AMD Radeon RX 590
vs
AMD Radeon R9 Nano

AMD Radeon RX 590
AMD Radeon R9 Nano
RX 590 R9 NANO Difference
AMD Radeon RX 590 AMD Radeon R9 Nano
Price $ 279 $ 485 206 (54%)
Year 2018 2015 3 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 82C 73C 9 (12%)
Max Fan Noise 43dB 46dB 3.3 (7%)
Recommended Power Supply 575W 525W 50 (9%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz ($369.89) Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4.00GHz ($306.99)
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 87 FPS 74 FPS 12.9 (16%)
Average 1440p Performance 62 FPS 56 FPS 5.1 (9%)
Average 4K Performance 36 FPS 35 FPS 1.4 (4%)
Memory 8 GB 4 GB 4 (67%)
Overall Combination Score 82/100 72/100 10 (13%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from R9 NANO 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 590 .
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AMD Radeon RX 590
AMD Radeon R9 Nano
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
44
37
2018 Battlefield V
104
65
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
112
79
2018 Fallout 76
101
68
2018 Final Fantasy XV
68
63
2018 Forza Horizon 4
76
63
2018 Hitman 2
79
53
2018 Just Cause 4
60
57
2018 Monster Hunter: World
64
61
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
72
50
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
63
53
2017 Destiny 2
110
102
2017 For Honor
110
104
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
76
64
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
94
90
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
82
78
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
56
53
2017 Project CARS 2
78
74
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
72
55
2016 Dishonored 2
57
54
2016 Hitman
105
84
2016 Overwatch
118
99
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
103
71
2016 The Division
81
65
2015 DiRT Rally
122
114
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
66
62
2015 Need For Speed
89
84
2015 Project CARS
85
81
2015 Rocket League
320
305
2015 The Witcher 3
88
59
2013 Battlefield 4
90
89
2013 Crysis 3
100
70
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
220
209
2009 League of Legends
412
392

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AMD Radeon RX 590
AMD Radeon R9 Nano
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
37
29
2018 Battlefield V
78
51
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
71
47
2018 Fallout 76
71
70
2018 Final Fantasy XV
49
45
2018 Forza Horizon 4
63
54
2018 Hitman 2
51
35
2018 Just Cause 4
44
42
2018 Monster Hunter: World
45
43
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
46
35
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
45
42
2017 Destiny 2
94
88
2017 For Honor
64
61
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
49
41
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
85
81
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
60
57
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
43
40
2017 Project CARS 2
55
52
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
55
49
2016 Dishonored 2
49
46
2016 Hitman
75
64
2016 Overwatch
81
68
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
62
51
2016 The Division
56
49
2015 DiRT Rally
85
82
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
46
45
2015 Need For Speed
69
65
2015 Project CARS
65
62
2015 Rocket League
137
131
2015 The Witcher 3
50
46
2013 Battlefield 4
59
61
2013 Crysis 3
46
47
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
183
174
2009 League of Legends
229
218

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AMD Radeon RX 590
AMD Radeon R9 Nano
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
22
20
2018 Battlefield V
41
24
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
35
33
2018 Fallout 76
39
39
2018 Final Fantasy XV
29
26
2018 Forza Horizon 4
43
35
2018 Hitman 2
30
20
2018 Just Cause 4
23
22
2018 Monster Hunter: World
22
20
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
26
18
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
29
27
2017 Destiny 2
46
44
2017 For Honor
32
30
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
26
22
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
71
68
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
41
39
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
24
23
2017 Project CARS 2
46
44
2016 Dishonored 2
38
37
2016 Overwatch
42
35
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
22
22
2015 Need For Speed
46
44
2015 Project CARS
46
44
2015 Rocket League
64
61
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
165
157
2009 League of Legends
92
87

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. Tell us what you think.. Share your comments below!

AMD Radeon R9 Nano / Core i7-4790K

At 1440p, R9 NANO can hit 50-60 fps on pretty much everything at ultra, just without antialiasing, less ambient occlusion and turned down shadows. Deciding whether to invest so much money in a high-end GPU like R9 NANO requires careful thought. With current 4096 MB RAM, the R9 NANO can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games. Tell us what you think.. Share your comments below!

RX 590 vs R9 NANO Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RX 590 R9 NANO
Board NumberC944-41C882
Length9.5 inches 241 mm6 inches 152 mm
Outputs1x HDMI3x DisplayPort1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 8-pin1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP225 W175 W

Clock Speeds

RX 590 R9 NANO
GPU Clock1469 MHz1000 MHz
Memory Clock2000 MHz 8000 MHz effective500 MHz 1000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RX 590 R9 NANO
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationPolaris (RX 500)Pirate Islands (R9 300)
Launch Price279 USD649 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateNov 15th, 2018Aug 27th, 2015

Graphics Features

RX 590 R9 NANO
DirectX12.0 (12_0)12.0 (12_0)
OpenCL22
OpenGL4.54.5
Shader Model66
Vulkan1.1.821.1.82

Graphics Processor

RX 590 R9 NANO
ArchitectureGCN 4.0GCN 3.0
Die Size244 mm²596 mm²
GPU NamePolaris 30Fiji
GPU VariantPolaris 30 XT (215-0922006)Fiji XT CA (215-0862120)
Process Size12 nm28 nm
Transistors5,700 million8,900 million

Memory

RX 590 R9 NANO
Bandwidth256.0 GB/s512.0 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit4096 bit
Memory Size8192 MB4096 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5HBM

Render Config

RX 590 R9 NANO
Compute Units3664
ROPs3264
Shading Units23044096
TMUs144256

Theoretical Performance

RX 590 R9 NANO
FP16 (half) performance7,119 GFLOPS (1:1)8,192 GFLOPS (1:1)
FP32 (float) performance7,119 GFLOPS (1:1)8,192 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance445.0 GFLOPS (1:16)512.0 GFLOPS (1:16)
Pixel Rate49.44 GPixel/s64.00 GPixel/s
Texture Rate222.5 GTexel/s256.0 GTexel/s

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