PowerColor Red Devil RX 590 Review

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The packaging for the Red Devil goes all in on the devil theme with a pentagram that would double up as a quick Satan summoning mark if you found yourself in dire straights.

PowerColor Red Devil RX 590 Review  

With the exposed rivet heads the PowerColor RX 590 Devil has an industrial aesthetic. There are a lot of cut-outs in the black shroud exposing the red beneath. We can't decide whether we like it or not, but we think most people will have a strong opinion one way or the other. It's a bold look.


PowerColor Red Devil RX 590 Review  
PowerColor Red Devil RX 590 Review  

One area that we are finding on more and more graphics cards in recent years is a BIOS Switch enabling you to choose between a card which is quieter, or one that goes all out to give you the best performance. Given that at any end of the market, but particularly here, every frame extra makes a massive difference, we can't imagine anyone who would pick the silent option. It's nice to have it though.


PowerColor Red Devil RX 590 Review  

The heatsink is both robust and has a decent fin density which should go a long way towards keeping the card cool. Thankfully AMD Radeon GPUs are much cooler than they used to be, and the smaller FinFET process on the RX 590 will only improve things further.


PowerColor Red Devil RX 590 Review  

As more and more hardware goes down the route of monochrome looks and RGB lighting to provide the splash of colour, the Red Devil lives up to its name by committing to the red theme. These have always been good cards so limiting your choice of colour is a minor issue, but something to be aware of.


PowerColor Red Devil RX 590 Review  
PowerColor Red Devil RX 590 Review  

The extra power capabilities of the RX 590 GPU when compared to its RX 580 forebear are supplied by a 6+8pin PCIe power input. At the business end the card outputs to DVI-D, HDMI and three DisplayPort connectors.


PowerColor Red Devil RX 590 Review  

PowerColor Red Devil RX 590 Review  

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Most Recent Comments

15-11-2018, 09:05:02

AlienALX
I really like it, but it's a little too expensive. For £299 atm you can get a really nice looking '56.

https://www.overclockers.co.uk/sapph...gx-38f-sp.html

Which kinda makes the £269 a bit too much. Like, £30 or so too much.

Edit, my manners. Thanks for the review Tom. It's nice and thorough, with plenty of pics and good info Quote

15-11-2018, 09:20:12

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
I really like it, but it's a little too expensive. For £299 atm you can get a really nice looking '56.

https://www.overclockers.co.uk/sapph...gx-38f-sp.html

Which kinda makes the £269 a bit too much. Like, £30 or so too much.

Edit, my manners. Thanks for the review Tom. It's nice and thorough, with plenty of pics and good info

Agreed, a 56 would be better but once you get to a 56 you can they argue about a 1070 and its never ending. 56's also require more power and better cooling blah blah blah

For the money this is a cracking 1080p card and would respond well to a freesync monitor too. Out of the two Ive tested this is by far the better option of the two.Quote

15-11-2018, 09:37:56

AlienALX
£30 lower for me. It'll happen too I reckon

But yeah agreed, still a great little card. Must also bear in mind this is like top end (well, other than the Strix LOL edition that is no doubt inbound lol).Quote

15-11-2018, 09:39:53

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
£30 lower for me. It'll happen too I reckon

But yeah agreed, still a great little card. Must also bear in mind this is like top end (well, other than the Strix LOL edition that is no doubt inbound lol).

That will probably cost more than that 56 unless they uuse the older style coolerQuote

15-11-2018, 09:40:59

AlienALX
haha no doubt dude. It'll probably cost as much as a cheap 1070.

Hopefully they will use the older cheaper cooler though, kinda like the one on the GTX 970 that actually wasn't that expensive at all.Quote
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