AMD has launched a new series of GPUs in the RX 500 family. The RX 560 is pitched as an ideal upgrade for those running integrated graphics, with as much as four times the performance of integrated graphics solutions like Intel HD 530. What sets it apart is the base and boost clock speeds. Either figure is a pretty significant jump over the reference 1340 MHz boost clock.
Our friends at our sister sites Tom's Hardware and Anandtech, who posted very granular, detailed reviews, tested the new cards from third-party vendors (AMD isn't producing reference cards) and found a noticeable difference over the RX 480. In fact, those who are still interested in a decent graphics card for gaming performance, can get the RX 480 straight away as it will be a lot cheaper than the new RX 580.
The RX 550 has 512 stream processors, 32 texture units, 1183MHz boost clock speed, 128-bit memory bus, 2GB VRAM and 50W TDP. As far as AMD has provided us with the information, we can safely say that it has a total of eight computing units, a clock-speed of 1.8 MHz, 2GB of fast GDDR5 RAM as well as HDMI 2.0b.
The suggested retail price of the Radeon RX 580 8/4GB is set at United States $229/$199, while the Radeon RX 570 4GB has a suggested retail price of U.S. $169. As per reports, the RX Vega GPU graphics card will be more powerful than last year's released AMD's RX series cards that were based on Polaris architecture coupled with its LiquidVR technology. As you can see from the slides below, AMD Radeon RX 500 series will have all the latest AMD Radeon technologies including optimized DirectX 12 and Vulkan support, FreeSync, ReLive, Chill and HEVC H.265 4K Encode/Decode capabilities.
The RX 570 is positioned between the upper-end of the GTX 1050 Ti's price range and the bottom of the GTX 1060 3GB's.
The Radeon RX 560 will reportedly field in a full Polaris 11 with 1024 cores compared to 895 cores on RX 460). It is literally named "Golden Sample" on the box and has a higher retail price than RX 580 MSRP, coming in at $270 MSRP. When targeting the same GPU temperature of 75 degrees Celsius, the Dual-X on SAPPHIRE NITRO+ RX 500 Series is up to 12 dbA quieter, while still achieving significantly lower components temperatures over the previous series. It draws power via a single 8-pin connection, and Gigabyte recommends a 450W or greater power supply for the card. This GPU was not available in the Radeon RX 400 series and AMD did not have a similar GPU since Oland-base Radeon R7 250. Here is the breakdown of each of the graphics cards in detail.
Want to use your new RX 580 for VR? Radeon RX 560 graphics cards will be available in May. The Radeon RX 570 Gaming X will boost up to 1280MHz, while the RX 580 Gaming X will boost up to 1395MHz and features 8.1Gb/s memory. The RX 570 graphics card memory clock reaches 7.0 GHz, an increase from RX 470's 6.6 GHz.