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Radeon R9 290X vs Radeon RX 590

Intro

The Radeon R9 290X has core speeds of 800 MHz on the GPU, and 1250 MHz on the 4096 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 2816 SPUs along with 176 TAUs and 64 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare that to the Radeon RX 590, which uses a 12 nm design. AMD has set the core frequency at 1469 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM works at a frequency of 2000 MHz on this card. It features 2304 SPUs along with 144 Texture Address Units and 32 ROPs.

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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 should perform a lot faster than the Radeon RX 590 in general. (explain)

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

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 590 will be much (approximately 50%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the Radeon R9 290X. (explain)

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

Pixel Rate

If running with a high resolution is important to you, then the Radeon R9 290X is a better choice, but only just. (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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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.

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 data (counted in MB per second) that can be transported over the external memory interface in one second. It is calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by the speed of its memory. If the card has DDR type RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the graphics card can possibly record to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the number of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to 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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