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VIDEO: AMD launches new 12nm GPU in Radeon RX 590 graphics card, offers bonus AAA-rated free PC games

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Promising "beyond 60 FPS in the latest AAA and eSports titles", powered by AMD's Polaris architecture, Radeon software and paired with a Radeon FreeSync capable monitor, AMD promises a "leading-edge, smooth HD gaming experience for the latest games".

AMD has unveiled its new Radeon RX 590 graphics card, featuring "an advanced 12nm GPU designed to deliver amazing gaming experiences and outstanding performance for the latest AAA, eSports and Virtual Reality (VR) titles".

Powered by AMD “Polaris” architecture, AMD said its Radeon RX 590 graphics card "provides faster clock speeds for higher gaming performance than the AMD Radeon RX 580 graphics card, and delivers up to 20% or higher performance-per-dollar than the competition".

Paired with the advanced AMD Radeon FreeSync gaming display technology and loaded with the latest AMD Radeon Software features, AMD proudly boasts that its Radeon RX 590 graphics card "delivers an exceptional gaming experience".

Scott Herkelman, corporate vice-president and general manager of Radeon Technologies Group at AMD, said: "This new graphics card provides beautiful visuals, blistering frame rates, and the latest and greatest features for PC gaming.

"Combined with AMD Radeon FreeSync technology for smooth, stutter-free gaming, game Day-0 launch performance updates and an ever-expanding Radeon Software feature set, the Radeon RX 590 graphics card provides an amazing experience for the legions of performance and hard-core gamers everywhere.”

So, what are the main features of the Radeon RX 590 graphics card that AMD wants you to remember?

Outstanding gaming performance: "The AMD Radeon RX 590 graphics card is built upon 12nm process technology and the advanced AMD “Polaris” architecture, including 4th Gen GCN graphics cores, display engine and multimedia cores to enable exceptional performance in low-level APIs like DirectX 12 and Vulkan.

"It also provides a visually stunning HD gaming experience running at up to 60 FPS or higher in the most popular AAA games, and up to 100 FPS in some of the most popular eSports titles."

Best software features for gamers: "AMD Radeon Software features game Day-0 driver support and up-to-the minute game optimisations for performance enhancements. Gamers can effortlessly capture, stream and share their memorable moments and clutch victories with Radeon ReLive technology; monitor performance and PC system info, and socialise with the AMD Link app; and fine-tune a range of settings to fit their needs with AMD Radeon WattMan technology".

Largest gaming display ecosystem: "With over 500 AMD Radeon FreeSync-technology capable monitors to choose from, achieving pixel-perfect, silky-smooth gameplay has never been easier. AMD Radeon FreeSync technology synchronises the monitor update rate to the game, eliminating tears and choppiness. AMD Radeon FreeSync 2 HDR technology offers up to 2x better brightness and colour volume compared to sRGB".

Premium virtual reality: "The AMD Radeon RX 590 graphics card delivers beautifully rich and immersive VR environments during gameplay. AMD LiquidVR technology provides broad compatibility, plug-and-play ease of use and stable platform support for the new wave of advanced VR vendors and technologies".

Up to three free games with Radeon RX purchase

"AMD has also launched the ‘Raise the Game Fully Loaded’ bundle, offering gamers PC versions of the highly anticipated Resident Evil 2, Devil May Cry 5 and Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, for free with the purchase of an eligible AMD Radeon RX graphics card or Radeon RX powered PC.

"Gamers who purchase an AMD Radeon RX Vega or RX 590, or an eligible Radeon RX Vega or RX 590 powered PC, will receive free copies of all three games.

"Gamers who purchase an AMD Radeon RX 580 or RX 570 graphics card, or an eligible Radeon RX 580 or RX 570 powered PC, can choose two of these games for free. For more information on the program and where to buy, click here". 

Pricing and availability

AMD's Radeon RX 590 graphics card is now available worldwide starting at US $279 from "leading add-in-board partners, including ASUS, PowerColor, Sapphire and XFX."

Here is AMD's video:

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