AMD Radeon RX 590

AMD Radeon RX 590 Benchmark and Specs

AMD Radeon RX 590 GPU benchmark, specs and release date - 8 GB AMD Radeon 500 Series Graphics card rating. How good is the Radeon RX 590 for gaming?

Benchmark Score

23 %
Average score from 6 samples
Medium uncertainty
107th of 549
67th of 549
6 benchmarks

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GPU Comparison

The AMD Radeon RX 590 compared against popular alternatives. Compare against more GPUs with our GPU Comparison Tool.

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT
72 %
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
54 %
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
50 %
AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT
30 %
29 %
AMD Radeon RX 590
23 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
22 %

GPU benchmarks

Here are the performance results of this graphics card in both the hardwareDB Benchmark and other benchmark utilities. Synthetic tests are an estimation of real-world performance using consistent and repeatable benchmarks. All tests were performed at 1920 x 1080 resolution.

Flux Core

Volumetric ray casting test, a computationally expensive method of rendering high-quality scenes

104 FPS average
70 FPS 10% low
63 FPS 1% low


Randomly generated noise sphere test

74 FPS average
68 FPS 10% low
59 FPS 1% low


Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

95 FPS average
75 FPS 10% low
67 FPS 1% low


Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

41 FPS average
37 FPS 10% low
35 FPS 1% low

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Alternative benchmarks

Here are some benchmark results using alternative testing software

3DMark Graphics

3DMark Graphics

High-end graphics benchmark

Geekbench 5 (Metal)

Geekbench 5 (Metal)

Metal compute benchmark

Geekbench 5 (OpenCL)

Geekbench 5 (OpenCL)

OpenCL compute benchmark

Geekbench 5 (Vulkan)

Geekbench 5 (Vulkan)

Vulkan compute benchmark

Geekbench 6 (Metal)

Geekbench 6 (Metal)

Metal compute benchmark

Geekbench 6 (OpenCL)

Geekbench 6 (OpenCL)

OpenCL compute benchmark

Geekbench 6 (Vulkan)

Geekbench 6 (Vulkan)

Vulkan compute benchmark


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Core Clock 1545 MHz
Boost Clock 1545 MHz
Memory Type GDDR5
Memory Size 8 GiB
Bus Width 256 bit
Memory Bandwidth 250 GB/s
TDP 175 W
Floating Point Performance 7.12 TFLOP/s
Release Date 2018-11-15
Family Radeon 500 Series
PCIe Revision 3
DirectX Support 12
OpenGL Support 4.5
Pixel Rate 49.54 Gigapixels/s
Texture Rate 222.48 Gigatexels/s
Shading Units 2304
Texture Mapping Units 144
Render Output Processors 32

AMD Radeon RX 590

The Radeon RX 590 is a GPU from AMD released in 2018. This chip has an average gaming score at 23% in our GPU benchmark.

The Radeon RX 590 has 8 GiB of GDDR5 memory, with a total memory bandwidth of 250 GB/s. The memory bus has a width of 256 bits. More memory is beneficial when gaming at high resolutions as the memory needs to store the frame buffer and all the game textures. If you run out of memory, you will experience poor performance as the GPU needs to swap data in and out of the memory as it is used.

In terms of clock speed, the Radeon RX 590 GPU core runs at a frequency of 1545 MHz and if power and temperature permits, it can boost up to 1545 MHz. The clock runs at a speed called the clock speed. It dictates the number of updates per second that the GPU can process. Overclocking a chip, which means increasing the clock speed will improve the performance. However, thermals and power efficiency may be diminished.

As for rendering API support, the Radeon RX 590 supports up to DirectX 12. In addition, in cross-platform titles, OpenGL 4.5 features are supported. Higher level APIs such as DirectX 12 give more control to the game developer and can allow them to improve the graphics and performance.

This chip has a Thermal Design Power of 175W: the total amount of waste heat generated. A card that runs hotter will need better cooling and will draw more power from the wall.

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