AMD RX 500 Series Is Rumored To Launch On April 18
According to a post on PowerColor Philippines’ Facebook page, the next series of AMD’s graphics cards, the RX 500 series, will launch on April 18. The post also included a picture of PowerColor’s “Red Devil” card.
The reports indicate that the RX 500 series will consist of four different cards: RX 580, RX 570, RX 560, and RX 550. All versions of these cards are based on the Polaris architecture that is currently used in the RX 400 lineup. However, they will not feature the Vega architecture which is expected to launch later this year and will likely be used in more expensive cards.
In terms of specs, the RX 580 will the be most powerful and will feature a boosted clock speed of 1340 MHz and four or eight gigabytes of VRAM depending on which one you buy. The cost will range from $229-279. The 570 features a boosted clock speed of 1244 MHZ, 4 or eight GB of VRAM and will cost $169-229.
The lower-end cards in this lineup are the 560 and 550. The 560 will feature a clock speed of 1287 MHz and will offer either two or four GB of VRAM. It will retail for anywhere between $110 and $120. The 550 will actually feature a slightly higher clock speed than the 560 and will clock in at 1300 MHz. However, it will only off 2GB of VRAM and will retail for $99.
As for right now, AMD has not confirmed the release date or specifications of these cards so the information reported above is merely speculation. However, given the numerous reports collaborating this information, it would not be a surprise if this information turned out to be accurate.
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