AMD RX 500 and Vega Launch Dates Leaked
Samuel Wan / 2 years ago
Despite many rumors circling around about potential Radeon reveals, we did not get much out of AMD at their recent Capsaicin & Cream event. One tidbit we did get was that Vega GPUs would keep the same consumer brand and become Radeon RX Vega. For now we do know that Vega is still set to launch sometime in Q2 2017 and the RX 500 likely within the same timeframe. Now a new report has come out suggesting launch dates for RX 500 and Vega.
According to the source, the new Radeon RX 500 series is set to launch within about a month on April 4th. As a refreshed lineup, we are getting the same Polaris 10 GPUs we have with RX 400. Befitting a refresh, we are getting some higher clock speeds and better performance. Both the RX 580 and RX 570 are expected to be about 10% faster than their current RX 480 and RX 470 counterparts respectively.
The lower end of the refresh, the RX 560 and RX 550 are expected to fall a week later on April 11th. These will be based on the same Polaris 11 die powering the RX 460, again with more performance due to a clock speed boost. We may also expect to see the rumored Polaris 12 make an appearance eventually as well.
Last of all, we have Vega, the high-end replacement for Radeon. Vega 10 and Vega 11 are expected to arrive in late May to early June, keeping in line with the Q2 2017 roadmap. While information is a bit scant, expected performance is for the GPUs to sit between the GTX 1080 and the newly released GTX 1080 Ti. There is no word yet if AMD will have a competitor to the GTX 1080 Ti.