AMD Radeon RX 590 1440p, 1080p & Ultrawide Gaming Performance

XFX Radeon RX 590 Fatboy Graphics Card
Print
by Rob Williams on November 15, 2018 in Graphics & Displays

AMD’s latest Polaris-based gaming graphics card has arrived. It hits us in the form of the Radeon RX 590, a die-shrunk version of the RX 580 that enjoys a monstrous clock boost. While there isn’t a lot to be surprised about with this release, AMD proves that it hasn’t eased its aggressiveness, having augmented the launch with a killer game bundle.

Battlefield 1, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, F1 2018 & Far Cry 5

Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1
Battlefield 1 (1080p) - XFX Fatboy Radeon RX 590 Performance
Battlefield 1 (1440p) - XFX Fatboy Radeon RX 590 Performance
Battlefield 1 (3440x1440 Ultrawide) - XFX Fatboy Radeon RX 590 Performance

The higher the resolution, the smaller the gains the RX 590 will exhibit over the RX 580. At 1080p, AMD’s latest gains 7 FPS, which drops to a gain of 5 FPS at 1440p. As I analyze these results, I now realize that I didn’t test the GTX 1060 in the higher resolutions, so I’m glad it’s at least covered in the 1080p set. AMD really cleans house at 1080p, though, slotting the three RX cards right in between the 1060 and 1070.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex Mankind Divided
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (1080p) - XFX Fatboy Radeon RX 590 Performance
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (1440p) - XFX Fatboy Radeon RX 590 Performance
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (3440x1440 Ultrawide) - XFX Fatboy Radeon RX 590 Performance

The RX 590 continues to leap ahead of the RX 580 by a fairly expected amount, again sitting in front of NVIDIA’s GTX 1060 – and not at all far behind the GTX 1070.

At 1440p, the RX 590 with our settings can handle about 50 FPS, which isn’t bad at all given the level of detail. However, that consists of a 40 FPS minimum, which might be a bit low for your tastes. Fortunately, Mankind Divided offers a ton of tweaking ability, so you won’t have a hard time getting a 10 FPS boost.

F1 2018

F1 2018
F1 2018 (1080p) - XFX Fatboy Radeon RX 590 Performance
F1 2018 (1440p) - XFX Fatboy Radeon RX 590 Performance
F1 2018 (3440x1440 Ultrawide) - XFX Fatboy Radeon RX 590 Performance

In F1 2018, the GTX 1060 manages to overtake the RX 570 at 1080p, and once again, the RX 590 slots in ahead of the RX 580 with a 7 FPS increase. While Mankind Divided had tight performance between the RX 590 and GTX 1070, the latter card clearly spreads its wings better here (and with Battlefield 1, but we have many more benchmarks to go).

Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5
Far Cry 5 (1080p) - XFX Fatboy Radeon RX 590 Performance
Far Cry 5 (1440p) - XFX Fatboy Radeon RX 590 Performance
Far Cry 5 (3440x1440 Ultrawide) - XFX Fatboy Radeon RX 590 Performance

These 7 FPS increases for the RX 590 at 1080p over the RX 580 seem to be rather consistent. Yet again, the GTX 1060 displaces the positioning of the RX 570, after which point the cards scale as expected.

Rob Williams

Rob founded Techgage in 2005 to be an 'Advocate of the consumer', focusing on fair reviews and keeping people apprised of news in the tech world. Catering to both enthusiasts and businesses alike; from desktop gaming to professional workstations, and all the supporting software.

twitter icon facebook icon googleplus icon instagram icon