XFX Radeon RX 590 Fatboy Video Card Review

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VRMark and Superposition Benchmark

VRMark is a relatively new benchmark aimed at those that might be thinking about buying an HTC Vive or an Oculus Rift and knowing what hardware will give them the best VR gaming experience. VRMark includes two VR benchmark tests that run on your monitor, no headset required, or on a connected HMD. At the end of each test, you’ll see whether your PC is VR ready, and if not, how far it falls short.

vrmark cyan settings

We used the Cyan Room to benchmark our cards as it is a DirectX 12 benchmark. Sitting between the Orange and Blue Rooms, it features a large, complex scene and many eye-catching effects.
Cyan Room shows how using an API with less overhead can help developers deliver impressive VR experiences even on modest PC systems.  The target frame rate for the Cyan Room benchmark when running in desktop mode is 88.9 FPS. The rendering resolution is 2264 × 1348, which is 1132 × 1348 per eye.

Benchmark Results: The RX 590 Fatboy came in with an average frame rate of 112.6 and the target frame rate for this benchmark is 88.9 FPS. This is faster than the EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC Gaming and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 FE. 

Superposition Benchmark

UNIGINE introduced the Superposition Benchmark in April 2017 and it contains a benchmark based on the UNIGINE 2 Engine that is pretty tough on modern graphics cards.

Superposition settings

We ran the Superposition Benchmark performance test with the 1080P Extreme preset.

The Radeon RX 590 Fatboy scored 2,860, which is roughly 1,000 points behind the AMD Radeon RX Vega 56, but still ahead of the GeForce GTX 1060 6GB card.

Here are the FPS results from the benchmark for those that would like more details.

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