We have seen the AMD Radeon RX 590 pop up in a couple of leaks here and there and we speculated that the graphics card could offer higher clock speed. We now have confirmation that it is indeed based on the 12nm process.
Andreas Schilling posted a couple of pictures of the upcoming AMD Radeon RX 590 box and we see it mentioned in the description that it is indeed based on the 12nm process. This means that this card will offer better efficiency and higher clock speeds as compared to the AMD RX 580. You can check out the leaked images below:
There is not much that we know when it comes to the performance boost that the AMD Radeon RX 590 will have to offer but if the reports are true then we should get a 10% increase in performance as compared to the RX 580. The 590 should also consume 15% less power.
If you already have the AMD RX 580 then the 590 might not seem like a major boost in performance but if you have an entry-level card like the RX 460 or an older card like the R7 series then this could be a suitable upgrade for you. At the end of the day, it will all come down to the pricing.
We have no official news regarding when this graphics card will be launched or how much it will cost. Reports would have us believe that the graphics card will be launched on 15th of November and that it will cost around $300.
It is also interesting to note that Nvidia has confirmed the upcoming GTX 1060 with GDDR5X memory around the same time. You just need to connect the dots to figure out that these two cards are going to compete with one another.
The RTX series is the latest series of cards based on the Turing architecture but the most inexpensive option costs $500. This means that Nvidia has nothing for the mainstream user. It seems that Nvidia is going to release the GDDR5X GTX 1060 to take care of that neglected segment till the GTX 2060 is released.