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AMD Radeon RX 590 'confirmed' to be using 12nm FinFET tech

AMD's refresh of a refresh will be on the 12nm node

By Anthony Garreffa on Nov 4, 2018 at 05:41 pm CST - 0 mins, 30 secs reading time

We know it's coming but AMD hasn't said a word about it... yet. But now HardwareLuxx is teasing the 'new' Radeon RX 590 and the fact that AMD is using the 12nm FinFET process.

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The first Radeon RX 480 and refresh in the Radeon RX 580 were both on the 14nm node, while NVIDIA's fleet of GeForce GTX 10 series cards were on 16nm, the new Turing-based GeForce RTX series are on the smaller 12nm node.

AMD's shift onto the 12nm node for their Radeon RX 590 will allow for higher GPU clock speeds, improved power efficiency, and I'm sure a couple of surprises (hopefully).

Last updated: Nov 5, 2018 at 06:11 am CST

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.


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