The Year Ahead For AMD
AMD says that 2017 will be "incredible for PC gamers" with 3x more games using the latest APIs in DirectX 12 and Vulkan, and there are 3x more VR headsets with AAA content.
There will also be a doubling in Radeon FreeSync-capable monitors, and don't forget about the exciting new Radeon FreeSync 2 displays, while game streams and viewers continue to double throughout 2017.
AMD explains its new Radeon RX 500 series as 'Polaris Evolved,' with a marketing line of 'a better reason to upgrade your old GPU,' and I have to agree. We have a new 14nm FinFET GPU, higher GPU clocks alongside enhanced idle and multi-monitor efficiencies, with plenty of custom cards along the way, there are tens of millions who could find a new graphics card upgrade with the RX 500 series.
Radeon FreeSync & 4K Ready
I wouldn't recommend 4K gaming on the Radeon RX 500 series, but if you just had to see it for yourself, the RX 580 and RX 570 are capable, but not in desirable frame rates. But AMD isn't recommending the Radeon RX 500 series for 4K; that's for Radeon RX Vega.
4K media on Radeon RX 500 series? No problems. AMD has HDMI 2.0b support alongside HEVC and 4K playback abilities, with the Radeon RX 500 series being HDR ready - you're all good for that new HDR-ready 4K TV.
Radeon FreeSync monitors are now everywhere, at some impressive price points from $119.99 for AOC's G2260VWQ, to $159.99 for the Samsung CF22390.
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- Page 1 [Introduction & RX 500 Series Line Up]
- Page 2 [Radeon RX 500 Series Tech Specs]
- Page 3 [4K Ready & The Year Ahead For AMD]
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