AMD Radeon RX 500 Series Video Card Launch Pushed Back to Mid-April



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AMD Radeon RX 500 Series Video Card Launch Pushed Back to Mid-April

AMD’s Radeon RX 500 series video cards are expected to be a refresh of existing Polaris 10 and Polaris 11 RX 400 series GPUs, but it has nonetheless been a cause of excitement for those looking for alternative value cards to compete with NVIDIA’s current GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti line. The original expected release date for the RX 570/580 was supposed to be April 4th, while the RX 550/560 was due to arrive on April 11th (according to German website Heise.de). Chinese site MyDrivers.com is reporting however, that launch date has been pushed all the way to April 18th, most likely to fine tune the drivers and final specifications.

AMD Radeon RX 500 Series Video Card Launch Pushed Back to Mid-April

The Radeon RX 500 line will bring about improved performance-per-watt over the previous generation Radeon RX 400 series equivalent and some clock speed bumps are also expected to go along with it. These are cards targeted for budget and mainstream gaming PC’s and should tide the interest over in the Radeon front while AMD sorts out their flagship RX Vega GPU release which has been previewed at the most recent Game Developer Conference in San Francisco. Prices for existing RX 480 4GB and 8GB models have also been dropping to stay competitive, but there is no word yet on the upcoming Radeon RX 500 line pricing which is situated to be priced below those models.

 


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  • Brian Diffenderfer

    “The Radeon RX 500 line will bring about improved performance-per-watt
    over the previous generation Radeon RX 400 series equivalent and some
    clock speed bumps are also expected to go along with it.” The RX480 beats the GTX 1060, so why would you lowball the RX5-series with “but it has nonetheless been a cause of excitement for those looking for
    alternative value cards to compete with NVIDIA’s current GTX 1050 and
    GTX 1050 Ti line.” ? You already said it should be faster than the 480, but you put its comparison to 1050s ???

  • GlandsHead

    If RX 570 priced $150 I’ll definitely sell my $150 1050 Ti and buy amd one.
    1050 Ti isn’t worth for gaming at 1080p.

    • j ha-nocri

      Why did you buy 1050ti instead of 470? That makes no sense

      • GlandsHead

        Rx470 is $195 here, and never get a price cut since it released.
        I got 1050Ti just for $135.

        • Faker

          Same here in the Philippines. The cheapest 1050 Ti (Palit) costs only $140 here but the cheapest 4gb RX 470 costs $200 (XFX Triple X single fan ed. ) which is far from US SRP of $170

          • GlandsHead

            That’s what happen in low demand pc market. Seller can’t follow SRP before emptying their stock which takes forever…