XFX RX 590 Fatboy Tear-Down & Design Critique


Gamers Nexus
Gamers Nexus

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DIY Tech
DIY Tech

Love teardowns

Vor 11 Tage
The Dore
The Dore

Not much skill in the zooming with that camera..

Vor 22 Tage
urbi et orbi
urbi et orbi

dude, stainless steel is not magnetic. this is a piece of steel . polished or nickel coated . the only magnetic stainless steel , is the martensitic one . but no reason because expensive . mostly used in the oil industrie. regards .

Vor 22 Tage
Scott Stamm
Scott Stamm

Do the RX 590 and RX 580 have the exact same size/footprint? I want to purchase a water cooler for the RX 590 I just purchased. If they're the same, then I can just get a RX 580 water cooler, else I have to wait for a RX 590 to be made. Thanks in advance!

Vor 24 Tage
Dan Dishonored
Dan Dishonored

+Joseph Stott steel plate is better for memory to hold its stable temperatures. Memory will not overheat, but also will not be cooler than needs to be. Memory will have longer life span with this solution.

Vor 24 Tage
George H
George H

They say the camera adds 10 pounds ( I have to say that I didn't hear about this until after the first time I met you & congratulated you on the weight loss.. Sorry about that ) Have you watched the video playback to see if that made it look bigger... Lol.. I'm just fucking with ya..;-)

Vor 11 Stunden
Ethereal
Ethereal

We sometimes get those screws in the UK, so dumb when the law states otherwise. I suppose the manufacturer warranty is technically different from the warranty provided by law, but still comes off as scummy to me.

Vor 12 Stunden
apollion888
apollion888

Dude, just want to say how much I enjoy these :-)

Vor 12 Stunden
Noel L.
Noel L.

stainless steel isn't very magnetic fyi. It's probably a mild steel.

Vor 12 Stunden
ph4nt0m
ph4nt0m

Harley Davidson Fatboy bikes. Literally 10 minutes of google.

Vor 13 Stunden
Doge The Destroyer
Doge The Destroyer

They didn't name it after the nuke, because it's called Fat Man :v Also this Fayboy or a Nitro+ 580? RX 590 is cheaper here

Vor 18 Stunden
bobby boucher
bobby boucher

fatboy is a series branding lol its just a name, and yeah the card is big man its not a single fan or founders :) dont lose ur skillz man dont slipp :) i love your videos man

Vor 19 Stunden
Pekka Ylönen
Pekka Ylönen

Which one is more critical: GPU versus VRM cooling at no OC?

Vor 21 Stunde
Ζ † N
Ζ † N

but still though.. that's bullshit

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Tony Jiang
Tony Jiang

Japanese are not gonna be happy with the nickname of the card.

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Christoffer ekholm
Christoffer ekholm

Which you are strongly opposed of? ... Apple doesn't thing so.

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Christoffer ekholm
Christoffer ekholm

Think*

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guess even idiots can have 500k subs

Vor 3 Tage
DangerousDan
DangerousDan

Looks like a really cheap nasty card at a fairly high price.

Vor 4 Tage
Trent F.
Trent F.

Dude that psu is legit dope, just bought it for my new build (750 watt) its quiet as hell and low on temps for the most part

Vor 5 Tage
mike gisondi
mike gisondi

This is a result of IP theft from you know who. They are pushing chips in a hungry 3rd world market. We need to get a grip on this. Now.

Vor 5 Tage
dany vily
dany vily

Cut IT out with the promo You make in the videos. Nobody Will buy the SHIT but from their own country online markets You cock. I know You take the money from sponsors but come on dude..

Vor 6 Tage
wipje41
wipje41

Jezus christ those ads arte getting better and better

Vor 7 Tage
NGeoHP
NGeoHP

0:49 Ohhh so thats why he is called tech jesus.

Vor 8 Tage
JosieCat
JosieCat

Void if removed stickers are not just unenforceable but in most cases illegal to place on the product. My 1060 from MSI has one on the center screw for the backplate.

Vor 8 Tage
cyphre
cyphre

"Maybe there will be a slim edition later" Wow, way to fatshame, Jesus.

Vor 8 Tage
OppirompaMiDotCom
OppirompaMiDotCom

If the GPU produces more heat than any other component, would it not make sense to put it up front in the cooling cue?

Vor 8 Tage
Mason Bentley
Mason Bentley

glad I took the blind leap of fail and bought one feels better than my 1070

Vor 8 Tage
WuShu101
WuShu101

OR MAYBE IT'S AN ENGINEERING FLAW AND THEY MADE A LAST MINUTE ADJUSTMENT BECAUSE THE PARTS WERE ALREADY CRAFTED/MANUFACTURED, IT HAPPENS. SO THEY THREW A CRAPPY PIECE OF STEEL INTO THE MIX...LOL

Vor 9 Tage
awdrifter3
awdrifter3

Did you ever do a review of this card?

Vor 9 Tage
RAY M
RAY M

This gpu is gonna banned in japapn XD

Vor 9 Tage
Damian Danev
Damian Danev

Is the Seasonic Focus+ 550W Gold+ enough for this card?

Vor 9 Tage
Starfals
Starfals

Funny.. my computer had the same stickers and some stuff. It did remove my warranty when i open my case to clean it. It was bizarre as hell. Even the PSU lost its warranty

Vor 9 Tage
eren eren
eren eren

Hi! is Seasonic S12II-520w bronze 80 plus can handle that rx 590?

Vor 10 Tage
MrJMannMC
MrJMannMC

There was no nuke named fat boy. There was fat man and little boy.

Vor 10 Tage
Richard Herring
Richard Herring

XFX "We heard you like Overclocking, so we overclocked your overclock."

Vor 10 Tage
Anthony Wilson
Anthony Wilson

Stainless steel isn't normally magnetic :)

Vor 11 Tage
Nicolas Villamil
Nicolas Villamil

There is function in backplates other than heat transfer.... It helps when handling the card so you don't touch any of the connections on the back.

Vor 12 Tage
Mateo Sacco
Mateo Sacco

Only noticeable difference on the outside btween this and my XFX rx 580 GTS are the power connectors, mine only has an 8pin while this card has an 8pin and a 6pin.

Vor 12 Tage
RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER
RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER

Can you watercool it and test it?

Vor 12 Tage
ThatWolffe
ThatWolffe

PC Jesus strikes again

Vor 12 Tage
Lancelot2000Lps
Lancelot2000Lps

I am an amd fan boy what is a good and better gpu than 1050ti? Can someone help me? With a good price/ performance deal?

Vor 12 Tage
Antonio Amigo
Antonio Amigo

as far as i'm aware, stainless steel isn't magnetic.

Vor 12 Tage
Derek Swanson
Derek Swanson

You'd think that steel bracket would be an afterthought, but given that it's polished and has smooth edges, I'd assume it was an original design intention. Very strange indeed -- yet another metal which will expand and contract at different rates than surrounding metals in addition to low thermal conduction efficiency. It makes you wonder if some inferiority is built-in on purpose? Regardless of their warranties, manufacturers don't want these lasting forever -- they need folks buying new ones every few years. I'm not wrong in saying that Apple purposely botches old phones with new updates for this reason, correct?

Vor 12 Tage
Hugin Munin
Hugin Munin

2:57 Why i never buy XFX hw.

Vor 13 Tage
ebut
ebut

The backplate takes some of the weight of the card to stop it flexing, plus MARKETING... it looks better... adding a thermal pad would make 0 difference to performance and a buyer doesnt see it... poor reviewer trying hard to say his 2 cents.... he should know this, he has his branding everywhere, looks sell. Same with the name, not my cup of tea but it stands out, its no worse than 'Gamers Nexus'. Those that can do it do, those that cant.. review it!

Vor 13 Tage
MrOzozah
MrOzozah

I just missed $350 xfx vega 56 due to lack of reviews

Vor 13 Tage
Flavius Cosmin
Flavius Cosmin

omg steve, cut and clean those dirty finger nails, jesus

Vor 13 Tage
Yash Atishay
Yash Atishay

at 14:39, the mounting thingie could be nickel, which also happens to be magnetic just like iron but is a much better conductor of heat

Vor 13 Tage
Dolly
Dolly

Is it not called the "Fatboy" because it extends past the bracket? It's no taller or longer than a normal card, but it's oddly wide.

Vor 14 Tage
anton bacon
anton bacon

Should of call it RX 590 Chubby.

Vor 14 Tage
osgeld
osgeld

xfx ... I had a almost 6 year old 9750 3gig Double D that died, never sent in registration, took all 4 of those stickers off, replaced all the thermal pads (cause it was artifacting at first) and the thermal compound, and within 2 weeks they replaced it with a (much faster and more power efficient) RX570, all I had to do was produce a recipt (which newegg, so nbd) so I will give them some slack on the warranty sticker, just don't go messing with the serial number sticker

Vor 14 Tage
cody .w.
cody .w.

I'm really curious if that warranty sticker thing applies to Australia. i have a msi 1050 ti i'd like to clean and and replace the thermal paste on at some point but that sticker has been stopping me from doing it.

Vor 14 Tage
stimpson j cat
stimpson j cat

the reason for the ferrous metal plate is cost reduction. More than likely this heat sink is used on other cards and machining is more expensive than stamping out a piece of metal to fit one model of card

Vor 14 Tage
AtomicSpoon
AtomicSpoon

Didn't ASUS make a 580/680 that was triple slot and some change?

Vor 15 Tage
theIpatix
theIpatix

Well, I wouldn't consider the backplate being useless. Even if they aren't used for cooling they can still help to prevent video card bending by their own weight.

Vor 15 Tage
seppomuppit
seppomuppit

The word Aluminium is too hard so I say Aluminum.

Vor 15 Tage
MrCool00236
MrCool00236

Void if removed sicker: Does anyone know if this applies in Canada too?

Vor 15 Tage
Rick Morty
Rick Morty

Why is it fatboy and not fatgirl or even fatnongenderconforming?

Vor 16 Tage
kartavya goswami
kartavya goswami

i think fatrboy is an HARLEY-DAVIDSON thing

Vor 16 Tage
Justin Smith
Justin Smith

@505 that looks like a different tool set then discussed in the beginning. What it is?

Vor 16 Tage
brightshadowdenmark
brightshadowdenmark

The reason for the steel plate is a manufacturing issue: to use the same heat finaray on diftent PCB´s you just need to manufacture a different "2D shaped" steel plate and fit it to the universal cooler + finnaray ;-)

Vor 16 Tage
Cs Dn
Cs Dn

FYI Steve, the atomic bombs were named Fat *Man* and *Little* Boy.

Vor 17 Tage
KentuA MantuA
KentuA MantuA

i thought of the nuke before its size...

Vor 18 Tage
SMEŠNI KLIPOVI
SMEŠNI KLIPOVI

earn 5$ just for register and email confirmation. http://www.classifiedads.com/technical_jobs/w53c0465p173b

Vor 18 Tage
Lorne Harbin
Lorne Harbin

Best Buy is not honoring the promotion for RX 590 cards. They will honor it for RX 570, 580, Vega 56, and if you can find one in stock, Vega 64.

Vor 19 Tage
tony ss
tony ss

xd loved your you can not do this in USA warning hahaha. Would it be ok to throw that stainless steel piece out if screwing not too tight?

Vor 19 Tage
Seyver Nohre
Seyver Nohre

Bless you tech Jesus!

Vor 20 Tage
TheSaintST1
TheSaintST1

Thermal expansion of steel is three time less than ally. Is this a property they require at mechanical level?

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Joe Hauptman
Joe Hauptman

most common stainless steels are not magnetic

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BoomWithPeter
BoomWithPeter

Why so much hate on this card, its good for EU since here prices from mining havent changed and now you can get 300EUR card not 400EUR RX580

Vor 20 Tage
John Westmoreland
John Westmoreland

the fat boy was atomic, not nuclear, yes, there is a difference

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gabriel 999
gabriel 999

can you please tell me what is the length of this board ?

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Tom5tom Entertainment
Tom5tom Entertainment

At first I thought GN was taking a dig at the cooler size. The name is terrible.

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Joshua Miller
Joshua Miller

T H I C C B O I

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produKtNZ
produKtNZ

I love that intro graphic - so sexy :D

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ghos282
ghos282

The bomb dropped on Hiroshima from the Enola Gay was known as "Little Boy". The bomb dropped on Nagasaki three days later was significantly larger and was known as "Fat Boy". The Nagasaki bomb was a plutonium implosion device as exploded in New Mexico at the Trinity site in July 1945.

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djlobb
djlobb

You seem to have a lit to say about the RX590, that actually WORKS mind you. Where are your criticisms of the whole 2080ti fiasco? Oddly being very nice, and trying to troubleshoot it. ("If your card crashes with 2 displays, disconnect the display and see if that helps"..) Cool.

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PhaseLaser
PhaseLaser

F A L L O U T A T B O Y

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a51mj12
a51mj12

FATBOY SLIM

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Vikings are better
Vikings are better

Bro, why don't you just get dreads? Seriously, would look fucking dope! :)

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Jim DeBlaey
Jim DeBlaey

XFX warranty is a joke anyway

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atLucid
atLucid

stainless steel isnt magnetic btw, dont know if you were correcting yourself when you said "or steel"

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obummersux
obummersux

TECHNICALLY YOU DIDNT REMOVE IT JUST POKED A HOLE IN IT:)

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Lucijan Strok
Lucijan Strok

The backplate is still usefull to keep the card straight when socketed and not hang down, backplates arent designed only for heat. Just saying.

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Justbase
Justbase

sorry, you were sayin what? i fell asleep.

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Eddie Mcline
Eddie Mcline

сука! пиздец обезьяна! нихуя неразбирается в технике!

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Matt Parker
Matt Parker

it's PC jesus! "Your lag is forgiven, my son."

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xceptionzero
xceptionzero

Wow, how long to remove one connector.

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Aura Rowe
Aura Rowe

Dear Gamers Nexus - Backplates are functional without having thermal interfaces, they provide better rigidity to the PCB and structure to the card as a whole. Its extremely uncommon still for cards to have functional thermal dissipation on backplates and was never they're design. They protect back of a card from dust in many cases, and prevent it from damaging from the weight of its cooler etc. Additionally, there typically are not many thermal components on the back of a PCB and the gains from using thermal pads on the back are negligible.

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MateusMT
MateusMT

You can simply increase one layer of PCB.. might be less than $0.005 per one.

Vor 19 Tage
Matt Nichols
Matt Nichols

I'm sure it's been said, but being the stickler for history that I am... The nukes we dropped were named Fat Man and Little Boy respectively. Also, being slightly portly myself, literally screaming rn frfr. Keep up the good work!

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Taylor Smith
Taylor Smith

lol i remember tearing off my 1070's fan 4pin, lucky for me it was just the plastic piece and all i had to do was push it back on

Vor 22 Tage
PorcuPineAppleSauce
PorcuPineAppleSauce

Slim edition = little man

Vor 22 Tage
Desmobrain
Desmobrain

LOL @ the EVGA add!

Vor 22 Tage
Swiftlaker
Swiftlaker

Absolutely love the name

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Daniel Jones
Daniel Jones

I Can't wait to see you strip down the RX 595 skinny Bitch.

Vor 22 Tage
teentitanbg
teentitanbg

warranty sticker is Illegal, don't?

Vor 22 Tage
Lance Haggard
Lance Haggard

you and i have the same hair

Vor 22 Tage
Danny Osborne
Danny Osborne

Could be nickel. Nickel is magnetic

Vor 22 Tage
Ryan Murphy
Ryan Murphy

The mounting bracket could be made from Nickel instead of an alloy of stainless steel. Iron isn't the only magnetic element (it's joined by Nickel and Cobalt).

Vor 22 Tage
Glish
Glish

sick 580v2, nice try amd

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Dave Google
Dave Google

Only shitty GPU cards have void sticker on screw..oh wait it's AMD card haha !!

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Viktor Zsigri
Viktor Zsigri

- How was your day Steve? - Ehh.. I had a long day. I've stripped a fat boy to make a video. - WHAT? - Well, you know... my subscribers like to see stuff like this. - WHAT?!!!

Vor 22 Tage
Finn Custom Knives
Finn Custom Knives

I'm sure you are aware of this but angled needle nose pliers, wether 45° or 90°, really help with removing small electrical connectors like that. Crucial with small connectors on cars where all sorts of dirt/debris/grime can get into the connector and lock it solid. Pulled way too many wires out of connectors before I started using either application specific pullers or just angled plain needle noses in random situations. Keep up the great work tech truth Jesus.

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S.A. Smith
S.A. Smith

Welll, they can't call it a Fat Girl can they? Can you imagine the hysterics they'd get over that? #DoubleStandards

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