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 $ 299.0 $ 246.0 53 (18%)
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 96.5 FPS 85.0 FPS 11.5 (12%)
Average 1440p Performance 70.3 FPS 60.3 FPS 10 (14%)
Average 4K Performance 41.4 FPS 34.9 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 $ 5.7 $ 4.6 1.1 (19%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 9.6 $ 8.0 1.6 (17%)
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.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
AMD Radeon RX 590
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
99.0
81.0
2019 Anthem
63.8
52.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
93.5
76.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
115.8
92.4
2019 Metro Exodus
51.6
41.2
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
111.0
112.1
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
47.0
43.5
2018 Final Fantasy XV
79.0
68.2
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
74.0
71.9
2018 Forza Horizon 4
96.0
75.5
2018 Fallout 76
120.7
101.1
2018 Hitman 2
94.0
79.2
2018 Just Cause 4
74.6
59.5
2018 Monster Hunter: World
80.3
64.0
2018 Battlefield V
99.0
103.5
2017 Dawn of War III
101.2
110.0
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
75.8
71.7
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
68.0
63.3
2017 Destiny 2
130.0
109.6
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
80.0
56.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
96.6
75.9
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
103.2
82.4
2017 For Honor
137.6
109.8
2017 Project CARS 2
97.5
77.8
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
118.1
94.2
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
66.2
71.6
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
61.3
74.3
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
73.8
61.4
2016 Doom
147.8
148.7
2016 F1 2016
103.3
99.9
2016 Hitman
93.8
105.0
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
114.8
102.6
2016 The Division
83.1
80.7
2016 Total War: Warhammer
92.8
85.1
2016 Battlefield 1
117.4
123.0
2016 Overwatch
149.8
117.7
2016 Dishonored 2
71.1
56.7
2015 DiRT Rally
148.3
121.6
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
92.7
66.4
2015 The Witcher 3
83.3
88.1
2015 Rocket League
401.5
320.3
2015 Need For Speed
111.3
88.8
2015 Project CARS
106.7
85.1
2013 Crysis 3
92.3
99.9
2013 Battlefield 4
130.8
89.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
275.3
219.6
2009 League of Legends
516.1
411.8

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
AMD Radeon RX 590
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
73.7
60.3
2019 Anthem
50.6
41.4
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
72.6
59.4
2019 Resident Evil 2
78.0
62.2
2019 Metro Exodus
40.1
32.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
65.0
70.6
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
39.0
36.5
2018 Final Fantasy XV
55.0
48.7
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
49.0
46.3
2018 Forza Horizon 4
81.0
63.3
2018 Fallout 76
82.0
70.6
2018 Hitman 2
62.0
51.2
2018 Just Cause 4
55.1
43.9
2018 Monster Hunter: World
56.2
44.8
2018 Battlefield V
79.0
77.9
2017 Dawn of War III
69.4
69.4
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
56.4
53.2
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
54.0
45.1
2017 Destiny 2
112.0
93.8
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
61.0
42.6
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
63.0
49.4
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
74.6
59.5
2017 For Honor
80.3
64.0
2017 Project CARS 2
68.8
54.9
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
106.7
85.1
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
60.7
54.8
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
42.4
47.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
59.3
56.5
2016 Doom
101.0
103.5
2016 F1 2016
81.0
78.1
2016 Hitman
69.4
74.8
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
75.5
62.1
2016 The Division
59.4
55.5
2016 Total War: Warhammer
67.9
69.4
2016 Battlefield 1
87.7
77.8
2016 Overwatch
103.6
81.0
2016 Dishonored 2
60.8
48.5
2015 DiRT Rally
105.6
84.8
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
63.1
46.3
2015 The Witcher 3
62.0
49.6
2015 Rocket League
172.1
137.3
2015 Need For Speed
86.0
68.6
2015 Project CARS
81.4
65.0
2013 Crysis 3
58.1
46.4
2013 Battlefield 4
84.8
58.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
229.4
183.0
2009 League of Legends
286.8
228.8

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
AMD Radeon RX 590
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
44.0
36.0
2019 Anthem
27.5
22.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
38.5
31.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
38.4
30.7
2019 Metro Exodus
25.2
20.1
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
29.0
35.3
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
26.0
21.9
2018 Final Fantasy XV
32.0
29.2
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
26.0
25.6
2018 Forza Horizon 4
54.0
42.6
2018 Fallout 76
45.0
39.0
2018 Hitman 2
36.0
30.4
2018 Just Cause 4
28.7
22.9
2018 Monster Hunter: World
27.0
21.5
2018 Battlefield V
44.0
41.4
2017 Dawn of War III
36.2
34.3
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
32.7
30.1
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
31.0
29.2
2017 Destiny 2
56.0
46.3
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
35.0
24.4
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
33.6
26.4
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
51.6
41.2
2017 For Honor
40.1
32.0
2017 Project CARS 2
57.4
45.8
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
89.5
71.4
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
22.5
20.7
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
49.4
40.2
2016 Doom
52.5
51.0
2016 F1 2016
50.5
45.6
2016 Total War: Warhammer
38.1
31.7
2016 Battlefield 1
47.3
41.9
2016 Overwatch
53.2
41.8
2016 Dishonored 2
48.2
38.4
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
29.7
21.9
2015 Rocket League
80.3
64.0
2015 Need For Speed
57.4
45.8
2015 Project CARS
57.4
45.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
206.5
164.7
2009 League of Legends
114.7
91.5

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 / Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz

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 / Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz

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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