Wednesday, July 5th 2017

AMD Reportedly Rebranding RX 460 to RX 560D

In a bid to better make use of what could be a respectable stock of RX 460 graphics cards, AMD is reportedly rebranding these to the RX 500 series under the RX 560D name. Apparently, this is a straight rebrand, with no increased clocks or other revisions to the GPU die whatsoever. As such, this RX 560D would bring a lesser performance level than the current RX 560 already offers. Remember that the RX 560 is currently a rebrand of the RX 460 already, only with that card's full stream processor count (1,024) unlocked, whereas the original RX 460 only enabled 896 of the total 1,024 stream processors available on-die.

AMD already toyed with this additional "D" in the nomenclature in the past, with its RX 470 / RX 470D graphics cards, of which we've heard some rumblings lately. Considering that the RX 470D was a relatively limited release, only really being seen in the wild towards the Asian market, it is likely a safe bet that this RX 560D will follow the same path. Another option for the unwary miners to pick up?

Source: Videocardz
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31 Comments on AMD Reportedly Rebranding RX 460 to RX 560D

#1
RCoon
Gaming Moderator
Hurray for market segmentation and obfuscation! They're really trying to nail down the intel-like model number maze.
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#2
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
There's nothing quite like an efficient rebranding by AMD! Such innovation from the market leaders.
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#3
Vayra86
Gaming RevolutionizeD
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#4
kruk
As with 470D, 560D seems to be reserved for Chinese market only. @Raevenlord: please include that in the text. Thanks!
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#5
5DVX0130
You've got to ask yourself one question: "Do I want the D?" :rolleyes:

Besides that, both AMD and nVidia have been rebranding their cards for a while (especially the low end), so it's not really anything special, or worth losing your marbles over.
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#6
Basard
Can't wait to buy one of these, my 460 is so outdated.
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#7
Raevenlord
News Editor
kruk said:
As with 470D, 560D seems to be reserved for Chinese market only. @Raevenlord: please include that in the text. Thanks!
Hey Kruk, added. That information was supposed to be in the text, penultimate sentence was broken without that little bit. Thanks for pointing that out.
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#8
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
This is exactly what the market needs!

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#9
dorsetknob
"YOUR RMA REQUEST IS CON-REFUSED"
Raevenlord said:
. Another option for the unwary miners to pick up?
Lots of coin mining Farming in china
should have Branded it
RX 560D ME (Mining edition) :)
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#10
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
FordGT90Concept said:
This is exactly what the market needs!


Oh phew! I was beginning to wonder. :p:laugh:
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#11
Static~Charge
Raevenlord said:
In a bid to better make use of what could be a respectable stock of RX 460 graphics cards, AMD is reportedly rebranding these to the RX 500 series under the RX 560D name. Apparently, this is a straight rebrand, with no increased clocks or other revisions to the GPU die whatsoever. As such, this RX 560D would bring a lesser performance level than the current RX 560 already offers.
The "D" must stand for "Degraded". :shadedshu:
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#12
brian111
Forgive my ignorance, but I was under the impression that the 460 and 560 were considered undesirable for mining. Is that not true?
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#13
dorsetknob
"YOUR RMA REQUEST IS CON-REFUSED"
brian111 said:
Forgive my ignorance, but I was under the impression that the 460 and 560 were considered undesirable for mining. Is that not true?
Raevenlord said:
. Another option for the unwary miners to pick up?
A Sell is a sale with no Return
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#14
pociej
I would like DD instead...
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#15
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
Should of just been called a 555.
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#16
Basard
brian111 said:
Forgive my ignorance, but I was under the impression that the 460 and 560 were considered undesirable for mining. Is that not true?
I figured them to be the best performance per dollar cards.... Although not the best performance per watt--probably why not desirable for mining.
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#17
Prima.Vera
Re-branding should be banned by law. Is basically fake advertisement since you sell the same crap under different name, claiming is new.
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#18
Fluffmeister
AMD are angels, so i forgive them for their sins.
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#19
Mistral
You are telling me enough RX 460's survived the miners?
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#20
Caelestis
If AMD does something like that, it is called "rebrand". If nvidia does it, it is always called "refresh". Wonder why.................o_O
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#21
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
Yes well, they made the "big" 560, may as well update the "small" one too. I'm just glad they added the D. Should habe been LE though.
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#22
the54thvoid
Caelestis said:
If AMD does something like that, it is called "rebrand". If nvidia does it, it is always called "refresh". Wonder why.................o_O
Not so. A refresh is a tuning of process. Rebrand is just relabelling. Nvidia get called out for it to, just they've done a bit less recently. They did a lot in the old 8800 days (can't recall chip, G80?) But it lasted a few gens. The GTX 680 became the GTX 770 but it might have been tuned.

Anyhoo, they both do it and they both get called out for it.
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#23
LTUGamer
Prima.Vera said:
Re-branding should be banned by law. Is basically fake advertisement since you sell the same crap under different name, claiming is new.
Really? So if AMD gives +10 MHz if it would be legal? Or it would be enough to change port configuration to call it "New model"?

So the one of the biggest PSU manufacturers CWT will bankrupt because such companies as Corsair, Chieftec and Thermaltake just re-brand CWT models. But if they offers different port configuration or different bundle does it still counts as re-branding?

And if same car in different markets is branded in different names does it should be called "illegal"?

Opel Insignia (EU)
Vauxhall Insignia (UK)
Holden Insignia (AU)
Buick Regal (USA)
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#24
Prima.Vera
LTUGamer said:
Really? So if AMD gives +10 MHz if it would be legal? Or it would be enough to change port configuration to call it "New model"?

So the one of the biggest PSU manufacturers CWT will bankrupt because such companies as Corsair, Chieftec and Thermaltake just re-brand CWT models. But if they offers different port configuration or different bundle does it still counts as re-branding?

And if same car in different markets is branded in different names does it should be called "illegal"?

Opel Insignia (EU)
Vauxhall Insignia (UK)
Holden Insignia (AU)
Buick Regal (USA)
You're comparing apples with melons again. We are talking about the same brand selling a same product under a new series which is , by nomenclature, newer and theoretically better than the old one.
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#25
LTUGamer
Prima.Vera said:
You're comparing apples with melons again. We are talking about the same brand selling a same product under a new series which is , by nomenclature, newer and theoretically better than the old one.
So I will ask you again: if AMD gives +10 MHz clock speed it would be legal? Or it would be legal to change old port configuration into new one? Or if would be some changes in default PCB design?
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