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AMD about to launch its Radeon RX 500 series including RX 550, 560, 570 and 580 tomorrow

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A recent report confirms Radeon RX 500 series specifications with a new dual-fan reference design. Four cards will be readied to launch in a few days including RX 550, 560, 570, 580

Radeon RX 550: 2GB= $99 or less

The Radeon RX 550 is a graphics card by AMD. Built on the 14 nm process, and based on the Lexa graphics processor, in its Lexa PRO variant  the card supports DirectX 12.0. It features 512 shading units, 32 texture mapping units and 16 ROPs.

This card will be a low power and not require a PCIe power connector. It will be available in 2GB GDDR5 7GHz model based on Polaris 12 has 512 Stream Processors, memory across 128-bit interface and 112.0 GB/s Bandwidth. When it comes to the clock speeds, the GPU is operating at a frequency of 1082 MHz which can be boosted up to 1182 MHz; memory is running at 1750 MHz.

Graphic Features

OpenGL: 4.5

OpenCL: 2.2

Shader Model: 5.1

Render Config

Shading Units: 512

TMUs: 32

ROPs: 16

Compute Units: 8

Pixel Rate: 18.91 GPixel/s

Texture Rate: 37.8 GTexel/s

Floating-point performance: 1,210.4 GFLOPS

Board Design

Slot Width: Dual-slot

Outputs: 1x DVI
1x HDMI
1x DisplayPort

Radeon RX 560: 2GB\4GB= $110-$120

AMD Radeon RX 560 is the rebirth of the Radeon RX 460 graphics card. It will be using the old Polaris 11 GPU but with a new epithet POLARIS 21.

RX 560 would be appearing with two variants 2GB and 4GB clocked at 7GHz, having a frequency of 1175 MHz which can be uplifted up to 1275 MHz. Its 14nm Baffin PRO XT variant (Baffin graphics processor) supports DirectX 12.0 and features 1024 shading units, 64 texture mapping units, 896 cores, 16 ROPs, 1,953 GFLOPS and connected using a 128- bit memory interface while providing the bandwidth of 112 GB/s.

Radeon RX 560 connects with the systems using a PCIe 3.0 x8 interface meaning it doesn’t require additional power connector

Render Config

Compute Units: 16

Pixel Rate: 20.40 GPixel/s
Texture Rate: 81.6 GPixel/s

Floating-point performance: 2,611.2 GFLOPS

Graphics Features

OpenGL: 4.5

OpenCL: 2.2

Shader Model: 5.0

Board Design

Slot Width: Dual-slot

Length: 6.7 inches 170mm

TDP: 75W

Outputs: 1x DVI
1x HDMI
1x Display Port

Board Number: C994

Radeon RX 570: 4GB\8GB= $169-$229

The Radeon RX 570 will be coming out with the Polaris 20 GPU but a slightly cut down variant known as Polaris 20 XL (Ellesmere Pro) built on the 14nm process. Supports DirectX 12.0.

AMD has indisposed some shading units on the Radeon RX 570 to reach product’s target shader count. It features 2048 shading units, 128 texture mapping units and 32 ROPs. AMD has placed 4096MB GDDR5 memory on the card, which are connected using a 256-bit memory interface.

In terms of memory, we’re looking at up to 4GB and  8GB of GDDR5 which will be clocked at a 6.6 GHz clock to deliver 224 GB/s bandwidth. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 1168 MHz which can be heighten up to 1244 MHz, memory is running at 1750 MHz .

The Radeon RX 570 is recommend for the gaming with vast details in resolutions including 1920×1080. Being a dual-slot card RX 570 draws power from 1x 6-pin power connector with power draw rated at 120W Max.

Render Config

Shading Units: 2048

TMUs: 128

ROPs: 32

Compute Units: 32

Pixel Rate: 39.8 GPixel/s

Texture Rate: 159.2 GTexel/s

Floating-point performance: 5,095 GFLOPS

Graphics Features

OpenGL: 4.5

OpenCL: 2.2

Shader Model: 5.0

Board Design

Slot Width: Dual-slot

Length: 9.5 inches 241mm

TDP: 120W

Outputs: 1x HDMI
3x DisplayPort

Power Connector: 1x 6-pin

Board Number: D000

Radeon RX 580: 4GB/8GB= $229-$279

The Radeon RX 580 is a graphics card by AMD, built on the 14 nm process and based on the Ellesmere graphics processor. The card supports DirectX 12.0, it features 2304 shading units, 144 texture mapping units and 32 ROPs. AMD came up with 8192MB GDDR5 memory on that card which are connected using 256-bit memory interface and GPU is operating at a frequency of 1257 MHz which can be boosted up tp 1240 MHz. 2000 MHz running memory.

RX 580 is also highly recommended for gaming purpose with high details resolutions up to 2560×1440. RX 580 draws power from 1x 8-pin power connectors. RX 580 will be available in both 4GB and 8GB GDDR5 8.0GHz along with 256 GB/s bandwidth.

RX 580 connects the system using a PCIe 3.0 x16 interface.

Render Config

Shading Units: 2304

TMUs: 144

ROPs: 32

Compute Units: 36

Pixel Rate: 42.9 GPixel/s

Texture Rate: 193.0 GTexel/s

Floating-point performance: 6,175 GFLOPS

Graphics Features

OpenGL: 4.5

OpenCL: 2.2

Shader Model: 5.0

Board Design

Slot Width: Dual-slot

Length: 9.5 inches 241mm

TDP: 150W

Outputs: 1x HDMI
3x DisplayPort

Power Connectors: 1x 8-pin

Board Number: D009


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