XFX RX590 Fatboy Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

XFX RX590 Fatboy Review


Next up in our brace of RX 590 reviews is the XFX RX 590 Fatboy.

We're struggling to think of a card that has come with such a strange name. It would be like calling a card a lard arse. However, names are temporary and forgettable, as long as the performance is there nobody will give two hoots about its subtitle. We did prefer the Dual Dissipation name of old XFX cards though.

So far we've seen that the RX 590 is a bit better than the RX 580 and the GTX 1060, giving performance akin to a theoretical GTX 1065. How does the XFX take upon this new Radeon card compare to the PowerColor Red Devil version? Let's find out.

Technical Specifications

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. Like the PowerColor the XFX Fatboy comes equipped with a factory overclock.

 Radeon RX 590Radeon RX 580
GCN Architecture4th Generation4th Generation
Manufacturing Process12nm FinFET14nm FinFET
Die Size232 mm2232 mm2
Compute Units3636
Stream Processors23042304
Clock Speed (Boost/Base)1545 MHz/1469 MHz1340 MHz/1257 MHz
Compute Performance7.1 TFLOPS6.17 TFLOPS
Texture Units144144
Texture Fill Rate222.4 GT/s190 GT/s
Pixel Fill Rate49.5 GP/s42.9 GP/s
Memory Size8 GB8 GB
Memory Bandwidth256 GB/s256 GB/s
Memory Interface256 bit256 bit
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5
Board Power225W185W
Freesync SupportYesYes
DirectX 12 SupportYesYes
Vulkan SupportYesYes
Display Port Version1.3 HBR/1.4 HDR1.3 HBR/1.4 HDR
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Most Recent Comments

15-11-2018, 09:08:35

Matt black vinyl the fan centres, white XFX logo and a couple of other small bits and it would look quite nice, IMO.

Again not worth buying though, as Vega 56 stuffs it at £299. Again thanks for the review Quote

15-11-2018, 11:22:45

Looks like a dodgy Chinese knockoff.
Hopefully the next gen won't be too far behind, I have a feeling the architecture on these is going to age very quickly even if built on a new fab.Quote

21-11-2018, 12:06:05

lol still on asus 980 ti in sli at 144 hhz why would need to spend £3.000 for 30$%. o by the way cpu is intel 5830 clocked at 5 ghzQuote

21-11-2018, 12:13:36

Originally Posted by jimthethesnake View Post
lol still on asus 980 ti in sli at 144 hhz why would need to spend £3.000 for 30$%. o by the way cpu is intel 5830 clocked at 5 ghz
Huh, so what does this have to do with a sub 300 euro GPU?Quote

21-11-2018, 12:23:25

Originally Posted by looz View Post
Huh, so what does this have to do with a sub 300 euro GPU?
Good question. He posted it in the other thread too.Quote

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