AMD Radeon RX 500 Series to launch in April

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We finally have more news regarding the upcoming Radeon RX 500 series. 

AMD Radeon RX 500 in April

Let’s start with the launch date. According to Heise.de, AMD is planning to unveil it’s RX 500 series in April. The launch will be split into two parts, each for different performance segment.

That said, on April 4th Radeon RX 580 and Radeon RX 570 will be available for sale. A week later, on April 11th AMD will unveil its Radeon RX 560 and Radeon RX 550 series. All cards, except RX 550, are most likely rebranded from Radeon RX 400 series.

Upate: A new report suggests that Radeon RX 500 series will launch on April 18th.

AMD Radeon RX Vega will not be released in April, which somehow aligns with our initial information, that Radeon 500 series are expected in May. So in other words, expect Radeon RX 500 rebrands in April and Vega a month or two later.

Okay, but let’s go back to RX 500, here’s what we’ve learned. The Radeon RX 580 will be rebranded from RX 480. The new model will receive a moderate clock speed bump to 1340 MHz. That’s 74 MHz more than RX 480. Meanwhile, the RX 570 is said to be 38 MHz faster than RX 470. Of course, those are just the reference clocks and they might be changed as we get closer to the launch. Both RX 580 and RX 570 will be available in 4GB and 8GB variants.

In entry-level segment, we expect Radeon RX 560 to be rebranded from Radeon RX 460 with 1024 Stream Processors (but that’s unconfirmed). We do however have information that RX 560 may be clocked at 1287 MHz (87 MHz above RX 460).

There is one more card mentioned by Heise, which is RX 550. This model is most likely equipped with Polaris 12, a new low-end GPU, which is just as mysterious as Vega11.

UNCONFIRMED Radeon RX 500 Series (Polaris 10) Specifications
 March 1st, 2017 Radeon RX 580 Radeon RX 480 Radeon RX 570 Radeon RX 470
GPU Polaris 10 Polaris 10 Polaris 10 Polaris 10
Cores
 
2304
 
2304
 
2048(?)
 
2048
TMUs
 
144
 
144
 
128(?)
 
128
ROPs
 
32
 
32
 
32
 
32
FP32 Compute
 
6.17 TFLOPS
 
5.83 TFLOPS
 
5.10 TFLOPS
 
4.94 TFLOPS
Boost Clock
 
~1340 MHz
 
1266 MHz
 
~1244 MHz
 
1206 MHz
Memory Clock
 
8000 MHz
 
8000 MHz
 
7000 MHz
 
6600 MHz
Memory
 
up to 8 GB
 
up to 8 GB
 
up to 8 GB
 
up to 8 GB
Memory Bus
 
256-bit
 
256-bit
 
256-bit
 
256-bit
Bandwidth
 
256 GB/s
 
256 GB/s
 
224 GB/s
 
211 GB/s
Memory Type GDDR5 GDDR5 GDDR5 GDDR5

 

UNCONFIRMED Radeon RX 500 Series (Polaris 11/12) Specifications
  March 1st, 2017 Radeon RX 560  Radeon RX 460 Radeon RX 550
GPU Polaris 11 Polaris 11 Polaris 12 (?)
Cores
 
896
 
896
?
TMUs
 
64
 
56
?
ROPs
 
16
 
16
?
FP32 Compute
 
2.63 TFLOPS
 
2.15 TFLOPS
?
Boost Clock
 
~1287 MHz
 
1200 MHz
?
Memory Clock
 
7000 MHz
 
7000 MHz
?
Memory
 
4 GB
 
up to 4 GB
?
Memory Bus
 
128-bit
 
128-bit
?
Bandwidth
 
112 GB/s
 
112 GB/s
?
Memory Type GDDR5 GDDR5  ?

 


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