AMD Radeon RX 580
vs
AMD Radeon RX 590

AMD Radeon RX 580
AMD Radeon RX 590
RX 580 RX 590 Difference
AMD Radeon RX 580 AMD Radeon RX 590
Price $ 152.0 $ 246.0 94 (62%)
Year 2017 2018 1 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 75C 82C 7 (9%)
Max Fan Noise 45.7dB 42.5dB 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 +0.0 FPS +0.0 FPS 0 (0%)
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0% 0.0% 0 (0%)
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 75.5 FPS 85.0 FPS 9.5 (13%)
Average 1440p Performance 53.6 FPS 60.3 FPS 6.7 (12%)
Average 4K Performance 30.8 FPS 34.9 FPS 4.1 (13%)
Memory 8 GB 8 GB 0 (0%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.0 $ 3.3 0.3 (10%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 4.3 $ 4.6 0.3 (7%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 7.4 $ 8.0 0.6 (8%)
Overall Combination Score 80/100 84/100 4 (5%)
Our Verdict: At 1440p, RX 580 can hit 50-60 frames per second on pretty much everything at ultra, just without antialiasing, less ambient occlusion and turned down shadows. Whereas RX 590 can hit 50-60 frames per second at maximum settings. 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
2019 Apex Legends
63.0
81.0
2019 Anthem
40.6
52.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
59.5
76.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
80.5
92.4
2019 Metro Exodus
35.9
41.2
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
101.2
112.1
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
39.3
43.5
2018 Final Fantasy XV
61.6
68.2
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
64.9
71.9
2018 Forza Horizon 4
68.2
75.5
2018 Fallout 76
91.3
101.1
2018 Hitman 2
71.5
79.2
2018 Just Cause 4
51.8
59.5
2018 Monster Hunter: World
55.8
64.0
2018 Battlefield V
93.5
103.5
2017 Dawn of War III
99.3
110.0
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
64.8
71.7
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
57.2
63.3
2017 Destiny 2
99.0
109.6
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
50.6
56.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
68.5
75.9
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
71.7
82.4
2017 For Honor
95.6
109.8
2017 Project CARS 2
67.7
77.8
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
82.1
94.2
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
64.7
71.6
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
67.1
74.3
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
55.4
61.4
2016 Doom
134.3
148.7
2016 F1 2016
90.2
99.9
2016 Hitman
94.8
105.0
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
92.6
102.6
2016 The Division
72.9
80.7
2016 Total War: Warhammer
76.9
85.1
2016 Battlefield 1
111.1
123.0
2016 Overwatch
106.3
117.7
2016 Dishonored 2
49.4
56.7
2015 DiRT Rally
109.8
121.6
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
60.0
66.4
2015 The Witcher 3
79.5
88.1
2015 Rocket League
279.0
320.3
2015 Need For Speed
77.3
88.8
2015 Project CARS
74.1
85.1
2013 Crysis 3
90.2
99.9
2013 Battlefield 4
81.1
89.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
191.3
219.6
2009 League of Legends
358.6
411.8

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AMD Radeon RX 580
AMD Radeon RX 590
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
46.9
60.3
2019 Anthem
32.2
41.4
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
46.2
59.4
2019 Resident Evil 2
54.2
62.2
2019 Metro Exodus
27.9
32.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
63.8
70.6
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
33.0
36.5
2018 Final Fantasy XV
44.0
48.7
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
41.8
46.3
2018 Forza Horizon 4
57.2
63.3
2018 Fallout 76
63.8
70.6
2018 Hitman 2
46.2
51.2
2018 Just Cause 4
38.3
43.9
2018 Monster Hunter: World
39.1
44.8
2018 Battlefield V
70.4
77.9
2017 Dawn of War III
62.7
69.4
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
48.1
53.2
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
40.7
45.1
2017 Destiny 2
84.7
93.8
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
38.5
42.6
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
44.7
49.4
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
51.8
59.5
2017 For Honor
55.8
64.0
2017 Project CARS 2
47.8
54.9
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
74.1
85.1
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
49.5
54.8
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
42.9
47.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
51.0
56.5
2016 Doom
93.5
103.5
2016 F1 2016
70.5
78.1
2016 Hitman
67.5
74.8
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
56.1
62.1
2016 The Division
50.2
55.5
2016 Total War: Warhammer
62.7
69.4
2016 Battlefield 1
70.3
77.8
2016 Overwatch
73.2
81.0
2016 Dishonored 2
42.2
48.5
2015 DiRT Rally
76.6
84.8
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
41.8
46.3
2015 The Witcher 3
44.8
49.6
2015 Rocket League
119.5
137.3
2015 Need For Speed
59.8
68.6
2015 Project CARS
56.6
65.0
2013 Crysis 3
41.9
46.4
2013 Battlefield 4
52.8
58.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
159.4
183.0
2009 League of Legends
199.3
228.8

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AMD Radeon RX 580
AMD Radeon RX 590
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
28.0
36.0
2019 Anthem
17.5
22.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
24.5
31.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
26.7
30.7
2019 Metro Exodus
17.5
20.1
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
31.9
35.3
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
19.8
21.9
2018 Final Fantasy XV
26.4
29.2
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
23.1
25.6
2018 Forza Horizon 4
38.5
42.6
2018 Fallout 76
35.2
39.0
2018 Hitman 2
27.5
30.4
2018 Just Cause 4
19.9
22.9
2018 Monster Hunter: World
18.7
21.5
2018 Battlefield V
37.4
41.4
2017 Dawn of War III
31.0
34.3
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
27.2
30.1
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
26.4
29.2
2017 Destiny 2
41.8
46.3
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
22.0
24.4
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
23.9
26.4
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
35.9
41.2
2017 For Honor
27.9
32.0
2017 Project CARS 2
39.8
45.8
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
62.2
71.4
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
18.7
20.7
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
36.3
40.2
2016 Doom
46.1
51.0
2016 F1 2016
41.1
45.6
2016 Total War: Warhammer
28.6
31.7
2016 Battlefield 1
37.8
41.9
2016 Overwatch
37.7
41.8
2016 Dishonored 2
33.5
38.4
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
19.8
21.9
2015 Rocket League
55.8
64.0
2015 Need For Speed
39.8
45.8
2015 Project CARS
39.8
45.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
143.5
164.7
2009 League of Legends
79.7
91.5

AMD Radeon RX 580 / Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz

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.

AMD Radeon RX 590 / Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz

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.

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

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