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AMD's new Radeon RX 590 GPU ekes out more speed on a budget

And just in time for Black Friday: Get up to $180 in games for free when you buy select AMD graphics cards.

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The new Radeon RX 590.

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AMD on Thursday announced a new version of its Radeon RX graphics card. The company says the Radeon RX 590 delivers a higher core clock speed than the RX 580 -- and up to 20 percent more "performance-per-dollar" than other cards. 

Like the older RX 580, the new GPU is based on AMD's fourth-generation Graphics Core Next architecture but uses a smaller, 12-nanometer process. The Radeon RX 590 costs $279 (£215 and AU$385) and is now available from vendors including Asus, PowerColor, Sapphire and XFX.

Capitalizing on the Black Friday hype, AMD also announced that it will throw in two or three forthcoming games with the purchase of a Radeon RX 590 GPU or RX-powered PC. Depending on which version you buy, you'll be eligible for a free download of Resident Evil 2 (coming in January 2019), Devil May Cry 5 and Tom Clancy's The Division 2 (both coming in March 2019).