PowerColor Red Devil RX 590 Review
Published: 15th November 2018 | Source: PowerColor | Price: |
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.