Wednesday, January 31st 2018

MSI Intros Radeon RX 580 Armor MK2 Graphics Card

MSI today introduced its Radeon RX 580 Armor MK2 graphics card series, available in standard and OC variants. Both feature 8 GB of GDDR5 memory. The two cards feature the same Armor MK2 product design that the company debuted with the RX 570 Armor MK2 series, earlier this month. The standard variant offers out of the box clock speeds of 1353 MHz core, which is slightly higher than AMD-reference clocks of 1340 MHz. The OC variant tops that with 1366 MHz out of the box. Both variants leave the memory untouched at 8.00 GHz (GDDR5-effective).

The Armor MK2 series is positioned a notch above the original Arsenal-series Armor SKU, in featuring a pair of updated TorX 2.0 fans, red-colored accents in place of white on the cooler shroud, and the addition of a metal back-plate with red accents. It hence sits in between the Armor and Gaming series. TorX 2.0 fans feature double ball-bearings, and an improved fan blade design for higher air-flow, allowing MSI to lower the fan speeds, and with it, noise. The fans stay off when the GPU is idling. The PCB design is unchanged between the Armor MK2 and the original RX 580 Armor series. The company didn't reveal pricing.
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10 Comments on MSI Intros Radeon RX 580 Armor MK2 Graphics Card

#4
jormungand
Why reveal the price??? We already know...ITS OVER 9000 !!!
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#5
Readlight
And where are calculations how much you haw to pay for electricity in one houer gameplay.
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#6
ShurikN
There's no point in revealing price because the only thing you'll see if you try to buy it is:
"NOT AVAILABLE"
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#8
kn00tcn
ernorator said:
but why?
because regular armor is a low tier that nobody gets excited about, lacks backplate, is noisier AND hotter, isnt red

we might not see any 6 series polaris update or little vega until many months later, might not even see anything (consumer/gaming) new until navi in 2019
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kn00tcn said:
because regular armor is a low tier that nobody gets excited about, lacks backplate, is noisier AND hotter, isnt red

we might not see any 6 series polaris update or little vega until many months later, might not even see anything (consumer/gaming) new until navi in 2019
miners will buy all so what is the point?
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kn00tcn
ernorator said:
miners will buy all so what is the point?
that's just not statistically true, it truly does not matter if 90% are miners, 10% of 1,000 shipped units per week in a country is 100 'gamers' per week

or do you think non miners arent capable of deal hunting, auto notify hunting, stock hunting, making deals with employees, or any other way to race? north america has large communities focused on deal hunting for years, it's probably not as easy or fun in europe

we dont even know if there are logistical reasons, maybe adding a new product line allows msi to order more gpus or allocate more in some factory (not gpu specific)? maybe msi wants to be in the news so people buy them? maybe msi wants to (appear to) continue their 'gaming' priority?
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