Radeon_RX_590_MSI_Armor_OC_8GB
AMD Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB

GD Rating

8.3
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$286.03 +38%
How well can the Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB run games
26 Nov 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

One of the most powerful pieces of hardware available today, the Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB runs today’s game system requirements comfortably. This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 12.

We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2020 popular games. This short Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB game hardware review looks at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 769 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

Running at 1080p this card gets a reasonable frame rate from Watch Dogs Legion with 56 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Cyberpunk 2077 which is predicted to return a reasonable 50 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular World of Warcraft: Shadowlands which we saw getting a playable 34 FPS.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB by playing Watch Dogs Legion which yielded a playable performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 113FPS, M: 89FPS, H: 60FPS, U: 43FPS. Another popular game we researched with this card was Cyberpunk 2077 and that was playable. This graphics card is predicted to deliver 38 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was World of Warcraft: Shadowlands which gets playable results with a 26FPS on Ultra 1440p. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB, this is not a bad choice for a larger screen size like this. Some games will struggle though, but with some careful graphic option adjustments in-game you can normally find a suitable visual experience with this GPU at 1440p.

How many years will the Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB in your PC? This gpu has around 2+ years of running AAA recommended system requirements before any upgrades should be considered.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 which is 20% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 827 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively a good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB which meets 922 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 23% better performance.
FPS System Benchmark
80 FPS
High
The Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB was released on 30 Oct 2018

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 38.8 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

38.8 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 40.8 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

40.8 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 42.2 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

42.2 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 42.7 FPS on Control

Control

42.7 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 43.2 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

43.2 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 46.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

46.7 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 47.7 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

47.7 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 52.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

52.4 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 53.1 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

53.1 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 55.9 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

55.9 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 60 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

60 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 60.1 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

60.1 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 62.6 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

62.6 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 62.6 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

62.6 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 62.8 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

62.8 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 63.6 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

63.6 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 67.6 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

67.6 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 69.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

69.7 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 71.4 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

71.4 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 71.6 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

71.6 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 73.8 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

73.8 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 73.9 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

73.9 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 79.5 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

79.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 84 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

84 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 86.5 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

86.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 89.6 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

89.6 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 90.7 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

90.7 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 92.7 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

92.7 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 104.4 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

104.4 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 27.4 FPS on Control

Control

27.4 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 29.8 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

29.8 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 30.6 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

30.6 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 30.8 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

30.8 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 33.7 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

33.7 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 33.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

33.7 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 33.8 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

33.8 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 33.8 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

33.8 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 36.9 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

36.9 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 37.3 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

37.3 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 44.8 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

44.8 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 47.5 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

47.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 49 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

49 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 52.7 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

52.7 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 52.7 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

52.7 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 60.1 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

60.1 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 60.6 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

60.6 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 61.2 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

61.2 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 70.2 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

70.2 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 79.1 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

79.1 FPS

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

Assassins Creed: Origins

8.9 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 16.2 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

16.2 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 17.9 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

17.9 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 18.5 FPS on Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

18.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 21.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

21.1 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 21.1 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

21.1 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 22.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

22.1 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 23.2 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

23.2 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 23.5 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

23.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 23.5 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

23.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 24.3 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

24.3 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 28.5 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

28.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 29.8 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

29.8 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 30.6 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

30.6 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 30.6 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

30.6 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 32.8 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

32.8 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB gets 43.2 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

43.2 FPS
AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.3 Polaris 30
Process
12nm
TMUs
144
Texture Rate
225 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
50 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
2304
Driver Support
-
Release Price
$279.00
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
6.0
Open GL
4.6
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
8192 MB
Memory Speed
2000 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
256GB/sec
L2 Cache
2048KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
3
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1469 MHz
Boost Clock
1560 MHz
Power
Max Power
220 Watts
PSU
550 Watt & 33 Amps
Power Connector
2x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
10
10
10
8.7
6.7
Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
The new AMD Radeon RX 590 is an uprated version of the RX 580 on the smaller 12nm process node. The Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 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 MSI Armor OC 8GB is a dual-slot video card with a dual-fan Torx 2.0 cooling solution, advanced airflow control, double ball bearings, and a black & white design.
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 2000MHz.


Power Consumption
The Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB has a power TDP requirement of 220W. This means it will require at least a 500W PSU with two 8-pin power connectors.


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 MSI Armor OC 8GB 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.


Source [Wikipedia]
Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor OC 8GB vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
6%
RAM
12GB
0%
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 29% 8%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 46% 16%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 53% 18%
FIFA 21 66% 53%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 18% 18%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 51% 32%
Watch Dogs Legion 20% 11%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 29% 13%
Grand Theft Auto VI 18% 30%
Genshin Impact 74% 8%
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