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AMD Radeon RX 500 Series Including RX 580, RX 570, RX 560 and RX 550 Launching on 18th April – XFX Custom Models Pictured Too


It looks like the launch date of the AMD Radeon RX 500 series graphics cards has been confirmed. The new GPUs based on the Polaris chip architecture are expected to launch on 18th April and will be aiming for very different price points under the sub-$250 US market range.

AMD Radeon RX 500 Series Including RX 580, RX 570, RX 560 and RX 550 Launching on 18th April

The launch date comes straight from PowerColor (via Videocardz) who posted the info on their Twitter page. The tweet mentions that the new Devil series RX 500 series graphics card will be arriving on 18th April. This confirms that the Radeon RX 500 series cards are planned for launch next week. We covered the PowerColor Radeon RX 500 series lineup over here.

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AMD Radeon RX 580 Graphics Card Specifications

The AMD Radeon RX 580 will be featuring a slightly higher clocked Polaris 10 GPU known as Polaris 20 XTX. So this is similar to many custom variants of the Radeon RX 480 that are available on the market. The card will feature all 2304 stream processors, 144 TMUs, 32 ROPs.

The chip itself will be clocked at 1340 MHz boost to deliver 6.17 TFLOPs of compute performance. Radeon RX 580 will be available in both 8 GB and 4 GB GDDR5 memory variants, clocking in at 8.0 GHz along a 256-bit bus interface. The card will pump out 256 GB/s bandwidth. The reference models will feature a single 8-pin power connector so we can determine 8+6 or 8+8 pin configurations on custom models. Expect pricing to be around the same range as custom Radeon RX 480 models, around $229– $279 US.

AMD Radeon RX 570 Graphics Card Specifications

The Radeon RX 570 will also be featuring the Polaris 20 GPU but a slightly cut down variant known as Polaris 20 XL. This card would be similar to the RX 470, featuring a cut down Polaris core with 2048 Cores. The card will additionally feature a clock at 1244 MHz boost which would yield compute output more than 5 TFLOPs.

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In terms of memory, we are looking at up to 8 GB of GDDR5 which will be clocked at a 7.0 GHz clock to deliver 224 GB/s bandwidth. Power will be provided through a single 6-pin connector on the reference models so expect to see several 6+6 pin custom models.

The card will also be available in 4 GB models. Pricing wise, the card will cost around the $169-229 US price range.

AMD Radeon RX 560 Graphics Card Specifications

The AMD Radeon RX 560 is the reincarnation of the Radeon RX 460 graphics card. It will be using the old Polaris 11 GPU but with a new name, Polaris 21. This card will feature 1024 stream processors, 64 TMUs and 16 ROPs.

As for clock speeds, the Polaris 11 chip will be clocked at 1175 MHz base and 1257 MHz boost clocks which would mean we are looking at just about 2 TFLOPs of (FP32) computing performance. The card will be available in either 2 GB or 4 GB variants and would come clocked at 7 GHz along a 128-bit memory bus. The card would deliver a theoretical bandwidth of 112 GB/s which should be enough to feed the entry level card. As for pricing, we can expect it to be somewhere between $110-$120 US.

AMD Radeon RX 550 Graphics Card Specifications

The AMD Radeon RX 550 is based on a new Polaris GPU known as Polaris 12 and internally known as Lexa Pro. This card would feature only 512 stream processors, 32 TMUs and 16 ROPs. As for boost clocks, it will run around 1183 MHz while the memory would be configured at 7.0 GHz. The 2/4 GB GDDR5 memory will operate along a 128-bit bus and deliver 112 GB/s bandwidth. For this low-end card, we can expect a price below the $99 US range.

AMD Radeon RX 500 /X Series Polaris Lineup:

AMD Radeon RX 500 /X Series Graphics CardsGPU NameBus / BandwidthMemory / ClockCores / Boost ClockAMD Radeon RX 400 Series Graphics CardsGPU NameCores / ClockMemory / ClockBus / Bandwidth
Radeon RX 590Polaris 30 XT256-bit / 256 GB/s8 GB / 8.0 GHz2304 / 1546 MHzN/AN/AN/A
Radeon RX 580Polaris 20 XLX
(Ellesmere XT)
256-bit / 256 GB/s8/4 GB / 8.0 GHz2304 / 1340 MHzRadeon RX 480Polaris 10 (Ellesmere XT)2304 / 1266 MHz8/4 GB / 8.0 GHz256-bit / 256 GB/s
Radeon RX 570Polaris 20 XL (Ellesmere Pro)256-bit / 212 GB/s8/4 GB / 6.6 GHz2048 / 1244 MHzRadeon RX 470Polaris 10 (Ellesmere Pro)2048 / 1206 MHz8/4 GB / 7.0 GHz256-bit / 224 GB/s
Radeon RX 560Polaris 21 (Baffin Pro)128-bit / 112 GB/s4/2 GB / 7.0 GHz1024 / 1275 MHzRadeon RX 460Polaris 11 (Baffin Pro)896 / 1200 MHz4/2 GB / 7.0 GHz128-bit / 112 GB/s
Radeon RX 550Polaris 12 (Lexa Pro)N/AN/A512/ 1287 MHzN/AN/AN/A4/2 GB / 7.0 GHz128-bit / 112 GB/s
AMD Radeon RX 540X (Mobile Only) Polaris 12 (Lexa Pro)N/AN/A512 / 1219 MHzN/AN/AN/A4/2 GB / 6.0 GHz128-bit / 96 GB/s
AMD Radeon 540X (Mobile Only) Polaris 12 (Lexa Pro)N/AN/A512 / 1219 MHzN/AN/AN/A4/2 GB / 6.0 GHz64-bit / 48 GB/s

XFX Radeon RX 580 and Radeon RX 570 Double Dissipation Models Pictured

The double dissipation model of XFX's Radeon RX 580 and Radeon RX 570 series graphics card has also leaked out over at Videocardz. Both models feature a compact build and a striking design layout. XFX's double dissipation model comes with a longer cooler shroud that comes with two fans, colored in red. The card is powered by a single 8-pin connector and utilizes a custom PCB so we can also expect a OC straight from factory.

The second model is the black edition from XFX which utilizes a bulkier heatsink design. It's fitted with multiple copper heatpipes that extend throughout the dense aluminum fin array. Both cards come with a matte black backplate. Display outputs include HDMI, 3 DP 1.4 and a single DVI port. This card is also powered by a single 8-pin power connector.