Rumor: Radeon RX 590 graphics cards on the way, Asus comes with RoG Strix model

AMD seems to be coming up with a new video card in the RX series. Benchmarks of the RX 590 have appeared and it is rumored that Asus is coming with an RX 590 in its RoG Strix series. Asus brings its gamers brand back to AMD video cards.

According to a VideoCardz source, Asus’ video card will be named Radeon RX 590 ROG Strix Gaming, or ROG-STRIX-RX590-8G-GAMING. The name suggests that the video card gets 8GB of vram. The Radeon RX 590 GPU would be based on the current RX 580, but have a slightly higher clock speed.

That clock speed was revealed earlier this week by a mention of an RX 590 GPU clocked at 1545MHz in 3DMark’s database. Current RX 580 video cards have a clock speed of 1340MHz according to AMD’s specifications, although some manufacturers give their high-end models a higher boost clock, up to 1450MHz. Presumably, the RX 590 GPU is a refresh of the current Polaris GPU, made possible at 12nm instead of 14nm.

The fact that Asus houses its upcoming RX 590 video card in the ROG Strix series is striking, because the brand introduced a new Arez brand name for AMD video cards in April. Presumably, Asus did so because of Nvidia’s GeForce Partner Program, which reportedly required manufacturers to make their gamer brands exclusively for that manufacturer. After a fuss, Nvidia stopped using GPP.

It is not yet clear when AMD will announce its Radeon RX 590 GPU. Earlier there was a rumor about a refresh of the RX 570, but that turned out to be the RX 580 2048SP for the Chinese market. In fact, that’s a higher clocked RX 570, with fewer stream processors than a regular RX 580, which has 2304.