AMD Radeon RX 500 series graphics card expected to launch on April 18: Unofficial report

AMD RX 500 GPU

Reports from various outlets point to the arrival of the AMD Radeon RX 500 video card series on April 18. There has been no official confirmation from AMD on this matter yet. The news was uncovered after a Facebook post from an unofficial Powercolor page revealed the Radeon RX 500 line-up scheduled to release on April 18. The post also showed a photo of Powercolor’s “Red Devil” version of the new card. The news was subsequently picked up by several hardware outlets. The report got further credibility when photos of similar AMD Radeon RX 500 variants from other vendors such as XFX and Gigabyte were revealed as well.

According to this unofficial reveal, the AMD Radeon RX 500 line-up will comprise of four different variants. This includes the top end RX 580, followed by the RX 570, the mid-range RX 560, and the budget RX 550 model. Unfortunately, those waiting for cards based on AMD’s new Vega architecture will be disappointed to know that these cards are based on the same Polaris micro-architecture of the RX 400 series. However, cards featuring the cutting edge Vega GPU will arrive sometime later this year.

Here are the specifications of the RX 500 series at a glance:

Video Card Boost Clock Speed VRAM Bus / Bandwidth Estimated Price
RX 580 1340 MHz 4GB or 8GB 256-bit / 256 GB/s $229 to $279 USD
RX 570 1244 MHz 4GB or 8GB 256-bit / 224 GB/s $169 to $229 USD
RX 560 1287 MHz 2GB or 4GB 128-bit / 112 GB/s $110 to $120 USD
RX 550 1300 MHz 2GB 64-bit / 56 GB/s $99 USD

[Source: Gamespot | Via: WCCF Tech]

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