RX 590 with i7-8700K benchmarks at Medium Quality settings

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.

 RX 590 with i7-8700K benchmarks at Medium Quality settings
AMD Radeon RX 590
Price $ 214.0
Year 2018
Maximum Recorded Temperature 82C
Max Fan Noise 42.5dB
Recommended Power Supply 575W
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz ($369.89)
CPU Impact on FPS + 0.0 FPS
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Medium Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 141.2 FPS
Average 1440p Performance 106.3 FPS
Average 4K Performance 59.5 FPS
Memory 8 GB
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.3
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 4.6
4K Cost Per Frame $ 8.1
Series RX 590
Variant AMD Radeon RX 590
Overall Combination Score 93/100 Excellent

AMD ’s xx90 cards have always been defined by high-end prices with performance that knocks on the door of extreme graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the GCN 4.0 graphics card inside the RX 590, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend. For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play Monster Hunter: World, GreedFall, Final Fantasy XV, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, F1 2019 at 64 fps to 75 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 69 fps.

For 1440p Quad HD, we were able to play Apex Legends, Resident Evil 2, Forza Horizon 4, Strange Brigade, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 at 60 fps to 71 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 65 fps.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey (2018)

Medium Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2017 AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 $ 399
112.2 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti $ 279
106.3 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 $ 399
103.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 $ 220
100.3 FPS
2018 AMD Radeon RX 590 $ 279
99.5 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 $ 229
95.3 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
90.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB $ 170
88.3 FPS

The RX 590 sits between the GTX 1660 and the RX 580, falling slower than GTX 1660 by 0.8% and faster than RX 580 by 4.4%. It has an average relative performance against every graphics card here. Its results are actually indistinguishable from those of the GTX 1660.

Forza Horizon 4 (2018)

Medium Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti $ 279
155.8 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 $ 399
152.0 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 $ 399
145.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 $ 220
143.8 FPS
2018 AMD Radeon RX 590 $ 279
131.5 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
126.2 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 $ 229
124.2 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB $ 170
122.6 FPS

The RX 590 sits between the GTX 1660 and the GTX 1060 6GB, falling slower than GTX 1660 by 9.4% and faster than GTX 1060 6GB by 4.2%. It has an average relative performance against every graphics card here. Those who have a high refresh rate monitor will enjoy what RX 590 has to offer as it averages 131.5 fps.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018)

Medium Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2017 AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 $ 399
141.7 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti $ 279
135.8 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 $ 399
130.0 FPS
2018 AMD Radeon RX 590 $ 279
127.9 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 $ 220
126.2 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 $ 229
120.9 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
102.8 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB $ 170
100.4 FPS

The RX 590 sits between the GTX 1070 and the GTX 1660, falling slower than GTX 1070 by 1.6% and faster than GTX 1660 by 1.3%. It has an average relative performance against every graphics card here. Its results are actually indistinguishable from those of the GTX 1070. Those who have a high refresh rate monitor will enjoy what RX 590 has to offer as it averages 127.9 fps. It is a close call between the RX 590 and its rival GTX 1070 by a small margin.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (2017)

Medium Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti $ 279
136.8 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 $ 399
136.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 $ 220
127.1 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 $ 399
127.0 FPS
2018 AMD Radeon RX 590 $ 279
112.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
108.2 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 $ 229
106.6 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB $ 170
105.6 FPS

The RX 590 sits between the RX Vega 56 and the GTX 1060 6GB, falling slower than RX Vega 56 by 13.4% and faster than GTX 1060 6GB by 3.5%. It has an average relative performance against every graphics card here. Against its rival - the GTX 1070, the RX 590 is much slower.

Battlefield V (2018)

Medium Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2017 AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 $ 399
179.1 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti $ 279
161.4 FPS
2018 AMD Radeon RX 590 $ 279
159.5 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 $ 399
155.0 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 $ 229
149.5 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 $ 220
148.8 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
124.4 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB $ 170
120.9 FPS

The RX 590 sits between the GTX 1660 Ti and the GTX 1070, falling slower than GTX 1660 Ti by 1.2% and faster than GTX 1070 by 2.9%. It has an average relative performance against every graphics card here. Its results are actually indistinguishable from those of the GTX 1660 Ti. Those who have a high refresh rate monitor will enjoy what RX 590 has to offer as it averages 159.5 fps. It is a close call between the RX 590 and its rival GTX 1070 by a small margin.

Game Performance at Medium Quality settings

Change Quality Settings

Resolution 1920x1080

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
123
137.0
2019 Anthem
97
108.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
119
132.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
133
148.4
2019 Metro Exodus
87
97.2
2019 World War Z
142
158.0
2019 Gears of War 5
104
115.9
2019 F1 2019
118
131.2
2019 GreedFall
111
123.7
2019 Borderlands 3
93
103.6
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
151
168.1
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
89
99.5
2018 Final Fantasy XV
111
124.2
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
115
127.9
2018 Forza Horizon 4
118
131.5
2018 Fallout 76
141
157.1
2018 Hitman 2
121
135.2
2018 Just Cause 4
103
115.5
2018 Monster Hunter: World
108
120.0
2018 Strange Brigade
137
152.5
2018 Battlefield V
143
159.5
2017 Dawn of War III
149
166.0
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
114
127.7
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
107
119.3
2017 Destiny 2
149
165.6
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
100
112.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
118
131.9
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
124
138.4
2017 For Honor
149
165.8
2017 Project CARS 2
120
133.8
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
135
150.2
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
114
127.6
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
117
130.3
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
105
117.4
2016 Doom
184
204.7
2016 F1 2016
140
155.9
2016 Hitman
144
161.0
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
142
158.6
2016 The Division
123
136.7
2016 Total War: Warhammer
126
141.1
2016 Battlefield 1
161
179.0
2016 Overwatch
156
173.7
2016 Dishonored 2
101
112.7
2015 DiRT Rally
159
177.6
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
110
122.4
2015 The Witcher 3
129
144.1
2015 Rocket League
338
376.3
2015 Need For Speed
130
144.8
2015 Project CARS
126
141.1
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
190
211.6
2013 Crysis 3
140
155.9
2013 Battlefield 4
131
145.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
248
275.6
2009 League of Legends
421
467.8

Resolution 2560x1440

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
85
106.3
2019 Anthem
69
87.4
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
84
105.4
2019 Resident Evil 2
86
108.2
2019 Metro Exodus
62
78.0
2019 World War Z
96
120.5
2019 Gears of War 5
71
89.5
2019 F1 2019
79
99.3
2019 GreedFall
76
95.0
2019 Borderlands 3
63
79.4
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
93
116.6
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
66
82.5
2018 Final Fantasy XV
75
94.7
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
73
92.3
2018 Forza Horizon 4
87
109.3
2018 Fallout 76
93
116.6
2018 Hitman 2
77
97.2
2018 Just Cause 4
71
89.9
2018 Monster Hunter: World
72
90.8
2018 Strange Brigade
90
113.3
2018 Battlefield V
99
123.9
2017 Dawn of War III
92
115.4
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
79
99.2
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
72
91.1
2017 Destiny 2
111
139.8
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
70
88.6
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
76
95.4
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
84
105.5
2017 For Honor
88
110.0
2017 Project CARS 2
80
100.9
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
104
131.1
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
80
100.8
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
74
93.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
82
102.5
2016 Doom
119
149.5
2016 F1 2016
99
124.1
2016 Hitman
96
120.8
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
86
108.1
2016 The Division
81
101.5
2016 Total War: Warhammer
92
115.4
2016 Battlefield 1
99
123.8
2016 Overwatch
101
127.0
2016 Dishonored 2
75
94.5
2015 DiRT Rally
104
130.8
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
73
92.3
2015 The Witcher 3
76
95.6
2015 Rocket League
146
183.3
2015 Need For Speed
91
114.6
2015 Project CARS
88
111.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
117
146.7
2013 Crysis 3
73
92.4
2013 Battlefield 4
83
104.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
183
229.0
2009 League of Legends
219
274.8

Resolution 3840x2160

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
42
61.0
2019 Anthem
33
47.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
39
56.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
38
55.7
2019 Metro Exodus
31
45.1
2019 World War Z
47
67.8
2019 Gears of War 5
36
52.5
2019 F1 2019
41
58.9
2019 GreedFall
31
45.1
2019 Borderlands 3
29
42.4
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
42
60.3
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
32
46.9
2018 Final Fantasy XV
37
54.2
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
35
50.6
2018 Forza Horizon 4
47
67.6
2018 Fallout 76
44
64.0
2018 Hitman 2
38
55.4
2018 Just Cause 4
33
47.9
2018 Monster Hunter: World
32
46.5
2018 Strange Brigade
43
61.6
2018 Battlefield V
46
66.4
2017 Dawn of War III
41
59.3
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
38
55.1
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
37
54.2
2017 Destiny 2
49
71.3
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
34
49.4
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
35
51.4
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
46
66.2
2017 For Honor
39
57.0
2017 Project CARS 2
49
70.8
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
67
96.4
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
31
45.7
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
45
65.2
2016 Doom
53
76.0
2016 F1 2016
49
70.6
2016 Total War: Warhammer
39
56.7
2016 Battlefield 1
46
66.9
2016 Overwatch
46
66.8
2016 Dishonored 2
44
63.4
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
32
46.9
2015 Rocket League
62
89.0
2015 Need For Speed
49
70.8
2015 Project CARS
49
70.8
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
50
71.7
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
132
189.7
2009 League of Legends
81
116.5
RX 590 with i7-8700K at 1080p and Medium Quality settings

RX 590 Specifications

RX 590 Board Design

Board NumberC944-41
Length9.5 inches 241 mm
Outputs1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slot
TDP225 W

RX 590 Clock Speeds

Boost Clock1545 MHz
GPU Clock1469 MHz
Memory Clock2000 MHz 8000 MHz effective

RX 590 Graphics Card

Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationPolaris (RX 500)
Launch Price279 USD
ProductionActive
Release DateNov 15th, 2018

RX 590 Graphics Features

DirectX12.0 (12_0)
OpenCL2
OpenGL4.5
Shader Model6
Vulkan1.1.82

RX 590 Graphics Processor

ArchitectureGCN 4.0
Die Size244 mm²
GPU NamePolaris 30
GPU VariantPolaris 30 XT (215-0922006)
Process Size12 nm
Transistors5,700 million

RX 590 Memory

Bandwidth256.0 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit
Memory Size8192 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5

RX 590 Render Config

Compute Units36
ROPs32
Shading Units2304
TMUs144

RX 590 Theoretical Performance

FP16 (half) performance7,119 GFLOPS (1:1)
FP32 (float) performance7,119 GFLOPS (1:1)
FP64 (double) performance445.0 GFLOPS (1:16)
Pixel Rate49.44 GPixel/s
Texture Rate222.5 GTexel/s

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gg 7 months ago
i7 2600with rx590? no problem?
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Alex 6 months ago
@gg change and check above
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