Let’s get one thing straight right from the start, the AMD RX 590 isn’t a card that will compete against the RTX GeForce cards, not even by a long shot. However, it might be a decent budget option for those who want some more bang for their buck and happen to love the red team. The AMD RX 590 release date rumours suggest it will release on 15 November, so the wait isn’t long at all.
This news comes from a report by MyDrivers (as translated by WCCFTech) so please remember to take the information with that standard pinch of salt. With that out of the way, you are probably wondering what the RX 590 will set you back. Thankfully, the card might not cost that much if you take the direct Chinese Yuan to Rand conversion rate as an indication. According to reports, the RX 590 will set you back 2099 Chinese Yuan, which converts to roughly R4400.
At the time of writing, local pricing and availability are obviously still to be confirmed. What you get for the price does sound at least a bit impressive, but not as much as I would have hoped. Rumours hint that the RX 590 might have the 12nm Polaris 30 GPU core which will boast better clock speeds and efficiency. Which this comes 8 GB of GDDR5 VRAM clocked to a performance of 8 Gbps.
All this will translate into a performance that is better than the GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB but not by that much. According to Square Enix’s Final Fantasy XV benchmark scoreboard (as reported by Tom’s Hardware), the RX 590 should be about 7.48% faster than the GeForce GTX 1060 at 2560 x 1440 and 9.26% at 3840 x 2160.
As you can see, you definitely aren’t looking at a top range GPU option here, but rather a middle of the road budget option.
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