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AMD Radeon RX 590 Review: The Refresh Of A Refresh Is Here

AMD Radeon RX 590 Review: The Refresh Of A Refresh Is Here

AMD refreshes again with the Radeon RX 590, which has been molded into a better GTX 1060 competitor.

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Published Thu, Nov 15 2018 8:00 AM CST   |   Updated Thu, Jul 30 2020 4:20 PM CDT
Rating: 93%Manufacturer: AMD

Introduction: Where Has RTG Been?

It has been so long since AMD released a new Radeon graphics card, with the Radeon RX Vega 56 and 64 cards launching in August 2017, it has been over a year since RTG has released anything new.

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That doesn't change today with the release of the Radeon RX 590, which is a refresh of a refresh. Radeon Technologies Group announced the Polaris GPU architecture during their very first RTG Tech Summit in Sonoma, California in December 2015.

This was followed by the release of the first Polaris-based graphics card in the Radeon RX 480, which was targeting the sub $300 market and released in June 2016. It was followed up by the Radeon RX 580 in April 2017 (our review here).

Radeon RX releases:

  • Radeon RX 480: June 2016
  • Radeon RX 580: April 2017
  • Radeon RX Vega: August 2017
  • Radeon RX 590: November 2018

As you can see, there's a 14-month gap between the Radeon RX 480 and RX 580, but a huge 19-month gap between the Radeon RX 580 and RX 590. Radeon RX Vega 56/64 were released in August 2017, just months after the RX 580... but since then, RTG has been dead quiet with Radeon RX graphics card releases.

Big Changes At RTG

In the weeks leading into, during, and after the release of Vega... one could say Radeon Technologies Group changed a little. First, they lost their lead GPU architect with Raja Koduri leaving for Intel. Then in the weeks after that, RTG lost its Radeon marketing boss Chris Hook to Intel as well. Since then, it has bled most of talent from the Radeon team to Intel's newly-formed discrete graphics team.

I have been reporting since the release of Vega that Navi would be, according to my industry sources "just as bad" as Vega. More sources told me that Sony has worked directly with RTG engineers on Navi for its next-gen PlayStation 5 console. I doubt we'll see GeForce RTX 2080 Ti levels of performance out of a next-gen console, but 4K 60FPS could be achievable on a tweaked console design of Navi.

This means Navi will provide GeForce GTX 1080/Radeon RX Vega 64 levels of performance but more efficiently when it comes to power consumption and heat, something that will be helped by the 7nm process node. This is all happening at RTG right now, while the Radeon RX 590 is a refresh. This is a quick refresher course on where we are, where RTG has been, and what to expect over the next 12-18 months.

What's New: 12nm + New Game Bundle

12nm FinFET

AMD isn't just sitting on its hands with the Radeon RX 590 with some small tricks up its sleeve, with the company tapping the newer 12nm FinFET node over the 14nm FinFET node used on the Radeon RX 480 and RX 580 cards.

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This gives AMD and its AIB partners some wiggle room when it comes to GPU clocks with up to 15% higher GPU clocks pushing a nice 10-15% (and sometimes higher) boost in performance over the Radeon RX 580, and even more over the Radeon RX 480. The shift to the 12nm node is a nice boost for AMD, as it can deliver what is essentially the RX 580, on the new node with higher GPU clock speeds and similar power draw.

RTG Also Refreshes Radeon Bundles

We all remember, but don't talk about how bad the Radeon Bundles were at the time of the release of Radeon RX Vega... and they're back, kinda, with Radeon RX 590. This time it bundles games with the Radeon RX 590, and they aren't too bad.

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AMD is pricing the new Radeon RX 590 at $279, a $50 increase over the RX 580 on Amazon right now. AMD's new bundles include games with the Radeon RX 590 with the company calling them the "Blockbuster Launch Bundle" with The Division 2, Devil May Cry 5, and Resident Evil 2. Each of these games on their own cost around $60 each for a total of $180, and can be bundled with the Radeon RX 590.

So this means the $50 or so premium over the Radeon RX 580 is kinda worth it if you were to buy one of these games at the same time, but getting the other two effectively for free, sweetens the deals. AMD is giving away the three games in the Blockbuster Launch Bundle to anyone who purchases a Radeon RX 590, or an eligible Radeon Powered PC.

Radeon RX 590 Is Actually Quite Special

RX 590 Addresses $250-$400 Market Gap

What cards are there between the Radeon RX 570/580 and the GeForce GTX 1060 (3GB, 6GB, and new 6GB GDDR5X)... nothing. The next cards from there is the Radeon RX Vega 56, and GeForce GTX 1070 and GTX 1070 Ti. AMD points out that there is a $150 market gap between the RX 580/GTX 1060 and the Vega 56/GTX 1070, and they're right, there is a gap and that's where the Radeon RX 590 fits in.

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AMD is aiming for the 1080p max quality market, offering great performance in popular games and even better performance in esports games like Overwatch, PUBG, Fortnite, and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.

120FPS+ In Some Of The Biggest Games

AMD is offering 1080p at over 120FPS in a bunch of the biggest games on the market, with the newly-released Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, and some even bigger games including Overwatch, Dota 2, CS:GO, League of Legends, Wolfenstein 2, and Rainbow Six Siege.

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Games like Battlefield 1 and DOOM will run at 1080p 90FPS+ while Far Cry 5, PUBG, Fortnite and F1 2018 crank along at 60FPS or more on the new Radeon RX 590.

Detailed Specs: Radeon RX 590

Radeon RX 590 Specs

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AMD is using the Polaris 30 GPU inside of the Radeon RX 590, which is the same as the Polaris 20 used on the Radeon RX 580 except RTG is now using the smaller 12nm node instead of the 14nm node used on Polaris 20/RX 580.

  • Compute Units: 36
  • Stream Processors: 2304
  • GPU Base Clock: 1469MHz
  • GPU Boost Clock: 1545MHz
  • Up To 7.1 TFLOPs
  • Memory: 8GB GDDR5
  • Memory Interface: 256-bit
  • Memory Bandwidth: 256GB/sec

Test System Specs

Our New GPU Test Rig

Welcome to the latest revision of our GPU test bed, with our system being upgraded from the Intel Core i7-7700K to the Core i7-8700K. The CPU is cooled by the Corsair H115i PRO cooler, with the 8700K overclocked to 5GHz. We've stayed with GIGABYTE for our motherboard with their awesome Z370 AORUS Gaming 7.

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We approached our friends at HyperX for a kit of their kick ass HyperX Predator DDR4-2933MHz RAM (HX429C15PB3AK4/32), with 2 x 8GB sticks for a total of 16GB DDR4-2933. The RAM stands out through every minute of our testing as it has beautiful RGB lights giving the system a slick look while benchmarking our lives away, while the Z370 AORUS Gaming 7 motherboard joins in with its own array of RGB lighting.

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Detailed Tech Specs

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-8700K @ 5GHz
  • Cooler: Corsair Hydro Series H115i PRO
  • MB: Z370 AORUS Gaming 7
  • RAM: 16GB (2x8GB) HyperX Predator DDR4-2933
  • SSD: 1TB OCZ RD400 NVMe M.2
  • SSD: 512GB OCZ RD400 NVMe M.2
  • PSU: InWin 1065W PSU
  • Chassis: In Win X-Frame
  • OS: Windows 10 Pro x64

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Benchmarks - Synthetic

3DMark Fire Strike - 1080p

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3DMark has been a staple benchmark for years now, all the way back to when The Matrix was released and Futuremark had bullet time inspired benchmarks. 3DMark is the perfect tool to see if your system - most important, your CPU and GPU - is performing as it should. You can search results for your GPU, to see if it falls in line with other systems based on similar hardware.

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3DMark Fire Strike - 1440p

3DMark has been a staple benchmark for years now, all the way back to when The Matrix was released and Futuremark had bullet time inspired benchmarks. 3DMark is the perfect tool to see if your system - most important, your CPU and GPU - is performing as it should. You can search results for your GPU, to see if it falls in line with other systems based on similar hardware.

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3DMark Fire Strike - 4K

3DMark has been a staple benchmark for years now, all the way back to when The Matrix was released and Futuremark had bullet time inspired benchmarks. 3DMark is the perfect tool to see if your system - most important, your CPU and GPU - is performing as it should. You can search results for your GPU, to see if it falls in line with other systems based on similar hardware.

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3DMark TimeSpy

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3DMark TimeSpy Extreme

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Heaven - 1080p

Heaven is an intensive GPU benchmark that really pushes your silicon to its limits. It's another favorite of ours as it has some great scaling for multi-GPU testing, and it's great for getting your GPU to 100% for power and noise testing.

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Heaven - 1440p

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Heaven - 4K

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Heaven - 3440x1440

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Benchmarks - 1080p

1080p Benchmarks

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Rise of the Tomb Raider is one of the best looking games on the market, a truly gorgeous game - and a wonder to benchmark. The team at Crystal Dynamics made a very scalable PC game that plays really well testing graphics cards. We've got DX11 and DX12 results in one here, showing the slight strengths of running DX12 mode.

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Middle-earth: Shadow of War is a sequel to the popular Shadow of Mordor, which was powered by the Lithtech engine. When cranked up to maximum detail, it will chew through your GPU and its VRAM like it's nothing.

You can buy Middle-earth: Shadow of War at Amazon.

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Metro: Last Light Redux comes from developer 4A Games, making the Redux version of Metro: Last Light the 'definitive' version of the game. Redux had a fresh coat of paint on the already impressive 4A Engine, and it really pushes our GPUs to their limits.

You can buy Metro: Last Light Redux at Amazon.

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Far Cry 5 was developed by Ubisoft, and is powered the Dunia Engine, an engine that has been modified over the years for Far Cry. Dunia Engine itself was a modified version of CRYENGINE, scaling incredibly well on all sorts of hardware.

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F1 2018 is the latest iteration of the super-popular franchise that Codemasters has worked on for close to a decade now, with F1 2009 kicking it all off. The game is powered by the EGO game engine, which is a modified version of the Neon game engine that was developed by Codemasters and Sony Computer Entertainment for Colin McRae: Dirt, which was released in 2007. The revamped EGO engine was developed to give Codemasters the ability of using more detailed damage and physics in the game world, as well as rendering larger-scale environments.

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider is one of the latest games to join our graphics card benchmark lineup, with the game built using the Foundation engine as a base, the same engine in Rise of the Tomb Raider. Eidos Montreal R&D department made lots of changes to the engine during the development of Shadow of the Tomb Raider to make it one of the best-looking games out right now.

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Benchmarks - 1440p

1440p Benchmarks

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Rise of the Tomb Raider is one of the best looking games on the market, a truly gorgeous game - and a wonder to benchmark. The team at Crystal Dynamics made a very scalable PC game that plays really well testing graphics cards. We've got DX11 and DX12 results in one here, showing the slight strengths of running DX12 mode.

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Middle-earth: Shadow of War is a sequel to the popular Shadow of Mordor, which was powered by the Lithtech engine. When cranked up to maximum detail, it will chew through your GPU and its VRAM like it's nothing.

You can buy Middle-earth: Shadow of War at Amazon.

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Metro: Last Light Redux comes from developer 4A Games, making the Redux version of Metro: Last Light the 'definitive' version of the game. Redux had a fresh coat of paint on the already impressive 4A Engine, and it really pushes our GPUs to their limits.

You can buy Metro: Last Light Redux at Amazon.

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Far Cry 5 was developed by Ubisoft, and is powered the Dunia Engine, an engine that has been modified over the years for Far Cry. Dunia Engine itself was a modified version of CRYENGINE, scaling incredibly well on all sorts of hardware.

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F1 2018 is the latest iteration of the super-popular franchise that Codemasters has worked on for close to a decade now, with F1 2009 kicking it all off. The game is powered by the EGO game engine, which is a modified version of the Neon game engine that was developed by Codemasters and Sony Computer Entertainment for Colin McRae: Dirt, which was released in 2007. The revamped EGO engine was developed to give Codemasters the ability of using more detailed damage and physics in the game world, as well as rendering larger-scale environments.

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider is one of the latest games to join our graphics card benchmark lineup, with the game built using the Foundation engine as a base, the same engine in Rise of the Tomb Raider. Eidos Montreal R&D department made lots of changes to the engine during the development of Shadow of the Tomb Raider to make it one of the best-looking games out right now.

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Benchmarks - 3440x1440

3440 x 1440 Benchmarks

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Rise of the Tomb Raider is one of the best looking games on the market, a truly gorgeous game - and a wonder to benchmark. The team at Crystal Dynamics made a very scalable PC game that plays really well testing graphics cards. We've got DX11 and DX12 results in one here, showing the slight strengths of running DX12 mode.

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Metro: Last Light Redux comes from developer 4A Games, making the Redux version of Metro: Last Light the 'definitive' version of the game. Redux had a fresh coat of paint on the already impressive 4A Engine, and it really pushes our GPUs to their limits.

You can buy Metro: Last Light Redux at Amazon.

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Far Cry 5 was developed by Ubisoft, and is powered the Dunia Engine, an engine that has been modified over the years for Far Cry. Dunia Engine itself was a modified version of CRYENGINE, scaling incredibly well on all sorts of hardware.

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F1 2018 is the latest iteration of the super-popular franchise that Codemasters has worked on for close to a decade now, with F1 2009 kicking it all off. The game is powered by the EGO game engine, which is a modified version of the Neon game engine that was developed by Codemasters and Sony Computer Entertainment for Colin McRae: Dirt, which was released in 2007. The revamped EGO engine was developed to give Codemasters the ability of using more detailed damage and physics in the game world, as well as rendering larger-scale environments.

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider is one of the latest games to join our graphics card benchmark lineup, with the game built using the Foundation engine as a base, the same engine in Rise of the Tomb Raider. Eidos Montreal R&D department made lots of changes to the engine during the development of Shadow of the Tomb Raider to make it one of the best-looking games out right now.

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Benchmarks - 4K

4K Benchmarks

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Rise of the Tomb Raider is one of the best looking games on the market, a truly gorgeous game - and a wonder to benchmark. The team at Crystal Dynamics made a very scalable PC game that plays really well testing graphics cards. We've got DX11 and DX12 results in one here, showing the slight strengths of running DX12 mode.

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Middle-earth: Shadow of War is a sequel to the popular Shadow of Mordor, which was powered by the Lithtech engine. When cranked up to maximum detail, it will chew through your GPU and its VRAM like it's nothing.

You can buy Middle-earth: Shadow of War at Amazon.

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Metro: Last Light Redux comes from developer 4A Games, making the Redux version of Metro: Last Light the 'definitive' version of the game. Redux had a fresh coat of paint on the already impressive 4A Engine, and it really pushes our GPUs to their limits.

You can buy Metro: Last Light Redux at Amazon.

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Far Cry 5 was developed by Ubisoft, and is powered the Dunia Engine, an engine that has been modified over the years for Far Cry. Dunia Engine itself was a modified version of CRYENGINE, scaling incredibly well on all sorts of hardware.

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F1 2018 is the latest iteration of the super-popular franchise that Codemasters has worked on for close to a decade now, with F1 2009 kicking it all off. The game is powered by the EGO game engine, which is a modified version of the Neon game engine that was developed by Codemasters and Sony Computer Entertainment for Colin McRae: Dirt, which was released in 2007. The revamped EGO engine was developed to give Codemasters the ability of using more detailed damage and physics in the game world, as well as rendering larger-scale environments.

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider is one of the latest games to join our graphics card benchmark lineup, with the game built using the Foundation engine as a base, the same engine in Rise of the Tomb Raider. Eidos Montreal R&D department made lots of changes to the engine during the development of Shadow of the Tomb Raider to make it one of the best-looking games out right now.

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Final Thoughts

AMD has an interesting release with its Radeon RX 590, which stands as a refresh of the Radeon RX 580 on 12nm but it doesn't end there. There are three bundled games which give you approximately $180 worth of value inside of the $279 price of the RX 590, until you realize the RX 580 can be had for as little as $209 on Amazon.

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NVIDIA's mid-range GeForce GTX 1060 is $259 on Amazon, coming in a little cheaper than the Radeon RX 590 (and its bundled games, which needs to be pointed out now) and more expensive than the now-replaced Radeon RX 580.

But the games become center focus for AMD and its new Radeon RX 590, because if you were to buy it you're spending more money than the GTX 1060, but receiving 3 games you can either keep and play with (and save over $100) or sell them and recoup $50-$100 and come out way ahead than if you purchased the RX 580 or GTX 1060. If you were buying of these games anyway, you're ahead instantly.

At the same time I don't like AMD forcing bundles down gamers' throats while increasing the price of the card by over $50, that's just not right. If the Radeon RX 590 included something like Battlefield V, or at least a key for it - then you're benefiting by receiving one of the biggest releases of the year that even if you don't play, it's big enough to sell the code to someone who wants the game and already has a good enough graphics card. Even then, it's still a stretch.

The 3-game bundle is a great idea as it will definitely bring much needed eye balls to Radeon again, but if you've already got a Radeon RX 480 or even RX 580, there's not enough here to justify buying the RX 590. If however, you had the Radeon R9 290X or R9 390X and didn't jump to the Radeon RX 480 or RX 580, and you didn't want to change to NVIDIA or want to spend the additional $130 up to the Radeon RX Vega 56... then the RX 590 becomes an even sweeter deal.

AMD's Radeon RX Vega 56 still sells for $409 or so on Amazon (at least at the time of writing) and it comes with no games, and while it might be faster than the RX 590 it's also much more expensive, hotter, and louder. 1080p 60-144Hz LCD owners will feel safe with the Radeon RX 590, as too will 1440p 60Hz gamers (as well as 120FPS+ depending on the game).

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If there's one big takeaway from all of this, it's that AMD has filled a gap of the market a little more with its Radeon RX 590. It's a little faster than the RX 580 and GTX 1060, is more expensive than them both but it's cheaper than the Radeon RX Vega 56. I wouldn't recommend anyone to buy Vega in any form in 2018 let alone 2019, as there are far better options in the GeForce GTX 1070, GTX 1070 Ti, GTX 1080 and now the GeForce RTX 2070 and RTX 2080.

Wrapping Up

First off, let's break the prices down of the cards on Amazon. This is what I found with a quick search:

  • RX 580: $209
  • GTX 1060: $259
  • RX 590: $279 (3 free games)
  • Vega 56: $409

There are some great specials on the Radeon RX 580 right now so it makes recommending the RX 590 over the RX 580 a little hard, but let's break it down. I'll use myself as an example: I only play Overwatch, and have just recently gotten into Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (Blackout only, it's pretty good) and now Battlefield V.

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I don't need those games and wouldn't want to pay the additional $70 for the Radeon RX 590 even if it comes with the 3 games, but if AMD is providing keys that you could re-sell, or give to friends or family... then maybe. However, if you were going to buy a new Radeon RX 580 and one of those games then you would be silly to not grab the Radeon RX 590 now that it's out.

TweakTown award
Performance (overclocking, power)90%
Quality (build, design, cooling)90%
General Features (display outputs, etc)90%
Bundle, Packaging & Software100%
Overall93%

The Bottom Line: AMD might not have much NEW to offer with Radeon RX 590 apart from the 12nm process, it fills a gap that NVIDIA isn't dominating. The game bundle is OUT OF THIS WORLD. Better-than-RX 580 performance and a bunch of free games? Alrighty then.

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. 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 custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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