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AMD shares Radeon RX 500X Series GPU specifications

by Mark Tyson on 12 April 2018, 10:01

Tags: AMD (NYSE:AMD)

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At the start of the week there was a ripple of excitement as a refreshed AMD Radeon RX 500X series was flagged for imminent arrival on the official AMD website. The best guess about what the new 'X' suffix might deliver was a modest MHz boost throughout the RX 500X range. However, that hope has been dashed as AMD filled in the blanks in its website product pages sometime yesterday. The fact is that the new Radeon RX 500X Series cards mirror the specs of the non-X series exactly* - and they are just rebrands meant for pre-built PCs and notebooks, reports VideoCardz. These 'X' Series GPUs won't be purchasable directly by consumers.

(* the RX 550X offers a slightly higher boost frequency of up to 1287MHz, compared to 1183MHz,
and will be available in 8 or 10 CU options)

If you wish to check through the individual official product pages for the new 'X' suffixed GPUs you can head over here. I've added direct links below for your convenience too:

With these being used by OEMS in pre-built systems, prospective purchasers are advised to check the AMD Radeon RX 560X and Radeon RX 550X GPU details most closely. With these two new variants it is worth checking to see how many CUs they come packing ahead of paying out any hard earned cash. Remember, last December AMD adjusted the Radeon RX 560 spec to include 8 CU /896 SP products, to the annoyance of some PC enthusiasts. Now that ambiguity has been inherited by the RX 560X and added to the RX 550X products.



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Hopefully it's a sign that there will be some more stock on the shelves for the non-X versions, I would have bought a 570 or 580 had they been available at RRP - almost jumped for some on the ones mentioned on the forum at good prices but resisted at the time and regretted it.

I guess they've just re-evaluated the binning to get the new tiers and a slightly better boost speed - the difference between a lower 550X and a 540X does seems a bit silly though!
I've given up waiting for a good £200-ish deal. It isn't going to happen for years, if at all.

I've just bought a second hand 1070 for £320. Seems the best, future proof, deal around (for 1440 gaming and Adobe) at the moment.

I'm not 100% happy about it but don't feel like I've much choice.
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I've given up waiting for a good £200-ish deal. It isn't going to happen for years, if at all.

I've just bought a second hand 1070 for £320. Seems the best, future proof, deal around (for 1440 gaming and Adobe) at the moment.

I'm not 100% happy about it but don't feel like I've much choice.

Sad but true. I noticed on Overclockers one of the Vega 56 cards dropped to £530 (still more than a 1080) for a couple of days but has now gone back up to £550.

I am starting to despair.
Yeah it's crazy. 2 year old stuff at twice launch price is pretty common. My “work” pc needs a newer gfx card as running a 5850 and opencl isn't working correctly so want to jump to a 7000 or later card. £80 s/hand for something pretty ordinary!