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AMD Radeon RX 590

Polaris 30
Graphics Processor
2304
Cores
144
TMUs
32
ROPs
8 GB
Memory Size
GDDR5
Memory Type
256 bit
Bus Width
AMD Radeon RX 590 Photo AMD Polaris 30 Photo
The Radeon RX 590 is a performance graphics card by AMD, launched in November 2018. Built on the 12 nm process, and based on the Polaris 30 graphics processor, in its Polaris 30 XT variant, the card supports DirectX 12.0. The Polaris 30 graphics processor is an average sized chip with a die area of 232 mm² and 5,700 million transistors. It features 2304 shading units, 144 texture mapping units and 32 ROPs. AMD has placed 8,192 MB GDDR5 memory on the card, which are connected using a 256-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 1469 MHz, which can be boosted up to 1545 MHz, memory is running at 2000 MHz.
Being a dual-slot card, the AMD Radeon RX 590 draws power from 1x 8-pin power connectors, with power draw rated at 175 W maximum. Display outputs include: 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort. Radeon RX 590 is connected to the rest of the system using a PCI-Express 3.0 x16 interface. The card measures 241 mm in length, and features a dual-slot cooling solution. Its price at launch was 279 US Dollars.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name
Polaris 30
GPU Variant
Polaris 30 XT
(215-0922006)
Architecture
GCN 4.0
Foundry
GlobalFoundries
Process Size
12 nm
Transistors
5,700 million
Die Size
232 mm²

Graphics Card

Release Date
Nov 15th, 2018
Generation
Polaris
(RX 500)
Production
Active
Launch Price
279 USD
Bus Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16

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Based on TPU review data: "Performance Summary" at 1920x1080
Performance estimated based on architecture, shader count and clocks.

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock
1469 MHz
Boost Clock
1545 MHz
Memory Clock
2000 MHz
8000 MHz effective

Memory

Memory Size
8 GB
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bus
256 bit
Bandwidth
256.0 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units
2304
TMUs
144
ROPs
32
Compute Units
36

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Rate
49.44 GPixel/s
Texture Rate
222.5 GTexel/s
FP16 (half) performance
7,119 GFLOPS (1:1)
FP32 (float) performance
7,119 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance
445.0 GFLOPS (1:16)

Board Design

Slot Width
Dual-slot
Length
9.5 inches
241 mm
TDP
175 W
Outputs
1x HDMI
3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors
1x 8-pin
Board Number
C944-41

Graphics Features

DirectX
12.0 (12_0)
OpenGL
4.5
OpenCL
2.0
Vulkan
1.1.86
Shader Model
6.0

Polaris 30 GPU Notes

Chip Variant: Ellesmere
Graphics/Compute: GFX8 (gfx803)
Display Core Engine: 11.2
Unified Video Decoder: 6.3
Video Compression Engine: 3.4
ROCm Support

Retail boards based on this design (10)

Name GPU Clock Boost Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
ASRock Phantom Gaming X RX 590 OC 1469 MHz 1560 MHz 2000 MHz 10.98 inches/279 mm, 1x DVI 2x HDMI 2x DisplayPort
ASUS ROG STRIX RX 590 GAMING 1469 MHz 1545 MHz 2000 MHz 11.73 inches/298 mm, 1x DVI 2x HDMI 2x DisplayPort
HIS RX 590 IceQ X2 1469 MHz 1545 MHz 2000 MHz 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
HIS RX 590 IceQ X2 OC 1469 MHz 1545 MHz 2000 MHz 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
PowerColor Red Devil RX 590 OC 1469 MHz 1576 MHz 2000 MHz 10.04 inches/255 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 590 1469 MHz 1560 MHz 2100 MHz 10.24 inches/260 mm, 1x DVI 2x HDMI 2x DisplayPort
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 590 Special Edition 1469 MHz 1560 MHz 2100 MHz 10.24 inches/260 mm, 1x DVI 2x HDMI 2x DisplayPort
VisionTek RX 590 OC Limited Edition 1469 MHz 1580 MHz 2000 MHz 10.63 inches/270 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
XFX RX 590 Fatboy 1469 MHz 1545 MHz 2000 MHz 10.63 inches/270 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
XFX RX 590 Fatboy OC+ 1469 MHz 1580 MHz 2000 MHz 10.63 inches/270 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort