Radeon RX 590 vs Radeon RX 480

Radeon RX 590
Memory: 8192Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: UNRELEASED
Radeon RX 590
Radeon RX 480
Memory: 8192Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 29 Jun 2016
Radeon RX 480

Summary

Gaming performance index

  • Radeon RX 590
    125%
  • Radeon RX 480
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Radeon RX 590

25% higher gaming performance.
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports FreeSync.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports TrueAudio.

Reasons to consider Radeon RX 480

Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports FreeSync.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports TrueAudio.

Radeon RX 590

HWBench recommends Radeon RX 590

The Radeon RX 590 is the better performing card based on the game benchmark suite used (14 combinations of games and resolutions).


Specifications

Core Configuration

Radeon RX 590Radeon RX 480
GPU NamePolaris 30 (Polaris 30 XTX)vsEllesmere (Ellesmere XT)
Fab Process12 nmvs14 nm
Die Size244 mm²vs232 mm²
Transistors5,700 millionvs5,700 million
Shaders2304vs2304
Compute Units36vs36
Core clock1257 MHzvs1120 MHz
ROPs32vs32
TMUs144vs144

Memory Configuration

Radeon RX 590Radeon RX 480
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Bus Width256 bitvs256 bit
Memory Speed2000 MHz
8000 MHz effective
vs2000 MHz
8000 MHz effective
Memory Size8192 Mbvs8192 Mb

Additional details

Radeon RX 590Radeon RX 480
TDP0 wattsvs150 watts
Release DateUNRELEASEDvs29 Jun 2016

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon RX 590
    49.44 GP/s
  • Radeon RX 480
    40.50 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon RX 590
    222.50 GT/s
  • Radeon RX 480
    182.30 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon RX 590
    256.00 GB/s
  • Radeon RX 480
    256.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon RX 590
    7119.00 GFLOPs
  • Radeon RX 480
    5834.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Game benchmarks

Battlefield V

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • Radeon RX 590
    59
  • Radeon RX 480
    48

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry New Dawn

Ultra Quality, DirectX 11,Windows 10x64 build 1809

  • Radeon RX 590
    58
  • Radeon RX 480
    49

FPS (higher is better)

Metro Exodus

Ultra detail, 16:1 AF, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • Radeon RX 590
    33
  • Radeon RX 480
    28

FPS (higher is better)

Middle-Earth Shadow of War

Ultra Quality, HR Textures, DirectX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 590
    52
  • Radeon RX 480
    38

FPS (higher is better)

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Highest Detail, Pure Hair On, HBAO+, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 590
    43
  • Radeon RX 480
    35

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield V

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • Radeon RX 590
    33
  • Radeon RX 480
    27

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry New Dawn

Ultra Quality, DirectX 11,Windows 10x64 build 1809

  • Radeon RX 590
    31
  • Radeon RX 480
    25

FPS (higher is better)

Metro Exodus

Ultra detail, 16:1 AF, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • Radeon RX 590
    21
  • Radeon RX 480
    17

FPS (higher is better)

Middle-Earth Shadow of War

Ultra Quality, HR Textures, DirectX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 590
    29
  • Radeon RX 480
    21

FPS (higher is better)

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Highest Detail, Pure Hair On, HBAO+, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 590
    21
  • Radeon RX 480
    17

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry New Dawn

Ultra Quality, DirectX 11,Windows 10x64 build 1809

  • Radeon RX 590
    80
  • Radeon RX 480
    69

FPS (higher is better)

Metro Exodus

Ultra detail, 16:1 AF, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • Radeon RX 590
    42
  • Radeon RX 480
    36

FPS (higher is better)

Middle-Earth Shadow of War

Ultra Quality, HR Textures, DirectX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 590
    80
  • Radeon RX 480
    53

FPS (higher is better)

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Highest Detail, Pure Hair On, HBAO+, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 590
    63
  • Radeon RX 480
    54

FPS (higher is better)