AMD Radeon RX 590 hits the market for $279

Posted on Thursday, Nov 15 2018 @ 16:35 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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So not a lot of surprises here as most of the information already leaked earlier this week. AMD just introduced its Radeon RX 590, this card is based on the 12nm FinFET Polaris 30 GPU. The number of stream processors remains the same, but this model has a much higher frequency. You now get a 1469MHz base clock and a 1545MHz Boost.

Lots of reviews just hit the web. The conclusion seems to be that the Radeon RX 590 is about 10-12 percent faster than the Radeon RX 580. This extra performance comes at the cost of increased power consumption, as 12nm is more of a new stepping rather than a shrink. All the improvements went to increasing the clockspeed, and this results in performance per Watt that's significantly worse than the previous Polaris cards. On a percentage-basis, power consumption increased harder than the gains seen in performance. A system with the Radeon RX 590 easily consumes over 100W more than a system with the somewhat slower GeForce GTX 1060, which can now be found for $249.99.

All this for $279 but the card also comes with the "Raise the Game Fully Loaded" bundle, which includes Resident Evil 2, Devil May Cry 2, and Tom Clancy's The Division 2.
AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today unveiled the Radeon™ RX 590 graphics card, an advanced 12nm GPU designed to deliver amazing gaming experiences and outstanding performance for the latest AAA, eSports and Virtual Reality (VR) titles.

Powered by AMD “Polaris” architecture1, the AMD Radeon™ RX 590 graphics card provides faster clock speeds for higher gaming performance than the AMD Radeon™ RX 580 graphics card2, and delivers up to 20 percent or higher performance-per-dollar than the competition3. Paired with the advanced AMD Radeon FreeSync™ gaming display technology and loaded with the latest AMD Radeon™ Software features, the AMD Radeon™ RX 590 graphics card delivers an exceptional gaming experience.

This new graphics card provides beautiful visuals, blistering frame rates, and the latest and greatest features for PC gaming,” said Scott Herkelman, corporate vice president and general manager, Radeon Technologies Group at AMD. “Combined with AMD Radeon FreeSync™ technology for smooth, stutter-free gaming, game Day-0 launch performance updates and an ever-expanding Radeon™ Software feature set, the Radeon™ RX 590 graphics card provides an amazing experience for the legions of performance and hard-core gamers everywhere.”

Features of the AMD Radeon™ RX 590 graphics card include:
  • Outstanding Gaming Performance: The AMD Radeon™ RX 590 graphics card is built upon 12nm process technology and the advanced AMD “Polaris”1 architecture, including 4th Gen GCN graphics cores, display engine and multimedia cores to enable exceptional performance in low-level APIs like DirectX® 12 and Vulkan®. It also provides a visually stunning HD gaming experience running at up to 60 FPS or higher in the most popular AAA games, and up to 100 FPS in some of the most popular eSports titles.
  • Best Software Features for Gamers: AMD Radeon™ Software features game Day-0 driver support and up-to-the minute game optimizations for performance enhancements. Gamers can effortlessly capture, stream and share their memorable moments and clutch victories with Radeon™ ReLive technology; monitor performance and PC system info and socialize with the AMD Link app; and fine-tune a range of settings to fit their needs with AMD Radeon™ WattMan technology.
  • Largest Gaming Display Ecosystem8: With over 500 AMD Radeon FreeSync™-technology4 capable monitors to choose from, achieving pixel-perfect, silky-smooth gameplay has never been easier. AMD Radeon FreeSync™ technology synchronizes the monitor update rate to the game, eliminating tears and choppiness. AMD Radeon FreeSync™ 2 HDR technology offers up to 2x better brightness and color volume compared to sRGB.
  • Premium Virtual Reality: The AMD Radeon™ RX 590 graphics card delivers beautifully rich and immersive VR environments during gameplay. AMD LiquidVR™ technology provides broad compatibility, plug-and-play ease of use and stable platform support for the new wave of advanced VR vendors and technologies.

    Up to Three Free Games with Radeon™ RX Purchase
    Today, AMD also launched the ‘Raise the Game Fully Loaded’ bundle, offering gamers PC versions of the highly anticipated Resident Evil™ 2, Devil May Cry™ 5 and Tom Clancy’s The Division® 2, for free with the purchase of an eligible AMD Radeon™ RX graphics card or Radeon™ RX powered PC. Gamers who purchase an AMD Radeon™ RX Vega or RX 590, or an eligible Radeon™ RX Vega or RX 590 powered PC, will receive free copies of all three games. Gamers who purchase an AMD Radeon™ RX 580 or RX 570 graphics card, or an eligible Radeon™ RX 580 or RX 570 powered PC, can choose two of these games for free. For more information on the program and where to buy, visit: www.amd.com/raisethegame


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    Thomas De Maesschalck

    Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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