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Radeon R9 290X vs Radeon RX 590

Intro

The Radeon R9 290X has a core clock frequency of 800 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1250 MHz. It also makes use of a 512-bit bus, and makes use of a 28 nm design. It is comprised of 2816 SPUs, 176 Texture Address Units, and 64 Raster Operation Units.

Compare that to the Radeon RX 590, which has core speeds of 1469 MHz on the GPU, and 2000 MHz on the 8192 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 2304 SPUs along with 144 Texture Address Units and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon RX 590 175 Watts
Radeon R9 290X 300 Watts
Difference: 125 Watts (71%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the Radeon R9 290X will be 22% faster than the Radeon RX 590 overall, because of its greater bandwidth. (explain)

Radeon R9 290X 320000 MB/sec
Radeon RX 590 262144 MB/sec
Difference: 57856 (22%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 590 will be quite a bit (more or less 50%) more effective at texture filtering than the Radeon R9 290X. (explain)

Radeon RX 590 211536 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R9 290X 140800 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 70736 (50%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon R9 290X will be a little bit (about 9%) faster with regards to anti-aliasing than the Radeon RX 590, and also able to handle higher screen resolutions without losing too much performance. (explain)

Radeon R9 290X 51200 Mpixels/sec
Radeon RX 590 47008 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 4192 (9%)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

Price Comparison

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Radeon R9 290X

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Specifications

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Model Radeon R9 290X Radeon RX 590
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year October 2013 November 2018
Code Name Hawaii XT Polaris 30
Memory 4096 MB 8192 MB
Core Speed 800 MHz 1469 MHz
Memory Speed 5000 MHz 8000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 300 watts 175 watts
Bandwidth 320000 MB/sec 262144 MB/sec
Texel Rate 140800 Mtexels/sec 211536 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 51200 Mpixels/sec 47008 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 2816 2304
Texture Mapping Units 176 144
Render Output Units 64 32
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 512-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 28 nm 12 nm
Transistors 6200 million 5700 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 11.2 DirectX 12.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.3 OpenGL 4.5

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of information (counted in MB per second) that can be moved over the external memory interface in a second. It is worked out by multiplying the bus width by its memory clock speed. If it uses DDR type memory, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that are applied per second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total number of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the video card could possibly record to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the amount of Render Output Units by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max fill rate.

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Radeon R9 290X

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Radeon RX 590

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Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

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