Monday, April 10th 2017

AMD Polaris 20 XTX, XL Chips Powering the RX 500 Series Confirmed

Videocardz has gotten their hands on the launch driver for the RX 500 series of graphics cards, and it would seem that previous rumors have indeed been vindicated: the revised RX 500 series features new code names for the chips that tick at its very heart. The RX 580, according to this report, will feature a Polaris 20 XTX chip (oh ATI X1950 XTX, how I remember you from staring in awe at your price and performance in computer magazines...), while the Radeon RX 570 will be equipped with a Polaris 20 XL part. And while the RX 560 is lacking from the list, the little chip-that-probably-will, the Polaris 12, makes a cameo under the RX 550 series and a "Lexa Pro" GPU code name... Which is just so different from all others, both in form and content, that one must wonder where it is its real name or a simple placeholder.
Source: Videocardz
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8 Comments on AMD Polaris 20 XTX, XL Chips Powering the RX 500 Series Confirmed

#1
RejZoR
11th April is the relesase for RX 500 right?
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MustSeeMelons
RejZoR
11th April is the relesase for RX 500 right?
I think that is for Ryzen 5.
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oxidized
MustSeeMelons
I think that is for Ryzen 5.
It is ryzen 5 release. Polaris 20 will be most likely released a week later or so, should be within April anyway
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Raevenlord
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TheinsanegamerN
Why would they need to delay the release of a revision of the same chip they have been selling for over half a year now?
So as not to have to cope with 2 simultaneous product launches in the same day? Seems smart to me. The original excuse, however, to "fine-tune the drivers", that one I don't buy.
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Vayra86
TheinsanegamerN
Why would they need to delay the release of a revision of the same chip they have been selling for over half a year now?
Coverage. Better to have two separate articles on every tech site than one for two product lines. Some companies even release on yearly basis so as to 'stay in the hearts and minds of the consumer'. Intels' CPU releases smell a lot like that most of the time, but also look at the timing of Nvidia's Pascal releases. Carefuly planned, one after another, even 11GBps memory 1080's were announced separately from the 1080ti (which runs the same VRAM) and Titan.
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medi01
Raevenlord
So as not to have to cope with 2 simultaneous product launches in the same day? Seems smart to me. The original excuse, however, to "fine-tune the drivers", that one I don't buy.
Well, because 5xx (especially if 1500Mhz is true) makes a lot of sense for R5 buyers.
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