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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB Radeon RX 590 8GB
Red Dead Redemption 2 42% 12%
Halo: Reach 81% 72%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 42% 12%
Borderlands 3 38% 7%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 20% 20%
FIFA 20 69% 53%
Cyberpunk 2077 20% 20%
Halo: The Master Chief Collection 33% 1%
eFootball PES 2020 60% 40%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 73% 60%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB are significantly better than the AMD Radeon RX 590 8GB.

The RX 5700 XT has a 136 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the RX 590. This results in the RX 5700 XT providing 45.3 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 5700 XT has a 136 MHz higher core clock speed and 32 more Render Output Units than the RX 590. This results in the RX 5700 XT providing 55.7 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 5700 XT was released less than a year after the RX 590, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance 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 RX 5700 XT 8GB and the Radeon RX 590 8GB have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The RX 5700 XT has 192 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RX 590, which means that the memory performance of the RX 5700 XT is massively better than the RX 590.

The Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB has 2560 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon RX 590 8GB has 2304. However, the actual shader performance of the RX 5700 XT is 3170 and the actual shader performance of the RX 590 is 3560. The RX 590 having 390 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the RX 5700 XT performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The RX 5700 XT transistor size technology is 5 nm (nanometers) smaller than the RX 590. This means that the RX 5700 XT is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the RX 590.

The Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB requires 225 Watts to run and the Radeon RX 590 8GB requires 175 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the RX 5700 XT and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the RX 590. The RX 5700 XT requires 50 Watts more than the RX 590 to run. The difference is significant enough that the RX 5700 XT may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the RX 590.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 54.7 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

54.7 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 66.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

66.9 FPS

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

Assassins Creed: Origins

46.5 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 67.4 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

67.4 FPS

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

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

42 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 72.9 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

72.9 FPS

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

Final Fantasy XV

57 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 73.3 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

73.3 FPS

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

Metro: Exodus

42 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 73.7 FPS on Control

Control

73.7 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 42.8 FPS on Control

Control

42.8 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 75.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

75.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 45.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

45.5 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 83.9 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

83.9 FPS

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

Total War: Warhammer 2

46 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 86.2 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

86.2 FPS

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

Red Dead Redemption 2

47.7 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 87 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

87 FPS

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

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

41.9 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 94.1 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

94.1 FPS

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

Just Cause 4

61.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 96 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

96 FPS

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

Assassins Creed: Unity

73.2 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 96.8 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

96.8 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 100.7 FPS on Select a game

Select a game

100.7 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 101.7 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

101.7 FPS

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

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

71.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 102.8 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

102.8 FPS

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

Hitman 2 (2018)

76 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 106 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

106 FPS

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

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

47 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 112.1 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

112.1 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 5700 XT 8GB gets 115.6 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

115.6 FPS

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

Far Cry: New Dawn

80 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 118.3 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

118.3 FPS

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

The Witcher III

62.4 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 131.9 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

131.9 FPS

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

Far Cry 5

84.4 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 132.9 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

132.9 FPS

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

Grand Theft Auto V

57 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 138.9 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

138.9 FPS

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

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

118 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 152 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

152 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 80 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

80 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 155.9 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

155.9 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 92.4 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

92.4 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 160.4 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

160.4 FPS

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

Forza Horizon 4

79.1 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 164.8 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

164.8 FPS

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

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

115.7 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 173 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

173 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 99 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

99 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 200+ FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

200+ FPS

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

Rise of the Tomb Raider

75 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 47.8 FPS on Control

Control

47.8 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 27.2 FPS on Control

Control

27.2 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 53 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

53 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 31.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

31.5 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 55.1 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

55.1 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 5700 XT 8GB gets 57.7 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

57.7 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 66.6 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

66.6 FPS

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

The Division 2

47.1 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 67.2 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

67.2 FPS

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

Red Dead Redemption 2

37 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 70 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

70 FPS

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

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

37.9 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 72 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

72 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 74.6 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

74.6 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 89.9 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

89.9 FPS

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

The Witcher III

75.1 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 91.4 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

91.4 FPS

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

Hitman 2 (2018)

51 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 95.8 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

95.8 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 5700 XT 8GB gets 96.2 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

96.2 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 110.8 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

110.8 FPS

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

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

70.8 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 111.4 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

111.4 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 120.7 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

120.7 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 122.7 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

122.7 FPS

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

Far Cry 5

69.9 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 130.7 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

130.7 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 140 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

140 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 83.5 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

83.5 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 19.6 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

19.6 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 23.5 FPS on Control

Control

23.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 12.2 FPS on Control

Control

12.2 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 28.3 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

28.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 28.3 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

28.3 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 16.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

16.5 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 33.4 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

33.4 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 33.8 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

33.8 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 34.7 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

34.7 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 35.9 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

35.9 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 36.4 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

36.4 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 38.8 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

38.8 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 41 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

41 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 41.3 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

41.3 FPS

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

Red Dead Redemption 2

22.2 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 42.5 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

42.5 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 42.6 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

42.6 FPS

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

Assassins Creed: Origins

8.9 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 43 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

43 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 43.8 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

43.8 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 48.6 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

48.6 FPS

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

Just Cause 4

24.5 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 50.2 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

50.2 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 50.8 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

50.8 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 51.2 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

51.2 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 59.5 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

59.5 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 60.2 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

60.2 FPS

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

Far Cry: New Dawn

31 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 60.8 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

60.8 FPS

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

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

36.7 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 64.5 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

64.5 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 68.2 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

68.2 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 68.8 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

68.8 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 33 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

33 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 82.3 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

82.3 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 5700 XT 8GB gets 82.9 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

82.9 FPS

Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB gets 83 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

83 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1605 MHzvs1469 MHz
Boost Clock1905 MHzvs1545 MHz
ArchitectureNavi 10 XLGCN 1.3 Polaris 30
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date07 Jul 2019vs30 Oct 2018
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
9.9
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3840x2160
7.7
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GPU Memory

Memory8192 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs2000 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth448GB/secvs256GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 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 Units2560vs2304
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology7nmvs12nm
Texture Mapping Units160vs144
Texture Rate256.8 GTexel/svs211.5 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs32
Pixel Rate102.7 GPixel/svs47 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs3
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power225 Wattsvs175 Watts
Recommended PSU600 Watts & 42 Ampsvs500 Watts & 33 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs6.0
Open GL4.5vs4.6
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorAMD Ryzen 7 2700X-
Recommended RAM16 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution3840x2160vs2560x1440

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
The Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB is an Enthusiast gaming Graphics Card based on the first (1.0) Revision of the RDNA Architecture.

Architecture
The Navi 10 XL GPU offers support for GDDR6 Memory, DirectX 12.0, Vulkan 1.0, and OpenGL 4.5. This variant of the Navi 10 XL GPU features 40 Compute Units activated, offering 2560 Shader Processing Units, 160 TMUs and 64 ROPs. The GPU features a 1605 MHz base clock speed and up to 1905 MHz with boost clock, making it an estimated 15% faster than a Radeon RX Vega 64. This puts its predicted performance roughly in line with the GeForce RTX 2080.

GPU
The Central Unit is clocked at 1605 MHz, rising to 1905 MHz with boost clock enabled.

Memory: Speed
The GPU is equipped with high-speed GDDR6 and accesses the Frame Buffer through a 256-bit memory interface, providing total memory bandwidth of 448 GB/s.

Memory: Frame Buffer
The GPU can fill up a Memory Pool of up to 8GB. Under most circumstances, this only proves useful in certain 3D Games whose Settings Require Large Amounts of Memory.
However,the GPU itself is aimed for 4K Gaming, In some limited scenarios, 8GB might be a bottleneck and Performance could be better were the Frame Buffer larger, however this would only be an issue in the most demanding games.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 225W, it requires at least a 600W PSU with one available 8+6-pin connector.

Performance
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB competes with GeForce RTX 2070 8GB, which is available for $599.
Specs currently available suggest the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB performance should be in the same region as the GeForce RTX 2070.
System Suggestions
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 3840 x2160 (4K). For the most demanding AAA games it should be ideally suited to 4K. We recommend a Very Strong Processor and at least 16GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Overview
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.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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