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XFX - AMD Radeon RX 590 Fatboy OC+ 8GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Graphics Card-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 26 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    With some tweaking, it's a beast!

    Posted
    VastLite
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    XFX has a strange way of releasing products. They are pretty solid on the whole, but this one definitely needs some tweaking out of the box. The great thing about this is XFX somewhat encourages it, as long as you aren't being obtuse. I love this card. It might not seem like much of a step up from an RX 480 on paper, but there is a noticeable improvement to frametimes in some of my favorite games. Finally I can enjoy things at my monitor's higher refresh rates! There were some teething issues during the first couple hours. I looked up a review on the card after experiencing temperatures above 80C. Turns out this is a dual-bios card with a dip-switch for changing between the two. Unfortunately, XFX ships this card set to the "quiet" fan setting, it would seem. Before install I would recommend flipping that switch! Even at that though, with higher fan speeds and lower temperatures, I still wasn't quite happy with what I was seeing. There were numerous dips in Vcore and core clock during gaming and benchmarks. After reading reviews on another site, I stumbled across a really decent fix for it! You see, AMD are pretty awesome about things. Their driver suite just comes with overclocking capabilities that are quite easy to set up. So I took that review’s advice and increased the power target by 15% and set a more aggressive fan curve. (I've attached a screenshot of which settings I used in the driver control panel to get more stable performance.) Results? Buttery-smooth performance and some decent temperatures to boot! The drawback with the RX 590 in general is the power consumption. It has stellar performance for its price (Especially during the 50th sales) but it comes with a power cost. I routinely see a power draw over 200 watts just for the GPU die (according to GPU-Z.) Not even taking into account the rest of the board. This isn't an issue if you have a good power supply and decent airflow, but I would be hesitant to try this card on older or budget builds. If you do have an older setup and are worried about power, just get a decent (as in 550w+) 80+ Gold or better with plenty on the 12v rail and you're good. You can also get some pretty well-performing cases for a song online. All a matter of how tenacious you are, hehe. All-in-all I'm blown away by the performance-per-dollar of this card. The drawbacks are negligible, especially remembering cards like the R9 300-series where power was very much off the charts. The 12nm refresh does well by this architecture, with the only tradeoff I can see being increased power consumption. There are more eco-friendly options out there for sure, but you won’t find this level of performance for the price!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Found the sweet spot

    Posted
    CMatt
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    I went into this purchase thinking I'd be playing every game at 1080p, but of course I had to fiddle around a bit. I found that at least in the games I play, if I disable or lower the bells and whistles, it will hold a playable frame rate at 4k (3840 x 2160) between 50-60 FPS with some dips below that during very heavy action, but nothing unsettling. To do this I had to make sure those games were set to Fullscreen mode. When windowed, performance dropped substantially. Now, granted my experience is not going to hold true for every game or every PC setup, but it's worked for me. As with everything PC related, you have to find what works best for your situation. Anyway, if you want a highly capable mid-range GPU then this is a great one to look at, and I'm more than pleased with it. You get a lot more bang for your buck here than with those cards that are $1,000 more, and I sadly speak from first hand experience. Those extra effects are not worth $1,000. After this, I'll never go top end again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good upgrade

    Posted
    jmbsmt63
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    I have been upgrading my PC bit by bit to make it better for 4K video editing and this card made a tremendous difference! I had a R9 270 before this and even with 32 gig of ram and an 8 core 4.2mhz processor, video was struggling. Not only did this card smooth that out but the actual quality (color/image quality) on the monitor improved. I should've tried this card before all the other upgrades! One word of caution, this card NEEDS a 550 watt or better power supply and an 8-pin power connector. The fan on this is silent until it gets really working in a game or other graphics intensive program but setting up a "manual" fan speed slope makes a difference.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not a bad card but loud and hot

    Posted
    HabaBone
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    I purchased this card to replace my aging 290 and was surprised by the marginal performance improvement. This card is maybe 17% faster than a card five years older at 1440P, the difference is even smaller at 4K. Again not a bad card but I expected more given how old the 290 is compared to the 590. Lastly the card is loud, my triple fan 290 is extremely quiet, but this thing is one of the loudest cards I've heard since my reference 6970.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Bargain GPU

    Posted
    Yorky
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    Great starting GPU to get the job done. Not a huge difference from my old GTX 960 but it’s for sure better. This thing is huge so make sure it fits your case. Amd has been getting better at competing with NVIDIA over the years. Glitches randomly but not sure if it’s the monitor or GPU. Would recommend this product if on sale

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing. well its a refresh afterall

    Posted
    JohnL
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    I got this rx590 and i knew i might be disappointed since I already have the RX480 in one of my rigs. I thought a 20% bump from the rx480 would improved. I'll return this card and wait 60 days for the release of navi.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Entry Level Card for gamers

    Posted
    JAGO
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    I replaced a faulty Power Color 4GB GPU with this card. The graphics are very good and bench marked it with excellent results. No signs of overheating after 6 hours of non-stop gaming.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    By Far the Best Graphic Card

    Posted
    shane087
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    I was eagerly waiting for this product and almost ended up buying the RX580, only for BEST BUY to be able to shelve this long-awaited product on time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Graphics Card For Price.

    Posted
    TecSpecDes
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    Excellent graphics card for the Price - $279.99. I was able to purchase it on Black Friday at Best Buy and ship it to store. This card has plenty of headroom left to overclock.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    RX 590, does great

    Posted
    RottenRon
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    The video card is great, no problems. I bought in store and am having a hard time getting my game code. Come on!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So far no issues

    Posted
    Kenbo89
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    Not as loud as people portray in other reviews. All in all good graphics card for the money

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for the money

    Posted
    Hungarian
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    It works great with my ryzen 7 setup can do 4 K with almost any game. It is a bit loud.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great video card

    Posted
    Jmdonnel60
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    Very smooth and fast works well with games and post video production

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    No complaints

    Posted
    JonS
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    This has been an excellent graphics card that didn't cost an arm and a leg.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great

    Posted
    awar
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    This product is great! it helped me out so much with the tasks I needed complete. Must buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Everything you need from a midltier GFX card

    Posted
    AVguy
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    Great GFX card in the midrange gives you a lot of power and memory! nuff said

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good price

    Posted
    calven
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    I think it is good price for beginner. and it is on avg for graphic card

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best deal

    Posted
    Matt
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    This video card works great. Was easy to install and can play any game I try.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great mid-level graphics card

    Posted
    Chawklett
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    If you're new to building computers, this card is a perfect one to start with.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great

    Posted
    Jupe
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    been working great game look good with this card happy to get it

    I would recommend this to a friend