Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+ Special Edition 8GB Game Requirement Analysis
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.
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.
The GPU accesses a 8GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock operates at 2100MHz.
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.
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.
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.