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AMD Radeon RX 580 benchmarks leaked, is this Vega?

AMD Radeon RX 580 benchmarks appear, with performance of Ashes of the Singularity on the RX 580 teased
By: Anthony Garreffa | Gaming News | Posted: Feb 24, 2017 2:29 am

AMD might have launched their Ryzen CPU family in the last 36 hours, but the tease of Radeon Vega was very welcome - and now, we're seeing benchmarks of the Radeon RX 580. But, is the Radeon RX 580 based on the Vega GPU architecture? I don't think so.

 

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First off: the new Radeon RX 580 benchmark leaks are from a single benchmark - Ashes of he Singularity. Second, the person testing the Radeon RX 580 is coming from AMD - so we could be seeing someone trying to throw us off. Secondly, the Radeon RX 560 was also tested - which is an interesting thing to see, right? This is why I do not think the Radeon RX 500 series are Vega-based graphics cards, so let's talk about that now.

 

 

Radeon RX 500 Series + Radeon Vega = Totally Different

 

My sources told me months after AMD launched the Radeon RX 480 that there would be a revamped version with an improved PCB without the power delivery issues, and I think this is what we're seeing now with the Radeon RX 580 and RX 560. I think the Radeon RX 580 will be a heavily improved RX 480 priced at $199, and will be unveiled very soon.

 

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Radeon Vega on the other hand - is a different brand of cards - just like Radeon R9 Fury X was its own line, launched alongside the Radeon R9 390X at the time.

 

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Additionally, 2 x Radeon RX 580s were tested in CrossFire using DX12 on Ashes of the Singularity at 4K... with some damn good results. We see an average of 82.5FPS at 4K, a nice point reached there, at this resolution - on a 12-core Intel CPU with 32GB of RAM. Quite the system.

 

 

Capsaicin + GDC 2017 = Radeon Vega Unveiling?

 

I don't think we'll have a full greeting of Radeon Vega at GDC 2017, but I think there will be a big tease - the same development Radeon Vega graphics cards that were on display at the Ryzen Tech Day a few days ago. These boards are early dev boards, with USB 3.0 host ports for AMD's internal use.

 

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As you can see, this was the Radeon Vega graphics card teased at Ryzen Tech Day.

 

AMD will be hosting its second annual Capsaicin party on February 28, which I will be attending - where I'm sure we'll see Radeon Vega teased. But, there are some surprises in store - and maybe one of them, is the Radeon RX 580?

NEWS SOURCES:Tweaktown.com

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