AMD Radeon RX 580
vs
AMD Radeon RX 590

RX 580 RX 590 Difference
AMD Radeon RX 580 AMD Radeon RX 590
Price $ 179 $ 279 100 (44%)
Year 2017 2018 1 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 75C 82C 7 (9%)
Max Fan Noise 46dB 43dB 3.2 (7%)
Recommended Power Supply 535W 575W 40 (7%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz ($354.99) Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz ($369.89)
CPU Impact on FPS +0 FPS +0 FPS 0 (0%)
CPU Impact on FPS % 0% 0% 0 (0%)
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 81 FPS 89 FPS 8.6 (10%)
Average 1440p Performance 56 FPS 62 FPS 6 (10%)
Average 4K Performance 31 FPS 34 FPS 3.3 (10%)
Memory 8 GB 8 GB 0 (0%)
Overall Combination Score 83/100 79/100 4 (5%)

Our Verdict: Upgrading from RX 580 to RX 590 is not recommended as it is less than 30% of improvement in performance. In general, a reasonable upgrade is between 30% and 50% or more to justify the purchase of new hardware. The price/performance ratio is much better for RX 580 .

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AMD Radeon RX 580
AMD Radeon RX 590
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
39
44
2018 Battlefield V
94
104
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
101
112
2018 Fallout 76
91
101
2018 Final Fantasy XV
62
68
2018 Forza Horizon 4
68
76
2018 Hitman 2
72
79
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
65
72
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
57
63
2017 Dawn of War III
99
110
2017 Destiny 2
99
110
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
69
76
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
65
72
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
51
56
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
65
72
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
55
61
2016 Battlefield 1
111
123
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
67
74
2016 Doom
134
149
2016 F1 2016
90
100
2016 Hitman
95
105
2016 Overwatch
106
118
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
93
103
2016 The Division
73
81
2016 Total War: Warhammer
77
85
2015 DiRT Rally
110
122
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
60
66
2015 The Witcher 3
80
88
2013 Battlefield 4
81
90
2013 Crysis 3
90
100

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AMD Radeon RX 580
AMD Radeon RX 590
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
33
37
2018 Battlefield V
70
78
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
64
71
2018 Fallout 76
64
71
2018 Final Fantasy XV
44
49
2018 Forza Horizon 4
57
63
2018 Hitman 2
46
51
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
42
46
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
41
45
2017 Dawn of War III
63
69
2017 Destiny 2
85
94
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
45
49
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
48
53
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
39
43
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
50
55
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
51
57
2016 Battlefield 1
70
78
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
43
48
2016 Doom
94
104
2016 F1 2016
71
78
2016 Hitman
68
75
2016 Overwatch
73
81
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
56
62
2016 The Division
50
56
2016 Total War: Warhammer
63
69
2015 DiRT Rally
77
85
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
42
46
2015 The Witcher 3
45
50
2013 Battlefield 4
53
59
2013 Crysis 3
42
46

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AMD Radeon RX 580
AMD Radeon RX 590
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
20
22
2018 Battlefield V
37
41
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
32
35
2018 Fallout 76
35
39
2018 Final Fantasy XV
26
29
2018 Forza Horizon 4
39
43
2018 Hitman 2
28
30
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
23
26
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
26
29
2017 Dawn of War III
31
34
2017 Destiny 2
42
46
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
24
26
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
27
30
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
22
24
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
36
40
2016 Battlefield 1
38
42
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
19
21
2016 Doom
46
51
2016 F1 2016
41
46
2016 Overwatch
38
42
2016 Total War: Warhammer
29
32
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
20
22

AMD Radeon RX 580 / Core i7-7700K

At 1440p, RX 580 can hit 50-60 fps on pretty much everything at ultra, just without antialiasing, less ambient occlusion and turned down shadows. It is clear that the RX 580 is a significantly more capable high-end card that can play AAA titles at 1080p/1440p with 50-60 frames per second. The price/performance ratio is excellent for RX 580 against the competition in budget mid-range cards. In terms of memory, the RX 580 's 8192 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. View Current Price List

AMD Radeon RX 590 / Core i7-8700K

It is clear that the RX 590 is a significantly more capable high-end card that can play AAA titles at 1080p/1440p with 50-60 frames per second. The price/performance ratio is excellent for RX 590 against the competition in budget mid-range cards. It is worth noting that the RX 590 is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. In terms of memory, the RX 590 's 8192 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. View Current Price List

RX 580 vs RX 590 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RX 580 RX 590
Board NumberC940, D009-04C944-41
Length9.5 inches 241 mm9.5 inches 241 mm
Outputs1x HDMI3x DisplayPort1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 8-pin1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP185 W225 W

Clock Speeds

RX 580 RX 590
Boost Clock1340 MHz1545 MHz
GPU Clock1257 MHz1469 MHz
Memory Clock2000 MHz 8000 MHz effective2000 MHz 8000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RX 580 RX 590
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationPolaris (RX 500)Polaris (RX 500)
Launch Price229 USD279 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateApr 18th, 2017Nov 15th, 2018

Graphics Features

RX 580 RX 590
DirectX12.0 (12_0)12.0 (12_0)
OpenCL22
OpenGL4.54.5
Shader Model66
Vulkan1.1.821.1.82

Graphics Processor

RX 580 RX 590
ArchitectureGCN 4.0GCN 4.0
Die Size244 mm²244 mm²
GPU NamePolaris 20Polaris 30
GPU VariantPolaris 20 XTX (215-0910038)Polaris 30 XT (215-0922006)
Process Size14 nm12 nm
Transistors5,700 million5,700 million

Memory

RX 580 RX 590
Bandwidth256.0 GB/s256.0 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit256 bit
Memory Size8192 MB8192 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

RX 580 RX 590
Compute Units3636
ROPs3232
Shading Units23042304
TMUs144144

Theoretical Performance

RX 580 RX 590
FP16 (half) performance6,175 GFLOPS (1:1)7,119 GFLOPS (1:1)
FP32 (float) performance6,175 GFLOPS7,119 GFLOPS (1:1)
FP64 (double) performance385.9 GFLOPS (1:16)445.0 GFLOPS (1:16)
Pixel Rate42.88 GPixel/s49.44 GPixel/s
Texture Rate193.0 GTexel/s222.5 GTexel/s