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AMD Radeon RX 590 turns up in 3DMark database

by Mark Tyson on 15 October 2018, 14:31

Tags: AMD (NYSE:AMD), HiS Graphics

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Last week the rumour mill was burr grinding information particles that indicated we were about to witness a new AMD Polaris graphics card launch, or two. According to various sources, the RX 670 was due sometime this weekend (but could still be launched today), and AMD would follow up with an RX 680 next month. Nothing has materialised with regard to those 'Polaris 30' cards so far, but today there are fresh rumours about a new Radeon in the pipeline, the RX 590.

Thai overclocker and leakster Tum Apisak is again in the frame for supplying this early scoop, as he shared a screenshot of an AMD Radeon RX 590 (on Twitter and Reddit) taken from the 3DMark online results browser.

VideoCardz has taken Tum's info and run it into a plausible theory as follows; the Radeon RX 590 will wield a Polaris GPU fabricated on the 12nm process node to improve performance and power efficiency.

If you ponder over the 3DMark Time Spy database screenshot, above, you will see that the 1545MHz core clock, is 205MHz higher than the reference RX 580 boost clock. Meanwhile, the memory subsystem looks the same, likely to remain GDDR5-based.

Given the above data, and the Time Spy score of 5028, it is expected that the RX 590 will perform about 15 per cent faster than existing Radeon RX 580 graphics cards.

VideoCardz has some further corroborating evidence, slightly reducing the salt intake required to swallow this story. In its report it shares a photo of an HIS Digital shipping schedule which clearly includes RX-590 designated products. The site has yet to hear any confirmation or denial from HIS about this new product.



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Sounds plausible. A bit meh to be honest, a stop gap until 7nm vega/navi but I'm sure it'll be good value for those in the market at around the gtx 1070 mark.
chj
Sounds plausible. A bit meh to be honest, a stop gap until 7nm vega/navi but I'm sure it'll be good value for those in the market at around the gtx 1070 mark.

Performance-wise it'll be more akin to the 1060, if it's 15% faster than the 580.
if it's going to be akin to a 1060, it needs to be power efficient too…
Considering you can get an RX570 8GB for £160 delivered with 3 games,I think the equivalent GTX1060 3GB is a hard sell long-term.

Looking at the Hexus Turing reviews the RX580 is now consistently ahead of the GTX1060. Even the last set of RX570 reviews on Hexus had the card in the 4GB version trading blows with the GTX1060 6GB,and the GTX1060 was one of the better pre-overclocked cards and had more VRAM.

Another 15% would place this much closer to a GTX1070 than what people suspect.
Zak33
if it's going to be akin to a 1060, it needs to be power efficient too…

The RX580 is a juicy old thing and a die shrink isn't going to perform miracles.

Little surprised to see AMD still working on Polaris in the midrange a year after Vega launched.