AMD Radeon RX 580 powered by refreshed Polaris 20 GPU

AMD's upcoming Radeon RX 500 refresh uses new Polaris 20 series GPU.

@anthony256
Published Sun, Mar 19 2017 8:53 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:56 AM CST

We've been hearing rumbles of the Radeon RX 500 series for a while, but now we're getting more specific news on what GPU the refresh will use. We're still looking at the Polaris GPU architecture, but they're using a new node process, known as 14LPE and 14LPP.

AMD Radeon RX 580 powered by refreshed Polaris 20 GPU | TweakTown.com
  • 14LPE (Low Power Early) - Early time-to-market version with area and power benefits for mobility applications.
  • 14LPP (Low Power Plus) - Enhanced version with higher performance and lower power; a full platform offering with MPW, IP enablement and wide application coverage.

AMD shifting its new Radeon RX 500 series to the 14LPE/14LPP nodes won't be the same as the larger shift from 28nm to 14nm FinFET, but it will be a nice little bump. Inside of the Radeon RX 580, we're now expecting the higher-clocked Polaris 20 XTX GPU, with 2304 stream processors, 144 TMUs, and 32 ROPs with 8GB of GDDR5 RAM at 8Gbps.

  • AMD Radeon RX 580: Polaris 20 XTX GPU
  • AMD Radeon RX 570: Polaris 20 XL GPU
  • AMD Radeon RX 560: Polaris 11 GPU

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of 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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