PowerColor Red Devil RX 590 Review
Published: 15th November 2018 | Source: PowerColor | Price: |
Such has been the efforts AMD have put into their Ryzen CPUs - with extraordinary results - the GPU side of their business has been slightly left behind. Development costs are always insane and it would be asking too much of a company to completely revise both elements of their companies portfolio at the same time.
However, the RX 580 was a very attractive mid-range card and a little bit of an upgrade is always welcome. The RX 590, here in PowerColor Red Devil guise, is based upon the same 4th Generation of the GCN Architecture, but with some of the always popular power creep in the form of faster clock speeds and a reduced manufacturing process allowing you to pump yet more Watts to the GPU.
Despite the high end of gaming being all about producing 4K splendour, the reality is that most people still game at the hugely popular 1080P resolution, the target audience for the RX 590. Does it improve upon the RX 580 enough to tempt your wallet?
As you can see, the RX 590 is largely a faster version of the RX 580, with the reduction in process from the 14nm of the old RX 580 to the smaller 12nm of the RX 590 enabling higher clock speeds and more power to be fed to the card, hopefully giving it a boost in performance when compared to the current Radeon 5 series range.
|Radeon RX 590||Radeon RX 580|
|GCN Architecture||4th Generation||4th Generation|
|Manufacturing Process||12nm FinFET||14nm FinFET|
|Die Size||232 mm2||232 mm2|
|Clock Speed (Boost/Base)||1545 MHz/1469 MHz||1340 MHz/1257 MHz|
|Compute Performance||7.1 TFLOPS||6.17 TFLOPS|
|Texture Fill Rate||222.4 GT/s||190 GT/s|
|Pixel Fill Rate||49.5 GP/s||42.9 GP/s|
|Memory Size||8 GB||8 GB|
|Memory Bandwidth||256 GB/s||256 GB/s|
|Memory Interface||256 bit||256 bit|
|DirectX 12 Support||Yes||Yes|
|Display Port Version||1.3 HBR/1.4 HDR||1.3 HBR/1.4 HDR|