Not impressed with the 590. Power draw is way to high for a small performance gain. The XFX RX 480 GTR XXX would do 1365 MHz at +10 on the power slider. Some would go as high as 1400 MHz with no power slider adjustment. See Jayztwocents, "This 480 doesn't suck" video. Then the 580 was born with more power draw and now the 590.
I have a Sapphire Vega 56 Pulse and after tweaks (undervolt / overclock) it hits 1662 MHz at nearly the same power draw. While beating the 590 by a good margin. No thanks.
Damn I wish this didn't come out. Finally decided to wait and keep my gaming x rx 480 and wait for Navi. A key reason other than not more than a 20% gain at most was due to not being able to get an MSI 590.
My 480 does 1390 / 1900 without any voltage adjustments and never even hits 70c. Purchasing 2 of the 3 bundle games anyway so take off 120$ of the price. If this resells for 100$ later on it's not a bad deal. Just when I thought I knew what to do MSI had to make their version
I'm a little surprised they went with the Armor cooler vs the Armor MK2.
I had been given to understand that the original Armor cooler left something to be desired in terms of cooling capability before. With the 590's additional power draw and resulting heat, this doesn't seem like a great move on MSI's part.
Again, though, most of what I think I "know" about the Armor cooler is through reviews/complaints/word-of-mouth. Well, that, and MSI went and made a beefier, MK2 version for previous cards.