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    PowerColor confirms RX 580 Red Devil launch date of 18th April

    Sapphire is more subtle, starting a countdown to the same date.
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    Re: PowerColor confirms RX 580 Red Devil launch date of 18th April

    Wait... so its not just a rebrand anymore?

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    Re: PowerColor confirms RX 580 Red Devil launch date of 18th April

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    Wait... so its not just a rebrand anymore?
    Based on everything I've read, it's a very minor refresh of the Polaris 10 chips in the 480 and 470 going into the 580 and 570. It seems akin to the refresh we saw moving from the 200 series to the 300 series, so expect better thermals and slightly higher clock speeds.

    We've also seen information about the new, smaller Polaris 12 chip which is meant to power the 550. Sadly we've seen no information yet about the 560, which will hopefully use a fully-unlocked Polaris 11 chip and be good for gamers on a tight budget.

    In other words, don't be confused by the new chip codenames: it's just a small refresh, based on an iterative improvement of the existing Polaris chips, but should probably extract about as much out of them as we can now expect.

    These cards are still for mainstream gamers. For those needing gaming beyond 1080P or who need higher refresh rates at 1440P, Vega should be here by 2017-06-30 at the very latest, assuming AMD stays true to its H1 2017 launch.

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    Re: PowerColor confirms RX 580 Red Devil launch date of 18th April

    Read the article....

    Quote Originally Posted by hexus
    Making the AMD Radeon RX 500 series more interesting is talk that the higher end cards, such as those teased above, won't just be clock speed bumped rebrands but will use new GPUs. Last week there was talk about the RX 580 and RX 570 using new GPUs codenamed 'Polaris 20 XTX' and 'Polaris 20 XL' respectively. This suggests that perhaps AMD has had the Polaris 10 XT/Pro chips previously installed in the RX 480/RX 470 materially enhanced in some way for its new graphics card range.

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    Re: PowerColor confirms RX 580 Red Devil launch date of 18th April

    Technically the GPUs in the R9 390 and R9 390X were new too. Unless there is some CU increase(the XBox Scorpio GPU has 44 CUs),it looks more like a refined Polaris 10.

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    Re: PowerColor confirms RX 580 Red Devil launch date of 18th April

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Technically the GPUs in the R9 390 and R9 390X were new too. Unless there is some CU increase(the XBox Scorpio GPU has 44 CUs),it looks more like a refined Polaris 10.
    The statement I quoted certainly makes it seem like a bit more than that, but I guess you're probably right. So we should expect is a new GPU thats almost exactly the same as the old GPU. yayyyy....

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    Re: PowerColor confirms RX 580 Red Devil launch date of 18th April

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    The statement I quoted certainly makes it seem like a bit more than that, but I guess you're probably right. So we should expect is a new GPU thats almost exactly the same as the old GPU. yayyyy....
    "Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss."


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    Re: PowerColor confirms RX 580 Red Devil launch date of 18th April

    codenamed 'Polaris 20 XTX'
    Read that and was reminded of the X1950XTX from years ago, the first card with the GDDR4 memory. Makes me think the RX580 will just be something akin to that refresh, with nothing really new about it (just a bit faster).

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