AMD Radeon RX 590
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AMD Radeon RX Vega 56

AMD Radeon RX 590
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
RX 590 RX VEGA 56 Difference
AMD Radeon RX 590 AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
Price $ 279 $ 349 70 (22%)
Year 2018 2017 1 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 82C 75C 7 (9%)
Max Fan Noise 43dB 55dB 12.7 (26%)
Recommended Power Supply 575W 560W 15 (3%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz ($369.89) Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz ($354.99)
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 93 FPS 6.3 (7%)
Average 1440p Performance 62 FPS 70 FPS 8.6 (13%)
Average 4K Performance 36 FPS 42 FPS 6.2 (16%)
Memory 8 GB 8 GB 0 (0%)
Overall Combination Score 82/100 81/100 1 (1%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from RX 590 to RX VEGA 56 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.
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AMD Radeon RX 590
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
44
53
2018 Battlefield V
104
116
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
112
122
2018 Fallout 76
101
96
2018 Final Fantasy XV
68
72
2018 Forza Horizon 4
76
84
2018 Hitman 2
79
75
2018 Just Cause 4
60
72
2018 Monster Hunter: World
64
78
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
72
81
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
63
54
2017 Dawn of War III
110
95
2017 Destiny 2
110
119
2017 For Honor
110
133
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
76
84
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
94
114
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
72
65
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
82
100
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
56
67
2017 Project CARS 2
78
94
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
61
74
2016 Battlefield 1
123
126
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
74
73
2016 Dishonored 2
57
69
2016 Doom
149
170
2016 F1 2016
100
100
2016 Overwatch
118
130
2016 Total War: Warhammer
85
92
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
66
79
2015 Need For Speed
89
107
2015 Project CARS
85
103
2015 Rocket League
320
388
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
220
266
2009 League of Legends
412
498

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AMD Radeon RX 590
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
37
34
2018 Battlefield V
78
86
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
71
77
2018 Fallout 76
71
82
2018 Final Fantasy XV
49
51
2018 Forza Horizon 4
63
71
2018 Hitman 2
51
49
2018 Just Cause 4
44
53
2018 Monster Hunter: World
45
54
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
46
54
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
45
49
2017 Dawn of War III
69
84
2017 Destiny 2
94
102
2017 For Honor
64
78
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
49
55
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
85
103
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
53
58
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
60
72
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
43
51
2017 Project CARS 2
55
66
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
57
61
2016 Battlefield 1
78
95
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
48
50
2016 Dishonored 2
49
59
2016 Doom
104
118
2016 F1 2016
78
90
2016 Overwatch
81
90
2016 Total War: Warhammer
69
69
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
46
55
2015 Need For Speed
69
83
2015 Project CARS
65
79
2015 Rocket League
137
166
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
183
221
2009 League of Legends
229
277

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AMD Radeon RX 590
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
22
24
2018 Battlefield V
41
47
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
35
33
2018 Fallout 76
39
45
2018 Final Fantasy XV
29
30
2018 Forza Horizon 4
43
47
2018 Hitman 2
30
29
2018 Just Cause 4
23
28
2018 Monster Hunter: World
22
26
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
26
28
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
29
32
2017 Dawn of War III
34
43
2017 Destiny 2
46
51
2017 For Honor
32
39
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
26
29
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
71
86
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
30
35
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
41
50
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
24
29
2017 Project CARS 2
46
55
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
40
52
2016 Battlefield 1
42
53
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
21
26
2016 Dishonored 2
38
47
2016 Doom
51
62
2016 F1 2016
46
57
2016 Overwatch
42
46
2016 Total War: Warhammer
32
39
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
22
29
2015 Need For Speed
46
55
2015 Project CARS
46
55
2015 Rocket League
64
78
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
165
199
2009 League of Legends
92
111

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 RX Vega 56 / Core i7-7700K

It is clear that the RX VEGA 56 is a significantly more capable high-end card that can play AAA titles at 1080p/1440p with 50-60 frames per second. It is worth noting that the RX VEGA 56 is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. In terms of memory, the RX VEGA 56 's 8192 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. In short the performance is exceptional, there's no question that this is one of the most powerful single GPU out there in 2017 . Tell us what you think.. Share your comments below!

RX 590 vs RX VEGA 56 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RX 590 RX VEGA 56
Board NumberC944-41D050-03
Length9.5 inches 241 mm10.5 inches 267 mm
Outputs1x HDMI3x DisplayPort1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 8-pin2x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP225 W210 W

Clock Speeds

RX 590 RX VEGA 56
Boost Clock1545 MHz1474 MHz
GPU Clock1469 MHz1138 MHz
Memory Clock2000 MHz 8000 MHz effective800 MHz 1600 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RX 590 RX VEGA 56
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationPolaris (RX 500)Vega (RX Vega)
Launch Price279 USD399 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateNov 15th, 2018Aug 14th, 2017

Graphics Features

RX 590 RX VEGA 56
DirectX12.0 (12_0)12.0 (12_1)
OpenCL22
OpenGL4.54.6
Shader Model66.1
Vulkan1.1.821.1.82

Graphics Processor

RX 590 RX VEGA 56
ArchitectureGCN 4.0GCN 5.0
Die Size244 mm²510 mm²
GPU NamePolaris 30Vega 10
GPU VariantPolaris 30 XT (215-0922006)Vega 10 XL (215-0894216)
Process Size12 nm14 nm
Transistors5,700 million12,500 million

Memory

RX 590 RX VEGA 56
Bandwidth256.0 GB/s409.6 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit2048 bit
Memory Size8192 MB8192 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5HBM2

Render Config

RX 590 RX VEGA 56
Compute Units3656
ROPs3264
Shading Units23043584
TMUs144224

Theoretical Performance

RX 590 RX VEGA 56
FP16 (half) performance7,119 GFLOPS (1:1)21,131 GFLOPS (2:1)
FP32 (float) performance7,119 GFLOPS (1:1)10,566 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance445.0 GFLOPS (1:16)660.4 GFLOPS (1:16)
Pixel Rate49.44 GPixel/s94.34 GPixel/s
Texture Rate222.5 GTexel/s330.2 GTexel/s

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