- Sapphire Radeon RX 590 Nitro+ specs, features, and price
- Our test system
- Sapphire Radeon RX 590 Nitro+ benchmarks
- Sapphire Radeon RX 590 Nitro+ power draw, thermals, and noise
- Should you buy the Sapphire Radeon RX 590 Nitro+?
Ghost Recon Wildlands
Move over, Crysis. If you crank all the graphics options up to 11, like we do for these tests, Ghost Recon Wildlands ($50 on Humble) and its AnvilNext 2.0 engine absolutely melt GPUs.
Middle-earth: Shadow of War
Middle-earth: Shadow of War ($50 on Humble) adds a strategic layer to the series’ sublime core gameplay loop, adapting the Nemesis system to let you create an army of personalized Orc commanders. It plays like a champ on PC, too, thanks to Monolith’s custom LithTech Firebird engine. We use the Ultra graphics preset but drop the Shadow and Texture Quality settings to High to avoid exceeding 8GB of VRAM usage.
The latest in a long line of successful games, F1 2018 ($60 on Humble) is a benchmarking gem, supplying a wide array of both graphical and benchmarking options—making it a much more reliable option that the Forza series. It’s built on the fourth version of Codemasters’ buttery-smooth Ego game engine. We test two laps on the Australia course, with clear skies.
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Sapphire Radeon RX 590 Nitro+
The Sapphire Radeon RX 590 Nitro+ delivers superb 1080p gaming performance with few compromises, though the power draw is massive.
- Superb 1080p and good 1440p gaming performance
- Effective custom cooler
- Loaded with extra features
- Comes with 3 free triple-A games
- Very high power draw
- Discounted RX 580 GPUs offer better value