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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 590 8GB GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Sea Hawk 8GB Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 12% 36%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 12% 36%
Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip 18% 41%
Cyberpunk 2077 20% 13%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 20% 13%
Borderlands 3 7% 33%
The Outer Worlds 20% 42%
FIFA 20 53% 66%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 60% 71%
eFootball PES 2020 40% 57%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Sea Hawk 8GB Edition are significantly better than the AMD Radeon RX 590 8GB.

The GTX 1080 has a 239 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the RX 590. This results in the GTX 1080 providing 61.8 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 1080 has a 239 MHz higher core clock speed and 32 more Render Output Units than the RX 590. This results in the GTX 1080 providing 62.3 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The RX 590 was released over a year more recently than the GTX 1080, and so the RX 590 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 1080.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The Radeon RX 590 8GB and the GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Sea Hawk 8GB Edition have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GTX 1080 has 67.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RX 590, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 1080 is much better than the RX 590.

The Radeon RX 590 8GB has 2304 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Sea Hawk 8GB Edition has 2560. However, the actual shader performance of the RX 590 is 3560 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 1080 is 6383. The GTX 1080 having 2823 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 1080 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the RX 590.

The RX 590 transistor size technology is 4 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 1080. This means that the RX 590 is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 1080.

The Radeon RX 590 8GB requires 175 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Sea Hawk 8GB Edition requires 180 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the RX 590 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GTX 1080. The GTX 1080 requires 5 Watts more than the RX 590 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GTX 1080 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the RX 590.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Grand Theft Auto V

57 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

86.1 FPS

The Witcher III

79.2 FPS

The Witcher III

109.3 FPS

Just Cause 4

61.3 FPS

Just Cause 4

90.5 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

57 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

78.7 FPS

Borderlands 3

45.5 FPS

Borderlands 3

65.6 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

58 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

80.1 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

75 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

106 FPS

Battlefield 1

99 FPS

Battlefield 1

136.7 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

42 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

61.1 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

46 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

85.4 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

63.5 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

101.5 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

118 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

244.9 FPS

Metro: Exodus

42 FPS

Metro: Exodus

71.1 FPS

Far Cry 5

82.1 FPS

Far Cry 5

113.4 FPS

Battlefield V

80 FPS

Battlefield V

136.3 FPS

The Division 2

58.4 FPS

The Division 2

80.6 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

45.3 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

62.5 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

115.7 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

149 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 42.8 FPS on Control

Control

42.8 FPS

Control

57.3 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

80 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

87.1 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 93.6 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

93.6 FPS

Crysis 3

129.3 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

72.9 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

100.7 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

62.2 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

85.8 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

73.4 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

101.4 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

45.3 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

62.5 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

99.7 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

137.8 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

47.3 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

65.3 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

79 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

109.1 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 49.8 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

49.8 FPS

Gears 5

68.8 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 89.6 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

89.6 FPS

F1 2019

123.8 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

58.9 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

81.4 FPS

The Witcher III

75.1 FPS

The Witcher III

70.1 FPS

Just Cause 4

44.6 FPS

Just Cause 4

61.6 FPS

Borderlands 3

31.5 FPS

Borderlands 3

62.2 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

36.7 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

44.6 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

79.2 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

123.8 FPS

Battlefield 1

83.5 FPS

Battlefield 1

104.4 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

31.4 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

44.7 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

56.4 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

77.9 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

82.8 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

114.4 FPS

Metro: Exodus

34.9 FPS

Metro: Exodus

48.1 FPS

Far Cry 5

69.9 FPS

Far Cry 5

107.1 FPS

Battlefield V

75.8 FPS

Battlefield V

104.7 FPS

The Division 2

47.1 FPS

The Division 2

85.4 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

37.9 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

55.2 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

70.8 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

104.3 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 27.2 FPS on Control

Control

27.2 FPS

Control

34.4 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

61.7 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

85.2 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 68.1 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

68.1 FPS

Crysis 3

94.1 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

45.5 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

62.8 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

60.5 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

83.6 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

45 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

62.1 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

58.3 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

80.5 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

36.1 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

49.9 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

56.4 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

77.9 FPS

Gears 5

43 FPS

Gears 5

59.3 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 71.4 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

71.4 FPS

F1 2019

98.6 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

23 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

31.8 FPS

The Witcher III

34.8 FPS

The Witcher III

48 FPS

Just Cause 4

24.5 FPS

Just Cause 4

31.3 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

25.2 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

34.8 FPS

Borderlands 3

16.5 FPS

Borderlands 3

15.3 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

34.7 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

47.9 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

23 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

31.8 FPS

Battlefield 1

46.3 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

20.4 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

28.2 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

29.2 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

40.3 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

25.3 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

35 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

46.3 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

64 FPS

Metro: Exodus

18.7 FPS

Metro: Exodus

25.8 FPS

Far Cry 5

27.6 FPS

Far Cry 5

38.1 FPS

Battlefield V

33 FPS

Battlefield V

62.9 FPS

The Division 2

25.4 FPS

The Division 2

35 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

22.3 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

30.7 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

36.7 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

51.6 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 12.2 FPS on Control

Control

12.2 FPS

Control

17.2 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

31 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

45.6 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 29.3 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

29.3 FPS

Crysis 3

40.5 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

26.6 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

36.7 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

28.7 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

39.7 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

28.1 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

38.8 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

21.6 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

29.9 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

34.5 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

47.7 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

15.8 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

21.8 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

43 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

59.3 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 19.2 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

19.2 FPS

Gears 5

26.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 39.8 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

39.8 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1469 MHzvs1708 MHz
Boost Clock1545 MHzvs1847 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.3 Polaris 30Pascal P104-400-A1
OC Potential - vs Fair
Driver Support - vs Great
Release Date30 Oct 2018vs27 May 2016
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - vs green tick
10
1600x900 - vs green tick
10
1920x1080 - vs green tick
10
2560x1440 - vs green tick
9.7
3840x2160 - vs green tick
7.7

GPU Memory

Memory8192 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed2000 MHzvs1263 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5X
Memory Bandwidth256GB/secvs323.3GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB green tick vs green tick 2048 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2304vs2560
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology12nmvs16nm
Texture Mapping Units144vs160
Texture Rate211.5 GTexel/svs273.3 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs64
Pixel Rate47 GPixel/svs109.3 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs7680x4320
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs3
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power175 Wattsvs180 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Ampsvs500 Watts & 33 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.1
Shader Model6.0vs5.0
Open GL4.6vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i7-6700K 4-Core 4.0GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1440vs2560x1600

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
The new AMD Radeon RX 590 is an uprated version of the RX 580 on the smaller 12nm process node.

This RX 590 is the 8GB version.

Architecture
It equips a GPU codenamed Polaris 30, which has 2304 shader processing units, 144 TMUs and 32 ROPs.

GPU
The RX 590 8GB central processing unit runs at 1545MHz and goes up to (xx)MHz when in boost and turbo mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 8GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock operates at 2000MHz.

Power Consumption
The RX 590 8GB has a power TDP requirement of 150W. This means it will require at least a 500W PSU with one dedicated 8-pin connector.

Performance
Early benchmarks indicate that the AMD Radeon RX 590 8GB will be around 10-15% faster than the Nvidia GTX 1060 in terms of gaming performance, and around 6% faster than the Radeon RX 580 model it is replacing.

System Suggestions
The new Radeon RX 590 8GB releases on the 30th October 2018 and is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1440. We recommend a high-end processor, like the new Ryzen R5 and at least 12GB of RAM for optimal gaming performance.
Overview
GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Sea Hawk 8GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's High-End GeForce GTX 1080, created by MSI.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit has been increased from 1607MHz to 1708MHz, whereas the Boost Clock can now achieve 1847MHz, instead of 1733MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock has been increased from 1250MHZ to 1263MHz.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
Liquid cooling for the GPU and air cooling for the memory and VRMs.

Performance
At 1920x1080, Benchmarks Indicate a 5% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 1080. This goes up to 7% at 3840x2160.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
-
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GPU Variants
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