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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ Special Edition 8GB Radeon Xpress 1200 Series
Red Dead Redemption 2 0% 35567%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 0% 35567%
Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip 0% 33233%
Cyberpunk 2077 0% 48900%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 0% 48900%
Borderlands 3 0% 37567%
The Outer Worlds 0% 32567%
FIFA 20 0% 18900%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 0% 16233%
eFootball PES 2020 0% 24233%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon Xpress 1200 Series are massively better than the AMD Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ Special Edition 8GB.

The RX 590 was released over three years more recently than the Xpress 1200, and so the RX 590 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Xpress 1200 when running the latest games.

Both GPUs exhibit very poor performance, so rather than upgrading from one to the other you should consider looking at more powerful GPUs. Neither of these will be able to run the latest games in any playable way.

The RX 590 has 8192 MB video memory, but the Xpress 1200 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ Special Edition 8GB has 2304 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon Xpress 1200 Series has 4. However, the actual shader performance of the RX 590 is 3594 and the actual shader performance of the Xpress 1200 is 1. The RX 590 having 3593 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the RX 590 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Xpress 1200.

The Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ Special Edition 8GB requires 250 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Radeon Xpress 1200 Series. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the RX 590.

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1469 MHzvs350 MHz
Boost Clock1560 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.3 Polaris 30RS690C
OC Potential - vs Poor
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date30 Oct 2018vs28 Feb 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory8192 MBvs-
Memory Speed2100 MHzvs-
Memory Bus256 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth268.8GB/secvs-
L2 Cache 0 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2304vs4
Actual Shader Performance100%vs0%
Technology12nmvs-
Texture Mapping Units144vs-
Texture Rate211.5 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units32vs-
Pixel Rate47 GPixel/svs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2048x1536
VGA Connections0vs-
DVI Connections1vs-
HDMI Connections2vs-
DisplayPort Connections2vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power250 Watts-
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Amps-

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs9.0b
Shader Model6.0vs3.0
Open GL4.6vs2.0
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorAMD Ryzen 5 2500X 4-Core 3.6GHz-
Recommended RAM8 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1440-

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. The Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ Special Edition 8GB is a mid-range Radeon RX 500 Series graphics card and considered great price to performance for gaming at 1080p.

This RX 590 is the 8GB version.

The Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ Special Edition 8GB is a 2.2-slot video card with a Dual-X Cooling solution, alumnium backplate, and intelligent fan control. This video card has below average overclocking potential. 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 1469 MHz base clock and goes up to 1560 MHz when in boost and turbo mode, providing a small 1% overclock versus the reference model.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 8GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock operates at 2100MHz.

Power Consumption
The Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ Special Edition 8GB has a power TDP requirement of 250W. This means it will require at least a 500W PSU with one dedicated 8-pin and one 6-pin power connector.

Performance
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 Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ Special Edition 8GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1440, although is ideally suited for 1080p gaming. We recommend a high-end processor, like the new Ryzen R5 and at least 12GB of RAM for optimal gaming performance.
ATI's 'R520' core (codenamed Fudo) is the foundation for a line of DirectX 9.0c and OpenGL 2.0 3D accelerator X1000 video cards. It is ATI's first major architectural overhaul since the 'R300' core and is highly optimized for Shader Model 3.0. The Radeon X1000 series using the core was introduced on October 5, 2005, and competed primarily against nVidia's GeForce 7000 series. ATI released the successor to the R500 series with the R600 series on May 14, 2007. ATI does not provide official support for any X1000 series cards for Windows 7
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