AMD has revealed the official specifications and the first gaming benchmarks for its upcoming AMD Radeon RX590. According to the red team, the AMD Radeon RX 590 will feature 2304 Stream Processors, will be clocked at 1469Mhz and will be turbo-boosted at 1545Mhz, will come with 8GB of VRAM and will be priced at $279 MSRP.
As its title suggests, the AMD Radeon RX590 will replace the AMD Radeon RX580 and – according to AMD – will be 12% faster. Contrary to the RX580 which was a 14nm GPU, this new one will be a 12nm GPU based on the Polaris 30 chip.
AMD has released the official gaming benchmarks for this new GPU. The red team used an Intel i7 7700K, 16GB DDR4 3000 MHz, AMD Driver 18.40 and Windows 10 (we should note that the team used the GeForce 416.34 and 399.24 driver in various tests).
According to these first benchmarks, the AMD Radeon RX590 will be faster than both the Radeon RX580 and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX1060. The GTX1060 is the most popular GPU according to Steam’s charts so it makes sense for AMD to try and beat that particular GPU at a reasonable price.
Whether the third-party benchmarks for this new graphics card will be as good as these official ones remains to be seen. Moreover, it will be interesting to see whether there will be any third-party models at the suggested MSRP price or not.
Thanks Videocardz and kudos to our reader Metal Messiah for bringing this to our attention.