So after weeks of leaks and rumours, AMD have now officially released their Radeon RX 500 series graphics cards. The first GPUs to hit the market are the top end Radeon RX 580s and Radeon RX 570s.
The latest RX 500 series are based on the same Polaris GPU architecture as the previous RX400 series. By using similar RRPs of the old RX400 series AMD is aiming to market the new GPUs at the mainstream market rather than that exclusive market of ultra high end, and high priced elite cards.
The AMD Radeon RX 500 series cards, as previously confirmed, will include the initial pair of Polaris 20 cored GPUs, the Radeon RX 580 and Radeon RX 570. The Radeon RX 560 will use the Polaris 11 core and the base spec Radeon RX 550 will utilise the Polaris 12 core. These refreshed cards are effectively the same as the old RX400 series, the increase performance in their cards coming from higher clock speeds.
So if your someone who already owns an RX400 GPU then the new RX500 series may not be for you, but if your looking to upgrade on a budget from an older AMD 300 series GPU or a Nvidia 900 card these refreshed RX500 cards may be something for you to take into consideration.
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