AMD Radeon RX 590
vs
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070

AMD Radeon RX 590
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
RX 590 GTX 1070 Difference
AMD Radeon RX 590 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
Price $ 279 $ 359 80 (25%)
Year 2018 2016 2 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 82C 80C 2 (2%)
Max Fan Noise 43dB 48dB 5.7 (13%)
Recommended Power Supply 575W 500W 75 (14%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz ($369.89) Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz ($334.99)
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 98 FPS 11 (12%)
Average 1440p Performance 62 FPS 71 FPS 9.8 (15%)
Average 4K Performance 36 FPS 42 FPS 6.2 (16%)
Memory 8 GB 8 GB 0 (0%)
Overall Combination Score 82/100 83/100 1 (1%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from RX 590 to GTX 1070 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
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
44
47
2018 Battlefield V
104
99
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
112
111
2018 Fallout 76
101
121
2018 Final Fantasy XV
68
79
2018 Forza Horizon 4
76
96
2018 Hitman 2
79
94
2018 Just Cause 4
60
75
2018 Monster Hunter: World
64
80
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
72
74
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
63
68
2017 Dawn of War III
110
101
2017 Destiny 2
110
130
2017 For Honor
110
138
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
76
97
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
94
118
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
72
76
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
82
103
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
56
80
2017 Project CARS 2
78
98
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
72
66
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
61
74
2016 Battlefield 1
123
117
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
74
61
2016 Dishonored 2
57
71
2016 Doom
149
148
2016 F1 2016
100
103
2016 Hitman
105
94
2016 Overwatch
118
150
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
103
115
2016 The Division
81
83
2016 Total War: Warhammer
85
93
2015 DiRT Rally
122
148
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
66
93
2015 Need For Speed
89
111
2015 Project CARS
85
107
2015 Rocket League
320
402
2015 The Witcher 3
88
83
2013 Battlefield 4
90
131
2013 Crysis 3
100
92
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
220
275
2009 League of Legends
412
516

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AMD Radeon RX 590
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
37
39
2018 Battlefield V
78
79
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
71
65
2018 Fallout 76
71
82
2018 Final Fantasy XV
49
55
2018 Forza Horizon 4
63
81
2018 Hitman 2
51
62
2018 Just Cause 4
44
55
2018 Monster Hunter: World
45
56
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
46
49
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
45
54
2017 Dawn of War III
69
69
2017 Destiny 2
94
112
2017 For Honor
64
80
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
49
63
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
85
107
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
53
56
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
60
75
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
43
61
2017 Project CARS 2
55
69
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
55
61
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
57
59
2016 Battlefield 1
78
88
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
48
42
2016 Dishonored 2
49
61
2016 Doom
104
101
2016 F1 2016
78
81
2016 Hitman
75
69
2016 Overwatch
81
104
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
62
76
2016 The Division
56
59
2016 Total War: Warhammer
69
68
2015 DiRT Rally
85
106
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
46
63
2015 Need For Speed
69
86
2015 Project CARS
65
81
2015 Rocket League
137
172
2015 The Witcher 3
50
62
2013 Battlefield 4
59
85
2013 Crysis 3
46
58
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
183
229
2009 League of Legends
229
287

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AMD Radeon RX 590
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
22
26
2018 Battlefield V
41
44
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
35
29
2018 Fallout 76
39
45
2018 Final Fantasy XV
29
32
2018 Forza Horizon 4
43
54
2018 Hitman 2
30
36
2018 Just Cause 4
23
29
2018 Monster Hunter: World
22
27
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
26
26
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
29
31
2017 Dawn of War III
34
36
2017 Destiny 2
46
56
2017 For Honor
32
40
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
26
34
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
71
90
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
30
33
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
41
52
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
24
35
2017 Project CARS 2
46
57
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
40
49
2016 Battlefield 1
42
47
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
21
23
2016 Dishonored 2
38
48
2016 Doom
51
53
2016 F1 2016
46
51
2016 Overwatch
42
53
2016 Total War: Warhammer
32
38
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
22
30
2015 Need For Speed
46
57
2015 Project CARS
46
57
2015 Rocket League
64
80
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
165
207
2009 League of Legends
92
115

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!

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 / Core i7-6700K

It is clear that the GTX 1070 is a significantly more capable high-end card that can play AAA titles at 1080p/1440p with 50-60 frames per second. In terms of memory, the GTX 1070 '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 2016 . Tell us what you think.. Share your comments below!

RX 590 vs GTX 1070 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RX 590 GTX 1070
Board NumberC944-41PG411 SKU 20
Length9.5 inches 241 mm10.5 inches 267 mm
Outputs1x HDMI3x DisplayPort1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 8-pin1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP225 W150 W

Clock Speeds

RX 590 GTX 1070
Boost Clock1545 MHz1683 MHz
GPU Clock1469 MHz1506 MHz
Memory Clock2000 MHz 8000 MHz effective2002 MHz 8008 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RX 590 GTX 1070
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationPolaris (RX 500)GeForce 1000
Launch Price279 USD379 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateNov 15th, 2018Jun 10th, 2016

Graphics Features

RX 590 GTX 1070
DirectX12.0 (12_0)12.0 (12_1)
OpenCL21.2
OpenGL4.54.6
Shader Model66.1
Vulkan1.1.821.1.82

Graphics Processor

RX 590 GTX 1070
ArchitectureGCN 4.0Pascal
Die Size244 mm²314 mm²
GPU NamePolaris 30GP104
GPU VariantPolaris 30 XT (215-0922006)GP104-200-A1
Process Size12 nm16 nm
Transistors5,700 million7,200 million

Memory

RX 590 GTX 1070
Bandwidth256.0 GB/s256.3 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit256 bit
Memory Size8192 MB8192 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

RX 590 GTX 1070
ROPs3264
Shading Units23041920
TMUs144120

Theoretical Performance

RX 590 GTX 1070
FP16 (half) performance7,119 GFLOPS (1:1)101.0 GFLOPS (1:64)
FP32 (float) performance7,119 GFLOPS (1:1)6,463 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance445.0 GFLOPS (1:16)202.0 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate49.44 GPixel/s107.7 GPixel/s
Texture Rate222.5 GTexel/s202.0 GTexel/s

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