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AMD launches Radeon RX 500 Series Graphics Cards, Pricing, and Availability

AMD has announced the next generation of Radeon RX graphics cards – the AMD Radeon RX 500 series, including Radeon RX 580, RX 570, RX 560 and RX 550 are based on a 2nd generation Polaris architecture which powered recent Radeon RX 400 series.

AMD Radeon RX 500

New AMD Radeon RX 500 series graphics cards featuring a powerful combination of improved game performance, higher clock speeds, giving PC gamers the best reasons yet to upgrade their graphics. It is designed to enjoy optimal experiences in modern games, smooth VR experiences, DirectX 12 and Vulkan.

AMD promises that the new products’ reduced latency and improved software will help gamers play current-day titles such as Battlefield 1, COD: Infinite Warfare and Resident Evil: Biohazard without compromising on resolution or image quality.

AMD Radeon RX 550

Starting with the most affordable Radeon RX 550 targets those who want to upgrade from integrated graphics. It will have 8 compute units and 2GB of GDDR5 RAM on a 128-bit bus, and clock speed at 1183MHz. AMD says that customers can expect a 4X performance boost compared to integrated graphics, and a 1.7X increase over the Radeon R7 250. The Radeon RX 550 price is only $79 in USA.

AMD Radeon RX 560

Slightly higher in the line, the Radeon RX 560 replaces the RX 460. User can play games at 1080p and will get a modest 16 compute units and base/boost speeds of 1175/1275MHz respectively. It will have 4GB of GDDR5 RAM on a narrower 128-bit bus. The AMD Radeon RX 560 price is $99 in USA.

AMD Radeon RX 550, 560, 570, 580

AMD Radeon RX 570

Next is the Radeon RX 570 replaces the RX 470 and offers 32 compute units with base/boost clock speeds of 1168/1244MHz respectively. It will have 4GB of RAM and performance is expected to be up to 2.3X better than the Radeon R7 370. The Radeon RX 570 price is only $169, this should give tough competition to the GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti.

AMD Radeon RX 580

Finally, the high-end Radeon RX 580 is aimed at gamers who want a smooth 60fps at 1440p, it has 36 compute unit processing clusters and base/boost clock speeds of 1257/1340MHz respectively. The Radeon RX 580 graphics cards will have either 4GB or 8GB of GDDR5 RAM on a 256-bit interface, similar to Radeon RX 480 cards. AMD claims that users can expect 57 percent better performance compared to that of a Radeon R9 370. AMD Radeon RX 580 price is about $199 for 4GB RAM, and $229 for 8GB RAM.

All four Radeon RX 500 series GPUs support HEVC H.265 4K video decoding, AMD Freesync technology, Radeon Chill, and will be available to buy from Amazon.com in the US and from Amazon.co.uk in UK.

About Ankeet Solanki

He is physically challenged, but strong enough to survive in this tough world. He started this blog as a hobby to show his affection for gadgets, but over the time this hobby became professional. And now he is working as a full-time blogger, but in free time he loves watching movies and games.

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