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AMD Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor 8GB

GD Rating

8.4
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How well can the Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor 8GB run games
28 Oct 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

The Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor 8GB is a high performing piece of gaming hardware, still confidently featuring in PC gamer computers. This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 12.

Here we take a closer look at the various performances across 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions for the Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor 8GB. In particular this is looking at the Ultra graphics settings to see what sort of FPS this graphics card can get across some of the more popular games played in 2020. We look at 1000 of the most demanding games available today and this GPU is better than the recommended graphics requirement of more than 772 games in the list.

A Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor 8GB card at 1080p is predicted to see a reasonable frame rate when running Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War on Ultra - 53 FPS. Lets look at the predicted performance it will get on Assassins Creed: Valhalla which is 40 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Marvel's Avengers performs on this hardware, which gets a reasonable 57 FPS.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we researched the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War to predict how the Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor 8GB would deal with it. Our research revealed a playable series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 107 FPS, Medium: 84 FPS, High: 57 FPS and Ultra: 40 FPS. Next we looked at Assassins Creed: Valhalla which we predict will be playable with a 31 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Marvel's Avengers that got an Ultra 1440p FPS of 43. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor 8GB is a suitable graphics card for this larger screen res. In some cases we might expect some graphics option tweaks down from Ultra to High to help improve FPS stability when gaming at 1440p.

How many years will the Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor 8GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor 8GB in your PC? No graphics card upgrade required for 2 to 3 years of meeting top end game system requirements

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor 8GB? A good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor 8GB would be the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 which meets 829 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 20% better performance. Alternatively we would suggest getting a R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB, as it can run 924 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 24% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
80 FPS
High
The Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor 8GB was released on 30 Oct 2018

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor 8GB Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor 8GB gets 38.6 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

38.6 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor 8GB gets 40.6 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

40.6 FPS

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

Total War: Three Kingdoms

42 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor 8GB gets 42.5 FPS on Control

Control

42.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor 8GB gets 43.1 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

43.1 FPS

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

Assassins Creed: Origins

46.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor 8GB gets 47.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

47.5 FPS

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

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

52.2 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor 8GB gets 52.9 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

52.9 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor 8GB gets 55.6 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

55.6 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor 8GB gets 59.8 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

59.8 FPS

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

The Division 2

59.9 FPS

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

The Witcher III

62.4 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor 8GB gets 62.4 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

62.4 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor 8GB gets 62.6 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

62.6 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor 8GB gets 63.4 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

63.4 FPS

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

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

67.4 FPS

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

Assassins Creed: Unity

69.4 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor 8GB gets 71.1 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

71.1 FPS

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

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

71.3 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor 8GB gets 73.5 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

73.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor 8GB gets 73.6 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

73.6 FPS

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

Forza Horizon 4

79.1 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor 8GB gets 83.7 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

83.7 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor 8GB gets 86.1 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

86.1 FPS

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

Far Cry 5

89.3 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor 8GB gets 90.3 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

90.3 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor 8GB gets 92.4 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

92.4 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor 8GB gets 104 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

104 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor 8GB gets 27.3 FPS on Control

Control

27.3 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor 8GB gets 29.7 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

29.7 FPS

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

Metro: Exodus

30.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor 8GB gets 30.7 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

30.7 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor 8GB gets 33.6 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

33.6 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor 8GB gets 33.6 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

33.6 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor 8GB gets 33.7 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

33.7 FPS

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

Total War: Warhammer 2

36.8 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor 8GB gets 37.2 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

37.2 FPS

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

Assassins Creed: Unity

44.6 FPS

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

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

47.3 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor 8GB gets 48.8 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

48.8 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor 8GB gets 52.5 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

52.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor 8GB gets 52.5 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

52.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor 8GB gets 59.9 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

59.9 FPS

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

Far Cry: New Dawn

60.4 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor 8GB gets 60.9 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

60.9 FPS

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

Grand Theft Auto V

69.9 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor 8GB gets 78.8 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

78.8 FPS

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

Assassins Creed: Origins

8.9 FPS

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

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

16.1 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor 8GB gets 17.8 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

17.8 FPS

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

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

21 FPS

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

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

21 FPS

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

Assassins Creed: Unity

22.1 FPS

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

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

23.1 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor 8GB gets 23.4 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

23.4 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor 8GB gets 23.4 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

23.4 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor 8GB gets 24.2 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

24.2 FPS

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

The Witcher III

28.4 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor 8GB gets 29.7 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

29.7 FPS

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

Rise of the Tomb Raider

30.5 FPS

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

Far Cry 5

30.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor 8GB gets 32.7 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

32.7 FPS

Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor 8GB gets 43.1 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

43.1 FPS
AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor 8GB
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.3 Polaris 30
Process
12nm
TMUs
144
Texture Rate
222 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
49 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
2304
Driver Support
-
Release Price
$279.00
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
6.0
Open GL
4.6
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
8192 MB
Memory Speed
2000 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
256GB/sec
L2 Cache
2048KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
3
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1469 MHz
Boost Clock
1545 MHz
Power
Max Power
220 Watts
PSU
550 Watt & 33 Amps
Power Connector
2x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
10
10
10
8.7
6.7
Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor 8GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
The new AMD Radeon RX 590 is an uprated version of the RX 580 on the smaller 12nm process node. The Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor 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 MSI Armor 8GB is a dual-slot video card with a dual-fan cooling solution.
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 1545 MHz when in boost and turbo mode, the same as 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 MSI Armor 8GB has a power TDP requirement of 220W. This means it will require at least a 500W PSU with two 8-pin power connectors.


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 MSI Armor 8GB 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.


Source [Wikipedia]
Radeon RX 590 MSI Armor 8GB vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 29% 8%
Watch Dogs Legion 20% 11%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 46% 15%
Genshin Impact 74% 7%
FIFA 21 66% 53%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 52% 6%
eFootball PES 2021 57% 53%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 18% 18%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 60% 33%
Marvel's Avengers 57% 12%
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