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AMD Radeon RX 590

Graphics Processor
Polaris 30
Cores
2304
TMUs
144
ROPs
32
Memory Size
8 GB
Memory Type
GDDR5
Bus Width
256 bit
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

Relative Performance

2%
GeForce 210
2%
GeForce 9400 GT
3%
Radeon HD 4550
4%
Radeon HD 5450
5%
Radeon HD 6450
5%
GeForce GT 520
6%
GeForce GT 220
8%
GeForce GT 430
8%
Radeon HD 5570
9%
Radeon HD 4670
9%
GeForce GT 440
9%
GeForce GT 240
11%
GeForce 9600 GT
11%
Radeon HD 5670
12%
GeForce GT 640
12%
GeForce 9800 GT
13%
Radeon HD 6670
13%
Radeon HD 4830
14%
Radeon HD 4770
15%
Radeon HD 4850
15%
GeForce GTS 250
16%
GeForce GTS 450
16%
Radeon HD 5750
19%
Radeon HD 7750
19%
Radeon HD 5770
19%
GeForce GTX 260
19%
Radeon HD 4870
20%
Radeon Vega 8
20%
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
20%
GeForce GTX 650
21%
Radeon HD 5830
22%
Radeon HD 6790
23%
Radeon HD 4890
23%
GeForce GTX 460
24%
Radeon RX Vega 11
24%
GeForce GT 1030
24%
GeForce GTX 275
24%
Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition
24%
GeForce GTX 280
25%
GeForce GTX 465
26%
Radeon HD 6850
26%
GeForce GTX 285
28%
Radeon HD 5850
29%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti
29%
Radeon HD 7790
30%
Radeon RX 550
30%
GeForce GTX 470
31%
Radeon HD 6870
33%
Radeon HD 5870
34%
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
34%
Radeon HD 4870 X2
35%
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
35%
Radeon HD 6950
36%
GeForce GTX 295
37%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost
37%
Radeon HD 7850
38%
GeForce GTX 480
39%
Radeon HD 6970
40%
Radeon R7 265
41%
Radeon R7 370
41%
Radeon RX 560
41%
GeForce GTX 660
41%
GeForce GTX 570
44%
GeForce GTX 950
45%
Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
46%
Radeon R9 270X
46%
GeForce GTX 660 Ti
47%
GeForce GTX 580
47%
GeForce GTX 1050
47%
Radeon HD 7950
48%
Radeon RX 460
48%
Radeon HD 5970
49%
GeForce GTX 760
53%
GeForce GTX 670
55%
GeForce GTX 960
56%
Radeon R9 380
56%
Radeon R9 285
57%
Radeon HD 7970
57%
GeForce GTX 680
59%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
60%
GeForce GTX 770
62%
Radeon HD 6990
63%
Radeon R9 280X
64%
GeForce GTX 590
64%
Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
71%
GeForce GTX 780
78%
Radeon RX 470
79%
Radeon R9 290
85%
Radeon R9 390
85%
Radeon R9 290X
86%
GeForce GTX 970
87%
GeForce GTX TITAN
88%
Radeon RX 570
88%
GeForce GTX 780 Ti
90%
Radeon R9 390X
90%
Radeon HD 7990
91%
Radeon RX 480
91%
GeForce GTX 690
96%
Radeon RX 580
98%
GeForce GTX 980
99%
GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB
99%
Radeon R9 FURY
100%
Radeon RX 590
109%
Radeon R9 295X2
111%
Radeon R9 FURY X
113%
GeForce GTX 980 Ti
122%
GeForce GTX TITAN X
128%
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
128%
GeForce GTX 1070
134%
Radeon RX Vega 56
145%
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
149%
Radeon RX Vega 64
149%
GeForce RTX 2060
153%
GeForce GTX 1080
175%
Radeon VII
175%
GeForce RTX 2070
184%
TITAN X Pascal
189%
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
204%
GeForce RTX 2080
236%
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
Based on TPU review data: "Performance Summary" at 1920x1080

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
L1 Cache
16 KB (per CU)
L2 Cache
2 MB

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Rate
49.44 GPixel/s
Texture Rate
222.5 GTexel/s
FP16 (half) performance
7.119 TFLOPS (1:1)
FP32 (float) performance
7.119 TFLOPS
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
4.6
OpenCL
2.0
Vulkan
1.1.101
Shader Model
6.0

Polaris 30 GPU Notes

Architecture Codename: Arctic Islands
Codename: Ellesmere
ISA Version: R1200
CLRX Version: GCN 1.2
Graphics/Compute: GFX8 (gfx803)
Display Core Engine: 11.2
Unified Video Decoder: 6.3
Video Compression Engine: 3.4

Retail boards based on this design (14)

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
GIGABYTE RX 590 GAMING 1469 MHz 1545 MHz 2000 MHz 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x 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
MSI RX 590 ARMOR 1469 MHz 1545 MHz 2000 MHz 1x DVI 2x HDMI 2x DisplayPort
MSI RX 590 ARMOR OC 1469 MHz 1565 MHz 2000 MHz 1x DVI 2x HDMI 2x 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
Yeston RX 590 Game Master 1469 MHz 1545 MHz 2000 MHz 11.89 inches/302 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort