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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB Radeon RX 590 8GB
Red Dead Redemption 2 1% 12%
Halo: Reach 68% 72%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1% 12%
Borderlands 3 6% 7%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 38% 20%
FIFA 20 46% 53%
Cyberpunk 2077 38% 20%
Halo: The Master Chief Collection 16% 1%
eFootball PES 2020 31% 40%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 54% 60%

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 5500 XT 8GB.

The RX 590 has a 301 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the RX 5500 XT. This results in the RX 590 providing 62 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 301 MHz higher core clock speed than the RX 5500 XT and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the RX 590 providing 9.6 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 5500 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 5500 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 5500 XT has 0.1 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RX 590, which means that the memory performance of the RX 5500 XT is marginally better than the RX 590.

The Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB has 1408 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon RX 590 8GB has 2304. However, the actual shader performance of the RX 5500 XT is 1689 and the actual shader performance of the RX 590 is 3560. The RX 590 having 1871 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the RX 590 delivers a significantly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the RX 5500 XT.

The RX 5500 XT transistor size technology is 5 nm (nanometers) smaller than the RX 590. This means that the RX 5500 XT is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the RX 590.

The Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB requires 120 Watts to run and the Radeon RX 590 8GB requires 175 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the RX 5500 XT and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the RX 590. The RX 590 requires 55 Watts more than the RX 5500 XT to run. The difference is significant enough that the RX 590 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the RX 5500 XT.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB gets 33.6 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

33.6 FPS

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

Metro: Exodus

42 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB gets 36.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

36.4 FPS

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

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

41.9 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB gets 38.1 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

38.1 FPS

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

Red Dead Redemption 2

47.7 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB gets 39.1 FPS on Control

Control

39.1 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 42.8 FPS on Control

Control

42.8 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB gets 39.8 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

39.8 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 45.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

45.5 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB gets 41 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

41 FPS

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

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

47 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB gets 44.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

44.4 FPS

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

Assassins Creed: Origins

46.5 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB gets 48.5 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

48.5 FPS

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

Final Fantasy XV

57 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB gets 49.7 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

49.7 FPS

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

Total War: Warhammer 2

46 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB gets 49.8 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

49.8 FPS

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

Just Cause 4

61.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB gets 53.2 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

53.2 FPS

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

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

42 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB gets 56.1 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

56.1 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 5500 XT 8GB gets 62.2 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

62.2 FPS

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

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

71.3 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB gets 63.7 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

63.7 FPS

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

Hitman 2 (2018)

76 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB gets 63.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

63.9 FPS

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

Assassins Creed: Unity

73.2 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB gets 65.9 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

65.9 FPS

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

The Witcher III

62.4 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB gets 66.5 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

66.5 FPS

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

Rise of the Tomb Raider

75 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB gets 69 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

69 FPS

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

Forza Horizon 4

79.1 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB gets 69.9 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

69.9 FPS

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

Far Cry: New Dawn

80 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB gets 73.6 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

73.6 FPS

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

Far Cry 5

84.4 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB gets 77.8 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

77.8 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 80 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

80 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB gets 80.6 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

80.6 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 92.4 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

92.4 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB gets 84.5 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

84.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 99 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

99 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB gets 86.5 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

86.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 99.2 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

99.2 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB gets 97.5 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

97.5 FPS

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

Grand Theft Auto V

57 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB gets 100.9 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

100.9 FPS

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

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

115.7 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB gets 106.4 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

106.4 FPS

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

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

118 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB gets 22.9 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

22.9 FPS

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

Red Dead Redemption 2

37 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB gets 25.4 FPS on Control

Control

25.4 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 27.2 FPS on Control

Control

27.2 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB gets 26.3 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

26.3 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 5500 XT 8GB gets 26.9 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

26.9 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 31.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

31.5 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB gets 29.3 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

29.3 FPS

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

Assassins Creed: Origins

36.7 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB gets 29.5 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

29.5 FPS

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

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

37.9 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB gets 37.5 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

37.5 FPS

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

The Division 2

47.1 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB gets 43.3 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

43.3 FPS

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

Hitman 2 (2018)

51 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB gets 49.1 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

49.1 FPS

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

The Witcher III

75.1 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB gets 58.5 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

58.5 FPS

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

Far Cry 5

69.9 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB gets 61.8 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

61.8 FPS

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

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

70.8 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB gets 66.2 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

66.2 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 5500 XT 8GB gets 67.1 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

67.1 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 83.5 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

83.5 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB gets 10.6 FPS on Control

Control

10.6 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 12.2 FPS on Control

Control

12.2 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB gets 12.9 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

12.9 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 16.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

16.5 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB gets 16.9 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

16.9 FPS

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

Red Dead Redemption 2

22.2 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB gets 20 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

20 FPS

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

Assassins Creed: Origins

8.9 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB gets 20.3 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

20.3 FPS

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

Just Cause 4

24.5 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB gets 24.4 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

24.4 FPS

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

Far Cry: New Dawn

31 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB gets 31.8 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

31.8 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 33 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

33 FPS

Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB gets 32 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

32 FPS

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

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

36.7 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1168 MHzvs1469 MHz
Boost Clock1845 MHzvs1545 MHz
ArchitectureNaviGCN 1.3 Polaris 30
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date11 Oct 2019vs30 Oct 2018
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

GPU Memory

Memory8192 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed2001 MHzvs2000 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth256.1GB/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 Units1408vs2304
Actual Shader Performance81%vs100%
Technology7nmvs12nm
Texture Mapping Units128vs144
Texture Rate149.5 GTexel/svs211.5 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate37.4 GPixel/svs47 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs3
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power120 Wattsvs175 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 30 Ampsvs500 Watts & 33 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs6.0
Open GL4.5vs4.6
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorAMD Ryzen 5 3600X 6-Core 3.8GHz-
Recommended RAM16 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs2560x1440

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
The Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB is an entry-level graphics card which is part of the AMD Radeon RX 5000 series. It was announced on October 7th, 2019.

Architecture
It is powered by the 7nm Navi GPU, which has 1408 shader processing units, [xx] TMUs and [xx]] ROPs.

GPU
The central unit runs at 1717 MHz and goes up to 1845 MHz when the boost mode is triggered.

Memory
The RX 5500 XT comes with a 8GB frame buffer of GDDR6 through a 128-bit memory interface, while the memory clock operates at 1750MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of [xx]W, it requires at least a 450W PSU with one available 6-pin connector.

Performance
The Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB been built as a Low/Mid performance graphics card for 2019. Its direct competitor is the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti. It will run most triple AAA titles released during 2019 on medium to high graphics at 1080p screen resolution. With adjustments and lowering anti aliasing this RX 5500 XT 8GB card can confidently maintain 60+ frames per seconds on high graphic settings at 1080p. Moving to 1440p screen resolution and the graphics card may need to be adjusted down to medium in order to maintain 50-60+ fps.

System Suggestions
The Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a mid range R5 Ryzen processor and at least 8GB of system memory for optimal gaming performance from the RX 5500 XT 8GB.
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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