AMD alien the Polaris GPU architectonics with the addition of the Radeon RX 400 alternation in July 2016. They again ‘refined’ Polaris and launched the Radeon RX 500 alternation in April 2017. AMD charge absolutely like Polaris as actuality we are in November 2018 and they are bringing the AMD Radeon RX 590 to bazaar with yet addition ‘enhanced’ adaptation of the chip. It looks like this ability be the aftermost time that we address about a cast new Polaris GPU advancing to bazaar admitting as it looks like they pulled out all the stops this time about to get every aftermost ounce of achievement that can be had from this GPU.
The big accord with Polaris this time about is that AMD yet accept managed to move the Polaris architectonics from 14nm FinFET bottomward to the 12nm FinFET technology. This accustomed AMD to get college alarm speeds out of Polaris and is the acumen they were able to get that 12% achievement boost. The abject alarm acceleration on the Radeon RX 590 is now 1469 MHz, which is up 16.8% over the Radeon RX 580 and an absorbing 31.2% over the Radeon RX 480. The aiguille compute achievement is up over 22% acknowledgment to the college alarm speeds! It should be acclaimed that AMD did not compress the die admeasurement charcoal 232mm^2. Shrinking the die would accept diffuse the time to bazaar and would accept been added complicated for the AIB ally to implement. While AMD has been alive adamantine at spinning new Polaris GPUs they haven’t affected the memory. AMD is still application GDDR5 anamnesis and all the 8GB models run at 8 Gbps with 256 GB/s of anamnesis bandwidth.
The new Radeon RX 590 has a advance retail amount of $279 and is about 12% faster than the Radeon RX 580. AMD will not be alms a Radeon RX 590 advertence design, so anniversary add-in-board aggregation will accept their own custom lath architecture to sell. AMD believes that the achievement of the RX 590 will address to 1080p gamers and that is it priced right. Those in the United States ability accept to anguish about tariffs admitting in the months advanced and AMD was clumsy to brainstorm about how approaching tariffs may or may not appulse pricing. The ambition for AMD is to accept the Radeon RX 590 on abundance shelves at $279.
We should additionally point out that the AMD Radeon RX 590 is ablution with a bold bundle. The ‘blockbuster barrage bundle’ as AMD calls it comes with three ‘free’ bold titles. Those titles are Devil May Cry 5, The Division 2, and Resident Evil 2. If you were planning on affairs Devil May Cry 5 or Resident Evil 2 back they came out this array will absolutely be appealing. This is a acceptable bold array and will advice this archetypal advertise better. That array adds up to about a $180 value, and helps sweeten the accord for those in the bazaar to buy a mid-range cartoon card. It’s nice to see one AAA appellation in a bold bundle, let abandoned three AAA titles! Gamers purchasing a Radeon RX 580 or Radeon RX 570 cartoon cards and/or powered PCs can accept two of these amateur for free.
The agenda that we were beatific to analysis is the XFX Radeon RX 590 Fatboy. This is the alone Radeon RX 590 that XFX has for the time actuality and is accessible now for $279.99 shipped. We asked XFX why they are calling this agenda a Fatboy and they basically said it was the aftereffect of a business aggregation brainstorming affair and ashore due to the cards beyond than accustomed heatsink. XFX did not acknowledge to our catechism if addition central the aggregation purchased a Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Boy motorcycle recently. We accept able suspicion that addition at XFX ability have!
The XFX Radeon RX 590 Fatboy takes up added than two PCI slots back the acknowledgment extends added than a dual-slot design. The XFX Radeon RX 580 had a GPU acknowledgment that was 16.96mm blubbery and this new Radeon RX 590 archetypal GPU acknowledgment is 25.96mm thick. XFX told Legit Reviews that the heatsink apparent breadth of the RX 590 Fatboy is 50% larger. The Radeon RX 590 has a college TDP than the Radeon RX 580, but XFX says they are seeing 2% acknowledgment GPU temperatures acknowledgment to the new GPU design. The absolute PCB was redesigned for the RX 590 as it bare to accept 1 x 8-pin and 1 x 6-pin PCIe ability connectors to ability the college alarm speeds. The minimum appropriate ability accumulation to run one Radeon RX 590 cartoon agenda is 600 Watts.
Since we are talking about alarm speeds we should agenda that the XFX Radeon RX 590 Fatboy comes branch overclocked to 1580MHz. XFX ante this agenda as actuality 1600MHz admitting and that is the cards OC speed. Out of the box the XFX Radeon RX 590 runs at 1580MHz, but XFX guarantees it to run at 1600MHz if one would like to manually overclock it with AMD’s Wattman account that comes in the video agenda drivers. XFX accepted to Legit Reviews that application Wattman will not invalidate any assurance and that they 100% abutment software overclocking. If you buy the Radeon RX 590 Fatboy and it doesn’t run at 1600MHz again you can accept the agenda replaced beneath warranty. There is no OC ambience on the anamnesis alarm frequency.
Every Fatboy comes with a backplate to assure the bendable and adaptable areas of the cartoon card. The backplate additionally helps the Fatboy by stiffening up the PCB to accumulate it from actuality damaged if it is anytime flexed.