AMD is rumored to be working on a new mid-range graphics card which is supposed to be a minor refresh for the RX 500-series cards and will be called the “AMD Radeon RX 590”. This GPU first appeared on the 3D Mark database which revealed the first drop of benchmark data.
This benchmark shows that the AMD Radeon RX 590 achieved a score of 5028 in Time Spy. If the benchmark score is really legitimate then this GPU is going to be a real beast in the mid-range market and will be of course more powerful than the Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB. The database also showcases the purported maximum clock speed of 1,545MHz which is 205MHz faster than its predecessor.
Also, according to some reports it will be based on a new Polaris 30 architecture featuring a 12nm process which will increase the performance of the GPU while lowering the power consumption. It will most likely feature 8GB of GDDR5 memory running at a clock speed of 2,000MHz. This graphics card will bring a step closer to the 7nm based process Vega and Navi architecture GPUs that are next up on the AMD roadmap.
The RX 580 seems like an upgraded version of the RX 580 with an improved process which will deliver performance on par with the RX 680 thus making it the best mid-range graphics card choice. The prices of Nvidia GTX 1070 are coming down recently so we will also have to look out for that as an alternative. Also, the Nvidia has not announced any mid-range GPU this year so we will also have to wait for that to come but for now the RX 590 could become a true middle ground between the GTX 1060 and GTX 1070.
The mid-range products market is getting very competitive these days, the RX 590 has not been announced officially, which does make it a bit doubtful to believe. Still, the benchmark and database are from authorized sources providing evidence of a new card in the AMD RX 500-series.
That’s all what is up with the leaks of AMD’s upcoming GPU, the RX 590. It will definitely be worth a look for gamers and might just be the best mid-range graphics cards you can buy this Christmas. Especially when Nvidia has yet to announce a Turing-based architecture GPU as an upgrade for the GeForce GTX 1060 which will cost around $500. So this is all for now, I hope you enjoyed this article. Tell us your opinion about this in the comments section below.