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Radeon RX 590 vs. RX 580 vs. GeForce GTX 1060, Battle for the Best Value sub-$300 GPU

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Hardware Unboxed (7 months ago)
Small copy and paste error in Excel, I added Hitman 2 last minute and left the bit about HairWorks in from the Witcher 3. Results are all accurate but the bald guy doesn't need HairWorks.... or does he? 🤔
SATHISH KUMAR (4 months ago)
A bald guy may still need HairWorks for his pubic hair!
Milo Godeke (5 months ago)
kill the game, then maintain, then collab!
CorkGamerYT (6 months ago)
7~10 FPS For More $60 Well, Why Not? With Overclock is Other History...
AirsoftAddicted (6 months ago)
Actually you can run Hairworks on AMD with decent FPS. All you need to do is to enter Crimson Drivers menu, pick The Witcher 3 from the list of games and force tesselation x16. WIth this, game will provide decent FPS and good image quality.
Zakiry (1 day ago)
Are the middle red things stickers?
Jayce (3 days ago)
I found new (not refurbished) RX 590 Fatboy for 118euros. I think with price like that its really amazing.
Gabrielius Kačinskas (11 days ago)
In my country RX 590 is cheaper than 580 or 570
Deutschrap Alben (16 days ago)
7:10 absolutely not hard to get 1600mhz i got it on 1620 and still didnt added core voltage so i think i can even get up to 1640
Petr Kisselev (21 days ago)
No 4k benchmarks?
Tyler Leyden (26 days ago)
Oh this video does exist
maddhatter0 (1 month ago)
But what about a new video asking if it's worth $230? That's what they go for new these days...and I got mine brand new for $240 in February with the 3 free games...not to shabby since I love all 3 of the gamed... It is so odd that most people have not been able to hit 1600mhz, my sapphire card hits 1660mhz and I decided that was enough for me. I think I could still go farther, the card only gets up to 63c underload in my case.
fishes wishes (1 month ago)
where are the cut down version of 590? its 12nm right? and 580s are 14nm
Chris L (1 month ago)
This card is roughly only $20 more than a 580 right now. You would have to be an idiot to upgrade from a 580 to a 590, but if you are building a PC right now, I'd choose this over the 580 all day long for a mere 20 bucks.
soundsys33 (1 month ago)
so good if u have a 1060 while no so good if u have an RX 580 cool.
ricky v (2 months ago)
DEAD ON ARRIVAL (DOA). You couldn't have been more candid. I was hoping to get this card over the RX 580 but I'll go ahead and purchase a RX 580.
Mr Bebz (2 months ago)
ezAdvance Mods (2 months ago)
RX 590 is a joke. Of course getting RX 580. ~5-8 FPS Difference Prices: RX 580 - 210$ RX 590 - 260$ Overclock RX 580 and you will get RX 590 stock. Thank me later I saved your bucks :DD
Renzo C (2 months ago)
put the speed to 1.25
Bogdan Ursache (3 months ago)
Your review is totally wrong. Your used rhe silent Vbios making the gpu to heat to 80 C and making to throttle. This card has 2 Vbios and you should have used the performance Vbios for the review....
Hardware Unboxed (3 months ago)
@Bogdan Ursache When I was 'trouble' shooting the weak performance uplift with AMD over the RX 580 they never mentioned this. I've now gone and looked at performance with the second BIOS and it's exactly the same. Do you have any proof of a performance change? We test in a cool room (21c) and I can 100% confirm the BIOS makes no difference. As I said my results line up with others including GN so I'm not sure where you're coming from here. Finally if you respect our work don't disrespect us by suggesting anything was rushed, we spent a lot of time confirming the results with AMD and they didn't challenge what we were showing. Moreover our testing is extremely in-depth and accurate. There is no massive error in my review and you're yet to show me any evidence. It's really annoying when people throw around claims like "massive error". Honestly even if the performance BIOS did improve performance (which it doesn't), what are you honestly claiming? A 10% performance uplift? Yeah no chance.
Bogdan Ursache (3 months ago)
@Hardware Unboxed please look at your own video, at 8:03 it is clear that the gpu is throttling, it goes as low as 1533 Mhz. It is my believe that all of your benchmarks were made with the "silent" vbios and this is the reason for the "low" performance... I respect you and your work, but I cannot help seeing that you are rushing your videos just to meet the demand, while missing the most important point, quality. As regards Gamer Nexus, I don't like his channel, BUT he did mention the 2 vbios and showed the impact/ performance of the two options . His video made me realized ths massive error in your review! You should do less benchmarks (not 33 games, 8-12 being more than sufficient) and focus more on the details (e.g. alternative vbios, undervolting and overclocking) such as to give some insights for your viewers. Cheers!
Hardware Unboxed (3 months ago)
There was no GPU throttling going on. Results line up with those from Gamers Nexus for example.
roogac (3 months ago)
Recently bought Asus Rx570 Strix OC 4GB for 130€... Today I snatced a Sapphire RX 580 4GB Nitro+ for the same price few months after the inital purchase.. Seems a killer deal for the same price GPU tier up level
TinTin (3 months ago)
Should i get RX 580 or GTX 1060?
Аs always a great video man
NightCore HC (4 months ago)
1060 with 8gb when did that come doesnt it have 3gb and 6gb?????
Antoine Finch (4 months ago)
Someone explain please! what is he saying buy it or not?
SEB03 (4 months ago)
should i buy rx 590 nitro or rx xfx 590 fatboy?
Rohit Iyer (4 months ago)
Its cheaper now in 2019 is this card still worth buying compared to a gtx 1060 6gb?
MichaelSupreme (2 months ago)
Boris Yanakiev (4 months ago)
gtx 1070ti is around 20fps better but 50 euro price difference, don't think it's worth it.
Knt_Bros Games (4 months ago)
Is 650W psu enough for Rx 590 and ryzen 5 2600?
Hardware Unboxed (4 months ago)
Yes, more than enough.
CRAZY Q (4 months ago)
Meanwhile in my country an rx 580 8gb costs around 500$ wtf
Exoria (4 months ago)
Great great video! So helpful, thanks a lot!
maddhatter0 (4 months ago)
Got my rx590 nitro+ for $250 and got the 3 games with it... much better than my gtx960
ignigknogt (4 months ago)
The price of rx 590 has dropped to as low as $259 USD and currently offered with 3 free games worth $150. That's amazing deal. Nice thing about AMD, prices drop eventually... even if they aren't on nvidias level all the time.
LMM (4 months ago)
I'm on my first ever build and bought a sapphire rx590 Nitro+ for £220 brand new. I can play at 1440p on ultra so I'm happy. But pc is more of a workstation so I got a Ryzen 7 2700 and 32gb of ram for my 4k editing.
misavn (4 months ago)
I like amd
Paul Middleton (4 months ago)
I almost rushed in to buying a 590 but the power draw on the 590 is quite considerable 4 what 5 more frames per second in some games I think I'm gonna to stick with getting a 580 I'm going to buy that because the amount of money am saving on price about 50 pound upto 80 andmore important electric not only am I gonna spend less for a 580 but my electric bill is going to be a lot less and I think that you really have to take that into consideration when looking at these cards. 50 is alot when its skinting yourself 4 2 weeks but will i be satisfied. I alsolike the saphire models. Not into the blue with 590 but might grow on me. I dont want anything with the devil written on it so model that sticks out is the xfx fat boy or saphire.+
stefanels (4 months ago)
Can you do PLEASE a NEW comparasion between GTX 980ti / GTX 1070 / Vega56 (maybe sqyeeze there an RX580 / GTX 1060)... THANKS
Xbot4Life (4 months ago)
If you happen to want at least 2 of the 3 games you get for free then its a no-brainer
DamageIncM (4 months ago)
Too bad at this time the 580 is over 260 USD for me in The Netherlands and not nearly 200 USD. :( It's still less expensive than the other cards, which scale up in price just as much if not more. But still, I indeed WISH it was a little more affordable around here, because if I purchase this it would make it the most expensive part of my system at over a quarter of the total. I want it to drop at least around 25 Euros more. (Though I'm already speaking of a card on sale, so too bad for me...)
Chay Warburton (4 months ago)
Wow, 64 liquid cooled does great... Excited to see Readon vii reciews at launch this upcoming week. Navi releases soon to come as well according to their roadmap from a while back.
Taher Jerjissi (4 months ago)
what graphic card should i buy i wanted to buy a rx 590 for about 290 euros but can i get a better one for that price with the amd ryzen 5 2600 or should i get a other processor and graphic card? (the processor costs 163 euros)
Mango 99k (4 months ago)
How are you able to run rx580? I have the 580 but everytime I run a game it crashes and it freezes my screen and I cant do anything unless I restart my pc, i got myself a gpu water cooling kit since i thought it was the temp, but it goes up to 40-50c and it still crashes I have a 500w power supply since that's what it said I should have, should I get a higher watt power supply? It's really bothering me and I've spent to much money for a PC i basically cant game on.
LAFOLLETTER (4 months ago)
Cheapest new rx580 I could find:  https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814930009&Description=Radeon%20RX%20580&cm_re=Radeon_RX_580-_-14-930-009-_-Product $184.99 Sale Ends Soon $164.99 after $20.00 rebate
bicdaddy (4 months ago)
it's amazing how pricing changes now make this relevant... 1080ti for $500? Can't find that deal any longer. Now you can get a Vega 64LC for $500 though.
Supr1meTV (4 months ago)
If you can get a Vega 56 on discount, then choose that any day of the year over this card.
Jeremias Ryynänen (5 months ago)
Should I get the sapphire radeon rx 590 nitro+ se 290€ or rx 580, 240€?
Pulvxrize (5 months ago)
I payed 260 for mine
Rod 4Tech (5 months ago)
I purchased the XFX (Fatboy) RX 590 8GB for only $186.00 on an open box deal at the Micro-Center. It's now in my Ryzen-7 1700X system with 16GB RAM. I'm very happy with how the system works. Everything runs as smooth as butter. I then took my EVGA GTX 1060 6 GB GPU (which was previously in my Ryzen-7 system) and upgraded my Ryzen-5 2400G system from Vega-11 to a dedicated GPU. Boom! Win! Win! Both systems are awesome for 1080p Ultra gaming on our HD TV's.
II II (5 months ago)
I have a very similar setup (although I have an overclocked 1700). It runs so well, and no DX12 stuttering unlike 1060!!
Harry Emmott (5 months ago)
Personally, I am having real trouble choosing between these three cards still... This will be my first ever gaming PC, so I'm getting it built (warranties etc, I'm a clumsy bastard...), and I want something that I don't have to upgrade for at least a few years, so part of me thinks get the 590 for £40 extra, because its slightly insignificant compared to the cost of the pc anyway, and it does have better performance, so I will be satisfied by the performance for longer. Part of me also instinctively wants to go 1060, because I know it'll be great, but it's by far the oldest of the cards, and I have a freesync monitor, so I'm in favour of AMD, along with the fact that even the 580 outperforms the 1060 for the same price here in the UK. Can some Internet people lavish me in opinion and abuse for considering AMD? That'll make me even more indecisive.
1984sFinest (5 months ago)
I just upgraded from an R9 270X. I got the Sapphire RX 590 for only $250. I need a card with 2 HDMI ports and the GTX 1070's with two HDMI ports are running $370 - $460... This was a no brainer.
Istvan Kiss (5 months ago)
You get a 3 x 60 $ games with this card. Also in central europe an rx 590 is cheaper then a 1060 6g. I really dont understand why are the prices for gpus so different in our region.
Dave D (5 months ago)
So should i Buy a 580 ?
The Sad Potato (5 months ago)
Yup 580 and 1060 are the best deals right now for under $250. I got a 1060 6gb recently for $210 which I chose over a $180 RX 580 8gb bc of lower power requirements and better OpenGL performance. No regrets!
Son Goku (5 months ago)
An overclocked 590 loses to a 1070 easily, I want to see a 2.1GHZ 1070 destroying a 590 6 ways from Sunday
bleebloo (5 months ago)
I was gonna get a 1070 until I saw this and realized I can save around 200 for little frame difference... thank you kind sir for saving my money
Kevin Ditawole (5 months ago)
Is this graphics card efficient for rendering and 3d modelling
LukaTheSlav (5 months ago)
The RX590 is cheaper than the 1060 6GB soo I think its good
domen fafulic (5 months ago)
why is radeon rx 580 more expensive than 590 in my country?
Thrilling Hazardous (5 months ago)
Steve what should i get? rx 580 or gtx 1060 6gb? this is the games i play Cities Skylines Counter Strike Global offensive Euro Truck Simulator F1 2019 NBA 2k19 GTA 5 Witcher 3 Steep Far Cry 5 AC : Origins ARMA 3 Kerbal Space Program Watch Dogs 2 Hitman 2 *Also if Red dead redemption 2 releases on pc xD* Also other triple A games and simulators XD And some future games paired with ryzen 2600 Edit: I think F1 2019 is not yet released but i will gonna play it if it is already release
II II (5 months ago)
580. No contest.
XtremeConditions (5 months ago)
So I know that "on paper" isn't a good way to judge this. But we had a 15% process shrink and a solid increase in clock speed. What is power consumption like? Could it be that AMD's out of the box setup for this GPU is similar performance with less power consumption? Something just doesn't add up here! Then again, running the RX580 at ref speeds is more fair if you're going pound for pound against a "reference" 590, right..? So what is the 590 capable of when overclocking? Can it still increase that extra 15% or so? Even that doesn't seem to work out...
CatArtz (5 months ago)
So in my country the rx 590 and gtx 1060 are both the same price...which one should i get?
Liquid Philosopher (5 months ago)
I bought a gtx 1060 2 months ago. But I don't regret it much cause I have a 450 watt power supply and a 650va ups. A rx 580 or rx 590 would have cost me another psu and ups
Corbin Croft (5 months ago)
Anyone one else notice the 1060 listed as 8GB in the monster hunter 1440p results? Someone has probably mentioned this before but I dont feel like looking through all the comments to find it. Aside from the irrelevant nitpicking, I love you work Hardware Unboxed
DivineMoment (5 months ago)
This made me feel better about getting rx 580 instead 590 (55€ price difference) also considering that my old 550w psu might not like the extra power consumption.
Anime_Gamer_Weeb (5 months ago)
4:00 wish i had an 8GB 1060 :P
john campos (5 months ago)
I saw so many bad reviews of the xfx rx 590 on amazon. Most of the negative reviews are the card only lasted about a month or 2 mos. I don't know now if I'm going for this card.
musinclind37 (5 months ago)
Why should AMD lower the price when it blows the 1060 out of the water? Check out level1techs assessment of this card also.
Unfiltered Truth (5 months ago)
A 10% bump in performance for a 40% bump in price bumps this off my options list.
Jerry Baton (5 months ago)
right now where i live, rx 590 from xfx is CHEAPER then most rx 580's
Seymour (5 months ago)
I’m getting a amd ryzen 2600. Which should I get, RX 580 or gtx 1060
Zetryox (5 months ago)
1060, AMD cpus with AMD gpus is the worst combo
LegendaryCazaclaw (6 months ago)
I'm moving up from a 7870 and the 590 just doesnt seem like a good buy over the 580 especially considering it costs $70 more. And if I add 100 more dollars I can get a supreme jump in performance with a 1070 ti (~$400 right now). It all depends on wether or not i wanna throw another hundo into the price of my gpu.
wcg66 (6 months ago)
This seems like what AMD with the FX series CPUs - adding the FX9590 and 9570 and the end of life in a vain attempt to keep the aging Vishera line going. Let's hope with Nuvi pricing is highly competitive.
Aleksandar Matic (6 months ago)
I am buying this card coz of Nvidia fanboys in my country. In my county 1060 6gb cheapest version is 350$ while rx 590 $ is 340$ so for me this buy makes total sense
League Of Legends Fan (6 months ago)
What is the processor?
Augustine Delgado (6 months ago)
So the card that just came out is out performing the lame duck card. With time and driver optimization this card will do better yet. 7% improvement is still an improvement, that's why it's the step up card from the rx 580. It is also still a great upgrade for those of us still using an rx 480 (a card I own). You guys have always been biased towards nVidia cards so naturally you're going to try and downplay a new AMD card. This card still takes the crown for best mid range graphics card. It has clearly out performed the gtx 1060 (a card I also own). Now can we please just accept that it's a better card. $100 bucks is a lot of money to most people. You guys really need to realize this card exists to get people to move on from the rx 480 and it is definitely worth the upgrade. It competes with the 1060 and still offers something GTX cards don't.... Free Sync. You guys always negate that Gsync monitors are highway robbery, making any AMD card more more worthwhile because you can actually see the performance without your monitor being a bottleneck.
Augustine Delgado (6 months ago)
oh and let's not forget that you get some awesome games with the card aswell, 3 blockbuster games for buying the rx590. The Sapphire Radeon NITRO+ RX 590 8GB is going for around $280 and comes with The Division 2, Residnet Evil 2, and Devil May Cry 5, that's about $150 in games, so if you deduct that from $280 then you're paying about $130 for it. Hell, my main rig is running the GTX 1060 right now and I keep having to reinstall the drivers because nVidia keeps breaking them. As I've been working on computers for about 15 years now, I think I can say you guys are totally ignoring the facts simply because you have an affinity for nVidia and probably a sponsorship. I just might start my own tech channel just because I'm tired of all the bias going around these days.
SupertoastGT (6 months ago)
Temps in the 70s seems a bit up there to say the least... Anyone got marshmallows?
Anakin Skywok (6 months ago)
SnakePlizkin (6 months ago)
Vega is doing crazy good in BF5, sadly not many games support them as good as BF5 seems to do.
Aku Pegu (6 months ago)
The GTX1070 performs so much better in few games and consumes significantly lower power. That extra money can easily be recovered in the form of lower power bills.
Stephanie Santelmann (6 months ago)
You guys are fucking retarded! Anyone in here would probably spend $30-50 more for a prettier version of the same card, with the same performance! AMD increases the RX580 by 10-15% for $25 bucks. And it beats a gtx1060 by %20! Wow 20%, that sounds like the gap between a gtx1070, and a gtx1080! Only Nvidia charged $250 extra for it! AMD removed the “0” on the end! And you guys still complain. Get over it! I’d easily buy a RX590, it’s silicone is superior in every way! 1,675mhz on air in some cases! That’s worth $25 bucks to me. People drop more than that on a single rgb case fan with no gains in anything.
Stephanie Santelmann (6 months ago)
People fucking kill me.. A GTX1080 was like 20% faster than a GTX1070 only there is a $250 price gap! AMD further refines there Polaris GPU architecture, RX590 is 15% faster on average than a RX580 for only $25 bucks more, and everyone talks crap! Huh? People spend $100 more on the same graphics card, just with a fancy cooler for 2-3% before performance!! Are people fucking retarded? A RX580 red devil Golden sample achieved 1,485mhz on the core in gaming, A RX590 red devil pushes 1,650Mhz on the core getting 10 more FPS in some games. If you think 10-15% is not worth $25 your stupid! Because if a reference card cost $299, and the big fancy AIB of the same card cost $389 with no improvement, and people praise it! Or people spend $150 on a waterblock with a 5% improvement! Stop contradicting yourselves! The RX590 nears grx1070 performance for $279. When have we ever gotten 15% performance for a measly $25 bucks? Nvidia charges $200+ for that or more. Grow the fuck up people.
Podrao De Virus (6 months ago)
7:50 "unless you game 24/7" lol
Silverfox (6 months ago)
The RX590 is placed between the RX580 and the GTX 1070. Sadly it's closer to the RX580. Was it closer to the 1070, it might have been more interesting. The closer it got to the 1070 the more problematic it would have been for the Vega56 though, I guess. Had the rx 590 been the 580 now that would have been a different story but the way it is now the card is really rather meh.
Beto Sousa (6 months ago)
RX 580 on amazon ebay new or second hand can get for prices between 180 and 220 euros. Why give more 80 for 5-10 fps on 4 to 5 games !
Beto Sousa (6 months ago)
Woow dont have PUBG Benchmark ??? why ??
Mjr Burn (6 months ago)
Right now, 12/04/18 on NewEgg you can get this exact card for $279.00. It does however come with 3 Free Games, redemption codes for Division 2, Resident Evil 2 and Devil May Cry 5 worth a total of $149.99. With the Bonus games effectively making this card $129.00, do you think it's worth it if those are games you might play ?
Red Stag Trucking (6 months ago)
its too bad the cheapest rx 580 i could find right now on amazon or at best buy is $310. so why not get the 590
Shivansh Dubey (6 months ago)
Tonality (6 months ago)
I see many of your videos...you are fan of AMD and that means that you have no idea at Hardwares....
Mason Bentley (6 months ago)
only reason I bought this was because there was a sale that made the 590 $160
Is it better on 1440p perfomance?
eren eren (6 months ago)
Hi steve! May I ask if my Seasonic S12II-520w bronze 80 plus (non modular version) can handle that RX 590.
Richard Scarlett (6 months ago)
oooh beat Radeon by a few frames. Makes me want to go out and pay hundreds more on an overpriced card from invidia for 3 more FPS. People are stupid lol
CyberByte (6 months ago)
What cpu are you using?
Mac Junky (6 months ago)
How does personal hair works work in hitman if you’re bald?
Mac Junky (6 months ago)
Hardware Unboxed true I forgot about that 😂
Hardware Unboxed (6 months ago)
Andres Perez Zepeda (6 months ago)
Watching this video because i intended to buy 590, ended up getting vega 56 😂
Cata (6 months ago)
Andres Perez Zepeda me too .how much did you paid for it .It is the gigabyte oc edition?
Ian Jericho (6 months ago)
My R9 390 still runs new games at 60fps ultra on 1080 lol these are all sidegrades
Sync (6 months ago)
when i heard fatboy i died
Murdoch (6 months ago)
I got a MSI RX 580 8 Gb Armored OC Edtion, and this must be the best card I've ever gotten, in terms of OC capability, 1500 on GPU and 2250 on vram no additonal voltage required. I wonder if I can get to 1580 if I add some :O
Mogno khan (6 months ago)
590 is a great deal Man,see those 3 games You can just sell 'em and make 60% of the gpu's price :3 :v
Hardware Unboxed (6 months ago)
Why can't you did that with the RX 570 or 580?
EXOTIC1011 (6 months ago)
That HairWorks in HITMAN just made my day xDD
Mohammed Ansari (6 months ago)
Well 1070 or 1070Ti or 1080 FTW I guess.
Michael (6 months ago)
Freaking $80 usd more than an 580 is just silly. For that price AMD should had added GDDR5X.
MySSDRocks (6 months ago)
Price of the RX 580 card ?.. it’s not a standard version as you said, I’m not saying the RX590 is great, but you’re not really being fair with the review.

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