AMD just held a conference at GDC 2017. Where I was hoping that the red team would spice things up with some news on the next-gen AMD VEGA GPU. What we got in return were some details about the new architecture of the VEGA GPU and its improvements over Polaris. Though AMD did confirmed that there wont be any GPU named RX 490 or the RX 580. Instead the company is only paying attention on AMD RX VEGA for now.
But according to a report posted by VideoCardz. AMD might launch their AMD RX 500 series, as soon as next month. The RX 500 series of AMD is reportedly to include, GPU like the RX 580, 570, 560 and 550. But what’s disappointing to see in the report is that, they will most likely be a refreshed version of the current AMD Polaris lineup.
As you can clearly see from the charts. The RX 500 series do look like a refreshed version of the current AMD Polaris lineup. The only noticeable difference between the cards, is the boost in performance. Resulting in a higher boost clock than before. From 1266 MHz to 1340 MHz, on the RX 580. Aside from that the RX 570 will have an increase in memory clock as well, that was 6600 MHz on the RX 470. While on the RX 570 the memory clock is boosted to 7000 MHz.
Same goes for all the other cards across the board. With no news on the RX 550 for now. Though VEGA is still far ahead. In the meantime AMD might be working on a refreshed version of their current lineup of Polaris. Do take all this news with a grain of salt, as nothing is confirmed from AMD’s side as of right now.
Even if this becomes a reality. There is no point in launching a refreshed version of Polaris, when VEGA is just around the corner.