NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
vs
AMD Radeon RX 590

GTX 1070 RX 590 Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 AMD Radeon RX 590
Price $ 359 $ 279 80 (25%)
Year 2016 2018 2 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 80C 82C 2 (2%)
Max Fan Noise 48dB 43dB 5.7 (13%)
Recommended Power Supply 500W 575W 75 (14%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz ($334.99) Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz ($369.89)
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 98 FPS 89 FPS 8.3 (9%)
Average 1440p Performance 70 FPS 62 FPS 8.1 (12%)
Average 4K Performance 40 FPS 34 FPS 5.6 (15%)
Memory 8 GB 8 GB 0 (0%)
Overall Combination Score 83/100 79/100 4 (5%)

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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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
AMD Radeon RX 590
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
47
44
2018 Battlefield V
99
104
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
111
112
2018 Fallout 76
121
101
2018 Final Fantasy XV
79
68
2018 Forza Horizon 4
96
76
2018 Hitman 2
94
79
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
74
72
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
68
63
2017 Dawn of War III
101
110
2017 Destiny 2
130
110
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
97
76
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
76
72
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
80
56
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
66
72
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
74
61
2016 Battlefield 1
117
123
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
61
74
2016 Doom
148
149
2016 F1 2016
103
100
2016 Hitman
94
105
2016 Overwatch
150
118
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
115
103
2016 The Division
83
81
2016 Total War: Warhammer
93
85
2015 DiRT Rally
148
122
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
93
66
2015 The Witcher 3
83
88
2013 Battlefield 4
131
90
2013 Crysis 3
92
100

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
AMD Radeon RX 590
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
39
37
2018 Battlefield V
79
78
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
65
71
2018 Fallout 76
82
71
2018 Final Fantasy XV
55
49
2018 Forza Horizon 4
81
63
2018 Hitman 2
62
51
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
49
46
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
54
45
2017 Dawn of War III
69
69
2017 Destiny 2
112
94
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
63
49
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
56
53
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
61
43
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
61
55
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
59
57
2016 Battlefield 1
88
78
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
42
48
2016 Doom
101
104
2016 F1 2016
81
78
2016 Hitman
69
75
2016 Overwatch
104
81
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
76
62
2016 The Division
59
56
2016 Total War: Warhammer
68
69
2015 DiRT Rally
106
85
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
63
46
2015 The Witcher 3
62
50
2013 Battlefield 4
85
59
2013 Crysis 3
58
46

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
AMD Radeon RX 590
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
26
22
2018 Battlefield V
44
41
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
29
35
2018 Fallout 76
45
39
2018 Final Fantasy XV
32
29
2018 Forza Horizon 4
54
43
2018 Hitman 2
36
30
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
26
26
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
31
29
2017 Dawn of War III
36
34
2017 Destiny 2
56
46
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
34
26
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
33
30
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
35
24
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
49
40
2016 Battlefield 1
47
42
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
23
21
2016 Doom
53
51
2016 F1 2016
51
46
2016 Overwatch
53
42
2016 Total War: Warhammer
38
32
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
30
22

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. View Current Price List

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. View Current Price List

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