AMD Rebrands Polaris GPUs As The Radeon RX 500X For OEMs – Same Specs Retained Across The Lineup

Apr 11, 2018

It’s official, AMD has launched the Radeon RX 500X series family and nothing in regards to the specs has changed from the RX 500 series except the naming scheme. The Radeon RX 500X is going to be a rebranded lineup for OEMs and based on the same Polaris GPUs we got last year.

AMD Radeon RX 500X Graphics Card Family Launches As A Rebranded RX 500 Series For OEMs

Unlike the Radeon RX 500 series which brought slightly improved performance and better power efficiency to the table, the RX 500X lineup brings nothing new. There are no specs changed but it will not matter to the DIY audience as these parts are built solely for OEMs. Simply put, these are the same graphics cards that launched last year but for pre-built PCs and mobility platforms. The reason for doing this lineup is because OEMs demand a new branding scheme every year as the older parts are already using the RX 500 series branding. So in a way, these PCs with RX 500X line of graphics cards may sound new but are in fact the same chips as RX 500 series.

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The Radeon RX 500X lineup has a total of six graphics cards, they are segmented between desktop and mobile solutions. The lineup is listed below:

Many users may be disappointed that AMD didn’t include a refresh in their recent OEM launch but that may still be possible. We cannot say it’s confirmed but a refresh sometime this year may be in AMD’s plan as they have nothing else till 2019. Vega did make its way into mobility solutions and several SKUs of the chip are already available. Hopefully, we can see that in action sometime soon on the desktop front but they definitely won’t be under the RX 500X branding. If we have more details on the lineup, we will definitely share over here.

AMD Radeon RX 500 /X Series Polaris Lineup:

AMD Radeon RX 500 /X Series Graphics Cards GPU Name Bus / Bandwidth Memory / Clock Cores / Boost Clock AMD Radeon RX 400 Series Graphics Cards GPU Name Cores / Clock Memory / Clock Bus / Bandwidth
Radeon RX 590 Polaris 30 XT 256-bit / 256 GB/s 8 GB / 8.0 GHz 2304 / 1546 MHz N/A N/A N/A
Radeon RX 580 Polaris 20 XLX
(Ellesmere XT)
256-bit / 256 GB/s 8/4 GB / 8.0 GHz 2304 / 1340 MHz Radeon RX 480 Polaris 10 (Ellesmere XT) 2304 / 1266 MHz 8/4 GB / 8.0 GHz 256-bit / 256 GB/s
Radeon RX 570 Polaris 20 XL (Ellesmere Pro) 256-bit / 212 GB/s 8/4 GB / 6.6 GHz 2048 / 1244 MHz Radeon RX 470 Polaris 10 (Ellesmere Pro) 2048 / 1206 MHz 8/4 GB / 7.0 GHz 256-bit / 224 GB/s
Radeon RX 560 Polaris 21 (Baffin Pro) 128-bit / 112 GB/s 4/2 GB / 7.0 GHz 1024 / 1275 MHz Radeon RX 460 Polaris 11 (Baffin Pro) 896 / 1200 MHz 4/2 GB / 7.0 GHz 128-bit / 112 GB/s
Radeon RX 550 Polaris 12 (Lexa Pro) N/A N/A 512/ 1287 MHz N/A N/A N/A 4/2 GB / 7.0 GHz 128-bit / 112 GB/s
AMD Radeon RX 540X (Mobile Only) Polaris 12 (Lexa Pro) N/A N/A 512 / 1219 MHz N/A N/A N/A 4/2 GB / 6.0 GHz 128-bit / 96 GB/s
AMD Radeon 540X (Mobile Only) Polaris 12 (Lexa Pro) N/A N/A 512 / 1219 MHz N/A N/A N/A 4/2 GB / 6.0 GHz 64-bit / 48 GB/s