NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
vs
AMD Radeon RX 590

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
AMD Radeon RX 590
GTX 1070 RX 590 Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 AMD Radeon RX 590
Price $ 329.0 $ 214.0 115 (35%)
Year 2016 2018 2 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 80C 82C 2 (2%)
Max Fan Noise 48.2dB 42.5dB 5.7 (12%)
Recommended Power Supply 500W 575W 75 (15%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz ($334.99) Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz ($369.89)
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 97.8 FPS 85.3 FPS 12.5 (13%)
Average 1440p Performance 70.8 FPS 60.4 FPS 10.4 (15%)
Average 4K Performance 41.1 FPS 34.6 FPS 6.5 (16%)
Memory 8 GB 8 GB 0 (0%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 4.1 $ 3.3 0.8 (20%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 5.6 $ 4.6 1 (18%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 9.7 $ 8.1 1.6 (16%)
Variant NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 AMD Radeon RX 590
Overall Combination Score 83/100 84/100 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. The price/performance ratio is much better for RX 590 .

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
AMD Radeon RX 590
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
89
99.0
72
81.0
2019 Anthem
57
63.8
46
52.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
84
93.5
68
76.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
104
115.8
83
92.4
2019 Metro Exodus
46
51.6
37
41.2
2019 World War Z
83
93.0
91
102.0
2019 Gears of War 5
67
75.1
53
59.9
2019 F1 2019
84
94.3
67
75.2
2019 GreedFall
76
84.9
60
67.7
2019 Borderlands 3
53
59.6
42
47.6
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
103
114.7
82
91.5
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
39
44.2
31
35.2
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
62
69.4
49
55.4
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
99
111.0
100
112.1
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
42
47.0
39
43.5
2018 Final Fantasy XV
71
79.0
61
68.2
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
66
74.0
64
71.9
2018 Forza Horizon 4
86
96.0
67
75.5
2018 Fallout 76
108
120.7
90
101.1
2018 Hitman 2
84
94.0
71
79.2
2018 Just Cause 4
67
74.6
53
59.5
2018 Monster Hunter: World
72
80.3
57
64.0
2018 Strange Brigade
108
121.0
86
96.5
2018 Battlefield V
89
99.0
93
103.5
2017 Dawn of War III
91
101.2
99
110.0
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
68
75.8
64
71.7
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
61
68.0
56
63.3
2017 Destiny 2
117
130.0
98
109.6
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
72
80.0
50
56.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
86
96.6
68
75.9
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
92
103.2
74
82.4
2017 For Honor
123
137.6
98
109.8
2017 Project CARS 2
87
97.5
70
77.8
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
106
118.1
84
94.2
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
59
66.2
64
71.6
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
55
61.3
66
74.3
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
66
73.8
55
61.4
2016 Doom
133
147.8
133
148.7
2016 F1 2016
92
103.3
89
99.9
2016 Hitman
84
93.8
94
105.0
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
103
114.8
92
102.6
2016 The Division
74
83.1
72
80.7
2016 Total War: Warhammer
83
92.8
76
85.1
2016 Battlefield 1
105
117.4
110
123.0
2016 Overwatch
134
149.8
105
117.7
2016 Dishonored 2
63
71.1
51
56.7
2015 DiRT Rally
133
148.3
109
121.6
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
83
92.7
59
66.4
2015 The Witcher 3
74
83.3
79
88.1
2015 Rocket League
361
401.5
288
320.3
2015 Need For Speed
100
111.3
79
88.8
2015 Project CARS
96
106.7
76
85.1
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
175
195.0
140
155.6
2013 Crysis 3
83
92.3
89
99.9
2013 Battlefield 4
117
130.8
80
89.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
247
275.3
197
219.6
2009 League of Legends
464
516.1
370
411.8

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
AMD Radeon RX 590
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
58
73.7
48
60.3
2019 Anthem
40
50.6
33
41.4
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
58
72.6
47
59.4
2019 Resident Evil 2
62
78.0
49
62.2
2019 Metro Exodus
32
40.1
25
32.0
2019 World War Z
54
67.9
59
74.5
2019 Gears of War 5
43
54.5
34
43.5
2019 F1 2019
53
66.8
42
53.3
2019 GreedFall
49
61.4
39
49.0
2019 Borderlands 3
33
41.9
26
33.4
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
66
82.6
52
65.9
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
28
36.1
23
28.8
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
43
54.5
34
43.5
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
52
65.0
56
70.6
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
31
39.0
29
36.5
2018 Final Fantasy XV
44
55.0
38
48.7
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
39
49.0
37
46.3
2018 Forza Horizon 4
64
81.0
50
63.3
2018 Fallout 76
65
82.0
56
70.6
2018 Hitman 2
49
62.0
40
51.2
2018 Just Cause 4
44
55.1
35
43.9
2018 Monster Hunter: World
44
56.2
35
44.8
2018 Strange Brigade
67
84.3
53
67.3
2018 Battlefield V
63
79.0
62
77.9
2017 Dawn of War III
55
69.4
55
69.4
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
45
56.4
42
53.2
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
43
54.0
36
45.1
2017 Destiny 2
89
112.0
75
93.8
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
48
61.0
34
42.6
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
50
63.0
39
49.4
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
59
74.6
47
59.5
2017 For Honor
64
80.3
51
64.0
2017 Project CARS 2
55
68.8
43
54.9
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
85
106.7
68
85.1
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
48
60.7
43
54.8
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
33
42.4
38
47.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
47
59.3
45
56.5
2016 Doom
80
101.0
82
103.5
2016 F1 2016
64
81.0
62
78.1
2016 Hitman
55
69.4
59
74.8
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
60
75.5
49
62.1
2016 The Division
47
59.4
44
55.5
2016 Total War: Warhammer
54
67.9
55
69.4
2016 Battlefield 1
70
87.7
62
77.8
2016 Overwatch
82
103.6
64
81.0
2016 Dishonored 2
48
60.8
38
48.5
2015 DiRT Rally
84
105.6
67
84.8
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
50
63.1
37
46.3
2015 The Witcher 3
49
62.0
39
49.6
2015 Rocket League
137
172.1
109
137.3
2015 Need For Speed
68
86.0
54
68.6
2015 Project CARS
65
81.4
52
65.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
100
126.2
80
100.7
2013 Crysis 3
46
58.1
37
46.4
2013 Battlefield 4
67
84.8
46
58.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
183
229.4
146
183.0
2009 League of Legends
229
286.8
183
228.8

3840x2160

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
AMD Radeon RX 590
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
30
44.0
25
36.0
2019 Anthem
19
27.5
15
22.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
26
38.5
22
31.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
26
38.4
21
30.7
2019 Metro Exodus
17
25.2
14
20.1
2019 World War Z
27
39.1
29
42.8
2019 Gears of War 5
24
34.4
19
27.5
2019 F1 2019
29
42.4
23
33.9
2019 GreedFall
17
25.2
14
20.1
2019 Borderlands 3
15
21.8
12
17.4
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
34
49.3
27
39.3
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
16
22.9
12
18.3
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
24
34.4
19
27.5
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
20
29.0
24
35.3
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
18
26.0
15
21.9
2018 Final Fantasy XV
22
32.0
20
29.2
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
18
26.0
17
25.6
2018 Forza Horizon 4
37
54.0
29
42.6
2018 Fallout 76
31
45.0
27
39.0
2018 Hitman 2
25
36.0
21
30.4
2018 Just Cause 4
20
28.7
16
22.9
2018 Monster Hunter: World
18
27.0
15
21.5
2018 Strange Brigade
32
45.9
25
36.6
2018 Battlefield V
30
44.0
28
41.4
2017 Dawn of War III
25
36.2
24
34.3
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
22
32.7
21
30.1
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
21
31.0
20
29.2
2017 Destiny 2
39
56.0
32
46.3
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
24
35.0
17
24.4
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
23
33.6
18
26.4
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
36
51.6
28
41.2
2017 For Honor
28
40.1
22
32.0
2017 Project CARS 2
40
57.4
32
45.8
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
62
89.5
49
71.4
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
15
22.5
14
20.7
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
34
49.4
28
40.2
2016 Doom
36
52.5
35
51.0
2016 F1 2016
35
50.5
31
45.6
2016 Total War: Warhammer
26
38.1
22
31.7
2016 Battlefield 1
33
47.3
29
41.9
2016 Overwatch
37
53.2
29
41.8
2016 Dishonored 2
33
48.2
26
38.4
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
20
29.7
15
21.9
2015 Rocket League
56
80.3
44
64.0
2015 Need For Speed
40
57.4
32
45.8
2015 Project CARS
40
57.4
32
45.8
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
40
58.5
32
46.7
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
144
206.5
115
164.7
2009 League of Legends
80
114.7
64
91.5
GTX 1070 vs RX 590 with i7-6700K vs i7-8700K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 / 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 .

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.

GTX 1070 vs RX 590 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

GTX 1070 RX 590
Board NumberPG411 SKU 20C944-41
Length10.5 inches 267 mm9.5 inches 241 mm
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 8-pin1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP150 W225 W

Clock Speeds

GTX 1070 RX 590
Boost Clock1683 MHz1545 MHz
GPU Clock1506 MHz1469 MHz
Memory Clock2002 MHz 8008 MHz effective2000 MHz 8000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

GTX 1070 RX 590
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 1000Polaris (RX 500)
Launch Price379 USD279 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateJun 10th, 2016Nov 15th, 2018

Graphics Features

GTX 1070 RX 590
DirectX12.0 (12_1)12.0 (12_0)
OpenCL1.22
OpenGL4.64.5
Shader Model6.16
Vulkan1.1.821.1.82

Graphics Processor

GTX 1070 RX 590
ArchitecturePascalGCN 4.0
Die Size314 mm²244 mm²
GPU NameGP104Polaris 30
GPU VariantGP104-200-A1Polaris 30 XT (215-0922006)
Process Size16 nm12 nm
Transistors7,200 million5,700 million

Memory

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

Render Config

GTX 1070 RX 590
ROPs6432
Shading Units19202304
TMUs120144

Theoretical Performance

GTX 1070 RX 590
FP16 (half) performance101.0 GFLOPS (1:64)7,119 GFLOPS (1:1)
FP32 (float) performance6,463 GFLOPS7,119 GFLOPS (1:1)
FP64 (double) performance202.0 GFLOPS (1:32)445.0 GFLOPS (1:16)
Pixel Rate107.7 GPixel/s49.44 GPixel/s
Texture Rate202.0 GTexel/s222.5 GTexel/s

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