AMD Radeon RX 590
vs
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti

AMD Radeon RX 590
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
RX 590 GTX 980 Ti Difference
AMD Radeon RX 590 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Price $ 214.0 $ 619.0 405 (189%)
Year 2018 2015 3 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 82C 83C 1 (1%)
Max Fan Noise 42.5dB 53dB 10.5 (25%)
Recommended Power Supply 575W 600W 25 (4%)
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 85.2 FPS 90.3 FPS 5.1 (6%)
Average 1440p Performance 60.3 FPS 65.6 FPS 5.3 (9%)
Average 4K Performance 34.5 FPS 38.2 FPS 3.7 (11%)
Memory 8 GB 6 GB 2 (25%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.3 $ 7.2 3.9 (118%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 4.6 $ 9.9 5.3 (115%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 8.1 $ 17.0 8.9 (110%)
Variant AMD Radeon RX 590 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Overall Combination Score 84/100 64/100 20 (24%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from RX 590 to GTX 980 Ti 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
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
72
81.0
72
81.0
2019 Anthem
46
52.2
46
52.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
68
76.5
68
76.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
83
92.4
85
94.7
2019 Metro Exodus
37
41.2
37
42.2
2019 World War Z
91
102.0
84
94.0
2019 Gears of War 5
53
59.9
55
61.4
2019 F1 2019
67
75.2
69
77.1
2019 GreedFall
60
67.7
62
69.4
2019 Borderlands 3
42
47.6
43
48.8
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
100
112.1
89
99.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
39
43.5
36
40.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
61
68.2
61
68.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
64
71.9
59
66.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
67
75.5
84
94.0
2018 Fallout 76
90
101.1
103
115.0
2018 Hitman 2
71
79.2
81
90.0
2018 Just Cause 4
53
59.5
54
61.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
57
64.0
59
65.7
2018 Strange Brigade
86
96.5
89
99.0
2018 Battlefield V
93
103.5
84
94.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
56
63.3
52
58.0
2017 Destiny 2
98
109.6
99
111.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
50
56.0
61
68.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
68
75.9
85
94.5
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
74
82.4
75
84.4
2017 For Honor
98
109.8
101
112.6
2017 Project CARS 2
70
77.8
71
79.7
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
84
94.2
86
96.6
2016 Overwatch
105
117.7
131
146.3
2016 Dishonored 2
51
56.7
52
58.2
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
59
66.4
72
80.0
2015 Rocket League
288
320.3
295
328.3
2015 Need For Speed
79
88.8
81
91.0
2015 Project CARS
76
85.1
78
87.2
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
140
155.6
143
159.5
2013 Crysis 3
89
99.9
112
125.5
2013 Battlefield 4
80
89.8
107
119.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
197
219.6
202
225.1
2009 League of Legends
370
411.8
379
422.1

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AMD Radeon RX 590
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
48
60.3
48
60.3
2019 Anthem
33
41.4
33
41.4
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
47
59.4
47
59.4
2019 Resident Evil 2
49
62.2
51
63.8
2019 Metro Exodus
25
32.0
26
32.8
2019 World War Z
59
74.5
54
68.6
2019 Gears of War 5
34
43.5
35
44.6
2019 F1 2019
42
53.3
43
54.6
2019 GreedFall
39
49.0
40
50.2
2019 Borderlands 3
26
33.4
27
34.2
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
56
70.6
46
58.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
29
36.5
25
32.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
38
48.7
38
48.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
37
46.3
36
45.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
50
63.3
63
79.0
2018 Fallout 76
56
70.6
60
76.0
2018 Hitman 2
40
51.2
47
59.0
2018 Just Cause 4
35
43.9
36
45.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
35
44.8
36
46.0
2018 Strange Brigade
53
67.3
55
68.9
2018 Battlefield V
62
77.9
60
75.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
36
45.1
36
46.0
2017 Destiny 2
75
93.8
76
95.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
34
42.6
41
52.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
39
49.4
49
61.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
47
59.5
48
61.0
2017 For Honor
51
64.0
52
65.7
2017 Project CARS 2
43
54.9
45
56.3
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
68
85.1
69
87.2
2016 Overwatch
64
81.0
80
100.8
2016 Dishonored 2
38
48.5
39
49.7
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
37
46.3
44
55.9
2015 Rocket League
109
137.3
112
140.7
2015 Need For Speed
54
68.6
56
70.4
2015 Project CARS
52
65.0
53
66.6
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
80
100.7
82
103.2
2013 Crysis 3
37
46.4
66
83.2
2013 Battlefield 4
46
58.5
62
77.7
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
146
183.0
150
187.6
2009 League of Legends
183
228.8
187
234.5

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AMD Radeon RX 590
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
25
36.0
25
36.0
2019 Anthem
15
22.5
15
22.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
22
31.5
22
31.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
21
30.7
21
31.4
2019 Metro Exodus
14
20.1
14
20.6
2019 World War Z
29
42.8
27
39.5
2019 Gears of War 5
19
27.5
19
28.1
2019 F1 2019
23
33.9
24
34.7
2019 GreedFall
14
20.1
14
20.6
2019 Borderlands 3
12
17.4
12
17.8
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
24
35.3
25
36.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
15
21.9
15
22.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
20
29.2
19
28.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
17
25.6
16
23.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
29
42.6
36
52.0
2018 Fallout 76
27
39.0
29
42.0
2018 Hitman 2
21
30.4
24
35.0
2018 Just Cause 4
16
22.9
16
23.5
2018 Monster Hunter: World
15
21.5
15
22.0
2018 Strange Brigade
25
36.6
26
37.5
2018 Battlefield V
28
41.4
28
41.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
20
29.2
20
29.0
2017 Destiny 2
32
46.3
32
47.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
17
24.4
21
30.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
18
26.4
23
32.9
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
28
41.2
29
42.2
2017 For Honor
22
32.0
22
32.8
2017 Project CARS 2
32
45.8
32
46.9
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
49
71.4
51
73.2
2016 Overwatch
29
41.8
36
51.8
2016 Dishonored 2
26
38.4
27
39.4
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
15
21.9
19
27.8
2015 Rocket League
44
64.0
45
65.7
2015 Need For Speed
32
45.8
32
46.9
2015 Project CARS
32
45.8
32
46.9
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
32
46.7
33
47.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
115
164.7
118
168.8
2009 League of Legends
64
91.5
65
93.8
RX 590 vs GTX 980 Ti with i7-8700K vs i7-4790K at 1080p 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.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti / i7-4790K

It is worth noting that the GTX 980 Ti is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. In terms of memory, the GTX 980 Ti 's 6144 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. Deciding whether to invest so much money in a high-end GPU like GTX 980 Ti requires careful thought.

RX 590 vs GTX 980 Ti Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RX 590 GTX 980 Ti
Board NumberC944-41PG600 SKU 30
Length9.5 inches 241 mm10.5 inches 267 mm
Outputs1x HDMI3x DisplayPort1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 8-pin1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP225 W250 W

Clock Speeds

RX 590 GTX 980 Ti
Boost Clock1545 MHz1076 MHz
GPU Clock1469 MHz1000 MHz
Memory Clock2000 MHz 8000 MHz effective1753 MHz 7012 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RX 590 GTX 980 Ti
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationPolaris (RX 500)GeForce 900
Launch Price279 USD649 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateNov 15th, 2018Jun 2nd, 2015

Graphics Features

RX 590 GTX 980 Ti
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 980 Ti
ArchitectureGCN 4.0Maxwell 2.0
Die Size244 mm²601 mm²
GPU NamePolaris 30GM200
GPU VariantPolaris 30 XT (215-0922006)GM200-310-A1
Process Size12 nm28 nm
Transistors5,700 million8,000 million

Memory

RX 590 GTX 980 Ti
Bandwidth256.0 GB/s336.6 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit384 bit
Memory Size8192 MB6144 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

RX 590 GTX 980 Ti
ROPs3296
Shading Units23042816
TMUs144176

Theoretical Performance

RX 590 GTX 980 Ti
FP32 (float) performance7,119 GFLOPS (1:1)6,060 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance445.0 GFLOPS (1:16)189.4 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate49.44 GPixel/s103.3 GPixel/s
Texture Rate222.5 GTexel/s189.4 GTexel/s

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