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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 590 8GB Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB
Red Dead Redemption 2 12% 35%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 12% 35%
Halo: Reach 72% 79%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 20% 11%
Cyberpunk 2077 20% 11%
Borderlands 3 7% 31%
FIFA 20 53% 65%
Halo: The Master Chief Collection 1% 25%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 60% 70%
eFootball PES 2020 40% 56%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB are significantly better than the AMD Radeon RX 590 8GB.

The Vega Frontier has a 131 MHz higher core clock speed and 112 more Texture Mapping Units than the RX 590. This results in the Vega Frontier providing 198.1 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 Vega Frontier has a 131 MHz higher core clock speed and 32 more Render Output Units than the RX 590. This results in the Vega Frontier providing 55.4 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 Vega Frontier, 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 Vega Frontier.

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 Vega Frontier has 8192 MB more video memory than the RX 590, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The memory bandwidth of the Radeon RX 590 8GB and the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB are the same, which means the RX 590 and the Vega Frontier have equal limitations when it comes to graphical data transfer.

The Radeon RX 590 8GB has 2304 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB has 4096. However, the actual shader performance of the RX 590 is 3560 and the actual shader performance of the Vega Frontier is 4260. The Vega Frontier having 700 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Vega Frontier delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the RX 590.

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

The Radeon RX 590 8GB requires 175 Watts to run and the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB requires 275 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the RX 590 and a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the Vega Frontier. The Vega Frontier requires 100 Watts more than the RX 590 to run. The difference is significant enough that the Vega Frontier may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the RX 590.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

41.9 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 79.8 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

79.8 FPS

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

Metro: Exodus

42 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 61.4 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

61.4 FPS

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

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

42 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 58.9 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

58.9 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 42.8 FPS on Control

Control

42.8 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 61.3 FPS on Control

Control

61.3 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 45.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

45.5 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 65.4 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

65.4 FPS

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

Total War: Warhammer 2

46 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 85.5 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

85.5 FPS

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

Assassins Creed: Origins

46.5 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 69.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

69.4 FPS

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

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

47 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 94.1 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

94.1 FPS

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

Red Dead Redemption 2

47.7 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 75.8 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

75.8 FPS

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

Grand Theft Auto V

57 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 68.4 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

68.4 FPS

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

Final Fantasy XV

57 FPS

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

Just Cause 4

61.3 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 84.3 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

84.3 FPS

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

The Witcher III

62.4 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 93.7 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

93.7 FPS

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

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

63.5 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 99.1 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

99.1 FPS

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

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

71.3 FPS

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

Assassins Creed: Unity

73.2 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 83.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

83.7 FPS

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

Rise of the Tomb Raider

75 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 176.9 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

176.9 FPS

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

Hitman 2 (2018)

76 FPS

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

Forza Horizon 4

79.1 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 139.3 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

139.3 FPS

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

Far Cry: New Dawn

80 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 111.2 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

111.2 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 80 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

80 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 120.1 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

120.1 FPS

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

Far Cry 5

84.4 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 114 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

114 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 92.4 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

92.4 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 99 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

99 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 156.7 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

156.7 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 99.2 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

99.2 FPS

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

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

115.7 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 147.7 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

147.7 FPS

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

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

118 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 190.2 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

190.2 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 27.2 FPS on Control

Control

27.2 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 39.2 FPS on Control

Control

39.2 FPS

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

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

31.4 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 47.8 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

47.8 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 31.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

31.5 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 45.3 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

45.3 FPS

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

Assassins Creed: Origins

36.7 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 44 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

44 FPS

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

Red Dead Redemption 2

37 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 56 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

56 FPS

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

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

37.9 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 64.2 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

64.2 FPS

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

The Division 2

47.1 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 73.4 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

73.4 FPS

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

Hitman 2 (2018)

51 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 72.4 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

72.4 FPS

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

Far Cry 5

69.9 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 105.2 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

105.2 FPS

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

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

70.8 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 99.3 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

99.3 FPS

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

The Witcher III

75.1 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 61.6 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

61.6 FPS

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

Rise of the Tomb Raider

79.2 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 120.5 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

120.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 83.5 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

83.5 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 120.7 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

120.7 FPS

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

Assassins Creed: Origins

8.9 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 44.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

44.4 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 12.2 FPS on Control

Control

12.2 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 18.8 FPS on Control

Control

18.8 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 590 8GB gets 16.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

16.5 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 24.1 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

24.1 FPS

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

Red Dead Redemption 2

22.2 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 31.4 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

31.4 FPS

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

Just Cause 4

24.5 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 33.7 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

33.7 FPS

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

Far Cry: New Dawn

31 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 48.8 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

48.8 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 33 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

33 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 53.3 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

53.3 FPS

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

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

36.7 FPS

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB gets 54.5 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

54.5 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1469 MHzvs1600 MHz
Boost Clock1545 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.3 Polaris 30Vega 10 XT
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date30 Oct 2018vs05 Jun 2017
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - vs green tick
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1600x900 - vs green tick
10
1920x1080 - vs green tick
10
2560x1440 - vs green tick
9.6
3840x2160 - vs green tick
7.6

GPU Memory

Memory8192 MBvs16384 MB
Memory Speed2000 MHzvs500 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs2048 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsHBM-2
Memory Bandwidth256GB/secvs256GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB green tick vs 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2304vs4096
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology12nmvs14nm
Texture Mapping Units144vs256
Texture Rate211.5 GTexel/svs409.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs64
Pixel Rate47 GPixel/svs102.4 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs7680x4320
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs4
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power175 Wattsvs275 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Ampsvs600 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12
Shader Model6.0vs5.0
Open GL4.6vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor--
Recommended RAM8 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1440vs3840x2160

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
Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB is a Prosumer Graphics Card based on the Fourth (4.0) Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

Architecture
The Vega 10 XT GPU offers support for HBM-2 Memory, DirectX 12.0 and Open GL 4.5. Vega 10 XT is the Full Variant of the GPU with 64 Compute Units activated, offering 4096 Shader Processing Units, 256 TMUs and 64 ROPs.

GPU
The Central Unit is clocked at 1600MHz.

Memory: Speed
The GPU is equipped with stacked HBM2 Memory and accesses the Frame Buffer through a 2048-bit memory interface.

Memory: Frame Buffer
The GPU can fill up a Memory Pool of up to 16GB. Under most circumstances, this only proves useful in certain 3D Games whose Settings Require Large Amounts of Memory.
The Vega 10 GPU itself is aimed for 4K Gaming. The 16GB HBM2 framebuffer should be enough to prevent it bottlenecking performance in any AAA title at 4K.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 275W, it requires at least a 600W PSU with two available 8-pin connectors.

Performance
Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB is equal to the GeForce GTX 1080 in terms of gaming performance. However, it is primarily designed as a workstation graphics card and is not great value for money as a gaming GPU.
The Radeon Vega Frontier Edition is available in two versions - air cooled and the more expensive water-cooled. Specs are otherwise identical. System Suggestions
Radeon RX Vega Nova 16GB HBM2 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 3840 x2160 (4K). We recommend a Very Strong Processor and at least 16GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
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