Rumors about new AMD graphic cards are warming up and we are somewhat convinced that the AMD Radeon RX 590 is genuine after the first drop of benchmark data has leaked.

A new item in the 3DMark database shows that the AMD Radeon RX 590 can deliver a TimeSpy score of 5.028. With such a score these rumors fit Polaris 30 GPU in between Nvidia GTX 1070 and GTX 1060 performance levels.

In addition, the benchmark tells us a bit more about the card, including the claimed maximum clock speed of 1,545 MHz - probably 205 MHz faster than the current AMD Radeon RX 580.

The RX 590 will also include 8GB of video memory that works with a 2,000 MHz memory clock, which may suggest that AMD plans to use GDDR5 memory for its new graphics card.

Despite similarities with AMD's latest series of Polaris 20 graphics cards, the rumors suggest that the AMD Radeon RX 590 will be built on a new Polaris 30 architecture that introduces a new 12nm manufacturing process. Both current AMD graphics card families (Polaris 20 and Vega) use a 14nm process, so this can be a step up to 7nm Vega-GPUs that will be the next stop on the AMD GPU roadmap.

If the rumors and benchmark data are real, the AMD Radeon RX 590 may be the best mid-range graphics card you can buy this holiday. Especially when Nvidia has not yet announced a Turing-based replacement for the GeForce GTX 1060, much less than an RTX graphics card of less than $ 500 / £ 500.

Through Videocardz