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AMD Radeon RX 590 Review: The Refresh Of A Refresh Is Here (Page 2)

By Anthony Garreffa from Nov 15, 2018 @ 8:00 CST
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: AMD

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.


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.


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.

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