RX 590 with i7-980X 1080p, 1440p, 4K benchmarks at Ultra Quality

At 1440p, RX 590 can hit 50-60 fps on pretty much everything at ultra, just without antialiasing, less ambient occlusion and turned down shadows. 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. This combination between RX 590 and Intel Core i7-980X @ 3.33GHz has less than 15% bottleneck in many games and can cause minor FPS loss.

RX 590 with i7-980X 1080p, 1440p, 4K benchmarks at Ultra Quality
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 i7-980X @ 3.33GHz ($219.98)
CPU Impact on FPS -27.7 FPS
CPU Impact on FPS % -30.0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 56.1 FPS
Average 1440p Performance 39.9 FPS
Average 4K Performance 22.8 FPS
Memory 8 GB
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 5.0
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 7.0
4K Cost Per Frame $ 12.2
Series RX 590
Variant AMD Radeon RX 590
Overall Combination Score 73/100 Very Good

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, Call of Duty Modern Warfare, Strange Brigade at 60 fps to 67 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 64 fps.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey (2018)

Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2017 AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 $ 399
56.2 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti $ 279
50.3 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 $ 399
47.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER $ 229
47.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 $ 220
44.3 FPS
2018 AMD Radeon RX 590 $ 279
28.8 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 $ 229
39.3 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER $ 160
38.8 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
34.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB $ 170
32.3 FPS

The RX 590 sits between the GTX 1660 and the RX 580, falling slower than GTX 1660 by 1.8% and faster than RX 580 by 10.7%. It has an average relative performance against every graphics card here. Its results are actually indistinguishable from those of the GTX 1660. Against its rival - the GTX 1070, the RX 590 is much slower.

Forza Horizon 4 (2018)

Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti $ 279
99.8 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 $ 399
96.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER $ 229
94.0 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 $ 399
89.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 $ 220
87.8 FPS
2018 AMD Radeon RX 590 $ 279
50.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER $ 160
74.5 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
70.2 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 $ 229
68.2 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB $ 170
66.6 FPS

The RX 590 sits between the GTX 1660 and the GTX 1650 SUPER, falling slower than GTX 1660 by 16.3% and faster than GTX 1650 SUPER by 1.3%. It has an average relative performance against every graphics card here. Against its rival - the GTX 1070, the RX 590 is much slower.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018)

Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2017 AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 $ 399
85.7 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti $ 279
79.8 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER $ 229
75.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 $ 399
74.0 FPS
2018 AMD Radeon RX 590 $ 279
47.5 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 $ 220
70.2 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 $ 229
64.9 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER $ 160
59.9 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
46.8 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB $ 170
44.4 FPS

The RX 590 sits between the GTX 1070 and the GTX 1660, falling slower than GTX 1070 by 2.9% and faster than GTX 1660 by 2.4%. It has an average relative performance against every graphics card here. Its results are actually indistinguishable from those of the GTX 1070. Against its rival - the GTX 1070, the RX 590 is much slower.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (2017)

Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti $ 279
80.8 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 $ 399
80.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER $ 229
76.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 $ 220
71.1 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 $ 399
71.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER $ 160
58.8 FPS
2018 AMD Radeon RX 590 $ 279
37.1 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
52.2 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 $ 229
50.6 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB $ 170
49.6 FPS

The RX 590 sits between the GTX 1650 SUPER and the GTX 1060 6GB, falling slower than GTX 1650 SUPER by 5% and faster than GTX 1060 6GB by 7.3%. It has below average relative performance against every graphics card here. Against its rival - the GTX 1070, the RX 590 is much slower.

Battlefield V (2018)

Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2017 AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 $ 399
123.1 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti $ 279
105.4 FPS
2018 AMD Radeon RX 590 $ 279
68.5 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 $ 399
99.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER $ 229
99.0 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 $ 229
93.5 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 $ 220
92.8 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER $ 160
83.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
68.4 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB $ 170
64.9 FPS

The RX 590 sits between the GTX 1660 Ti and the GTX 1070, falling slower than GTX 1660 Ti by 1.8% and faster than GTX 1070 by 4.5%. It has a strong relative performance against every graphics card here. Its results are actually indistinguishable from those of the GTX 1660 Ti. Against its rival - the GTX 1070, the RX 590 is much slower.

Game Performance at Ultra Quality settings

Change Quality Settings

Resolution 1920x1080

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
35
53.6
2019 Anthem
22
34.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
33
50.6
2019 Resident Evil 2
40
61.1
2019 Metro Exodus
18
27.3
2019 World War Z
44
67.5
2019 Gears of War 5
26
39.6
2019 F1 2019
32
49.7
2019 GreedFall
29
44.8
2019 Borderlands 3
20
31.5
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
40
60.5
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
15
23.3
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
24
36.6
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
49
74.1
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
19
28.8
2018 Final Fantasy XV
29
45.1
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
31
47.5
2018 Forza Horizon 4
33
50.0
2018 Fallout 76
44
66.9
2018 Hitman 2
34
52.4
2018 Just Cause 4
26
39.4
2018 Monster Hunter: World
27
42.3
2018 Strange Brigade
42
63.8
2018 Battlefield V
45
68.5
2017 Dawn of War III
48
72.8
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
31
47.5
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
27
41.9
2017 Destiny 2
47
72.5
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
24
37.1
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
33
50.2
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
36
54.5
2017 For Honor
48
72.6
2017 Project CARS 2
34
51.5
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
41
62.3
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
31
47.4
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
32
49.1
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
26
40.6
2016 Doom
65
98.4
2016 F1 2016
43
66.1
2016 Hitman
45
69.5
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
44
67.8
2016 The Division
35
53.4
2016 Total War: Warhammer
37
56.3
2016 Battlefield 1
53
81.4
2016 Overwatch
51
77.8
2016 Dishonored 2
24
37.5
2015 DiRT Rally
53
80.4
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
29
43.9
2015 The Witcher 3
38
58.3
2015 Rocket League
140
211.9
2015 Need For Speed
38
58.7
2015 Project CARS
37
56.3
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
68
102.9
2013 Crysis 3
43
66.1
2013 Battlefield 4
39
59.4
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
96
145.3
2009 League of Legends
180
272.4

Resolution 2560x1440

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
26
39.9
2019 Anthem
18
27.4
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
25
39.3
2019 Resident Evil 2
27
41.1
2019 Metro Exodus
14
21.2
2019 World War Z
32
49.3
2019 Gears of War 5
19
28.8
2019 F1 2019
23
35.3
2019 GreedFall
21
32.4
2019 Borderlands 3
14
22.1
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
28
43.6
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
12
19.1
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
19
28.8
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
30
46.7
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
16
24.2
2018 Final Fantasy XV
21
32.2
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
20
30.6
2018 Forza Horizon 4
27
41.9
2018 Fallout 76
30
46.7
2018 Hitman 2
22
33.8
2018 Just Cause 4
19
29.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
19
29.6
2018 Strange Brigade
29
44.5
2018 Battlefield V
34
51.6
2017 Dawn of War III
30
45.9
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
23
35.2
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
19
29.8
2017 Destiny 2
41
62.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
18
28.2
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
21
32.7
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
26
39.4
2017 For Honor
27
42.3
2017 Project CARS 2
24
36.3
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
37
56.3
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
24
36.3
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
20
31.4
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
24
37.4
2016 Doom
45
68.5
2016 F1 2016
34
51.6
2016 Hitman
32
49.5
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
27
41.1
2016 The Division
24
36.7
2016 Total War: Warhammer
30
45.9
2016 Battlefield 1
34
51.5
2016 Overwatch
35
53.6
2016 Dishonored 2
21
32.1
2015 DiRT Rally
37
56.1
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
20
30.6
2015 The Witcher 3
21
32.8
2015 Rocket League
60
90.8
2015 Need For Speed
30
45.4
2015 Project CARS
28
43.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
44
66.6
2013 Crysis 3
20
30.7
2013 Battlefield 4
25
38.7
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
80
121.1
2009 League of Legends
100
151.3

Resolution 3840x2160

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
15
23.8
2019 Anthem
9
14.9
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
13
20.8
2019 Resident Evil 2
13
20.3
2019 Metro Exodus
8
13.3
2019 World War Z
18
28.3
2019 Gears of War 5
12
18.2
2019 F1 2019
14
22.4
2019 GreedFall
8
13.3
2019 Borderlands 3
7
11.5
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
17
26.0
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
8
12.1
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
12
18.2
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
15
23.4
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
9
14.5
2018 Final Fantasy XV
12
19.3
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
11
16.9
2018 Forza Horizon 4
18
28.2
2018 Fallout 76
17
25.8
2018 Hitman 2
13
20.1
2018 Just Cause 4
9
15.1
2018 Monster Hunter: World
9
14.2
2018 Strange Brigade
16
24.2
2018 Battlefield V
18
27.4
2017 Dawn of War III
15
22.7
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
13
19.9
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
12
19.3
2017 Destiny 2
20
30.6
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
10
16.1
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
11
17.5
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
18
27.3
2017 For Honor
14
21.2
2017 Project CARS 2
20
30.3
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
31
47.2
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
9
13.7
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
17
26.6
2016 Doom
22
33.8
2016 F1 2016
19
30.1
2016 Total War: Warhammer
13
20.9
2016 Battlefield 1
18
27.7
2016 Overwatch
18
27.6
2016 Dishonored 2
16
25.4
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
9
14.5
2015 Rocket League
28
42.4
2015 Need For Speed
20
30.3
2015 Project CARS
20
30.3
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
20
30.9
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
72
109.0
2009 League of Legends
40
60.5
RX 590 with i7-980X at 1080p and Ultra 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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Clovis 2 weeks ago

do you do the tests with random data? false false false
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Clovis 2 weeks ago
RX580 more fast than RX590??? Lol
this tests are truthful *****
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gg 10 months ago
i7 2600with rx590? no problem?
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Alex 8 months ago
@gg change and check above
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