Review: PowerColor Red Devil Radeon RX 590 8G

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  1. warlord

    warlord Ancient Guru

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    Seems weak. It is equal to my overclocked gpu.

    1060 refresh with gddr5x is gonna beat it hard..
     
  2. buhehe

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    What pisses me off is how they (mis)used the "x90".
    There used to be a marked difference between x80 and x90.

    e.g. the R9 290 was 20-30% above a 280x - so the suffix was a clear distinction of performance... not this pathetic +6%
     
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    You need to remember, Lisa Su told the investors that there are GPU stock left after mining fell, and they need time to clear the stock- so they ask 279$ for this GPU until the RX 580 stock is over and then you will get the RX 590 at ~200$.
     
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    Just purchased one. Thanks for the review, Hilbert!
     

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    Naming schemes always change.
     
  6. RzrTrek

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    It just seems like such a waste of time and resources (high wattage & price) and I can't even begin to understand why they couldn't just wait and go all in on 7nm.

    I can only imagine what would happen if you were to tweak your fan profile to make it less noisy (as shown in the review) in which case it would probably melt.
     
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    • 1060 now goes for $230
    • custom 1070 -> $360. $340 after rebate
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125875

    290 is "a noisy pos".
    This one measured same as 2x 290. In a silent mode!
     
  8. buhehe

    buhehe Master Guru

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    Yea, for the worse, it seems
     
  9. Undying

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    It runs at 8Gbps gddr5x compared to 1060 9Gbps gddr5 variants. It wont be any faster at all.
     
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  10. Ricepudding

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    Gotta say anyone who got a 290x/390x years ago still have a decent card! specially if they just OC it a bit, seems to do as good as the 590 stock
     
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    390x is a beast!
     
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  12. Ourasi

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    I'm happy to run rings round this with my laptop...
     
  14. RavenMaster

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    What AMD needs are cards that can beat the 2080 and 2080ti so that nGreedia has to lower their prices. It’d be very beneficial to all consumers
     
  15. BReal85

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    You forget that you get a 180$ worth yet-to-release game bundle for the AMD one, and a 40-50$ one for NV (Monster Hunter: World). Even for RX 570, 580 and Vega, not only RX 590.
     

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    [​IMG] I already have 2 PowerColor RX580 Red Devil Golden Sample in Crossfire . RX590 is not better than what I already have except 100mhz core speed which isnt worth upgrading. I run 1425mhz right now stock.
     
  17. sykozis

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    So, around 20% or so performance increase over my RX470....that is also a noisy pos.... Guess I'll wait to see what comes next year.
     
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    "Try to imagine what would have happened if AMD kicked back in its value prospect. If this was a 199 ~ 219 USD card, it would have been a Christmas smash hit under that Christmas tree."
    Let's us hope for it on Christmas sale :D IMO 239€ is possible.

    But for now is good GPU and You can substract 90€ easy in games from the price, so in truth this is 189.99€ GPU with almost Fury performance !
    IMO it's quite a feat for this rather small chip.
    GJ RED Team & HH for review.
     
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    Game bundles are failures. Pure anticonsumer tactics and false advertising to alleviate outrageous pricing.

    I can buy cheaper any game with its own deluxe edition, not any forced promotion from gpus, mobos, monitors, etc.

    1070 has a better temp/price/watt/performance ratio.

    Polaris is a disastrous improvement, at least Vega not great but delivered extraordinary performance jump from fury.

    My old 390x overclocked have much more pixel fillrate and memory bandwidth than 590. It only loses in texture fillrate.

    One step forward two steps backwards. Four years and counting for Amd to deliver some serious improvements.

    Even 2014's r9 290x 8gb variant ghz edition overclocked can easily battle 590 rx. Lmao.

    Nuff said. Anyway great review HH as always. Cheers!
     
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    I wonder if the memory would go higher with extended limits,
    might be worth investigating.
     
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