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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB Radeon R9 280X Crossfire
Cyberpunk 2077 8% 5%
Hitman 3 19% 36%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 16% 4%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 19% 7%
FIFA 21 54% 47%
Grand Theft Auto VI 29% 47%
Far Cry 6 33% 52%
Genshin Impact 8% 5%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 31% 50%
Battlefield 6 19% 36%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB are very slightly better than the AMD Radeon R9 280X Crossfire.

The RX 590 has a 619 MHz higher core clock speed than the R9 280X, but the R9 280X has 112 more Texture Mapping Units than the RX 590. As a result, the R9 280X exhibits a 6.1 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the RX 590. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The RX 590 has a 619 MHz higher core clock speed than the R9 280X, but the R9 280X has 32 more Render Output Units than the RX 590. As a result, the R9 280X exhibits a 7.4 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the RX 590. 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 three years more recently than the R9 280X, 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 R9 280X when running the latest games.

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 RX 590 has 2048 MB more video memory than the R9 280X, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The R9 280X has 320 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RX 590, which means that the memory performance of the R9 280X is massively better than the RX 590.

The Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB has 2304 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R9 280X Crossfire has 4096. However, the actual shader performance of the RX 590 is 3640. The R9 280X having 456 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the R9 280X delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the RX 590.

The RX 590 transistor size technology is 16 nm (nanometers) smaller than the R9 280X. This means that the RX 590 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the R9 280X.

The Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB requires 235 Watts to run and the Radeon R9 280X Crossfire requires 550 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the RX 590 and a PSU with at least 1000 Watts for the R9 280X. The R9 280X requires 315 Watts more than the RX 590 to run. The difference is significant enough that the R9 280X may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the RX 590.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 27.6 FPS on Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077

27.6 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 39.4 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

39.4 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 41.4 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

41.4 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 42.4 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

42.4 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 43 FPS on Control

Control

43 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 43.5 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

43.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 47.5 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

47.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 48.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

48.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 52.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

52.7 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 53.9 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

53.9 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 56.2 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

56.2 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 60.4 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

60.4 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 60.5 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

60.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 63.2 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

63.2 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 63.6 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

63.6 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 63.6 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

63.6 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 64.6 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

64.6 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 68 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

68 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 70.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

70.1 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 71.8 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

71.8 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 72 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

72 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 74.2 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

74.2 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 75.1 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

75.1 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 79.9 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

79.9 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 84.5 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

84.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 87 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

87 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 90.2 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

90.2 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 91.2 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

91.2 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 93.3 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

93.3 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 105 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

105 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 14.2 FPS on Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077

14.2 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 27.5 FPS on Control

Control

27.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 30 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

30 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 30.8 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

30.8 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 31.3 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

31.3 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 33.9 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

33.9 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 33.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

33.9 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 34 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

34 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 34.3 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

34.3 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 37.1 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

37.1 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 37.5 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

37.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 45.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

45.1 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 47.7 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

47.7 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 49.3 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

49.3 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 53 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

53 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 53 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

53 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 60.5 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

60.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 61 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

61 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 61.5 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

61.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 70.6 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

70.6 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 79.6 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

79.6 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 9.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

9.1 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 16.4 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

16.4 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 18.2 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

18.2 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 18.6 FPS on Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

18.6 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 21.2 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

21.2 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 21.2 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

21.2 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 22.3 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

22.3 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 23.3 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

23.3 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 23.6 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

23.6 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 23.7 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

23.7 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 24.4 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

24.4 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 28.6 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

28.6 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 30 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

30 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 30.8 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

30.8 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 30.8 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

30.8 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 33.3 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

33.3 FPS

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB gets 43.5 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

43.5 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1469 MHzvs850 MHz
Boost Clock1580 MHzvs1000 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.3 Polaris 30GCN 1.1 Tahiti XTL (x2)
OC Potential - vs Fair
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date15 Nov 2018vs01 Oct 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

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

GPU Memory

Memory8192 MBvs6144 MB
Memory Speed2000 MHzvs1500 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs768 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth256GB/secvs576GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB vs green tick 1536 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2304vs4096
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology12nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units144vs256
Texture Rate211.5 GTexel/svs217.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs64
Pixel Rate47 GPixel/svs54.4 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs0
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections3vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power235 Wattsvs550 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Ampsvs1000 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs11.2
Shader Model6.0vs5.0
Open GL4.6vs4.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorAMD Ryzen 5 2500X 4-Core 3.6GHzvsIntel Core i7-3770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1440vs1920x1080

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 XFX Fatboy 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 XFX Fatboy 8GB is a 2.5-slot video card with a dual-fan design 100mm cooling system, dual BIOS, XFX True Clock technology, aluminium backplate, and 0dB auto load sensing fans. This video card has 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 1580 MHz when in boost and turbo mode, providing a 3% 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 2000MHz.

Power Consumption
The Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB has a power TDP requirement of 235W. 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 XFX Fatboy 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.
Radeon R9 280X Crossfire is a solution of two Radeon R9 280X put together using AMD'S Crossfire technology.
Check the page of Radeon R9 280X to know more about its chip.
Crossfire relies a lot on proper driver support and may suffer from micro-stuttering in lower frame rates (below 30). Benchmarks indicate the performance is overall, is up to 60% better than a single Radeon R9 280X performing by itself but at times (depending whether or not the 3D game supports crossfire or in the graphics driver) it performed worse than a single Radeon R9 280X. Expect this combination to draw up to 550 Watt though the average power consumption should be slightly lower.
Even the most demanding games will run at the highest settings.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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