Wednesday, November 15th 2017

AMD Announces the Radeon RX 590 Graphics Card

You can find our launch-day reviews of the Radeon RX 590 here: Sapphire RX 590 Nitro+, XFX RX 590 Fatboy

AMD today unveiled the Radeon RX 590 graphics card, an advanced 12 nm GPU designed to deliver amazing gaming experiences and outstanding performance for the latest AAA, eSports and Virtual Reality (VR) titles.

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 card2, and delivers up to 20 percent or higher performance-per-dollar than the competition. Paired with the advanced AMD Radeon FreeSync gaming display technology and loaded with the latest AMD Radeon Software features, the AMD Radeon RX 590 graphics card delivers an exceptional gaming experience.
"This new graphics card provides beautiful visuals, blistering frame rates, and the latest and greatest features for PC gaming," said Scott Herkelman, corporate vice president and general manager, Radeon Technologies Group at AMD. "Combined with AMD Radeon FreeSync technolog4 for smooth, stutter-free gaming, game Day-0 launch performance updates and an ever-expanding Radeon Software feature set, the Radeon RX 590 graphics card provides an amazing experience for the legions of performance and hard-core gamers everywhere."

Features of the AMD Radeon RX 590 graphics card include:
  • Outstanding Gaming Performance: The AMD Radeon RX 590 graphics card is built upon 12nm process technology and the advanced AMD "Polaris"1 architecture, including 4th Gen GCN graphics cores, display engine and multimedia cores to enable exceptional performance in low-level APIs like DirectX 125 and Vulkan . It also provides a visually stunning 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.
  • Best Software Features for Gamers: AMD Radeon Software features game Day-0 driver support and up-to-the minute game optimizations for performance enhancements. Gamers can effortlessly capture, stream and share their memorable 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.
  • Largest Gaming Display Ecosystem: With over 500 AMD Radeon FreeSync -technology capable monitors to choose from, achieving pixel-perfect, silky-smooth gameplay has never been easier. AMD Radeon FreeSync technology synchronizes the monitor update rate to the game, eliminating tears and choppiness. AMD Radeon FreeSync 2 HDR technology offers up to 2x better brightness and color volume compared to sRGB.
    Premium Virtual Reality: The AMD Radeon RX 590 graphics card delivers beautifully rich and immersive 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.10
Up to Three Free Games with Radeon RX Purchase
Today, AMD also launched the 'Raise the Game Fully Loaded' bundle, offering gamers PC versions of the highly anticipated 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. For more information on the program and where to buy, visit: www.amd.com/raisethegame.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRAPmwgMAbc

Pricing and Availability
The AMD Radeon RX 590 graphics card is available worldwide today starting at $279 SEP USD from leading add-in-board partners, including ASUS, PowerColor, Sapphire and XFX.
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23 Comments on AMD Announces the Radeon RX 590 Graphics Card

#1
cucker tarlson
500 freesync displays on the market, that's what you call implementing a technology the right way.
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#2
efikkan
While there is a large gap in the market between GTX 1060 and GTX 1070, and now RTX 2070, but having a RX 590 that's slightly over RX 580 doesn't make much sense. GTX 1060 is soon to be replaced, so the competitor for this card will be 2060 and 2050. This card is basically what RX 580 should have been over one year ago. So, too little too late…
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#3
Dante Uchiha
efikkan said:
While there is a large gap in the market between GTX 1060 and GTX 1070, and now RTX 2070, but having a RX 590 that's slightly over RX 580 doesn't make much sense. GTX 1060 is soon to be replaced, so the competitor for this card will be 2060 and 2050. This card is basically what RX 580 should have been over one year ago. So, too little too late…
If the 2060 was to be released, Nvidia would not release a new version of 1060 with GDDR5X. I actually doubt that 2060 is in the plans.
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#4
efikkan
Dante Uchiha said:
If the 2060 was to be released, Nvidia would not release a new version of 1060 with GDDR5X. I actually doubt that 2060 is in the plans.
Time of release comes down to how many Pascal chips they have left in storage.
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#5
medi01
efikkan said:
and now RTX 2070
2070 overlaps with 1080 on both price and performane so brings nothing new to the market.

I would not call 10% (AMD claims 12%) faster card to be only "slightly" over.
580 is slightly over 1060.
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#6
efikkan
medi01 said:
2070 overlaps with 1080 on both price and performane so brings nothing new to the market.
Supplies of GTX 1080 will soon run out. RTX 2070 is certainly more ahead of GTX 1080 than RX 590 is ahead of RX 580.

medi01 said:

I would not call 10% (AMD claims 12%) faster card to be only "slightly" over.
580 is slightly over 1060.
GTX 1060 is equal or faster than RX 580, but usually within the margin of error.
Being 10% faster is certainly noticeable, but makes little sense in terms of market segmentation when the gap from RX 580 to Vega 56 is 40-50%, when RX 570 and RX 580 are already too close together, and now they have three in a cluster with a huge gap up to the next one.
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#7
Mistral
efikkan said:
GTX 1060 is equal or faster than RX 580, but usually within the margin of error.
Yeah, faster by -4%...
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#8
Fluffmeister
Heh, it's the 5870 Vs the GTX 480 all over again... except this time the 5870 is made by Nvidia.

Love it.
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#9
Steevo
Fluffmeister said:
Heh, it's the 5870 Vs the GTX 480 all over again... except this time the 5870 is made by Nvidia.

Love it.
If we are talking about the 1080 and it's ability to clock for damn sure.

I want to see what either voltage control or better coolers will do for these chips, certainly they have 20-30% voltage draw from design problems that could be fixed in the same node.

This much power for the same performance is an embarrassing problem much like the egg cooking 480 was, but worse.
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#10
Xzibit
efikkan said:
Time of release comes down to how many Pascal chips they have left in storage.
Nvidia had their Financial call and they said clearing inventory might take several months
Huang and Chief Financial Officer Colette Kress said in a conference call Thursday that they hoped for the inventory backlog to clear by the end of the current quarter, but admitted that it could stretch into the fiscal fourth quarter. The biggest unknown is the effect of a potentially huge secondary market, which could be fueled by cryptocurrency miners breaking down the rigs they used to collect digital currencies like ether and selling their cards for less than new ones.[quote]
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#11
Supercrit
Fluffmeister said:
Heh, it's the 5870 Vs the GTX 480 all over again... except this time the 5870 is made by Nvidia.

Love it.
On top of that, GTX 480 could easily beat a 5870 despite the heat and power usage, neither 590 nor Vega 64 can touch 1080ti while consuming as much or more power.
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#12
Arjai
I have a 580, in a 1080p build, that is sidelined until I get some days off, from work...memory issues...might have fried one.

I believe, the 580 I have, will do 1080p, just fine, for the games I play.

It's a PowerColor 580, Red Dragon. Mated to an A10 AMD, will be used on my 1080 Smart TV for gaming. If I ever find time to game, that is. Since I am having trouble building it!!

One of these days, things will be as I suspect....Better!!

LOL

:lovetpu:
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#13
medi01
efikkan said:
RTX 2070 is certainly more ahead of GTX 1080 than RX 590 is ahead of RX 580
Oh is it? Would you mind citing figures?
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#14
Vayra86
I've got some numbers here... and RX590 looks surprisingly good - at least raw performance wise.

In most situations it lands right between 1060 6GB and 1070 stock. Worst case it sits at 1060 6GB perf. Best case its 20% faster. BF1 doesn't show much improvement from 580, but some other games show a noticeable jump.

https://tweakers.net/reviews/6689/4



But then... there is power draw



efikkan said:
Supplies of GTX 1080 will soon run out. RTX 2070 is certainly more ahead of GTX 1080 than RX 590 is ahead of RX 580.
Absolutely not. 2070 and 1080 go toe to toe and the 1080 can OC further. If you consider the abysmal RTX performance of the 2070, the RX590 is a far more logical product than the 2070 in every way.
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#15
efikkan
medi01 said:
Oh is it? Would you mind citing figures?
You can look at Techpowerup's own reviews
Vayra86 said:
Absolutely not. 2070 and 1080 go toe to toe and the 1080 can OC further. If you consider the abysmal RTX performance of the 2070, the RX590 is a far more logical product than the 2070 in every way.
RTX 2070 FE and higher custom cards are slightly above midway between GTX 1080 and GTX 1080 Ti, MSRP cards are slightly below.
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#16
Casecutter
efikkan said:
RX 580 should have been over one year ago
Those wafer starts were already going to Ryzen + production...
efikkan said:
Supplies of GTX 1080 will soon run out
Probably... but not because they don't have GP104's! More they don't want to compete with RTX 2070. They'd rather "geld" them and make 1070Ti and hold strong pricing structure.
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#17
Vlada011
Is it stronger than mine ex GTX780Ti launched in November 2013?
This is weird how customers fastly accept to compare default RTX2080 FE with GTX1080Ti FE.
Guys, mine GTX1080Ti Poseidon is overclocked as RTX2080 FE compare to GTX1080 FE... and beat RTX2080 FE seriously.
That mean one thing, GTX1080Ti FE overclocked same as RTX2080 FE would be more powerfull GPU.

RTX2080 FE need 50-60MHz higher clock to be same as GTX1080Ti FE, NVIDIA give 100MHz and she is faster.
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#18
yakk
Would've been nice to also have Freesync monitor bundles to keep the card pricing sane, since it is already going up in price in many parts of the world. Crypto or not, demand must be high I guess.
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#19
Vayra86
efikkan said:
You can look at Techpowerup's own reviews

RTX 2070 FE and higher custom cards are slightly above midway between GTX 1080 and GTX 1080 Ti, MSRP cards are slightly below.
Those reviews compare stock GTX 1080 (with shitty blower, throttling and easily -100mhz in average clocks, even just considering GPU Boost at work, and no OC) with 'AIB quality' 2070's. Its a nice little switch Nvidia made, don't let it pull wool over your eyes. In reality with both cards balls to the wall the difference is minimal / margin of error territory. Only in a small selection of games where Turing's arch changes excel, does it really measure up to something substantial - and those are rare occurrences.

1080 > 2070 is a pointless upgrade, that is the bottom line. Even more so when you factor in the perf/dollar of both cards. And when you factor in the unplayable DXR performance, one can truly wonder why the 2070 exists. RX 590 shows some similar behaviour but it does have a half-decent perf/dollar metric to go along with that.
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#20
efikkan
Vayra86 said:

1080 > 2070 is a pointless upgrade, that is the bottom line.
No one argued that RTX 2070 was a good upgrade for GTX 1080, just the fact that it's better.
No one is going to upgrade RX 480/580 to RX 590 either, because it's just as pointless.
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#21
Vayra86
efikkan said:
No one argued that RTX 2070 was a good upgrade for GTX 1080, just the fact that it's better.
No one is going to upgrade RX 480/580 to RX 590 either, because it's just as pointless.
Agreed. Effectively both products are obsolete before they launch, just an 'update' really, perhaps even equally pointless. But your statement was that the 2070 leaves more space between it and the 1080 than the 580 does to the 590, which isn't the case if you consider quality AIB vs AIB card. Its easy to take away the wrong conclusion from TPUs review there.
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#22
Prima.Vera
You know an IT product is pure B.S. when you presentation statement starts something like this:
"This new graphics card provides beautiful visuals, blistering frame rates, and the latest and greatest features for PC gaming," said Scott Herkelma
:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:
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#23
oxidized
Mistral said:
Yeah, faster by -4%...

>Talking about 1080p cards
>Posts screens of 1440p performance comparison.

Besides, go check the latest benchmarks here on TPU: 580 and 1060 are literally on par, sometimes the 1060 is slightly faster, but as someone else already said, it's within margin of error.
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