm
Texture Mapping Units144vs144
Texture Rate211.5 GTexel/svs181 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate47 GPixel/svs40.2 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections1vs2
DisplayPort Connections3vs2
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power175 Wattsvs150 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Ampsvs500 Watts & 33 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model6.0vs5.0
Open GL4.6vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i5-7500 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1440vs2560x1440

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
The new AMD Radeon RX 590 is an uprated version of the RX 580 on the smaller 12nm process node.

This RX 590 is the 8GB version.

Architecture
It equips a GPU codenamed Polaris 30, which has 2304 shader processing units, 144 TMUs and 32 ROPs.

GPU
The RX 590 8GB central processing unit runs at 1545MHz and goes up to (xx)MHz when in boost and turbo mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 8GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock operates at 2000MHz.

Power Consumption
The RX 590 8GB has a power TDP requirement of 150W. This means it will require at least a 500W PSU with one dedicated 8-pin connector.

Performance
Early benchmarks indicate that the AMD Radeon RX 590 8GB will be around 10-15% faster than the Nvidia GTX 1060 in terms of gaming performance, and around 6% faster than the Radeon RX 580 model it is replacing.

System Suggestions
The new Radeon RX 590 8GB releases on the 30th October 2018 and is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1440. We recommend a high-end processor, like the new Ryzen R5 and at least 12GB of RAM for optimal gaming performance.
Overview
First off we should point out that this is not the new AMD Vega graphics card line. The new AMD Radeon RX 500 series are an uprated version of the RX 400 series that they are replacing. This RX 580 8GB graphics card is one of the two more powerful models from the new AMD Radeon RX 500 Series.

This RX 580 is the 8GB version and there is also the lower VRAM version, RX580 4GB available.

Architecture
It equips a GPU codenamed Polaris 20 XTX, which has 2304 shader processing units, 144 TMUs and 32 ROPs.

GPU
The RX 580 8GB central processing unit runs at 1257MHz and goes up to 1340MHz when in boost and turbo mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 8GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock operates at 2000MHz.

Power Consumption
The RX 580 8GB has a power TDP requirement of 150W. This means it will require at least a 500W PSU with one dedicated 8-pin connector.

Performance
Early benchmarks indicate that the AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB will be similar in performance to the Nvidia GTX 1060 in terms of gaming performance. This puts the RX 580 8GB about 8% faster than the model it replaced, the AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB. Comparing the RX 580 to RX 570 we see 1440p frame rates around 8-15% better with the RX580 version

System Suggestions
The new Radeon RX 580 8GB releases on the 18th April 2017 and is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1440. We recommend a high-end processor, like the new Ryzen R5 and at least 8GB of RAM for optimal gaming performance.
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