AMD is introducing a Brand New Midsize GPU, the Radeon RX590, so as to captialise on demand from users looking to Update but not Invest too much.
The Radeon RX590 isn’t based on a new structure, but rather a refresh of the current mainstream Polaris architecture. It is AMD’s first GPU to be made on a new 12nm, procedure which allows for improved performance and yields. Graphics cards based on the new GPU will not replace old models, but will slot in between the Radeon RX 580 introduced last year, and also the higher-end Radeon Vega 56. They’ll go on sale internationally from November 15.
According to AMD, the Radeon RX 590 is perfect for playing current AAA game titles in 1920×1080, which is the resolution used by 64 percent of gamers today. Compared to this Radeon RX 580 (Inspection ), the new Radeon RX 590 should offer a 12 percent performance increase within the same thermal and power requirements. At the resolution, gamers can expect to see performance of over 60fps at Far Cry 5, Monster Hunter World, PUBG and Fortnite; over 90fps in Battlefield 1, Doom, along with Forza Horizon 4; and above 120fps at CS:GO, DOTA 2, Overwatch, League of Legends, along with COD: Black Ops 4.
AMD is specifically targeting players that are looking to upgrade from a Radeon RX 480 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 GPU, which are currently a few years old. The Radeon RX 590 is claimed to deliver substantial improvements in AAA and esports titles compared to these elderly GPUs, but is not much of an upgrade over the Radeon RX 580. AMD also promises rich and immersive VR experiences.
In terms of specifications, the new GPU has 2304 stream chips grouped into 36 compute units, that’s the same as the Radeon RX 580, but they will run at higher foundation and increase rates of 1469MHz and up to 1545MHz respectively. Overall bandwidth has been rated at 7.1 Teraflops. Just like all current AMD GPUs, there’ll be support for variable refresh rates using harmonious FreeSync monitors. Different driver and software attributes are also supported including the low-level Vulkan manufacturing API, AMD Radeon ReLive for recording and streaming gameplay, along with Radeon Chill which caps and regulates framerates for reduced power consumption.
Radeon RX 590 Graphics cards will compete with Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 versions on the market. Three games are free with purchases of a graphics card or fully built PC with a Radeon RX 590 GPU: Devil May Cry 5, The Division 2, along with Resident Evil 2, which together represent significant value. The same free games will also be offered free using Radeon RX Vega goods, and anyone buying a Radeon RX 580 or Radeon RX 570 will be able to select two of the three.