Question About that Sapphire Nitro RX 590

gn842a

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My brother calls my attention to the fact that Unigine Superposition benchmark identifies my Nitro RX 590 as a 580. Is it common for benchmarks to screw that stuff up? Or is the 590 just a 580 with a pretty blue cover. Greg N
 

digitalgriffin

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Yeah its a little more complicated...I might have exaggerated a bit. But 12 nm aside it is just an advantage in clockspeed.
There's also the faster memory. The memory speed will confirm if you have a genuine RX590. (GPUz reports memory clock as well as the Radeon software.)


The 590 was fab'd at a different facility. It runs hotter, but also overclocks a lot better. Default ~10% gains over the stock 580 are not an issue. With adequate cooling you might be ~15% gains.
 

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