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 $ 246.0 $ 649.0 403 (164%)
Year 2018 2015 3 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 82C 73C 9 (11%)
Max Fan Noise 42.5dB 45.8dB 3.3 (8%)
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 +0.0 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 85.0 FPS 72.9 FPS 12.1 (14%)
Average 1440p Performance 60.3 FPS 55.2 FPS 5.1 (8%)
Average 4K Performance 34.9 FPS 33.6 FPS 1.3 (4%)
Memory 8 GB 4 GB 4 (50%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.3 $ 8.9 5.6 (170%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 4.6 $ 11.8 7.2 (156%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 8.0 $ 19.3 11.3 (141%)
Overall Combination Score 84/100 62/100 22 (26%)
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
2019 Apex Legends
81.0
72.0
2019 Anthem
52.2
46.4
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
76.5
68.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
92.4
87.9
2019 Metro Exodus
41.2
39.1
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
112.1
79.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
43.5
37.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
68.2
63.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
71.9
50.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
75.5
63.0
2018 Fallout 76
101.1
68.0
2018 Hitman 2
79.2
53.0
2018 Just Cause 4
59.5
56.5
2018 Monster Hunter: World
64.0
60.9
2018 Battlefield V
103.5
65.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
63.3
53.0
2017 Destiny 2
109.6
102.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
56.0
53.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
75.9
63.7
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
82.4
78.3
2017 For Honor
109.8
104.4
2017 Project CARS 2
77.8
73.9
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
94.2
89.6
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
71.6
55.2
2016 Hitman
105.0
83.8
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
102.6
71.2
2016 The Division
80.7
64.6
2016 Overwatch
117.7
98.7
2016 Dishonored 2
56.7
53.9
2015 DiRT Rally
121.6
114.2
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
66.4
62.1
2015 The Witcher 3
88.1
59.2
2015 Rocket League
320.3
304.5
2015 Need For Speed
88.8
84.4
2015 Project CARS
85.1
80.9
2013 Crysis 3
99.9
70.2
2013 Battlefield 4
89.8
88.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
219.6
208.8
2009 League of Legends
411.8
391.5

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AMD Radeon RX 590
AMD Radeon R9 Nano
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
60.3
53.6
2019 Anthem
41.4
36.8
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
59.4
52.8
2019 Resident Evil 2
62.2
59.2
2019 Metro Exodus
32.0
30.4
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
70.6
47.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
36.5
29.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
48.7
45.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
46.3
35.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
63.3
54.0
2018 Fallout 76
70.6
70.0
2018 Hitman 2
51.2
35.0
2018 Just Cause 4
43.9
41.8
2018 Monster Hunter: World
44.8
42.6
2018 Battlefield V
77.9
51.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
45.1
42.0
2017 Destiny 2
93.8
88.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
42.6
40.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
49.4
41.3
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
59.5
56.5
2017 For Honor
64.0
60.9
2017 Project CARS 2
54.9
52.2
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
85.1
80.9
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
54.8
49.0
2016 Hitman
74.8
64.4
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
62.1
50.7
2016 The Division
55.5
48.5
2016 Overwatch
81.0
67.9
2016 Dishonored 2
48.5
46.1
2015 DiRT Rally
84.8
82.3
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
46.3
44.6
2015 The Witcher 3
49.6
45.9
2015 Rocket League
137.3
130.5
2015 Need For Speed
68.6
65.2
2015 Project CARS
65.0
61.8
2013 Crysis 3
46.4
46.8
2013 Battlefield 4
58.5
60.6
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
183.0
174.0
2009 League of Legends
228.8
217.5

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AMD Radeon RX 590
AMD Radeon R9 Nano
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
36.0
32.0
2019 Anthem
22.5
20.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
31.5
28.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
30.7
29.1
2019 Metro Exodus
20.1
19.1
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
35.3
33.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
21.9
20.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
29.2
26.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
25.6
18.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
42.6
35.0
2018 Fallout 76
39.0
39.0
2018 Hitman 2
30.4
20.0
2018 Just Cause 4
22.9
21.8
2018 Monster Hunter: World
21.5
20.4
2018 Battlefield V
41.4
24.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
29.2
27.0
2017 Destiny 2
46.3
44.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
24.4
23.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
26.4
22.4
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
41.2
39.1
2017 For Honor
32.0
30.4
2017 Project CARS 2
45.8
43.5
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
71.4
67.9
2016 Overwatch
41.8
35.0
2016 Dishonored 2
38.4
36.5
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
21.9
22.1
2015 Rocket League
64.0
60.9
2015 Need For Speed
45.8
43.5
2015 Project CARS
45.8
43.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
164.7
156.6
2009 League of Legends
91.5
87.0
RX 590 vs R9 Nano with i7-8700K vs i7-4790K at 1920x1080 and ultra vs ultra settings
RX 590 vs R9 Nano with i7-8700K vs i7-4790K at 2560x1440 and ultra vs ultra settings
RX 590 vs R9 Nano with i7-8700K vs i7-4790K at 4K and ultra vs ultra settings

AMD Radeon RX 590 / 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.

AMD Radeon R9 Nano / 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.

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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