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AMD’s 12nm Polaris-based Radeon RX 590 nearing launch, to go toe-to-toe with GeForce GTX 1060

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It’s sort of an open secret by now that AMD‘s Polaris-based Radeon RX 590 will be launching before the year ends and now we’re getting indications that a launch may be happening very soon.

A box shot posted by reviewer Andreas Schilling of HardwarLuxx confirm that AMD’s upcoming graphics card will be named RX 590 and that it will be based on the 12nm process. Among other features allegedly present are Freesync 2 Technology, Radeon Chill, ReLive Capture & Stream, DirectX 12, Vulkan, and HDR support.

With an expected 10-15% performance increase over the RX 580, the RX 590 is targeted to compete with Nvidia’s GTX 1060. This reinforces earlier reports of Nvidia quietly introducing a GTX 1060 variant with faster GDDR5X as a response to AMD.

Prices for the RX 580 and RX 570 is currently sitting at around Php 15,000 – Php 19,000 and Php 10,000 – Php 15,000 respectively while GTX 1060 sits at around Php 13,000 – Php 17,500. With that, we can expect the RX 590 to land somewhere in the neighborhood of Php 17,000-20,000 depending on the model.

With increased reports and leaks pertaining to the RX 590, a launch this month is plausible and will time nicely with the yuletide season.

Source Fudzilla

 

Jude De Leon
Ever since he's built his dream rig during his early high school years, Migs has always been a keen PC enthusiast. He's been the go-to guy for computer advice for his friends and family ever since.

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