AMD Launches Refreshed Graphics Card Radeon RX 500 Series

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Apr 20, 2017 06:57 PM EDT

AMD releases refreshed graphic cards with a new low-end GPU, which focuses solely on e-sports and home theater PCs. (Photo : Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

AMD released on April 18 its refreshed Radeon RX 500 series: the Radeon RX 580, Radeon RX 570, Radeon RX 560, and Radeon RX 550. This new lineup is based on Polaris, which is the current graphics processing unit (GPU) architecture of the company.

The company describes its renewed lineup as "Polaris refined and evolved." According to PCWorld, the brand-new Radeon RX 500 series is an excellent match to the latest AMD's Ryzen 5 processors. It is based on 2016 released Polaris graphics processors but with a new low-end GPU, which centered only on e-sports and home theater PCs.

According to Wccftech, the Radeon RX 580 is one among the Radeon RX 500 version that would have a 1,256MHz base and 1,366MHz boost clock. These units of frequency deliver the measured TDP from 150W to 185W. The card will be available in 8 GB and 4 GB GDDR5 memory variants pricing at $229 US and $199 US respectively.

The Radeon RX 570 has a 1,168MHz base and 1,244MHz boost clock. Just like the RX 580, its TDP, likewise, increases from 120W to 150W. The card will also arrive in 4 GB variant with a price tag of $169-179 US and in 8 GB model pricing at $199 US. This Radeon RX 500 model is likely to feature the best visuals and performance at 1080P resolution with a 4 GB GDDR5 frame buffer.

On the other hand, the third Radeon RX 500 model has a 1,175MHz base and 1,275MHz boost clock. Radeon RX 560 is also a complete variant of the Polaris 11 GPU pricing at between $99-109 US.

Lastly, Radeon RX 550 is a completely brand new model that was made to attract e-sports gamers and home theater computers. The card is likely to pack a 1,183MHz more speed, and it doesn't require an additional power connector. This cheapest Radeon RX 500 variant could cost below $99.

Following the launch of Radeon RX 500 series, fans are now looking forward to Radeon RX Vega series, which is a high-end model. These cards will arrive on store shelves in the next couple of months.

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