AMD reading Radeon RX 500X series?

Published: Apr 9th 2018, 11:50 GMT   Comments

Update: Radeon RX 500X are OEM series

According to PowerColor representative, the Radeon RX 500X series are OEM rebrands. If that’s true there won’t be any custom Radeon 500X graphics cards:

AMD Radeon (RX) 500X series

The official AMD website tricked to display unannounced product names has indirectly confirmed a rumor which originated at TweakTown.

According to the original story, AMD is set to announce Radeon RX 500X series, which are a refresh of a refresh, based on Polaris architecture. The new series are allegedly 5-6% faster than current series.

AMD Radeon RX 500X series appear on AMD website

By changing the hyperlink to AMD desktop graphics database we can find a listing of Radeon RX 500X series. What’s important here, is that this does not work for all fake URLs, just for those which are already in the database (for instance, a generic result is returned for RX 600 series).

Not only that, the HTML source code returns the names of all products which are in the database, and this lists features:

  • Radeon RX 580X
  • Radeon RX 570X
  • Radeon RX 560X
  • Radeon RX 550X
  • Radeon RX 540X
  • Radeon 550X
  • Radeon 540X

AMD Radeon RX 580X already has its own sub-page

It is currently unknown what changes will be introduced to the third generation of Polaris architecture. It might be anything, from refined, matured fabrication process to new memory technology, such as GDDR6.

AMD Radeon RX 560X graphics cards spotted at 3DMark

The 3DMark database already features entries dedicated to new series. The first graphics card to appear is Radeon RX 560X, which appears to be running at the same clock as Radeon RX 560 non-X — 1275 MHz.

Sources: AMD, 3DCenter, TweakTown, 3DMark, Reddit

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