The RX500 series GPU’s have gained more and more proof leading to their validity, this time we are seeing benchmarks and clocks. I wanted to get this out for couple days but more and more topics kept coming up that doesn’t make this any less important.
The first leak come from 3dmark results that show the processor running at an overclock speed of 1500 mhz. If this is a factory overclock, which is not bad as 480 only gets roughly say 1400 mhz while gaming. Unfortunately that Firestrike Extreme Scores does still put this at a refresh of the current players in 400 series. With that said if it’s priced the same or possibly lower according to some sources, it should be a great upgrade for those who have older cards in the 400 series.
The higher clocks obviously point to a more efficient node which is good news and has some people thinking it’s running off Samsung’s 40 Nanometer FinFET Ipp process. Either way some boost in performance will lend the 580 to an even better position than it already has to take on the 1060.
It also looks to come stock with an 8-pin connector this time around which should certainly help with overclocks.
Oddly enough we have got leaks for the 580, 570 and 550 but haven’t seemed to see anything for the 560.
Even a report from VideoCards where they got their hands on the launch driver for the 500 series doesn’t show a 560.
Speaking of that launch driver apparently the new code name for the 580 and 570 will be Polaris 20 and oddly enough Lexa Pro for the 550. Obviously these aren’t really anything but internal naming and have little do with the actual consumer product naming scheme.
The benchmarks we’ve seen the RX 570 overclocking to 1325 mhz and got 5719 points on 3DMark while the 580 got 6675. One thing to note the 570 has gotten a memory boost of 7 ghz DDR5, not a huge difference. It was also tested with 4 GB and 8 GB of memory. Lastly the 550 was running at 1190 mhz.
What does this all mean?
The RX 500 is certainly a refresh and does’t have anything like HBM though, we can’t just expect that at such a low cost. The good news is for those who want a great mid-range card the RX 500 series is a sure to offer it. Rumors point somewhere between an April 11th to 18th release.
So what do you think of the RX 500 series? Are you excited? Ready to hop on the 580 train? It certainly going to be a great card just like the 480 is. But offering more overclocks could really be the nail in the coffin for the the 1060.