The new AMD RX590 graphics launches today, featuring a shrinked 12nm Polaris GPU made by Globalfoundries GPU, along with increased clock speeds.
The new card is actually a 12nm version of the AMD RX580. It is powered by GlobalFoundries’ 12nm silicon for a claimed 15% boost in clock speeds and 12% performance boost.
Powered by AMD Polaris architecture, the AMD Radeon RX 590 graphics card provides faster clock speeds for higher gaming performance than the AMD Radeon RX 580 graphics card, and delivers, according to AMD, up to 20 percent or higher performance-per-dollar than the competition, with AMD to denote the Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB.
The RX 590 ups the ante with a 225W TBP, 75W over the original RX 480 TBP, and hits RX Vega level clockspeeds with reference 1469MHz/1545MHz clocks.
|AMD Radeon RX 590||AMD Radeon RX 580 (8GB)||AMD Radeon RX 480 (8GB)|
|Memory Clock||8 Gbps GDDR5||8 Gbps GDDR5||8 Gbps GDDR5|
|Memory Bus Width||256-bit||256-bit||256-bit|
|Typical Board Power||225W||185W||150W|
|Manufacturing Process||GloFo 12nm||GloFo 14nm||GloFo 14nm|
|Architecture||GCN 4||GCN 4||GCN 4|
|GPU||Polaris 30||Polaris 20||Polaris 10|
Here are some performance figures provided by AMD:
|Radeon RX 590||Radeon RX 480|
|Call of Duty: Black Ops 4||125||102|
|Forza Horizon 4||90||80|
|Kingdom Come Deliverance||62||48|
|Rainbow Six Siege||193||158|
|Test platform: Intel i7 7700K 4.2GHz, 16GB DDR4-3000, Radeon Driver 18.11.1, Windows 10. All games set to max, quality settings and at 1080p.|
The card includes 4th Gen GCN graphics cores, along with display engine and multimedia cores to enable high performance in low-level APIs like DirectX 125 and Vulkan. It also provides a HD gaming experience running at up to 60 FPS or higher in the most popular AAA games, and up to 100 FPS in some of the most popular eSports titles.
The new card is also paired with the AMD Radeon FreeSync gaming display technology and is loaded with the latest AMD Radeon Software features. Gamers can capture, stream and share their ganing moments and clutch victories with Radeon ReLive technology; monitor performance and PC system info and socialize with the AMD Link app; and fine-tune a range of settings to fit their needs with AMD Radeon WattMan technology.
The AMD Radeon RX 590 graphics card also delivers rich VR environments during gameplay. AMD LiquidVR technology provides broad compatibility, plug-and-play ease of use and stable platform support for the new wave of advanced VR vendors and technologies.
The AMD Radeon RX 590 graphics card is available worldwide today starting at $279 SEP USD from AMD's add-in-board partners, including ASUS, PowerColor, Sapphire and XFX.
AMD is not shipping a reference design for the RX 590, and four custom models (XFX, PowerColor, Sapphire, and Asus) are available today. At a glance, the AIB cards appear to reuse boards found in factory-overclocked RX 580s. Actually the new XFX RX 590 Fatboy and PowerColor RX 590 Red Devil are not far from the XFX RX 580 GTS Black Edition OC+ and PowerColor RX 580 Red Devil Golden Sample, both with 1425MHz boost.
Today, AMD also launched the 'Raise the Game Fully Loaded' bundle, offering gamers PC versions of the Resident Evil 2, Devil May Cry 5 and Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, for free with the purchase of an eligible AMD Radeon RX graphics card or Radeon RX powered PC. Gamers who purchase an AMD Radeon RX Vega or RX 590, or an eligible Radeon RX Vega or RX 590 powered PC, will receive free copies of all three games. Gamers who purchase an AMD Radeon RX 580 or RX 570 graphics card, or an eligible Radeon RX 580 or RX 570 powered PC, can choose two of these games for free.