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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB Riva TNT2 Pro
Cyberpunk 2077 20% 37592%
Red Dead Redemption 2 13% 27336%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 46% 16823%
Halo: Reach 72% 8618%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 20% 37592%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 13% 27336%
FIFA 20 53% 14515%
Doom Eternal 25% 23490%
Grand Theft Auto VI 33% 41823%
Need For Speed Heat 13% 27336%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB are massively better than the Nvidia Riva TNT2 Pro.

The RX 590 was released over three years more recently than the Riva TNT2 Pro, and so the RX 590 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Riva TNT2 Pro when running the latest games.

The RX 590 has 8160 MB more video memory than the Riva TNT2 Pro, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the RX 590 also has superior memory performance overall.

The RX 590 has 266.1 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Riva TNT2 Pro, which means that the memory performance of the RX 590 is massively better than the Riva TNT2 Pro.

The Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB has 2304 Shader Processing Units and the Riva TNT2 Pro has 2. However, the actual shader performance of the RX 590 is 3594 and the actual shader performance of the Riva TNT2 Pro is 0. The RX 590 having 3594 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the RX 590 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Riva TNT2 Pro.

The Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB requires 235 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Riva TNT2 Pro. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the RX 590.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB gets 38.8 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

38.8 FPS

Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB gets 40.8 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

40.8 FPS

Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB gets 42.2 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

42.2 FPS

Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB gets 42.7 FPS on Control

Control

42.7 FPS

Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB gets 43.2 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

43.2 FPS

Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB gets 46.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

46.7 FPS

Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB gets 47.7 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

47.7 FPS

Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB gets 52.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

52.4 FPS

Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB gets 53.1 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

53.1 FPS

Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB gets 55.9 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

55.9 FPS

Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB gets 60 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

60 FPS

Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB gets 60.1 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

60.1 FPS

Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB gets 62.6 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

62.6 FPS

Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB gets 62.6 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

62.6 FPS

Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB gets 62.8 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

62.8 FPS

Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB gets 63.6 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

63.6 FPS

Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB gets 67.6 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

67.6 FPS

Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB gets 69.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

69.7 FPS

Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB gets 71.4 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

71.4 FPS

Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB gets 71.6 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

71.6 FPS

Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB gets 73.8 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

73.8 FPS

Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB gets 73.9 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

73.9 FPS

Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB gets 79.5 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

79.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB gets 84 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

84 FPS

Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB gets 86.5 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

86.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB gets 89.6 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

89.6 FPS

Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB gets 90.7 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

90.7 FPS

Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB gets 92.7 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

92.7 FPS

Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB gets 104.4 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

104.4 FPS

Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB gets 27.4 FPS on Control

Control

27.4 FPS

Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB gets 29.8 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

29.8 FPS

Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB gets 30.6 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

30.6 FPS

Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB gets 30.8 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

30.8 FPS

Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB gets 33.7 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

33.7 FPS

Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB gets 33.8 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

33.8 FPS

Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB gets 33.8 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

33.8 FPS

Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB gets 36.9 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

36.9 FPS

Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB gets 37.3 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

37.3 FPS

Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB gets 44.8 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

44.8 FPS

Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB gets 47.5 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

47.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB gets 49 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

49 FPS

Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB gets 52.7 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

52.7 FPS

Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB gets 52.7 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

52.7 FPS

Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB gets 60.1 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

60.1 FPS

Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB gets 60.6 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

60.6 FPS

Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB gets 61.2 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

61.2 FPS

Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB gets 70.2 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

70.2 FPS

Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB gets 79.1 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

79.1 FPS

Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB gets 8.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

8.9 FPS

Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB gets 16.2 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

16.2 FPS

Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB gets 17.9 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

17.9 FPS

Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB gets 21.1 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

21.1 FPS

Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB gets 21.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

21.1 FPS

Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB gets 22.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

22.1 FPS

Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB gets 23.2 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

23.2 FPS

Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB gets 23.5 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

23.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB gets 23.5 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

23.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB gets 24.3 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

24.3 FPS

Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB gets 28.5 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

28.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB gets 29.8 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

29.8 FPS

Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB gets 30.6 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

30.6 FPS

Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB gets 30.6 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

30.6 FPS

Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB gets 32.8 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

32.8 FPS

Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB gets 43.2 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

43.2 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1469 MHzvs143 MHz
Boost Clock1560 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.3 Polaris 30NV5
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date30 Oct 2018vs12 Oct 1999
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
10
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1920x1080
10
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2560x1440
8.7
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3840x2160
6.7
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GPU Memory

Memory8192 MBvs32 MB
Memory Speed2100 MHzvs166 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsDDR
Memory Bandwidth268.8GB/secvs2.7GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2304vs2
Actual Shader Performance100%vs-
Technology12nmvs-
Texture Mapping Units144vs-
Texture Rate211.5 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units32vs-
Pixel Rate47 GPixel/svs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs-
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs0
HDMI Connections2vs0
DisplayPort Connections2vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power235 Watts-
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Amps-

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs6.0
Shader Model6.0vs-
Open GL4.6vs1.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorAMD Ryzen 5 2500X 4-Core 3.6GHz-
Recommended RAM8 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1440-

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. The Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB is a mid-range Radeon RX 500 Series graphics card and considered great price to performance for gaming at 1080p.

This RX 590 is the 8GB version.

The Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB is a 2.2-slot video card with a Dual-X Cooling solution, alumnium backplate, a blue shroud, and intelligent fan control. This video card has below average overclocking potential. 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 1469 MHz base clock and goes up to 1560 MHz when in boost and turbo mode, providing a small 1% overclock versus the reference model.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 8GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock operates at 2100MHz.

Power Consumption
The Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB has a power TDP requirement of 235W. This means it will require at least a 500W PSU with one dedicated 8-pin and one 6-pin power connector.

Performance
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 Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ G5 SE 8GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1440, although is ideally suited for 1080p gaming. We recommend a high-end processor, like the new Ryzen R5 and at least 12GB of RAM for optimal gaming performance.
The RIVA TNT2 was a graphics processing unit manufactured by Nvidia starting in early 1999. The chip is codenamed "NV5" because it is the 5th graphics chip design by Nvidia, succeeding the RIVA TNT (NV4). RIVA is an acronym for Real-time Interactive Video and Animation accelerator. The "TNT" suffix refers to the chip's ability to work on two texels at once (TwiN Texel). Nvidia removed RIVA from the name later in the chip's lifetime.
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