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AMD Radeon RX 580 delayed by 1 week, launch on April 18

AMD will launch its Radeon RX 500 series graphics cards on April 18.

@anthony256
Anthony Garreffa
Published Tue, Mar 14 2017 8:28 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Jun 16 2020 4:29 PM CDT

AMD is expected to launch its new Radeon RX 500 series graphics cards next month, led by the Radeon RX 580 - based on the Polaris 10, alongside the RX 570 - also based on Polaris 10.

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The new Radeon RX 580 and RX 570 will rock higher clock speeds than their RX 480 and RX 470 counterparts, but we shouldn't expect anything over the top with the RX 500 apart from some tweaks, this is a rebrand of the RX 400 series. But, the process has matured over the last 12 months, so AMD could squeeze some power efficiency and higher clocks without creating too much heat from the RX 500 series.

AMD Radeon RX 580 Specifications

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AMD's flagship Radeon RX 580 graphics card is expected to have its GPU clocked at 1340MHz under boost, offering up 6.17TFLOPs of compute performance. 8GB of GDDR5 will be used, at 8Gbps on a 256-bit memory bus. AMD is expeccted to launch the RX 580 at just $199, which will really heat up the mainstream graphics card market.

Radeon RX 570 Specifications

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The second RX 500 series card is the Radeon RX 570, which will be a slightly faster version of the RX 570 - with 1244MHz GPU boost, 8GB of GDDR5 at 7Gbps with 224GB/sec bandwidth - and 5.10TFLOPs of compute performance. The price however, will be just $149... if this is right, the RX 570 is going to be THE mainstream graphics card for gamers at sub $150.

Radeon RX 560 Specificaitons

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AMD launched the Radeon RX 460 last year, but it didn't perform too well - but for the cost, it was great. The refreshed Radeon RX 560 should rock 1024 stream processors, and a GPU clock of 1287MHz with 2.63TFLOPs of compute performance. AMD is expected to slap 4GB of GDDR5 on a 128-bit memory interface - but with a cost of under $100... it could be the price/performance champion for sub $100 graphics cards.

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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