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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
Current Price
Amazon / Newegg
Bus Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
Reviews
35 in our database

Relative Performance

2%
GeForce 210
2%
GeForce 9400 GT
3%
Radeon HD 4550
4%
Radeon HD 5450
4%
Radeon HD 6450
5%
GeForce GT 520
6%
GeForce GT 220
7%
GeForce GT 430
8%
Radeon HD 5570
8%
Radeon HD 4670
9%
GeForce GT 440
9%
GeForce GT 240
10%
GeForce 9600 GT
11%
Radeon HD 5670
12%
GeForce GT 640
12%
GeForce 9800 GT
12%
Radeon HD 6670
13%
Radeon HD 4830
14%
Radeon HD 4770
15%
Radeon HD 4850
15%
GeForce GTS 250
15%
GeForce GTS 450
16%
Radeon HD 5750
18%
Radeon HD 7750
18%
Radeon HD 5770
19%
GeForce GTX 260
19%
Radeon HD 4870
19%
Radeon Vega 8
19%
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
19%
GeForce GTX 650
20%
Radeon HD 5830
21%
Radeon HD 6790
22%
Radeon HD 4890
22%
GeForce GTX 460
23%
Radeon RX Vega 11
23%
GeForce GT 1030
23%
GeForce GTX 275
23%
Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition
23%
GeForce GTX 280
24%
GeForce GTX 465
25%
Radeon HD 6850
25%
GeForce GTX 285
27%
Radeon HD 5850
28%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti
28%
Radeon HD 7790
29%
Radeon RX 550
29%
GeForce GTX 470
30%
Radeon HD 6870
32%
Radeon HD 5870
33%
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
33%
Radeon HD 4870 X2
34%
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
34%
Radeon HD 6950
35%
GeForce GTX 295
35%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost
36%
Radeon HD 7850
36%
GeForce GTX 480
38%
Radeon HD 6970
39%
Radeon R7 265
39%
Radeon RX 460
39%
Radeon R7 370
39%
GeForce GTX 660
40%
GeForce GTX 570
40%
Radeon RX 560
43%
GeForce GTX 950
43%
Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
44%
Radeon R9 270X
45%
GeForce GTX 660 Ti
45%
GeForce GTX 580
45%
GeForce GTX 1050
45%
Radeon HD 7950
46%
Radeon HD 5970
48%
GeForce GTX 760
51%
GeForce GTX 670
53%
GeForce GTX 960
54%
Radeon R9 380
54%
Radeon R9 285
55%
Radeon HD 7970
55%
GeForce GTX 680
57%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
58%
GeForce GTX 770
59%
Radeon HD 6990
61%
Radeon R9 280X
62%
GeForce GTX 590
62%
Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
68%
GeForce GTX 780
71%
GeForce GTX 1650
75%
Radeon RX 470
76%
Radeon R9 290
80%
Radeon RX 570
81%
Radeon R9 390
82%
Radeon R9 290X
83%
GeForce GTX 970
84%
GeForce GTX TITAN
85%
GeForce GTX 780 Ti
86%
Radeon R9 390X
87%
Radeon HD 7990
87%
Radeon RX 480
88%
GeForce GTX 690
93%
Radeon RX 580
95%
GeForce GTX 980
96%
Radeon R9 FURY
96%
GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB
100%
Radeon RX 590
105%
Radeon R9 295X2
106%
GeForce GTX 1660
107%
Radeon R9 FURY X
109%
GeForce GTX 980 Ti
112%
GeForce GTX TITAN X
122%
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
122%
GeForce GTX 1070
129%
Radeon RX Vega 56
137%
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
141%
Radeon RX Vega 64
143%
GeForce GTX 1080
143%
GeForce RTX 2060
149%
Radeon RX 5700
161%
GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER
167%
GeForce RTX 2070
171%
Radeon RX 5700 XT
173%
Radeon VII
177%
TITAN X Pascal
182%
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
184%
GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
196%
GeForce RTX 2080
208%
GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER
229%
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
Based on TPU review data: "Performance Summary" at 1920x1080

Clock Speeds

Base 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
1.1.119
Shader Model
6.4

Polaris 30 GPU Notes

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

This chip comes in both Samsung 11nm and GlobalFoundries 12nm.

Retail boards based on this design (21)

Name GPU Clock Boost Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
ASRock Phantom Gaming U RX 590 OC 1469 MHz 1560 MHz 2000 MHz 10.98 inches/279 mm, 1x DVI 2x HDMI 2x DisplayPort
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 9.13 inches/232 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
GIGABYTE RX 590 GAMING Rev. 2.0 1469 MHz 1545 MHz 2000 MHz 9.13 inches/232 mm
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
PowerColor Red Devil RX 590 OC V2 1469 MHz 1555 MHz 2000 MHz 10.04 inches/255 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
PowerColor Red Dragon RX 590 1469 MHz 1545 MHz 2000 MHz 10.04 inches/255 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x 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 AMD 50 Gold Edition 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
Sapphire PULSE RX 590 1469 MHz 1545 MHz 2000 MHz 9.06 inches/230 mm
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 50th Anniversary 1469 MHz 1600 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