AMD Radeon RX 500 Series Including RX 580, RX 570, RX 560 and RX 550 Launching on 18th April

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The launch date of AMD Radeon RX 500 series graphics cards has been confirmed. The new GPUs is based is Polaris chip architecture and they are expected to launch on 8th April and will be aiming to offer products at different prices under $250 Market range.

AMD Radeon RX 500 Series Including RX 580, RX 570, RX 560 and RX 550 Launching on 18th April

The launch date is coming from Videocardz who posted info on their Twitter page and the tweet mentions that the new Devil series RX 500 graphics card will be arriving on 18th April. This news confirms that the Radeon RX500 series cards are planned to be launch in an upcoming week.

AMD Radeon RX 580 Graphics Card Specifications

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AMD Radeon RX 580 will be featuring slightly higher clocked Polaris 10 GPU known as Polaris 20 XTX. This is similar to many custom variants of Radeon RX 480 that are available in the market. This card will feature 2304 stream processors, 144 TMUs, 32 ROPs.

This chip will be clocked at 1340 MHz boost to deliver 6.17 TFLOPs of computation performance. Radeon RX 580 will be available in both 8GB and 4GB GDDR5 memory variants clocking in at 8.0 GHz along with a 256-bit interface bus. This card will pump out 256 GB/s bandwidth. The reference configuration on custom models. The expected pricing to be around the same range as custom Radeon RX 480 models, around the US $229 – $279.

AMD Radeon RX 570 Graphics Card Specifications:


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The Radeon RX 570 will have Polaris 20 GPU but slightly cut down variants known as Polaris 20 XL. This card would be similar to RX 470, featuring a cut-down Polaris core with 2048 Cores. The card will additionally feature a clock beyond 1200 MHz boost which given the core specs are correct and would compute 5+ floating point operations per second.

In terms of memory, we are looking at up to 8GB of GDDR5 which will be clocked at 6.6 GHz clock to deliver 212GB/s bandwidth. Power will be provided through a single 6-pin connector on reference models so you can expect several 6+6 Pin custom models.

The Radeon RX 570 will also be available in 4 GB models. Pricing wise, the card will cost around the $169-229 US price.

AMD Radeon RX 560 Graphics Card Specifications:

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AMD Radeon RX 560 is the reincarnation of Radeon RX 460 graphics card. It will be using old Polaris 11 GPU but with a new name the Polaris 21, This card will feature 869 stream processors, 56 TMUs, and 16 ROPs. Unlike the fully unlocked 1025 stream processor variants of RX 460, this card won’t be fully unlocked design and many of us were anticipating but the BIOS unlocks will allow the consumers to enable all cores when the card is launched.

The clock speeds we can expect boost speeds in between 1250-1300 MHz which would mean we are looking at just about 2 TFLOPs computing performance. This card will be available in either 2GB and 4GB variants and would come clocked at 7GHz along 128-bit memory bus. This card would deliver theoretical bandwidth 112GB/s that would be enough to feed entry level card and the pricing of this card will range from $110-$120 US.

AMD Radeon RX 500 Series Polaris Rebrands:

AMD Radeon RX 400 Series Graphics CardsGPU NameCores / ClockMemory / ClockBus / Bandwidth
Radeon RX 480Polaris 10 (Ellesmere XT)2304 / 1266 MHz8/4 GB / 8.0 GHz256-bit / 256 GB/s
Radeon RX 470Polaris 10 (Ellesmere Pro)2048 / 1206 MHz8/4 GB / 6.6 GHz256-bit / 212 GB/s
Radeon RX 460Polaris 11 (Baffin Pro)896 / 1200 MHz4/2 GB / 7.0 GHz128-bit / 112 GB/s


AMD Radeon RX 500 Series Graphics CardsGPU NameCores / Boost ClockMemory / ClockBus / Bandwidth
Radeon RX 580Polaris 20 XLX
(Ellesmere XT)
2304 / ~1340 MHz8/4 GB / 8.0 GHz256-bit / 256 GB/s
Radeon RX 570Polaris 20 XL (Ellesmere Pro)2048 / ~1244 MHz8/4 GB / 6.6 GHz256-bit / 212 GB/s
Radeon RX 560Polaris 21 (Baffin Pro)896 / ~1287 MHz4/2 GB / 7.0 GHz128-bit / 112 GB/s
Radeon RX 550Polaris 12 (Lexa Pro)4/2 GB / 7.0 GHz2 GB / 7.0 GHz64-bit / 56 GB/s


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