AMD Unleashes The 4 Variant Radeon RX 500 Series & It's Giving Nvidia A Run For Its Money [Video]

19 April 2017, 10:26 am EDT
The battle is on! AMD is not letting up against its attack against rival GPU maker, Nvidia.  ( RedGamingTech/YouTube Screenshot )

The battle is on! AMD is not letting up against its attack against rival GPU maker, Nvidia. The company has just released a new lineup of graphic cards to complement the latest Ryzen 5 CPUs.

An Improved Version of Polaris

According to PCWorld, the Radeon RX 500 series has similarities to the RX 400 series that was released last year. Both GPU's have the same Polaris graphic processors except for a new low-end system that's focused on e-sports and home theater PCs.

AMD describes the new cards as "Polaris refined and evolved."

The new cards were built using AMD's third-gen 14nm process, that lets the GPUs achieve higher clock speeds than the previous RX 500 series. For example, the RX 580 packs a 1,257MHz base clock which is similar to the RX 480's maximum clock and 1,340MHz boost.

Along with improvements AMD also manages to add a new power state that allows the RX 500 series to consume less power when they are not in use. Radeon reps also added that these cards support the impressive Radeon Chill feature that allows the GPU's to balance performance and temperature gains.

The RX 500 Lineup

The series has four variants that start with the powerful Radeon RX 580 GPU. The graphics card has a solid 1,256MHz base clock and 1,366MHz boost. Overclocking the RX 580 could bring the rated TDP from 150W to 185W depending on the configuration.

The Radeon RX 570 the second most powerful GPU in the series. It has a 1,168MHz base and 1,206 maximum boost clock. Unfortunately, a little performance boost also raises the TDP to 120W to 150W.

The Radeon RX 560 is an upgrade to the RX 460's acceptable 1,090MHz base and 1,200MHz boost speeds. The new GPU has a 1,175MHz/1,275MHz base to boost clock ratio that's coupled with the full-fledged version of the Polaris 11 GPU.

Additionally, the RX 560 also has 16 computer pins compared to the RX 460 14 pins. Performance wise the new GPU can have more graphic processing power at a higher power draw compared to its predecessor.

The last on the list is the Radeon RX 550 GPU. It's an entirely new model that's packaged for e-sport gamers and home theater enthusiasts. It's essentially half of an RX 560 with eight compute units clocked at 1,183MHz boost speed.

Sadly AMD refused to share the GPU's base speed, but other features include a 2GB memory over a 128-bit bus. There are rumors that the graphics card will also include a 4GB model. It won't also need a supplemental power connector. Overall it's a solid upgrade from integrated video cards.

You can check out the performance comparison of the RX 500 series and Nvidia's GTX 1080 Ti below courtesy of RedGamingTech YouTube video.   


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