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Asus, MSI and Sapphire Radeon RX 580s seen in etailer listings

by Mark Tyson on 4 April 2017, 10:02

Tags: AMD (NYSE:AMD)

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It's getting to that time again where careless retailers are starting to publish listings for products that aren't yet officially launched. Videocardz has been tipped off regarding listings of Sapphire and MSI produced Radeon RX 580, 570 and 550 cards with various amounts of RAM and cooler configurations. In a separate report the same source shared listings from a UK etailer offering Asus ROG Strix RX 580 and 570 graphics cards.

Six AMD Radeon RX 500 series cards are listed in the UK web shop (retailer not named by source but I discovered it was Lambda-Tek using the QR-Code). Asus / Asus ROG have six cards listed on Lambda-Tek but Videocardz says the firm will be producing more variants. The cards listed are:

  • ASUS ROG STRIX RX 580 8GB (ROG-STRIX-RX580-8G-GAMING)
  • ASUS ROG STRIX RX 580 8GB OC (ROG-STRIX-RX580-O8G-GAMING)
  • ASUS ROG STRIX RX 570 4GB (ROG-STRIX-RX570-4G-GAMING)
  • ASUS ROG STRIX RX 570 4GB OC (ROG-STRIX-RX570-O4G-GAMING)
  • ASUS RX 550 4GB (RX550-4G)
  • ASUS RX 550 2GB (RX550-2G)

Pricing for the above Asus SKUs range from £326, down to £91.

Searching this same site also resulted in listings of Sapphire RX 500 series cards. However there were no images and descriptions were limited to a single line of text.

Looking at the other sources, which are Euro listings, reveals many more Sapphire cards and a couple from MSI. From Sapphire, the following twelve NITRO+, PULSE, and MINI SKUs are listed:

  • Sapphire Radeon RX 580 8GB GDDR5 NITRO + 2xHDMI DVI-D 2XDP W / BP LE IN (11265-00-40G)
  • Sapphire Radeon RX 580 8GB GDDR5 PULSE 2xHDMI DVI-D 2XDP OC W / BP IN (11265-05-20G)
  • Sapphire Radeon RX 580 8GB GDDR5 NITRO + 2xHDMI DVI-D 2XDP W / BP IN (11265-01-20G)
  • Sapphire Radeon RX 580 4GB GDDR5 NITRO + 2xHDMI DVI-D 2XDP W / BP IN (11265-07-20G)
  • Sapphire Radeon RX 580 4GB GDDR5 PULSE 2xHDMI DVI-D 2XDP OC W / BP IN (11265-09-20G)
  • Sapphire Radeon RX 570 4GB GDDR5 NITRO + 2xHDMI DVI-D 2XDP W / BP IN (11266-14-20G)
  • Sapphire Radeon RX 570 8GB GDDR5 NITRO + 2xHDMI DVI-D 2XDP W / BP IN (11266-09-20G)
  • Sapphire Radeon RX 570 MINI 4GB GDDR5 HDMI DVI-D DP PULSE IN (1266-06-20G)
  • Sapphire Radeon RX 570 4GB GDDR5 PULSE 2xHDMI DVI-D 2XDP OC W / BP IN (11266-04-20G)
  • Sapphire Radeon RX 550 4GB GDDR5 PULSE HDMI DVI-D DP IN (11268-01-20G)
  • Sapphire Radeon RX 550 2GB GDDR5 PULSE HDMI DVI-D DP IN (11268-03-20G)

Prices for the above range from €363, down to €106.

There are just two MSI Radeon RX 500 cards listed and these are the MSI Radeon RX 580 GAMING X and 570 GAMING X. It is noted that stock is said to be arriving on Monday 10th April. These are the most expensive cards of those revealed so far, with the MSI Radeon RX 580 GAMING X listed at €507 including tax, and the 570 GAMING X at €410.

Prices all round seem to be very high but these should settle down at, or shortly after, the official launch. The AMD Radeon RX500 series are widely thought to be clock speed bumped Polaris rebrands but there might be one or two surprises.



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I would imagine that if the prices are really that high then they're not just polaris rebrands.
HW90
I would imagine that if the prices are really that high then they're not just polaris rebrands.

Its hard to say - before the R9 390/390X were released R9 290/290X prices were pretty low.

The more important question - where is AMD Vega??
HW90
I would imagine that if the prices are really that high then they're not just polaris rebrands.

I'd certainly hope they're not, but really there's nothing else on the roadmap they could be, since the only other architecture that's been announced/worked on is Vega and that uses HBM2 not GDDR5. They'd need to be huge speed bumps to justify this kind of pricing, or the 580 would need to be a Polaris 12 with more shaders. Even a 20% clock speed boost (~1500MHz) would at best make it competitive with the Fury X - that's still a long way behind the GTX 1070…

At the bottom end, OTOH. the lowest prices are down around RX 460 levels, so it's reasonable to assume the RX 550 could be a tweaked RX 460, leaving the RX 560 to be a fully-enabled Polaris 11….
I don't know if the pricing is so outrageous overall… if the top of the range Asus RX580 OC version is £326, then I expect other vendors will be below £300, since Asus typically are at the top of the range.

However, I am surprised that the Saphire prices are higher than Asus, and the MSI prices are stupid.
correction, XFX was by far the priciest in regards to obscene pricing for RX 400 series, on average some $30 more then competing solutions when they basically offered nothing “extra” for the price increase oh wait, they put in fans that could be “unclipped” quickly if needed to clean oe replace yet the shroud attached to the card was not easily removed nor was/is cooling that very good, so, very high premium price for little to nothing given that others are not also doing hmmmm.

Asus with the ROG STRIXX their “best” version was at most an average of $15 premium to closest competitor, but did offer something extra in that was/is an actual good cooling solution provided for the core/vram/vreg, overclock software, LED and such, same with MSI, gigabyte is well gigabyte.

likely these are place holder pricing, as the RX 580 8GB is so far rumored to be %199, while the RX 480 8GB launched at $229 USD, the whole lineup RX 500 supposed to be ~$20-$30 less pricey but faster and better power/thermals then outgoing RX 400 series. but it is all rumor till actual launch, which last I heard was either April 8 or 18th, Vega is due out later, which has been said many many many times over in 2Q so april-June ish.