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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 590 8GB GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB
Cyberpunk 2077 7% 32%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 15% 38%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 18% 40%
FIFA 21 53% 66%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 18% 40%
Watch Dogs Legion 11% 34%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 33% 2%
Grand Theft Auto VI 30% 4%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 12% 35%
Genshin Impact 7% 32%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB are significantly better than the AMD Radeon RX 590 8GB.

The GTX 1080 has a 202 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the RX 590. This results in the GTX 1080 providing 55.9 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 202 MHz higher core clock speed and 32 more Render Output Units than the RX 590. This results in the GTX 1080 providing 59.9 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 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB 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 64.3 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 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB has 2560. However, the actual shader performance of the RX 590 is 3560 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 1080 is 6255. The GTX 1080 having 2695 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 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB requires 300 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 125 Watts more than the RX 590 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 1080 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the RX 590.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 42 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

42 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 68 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

68 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 42 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

42 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 57.3 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

57.3 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 42 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

42 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 76.1 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

76.1 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 42.8 FPS on Control

Control

42.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 69 FPS on Control

Control

69 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 45.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

45.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 68.7 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

68.7 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 46 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

46 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 87.7 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

87.7 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 46.5 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

46.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 87.3 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

87.3 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 47.7 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

47.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 64 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

64 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 52.2 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

52.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 61.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

61.7 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 57 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

57 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 75.1 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

75.1 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 57 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

57 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 85.5 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

85.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 59.9 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

59.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 81 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

81 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 61.3 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

61.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 88.6 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

88.6 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 62.4 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

62.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 105.1 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

105.1 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 63.5 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

63.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 96.8 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

96.8 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 67.4 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

67.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 77.7 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

77.7 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 69.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

69.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 99.2 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

99.2 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 71.3 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

71.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 78.7 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

78.7 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 73.5 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

73.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 108.3 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

108.3 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 75 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

75 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 100.1 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

100.1 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 76 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

76 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 95.4 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

95.4 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 79.1 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

79.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 97 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

97 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 80 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

80 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 96.3 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

96.3 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 80 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

80 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 105.4 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

105.4 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 86.1 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

86.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 128 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

128 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 89.3 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

89.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 103.5 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

103.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 92.4 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

92.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 85.4 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

85.4 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 99 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

99 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 152.9 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

152.9 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 115.7 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

115.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 172.5 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

172.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 118 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

118 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 154.6 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

154.6 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 27.2 FPS on Control

Control

27.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 43.9 FPS on Control

Control

43.9 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 30.5 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

30.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 51.5 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

51.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 31.4 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

31.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 46.4 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

46.4 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 31.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

31.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 47.4 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

47.4 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 34.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

34.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 42.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

42.4 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 36.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

36.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 64.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

64.1 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 36.8 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

36.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 57.8 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

57.8 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 37 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

37 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 54.8 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

54.8 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 37.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

37.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 64.2 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

64.2 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 44.6 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

44.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 60.3 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

60.3 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 47.1 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

47.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 58.2 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

58.2 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 47.3 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

47.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 49.9 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

49.9 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 51 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

51 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 65.6 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

65.6 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 52.5 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

52.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 71.7 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

71.7 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 60.4 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

60.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 81 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

81 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 69.9 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

69.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 94.4 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

94.4 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 69.9 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

69.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 86.9 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

86.9 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 70.8 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

70.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 108.6 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

108.6 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 75.1 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

75.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 83.5 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

83.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 79.2 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

79.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 112.7 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

112.7 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 83.5 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

83.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 114.4 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

114.4 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 8.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

8.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 40.3 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

40.3 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 12.2 FPS on Control

Control

12.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 22.1 FPS on Control

Control

22.1 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 16.1 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

16.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 66.3 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

66.3 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 16.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

16.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 22.9 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

22.9 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 18.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

18.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 25 FPS on Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

25 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 21 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

21 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 29 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

29 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 21 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

21 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 30 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

30 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 22.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

22.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 32.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

32.7 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 22.2 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

22.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 31.2 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

31.2 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 23.1 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

23.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 28.8 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

28.8 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 24.2 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

24.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 37.3 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

37.3 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 24.5 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

24.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 36.1 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

36.1 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 28.4 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

28.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 41.1 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

41.1 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 30.5 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

30.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 40.1 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

40.1 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 30.5 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

30.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 36.1 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

36.1 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 31 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

31 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 44.8 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

44.8 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 33 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

33 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 52 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

52 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 36.7 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

36.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 58 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

58 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 43.1 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

43.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 58.6 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

58.6 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1469 MHzvs1671 MHz
Boost Clock1545 MHzvs1810 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.3 Polaris 30Pascal P104-400-A1
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs Great
Release Date30 Oct 2018vs27 Jul 2016
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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10
1600x900
10
green tick vs green tick
10
1920x1080
10
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10
2560x1440
8.7
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9.7
3840x2160
6.7
vs green tick
7.6

GPU Memory

Memory8192 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed2000 MHzvs1251 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5X
Memory Bandwidth256GB/secvs320.3GB/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/svs267.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs64
Pixel Rate47 GPixel/svs106.9 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs7680x4320
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections1vs2
DisplayPort Connections3vs2
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power175 Wattsvs300 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/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor--
Recommended RAM8 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1440vs2560x1440

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 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's High-End GeForce GTX 1080, created by Asus.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit has been increased from 1607MHz to 1671MHz, whereas the Boost Clock can now achieve 1810MHz, instead of 1733MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
DirectCU III Technology with Direct-GPU Contact Heatpipes: Exclusive DirectCU III cooling technology features direct-GPU contact heatpipes that transports more heat away from the GPU and outperform reference designs, achieving up to 30% cooler gaming performance.

Performance
At 1920x1080, Benchmarks Indicate a 5.7% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 1080. This goes up to 7.4% at 3840x2160.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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