AMD has launched the new Radeon RX 590 Graphics Card family which packs the slightly older but quite powerful and attractively priced Polaris based GPU. AMD’s board partners are introducing Radeon RX 590 GME, a new graphics card based on the Polaris 30 GPU Architecture.
The first AMD Polaris GPU based Graphics Card, the Radeon RX 480, which packed the Polaris 10, arrived in 2016. It appears AMD is relaunching the GPU with a refreshed set of specifications, and an aggressive price to match. The Graphics Cards based on AMD Polaris 30 GPU are being launched by AMD partners Sapphire, PowerColor, XFX, and ASRock.
AMD Revives Polaris Architecture Via AMD Radeon RX 590 GME Specifications, Features:
Leading Chinese eCommerce or online marketplace platform JD.com has listed several new Radeon RX 590 GME graphics cards. As mentioned earlier, multiple board manufacturers have released their own custom Radeon RX 590 GME graphics cards. Companies like Sapphire, PowerColor, XFX, and ASRock have launched their own iteration of Graphics Cards, which are based on the Polaris 30 AMD Radeon RX 590.
The Radeon RX 590 GME is almost identical to the Radeon RX 590 in core configuration. The GPU utilizes the 12nm FinFET based Polaris 30 chip. The chip is slightly better than Radeon RX 580 which utilized an optimized 14nm FinFET based Polaris 20 chip, which in turn was a refined variant of the original Polaris 10 GPU. In essence, this is the second generation of evolutionary reduction in die size from 14nm to 12nm.
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The AMD Radeon RX 590 GME retains the 2304 stream processors and the 8 GB GDDR5 memory configuration. Incidentally, each variant of the Radeon RX 590 GME from AIBs has a lower clock speed than its non-GME variants. All the new models have a dual-fan design and are powered by either a single 8-pin or a dual 6-pin power input configuration.
The fastest Graphics Card belonging to the Radeon RX 590 family is the XFX Radeon RX 590 Fat Boy. It has a clock speed of 1600 MHz. Meanwhile, the GME variant has a clock speed of only 1460 MHz. The same difference holds true for all the models introduced primarily for the Asian markets.
AMD Radeon RX 590 GME Price And Availability:
The XFX Radeon RX 590 GME is the fastest clocked model in the newly launched Polaris 30 GPU based Graphics Card. Interestingly, it is also the most aggressively priced. It is listed at 1199 Chines Yen or $170 US. The Sapphire RX 590 Nitro+ is listed for 1299 Chinese Yen or $185 US. The PowerColor Radeon RX 590 GME Red Dragon is listed for 1349 Chinese Yen or $195 US. The most expensive Graphics Card in the new Polaris 30 GPU lineup is the ASRock Radeon RX 590 GME PG, which is priced at 1399 Chinese Yen or $200 US.
Unfortunately Polaris is still one of AMD's biggest sellers.
RX 580 : 170
RX 570 : 140
RX 590 : 90https://t.co/x6oDnA3z2J
— _rogame (@_rogame) March 3, 2020
The AMD Polaris is a rather archaic Architecture. While it is based on the 14nm Fabrication Node, AMD has migrated all its mainstream CPUs and GPUs to the 7nm Production Process. Considering the technology, AMD and its board partners have offered the new AMD Graphics Cards at attractive prices.
The AMD Radeon RX 590 GME will become available for purchase next week, starting March 9, 2020. AMD and its partners have restricted the launch and availability of the new Graphics Cards to the Chinese market. Although the availability is region-specific, it is quite possible buyers from other regions can order them online and get them delivered.