Monday, April 9th 2018

AMD's RX 560X Leaked in 3DMark - RX 500X Series Just a New OEM-Exclusive Rebadge

News of an upcoming AMD RX 500X series sprung like wildfire yesterday, as users and publications alike tried to quench a thirst for some more GPU solutions from the red camp. However, if recent leaked numbers and information from 3D Mark prove correct, it seems the RX 500X series will likely bring some disappointments to those who were hoping for a refined, Vega-imbued AMD Polaris redesign, or simply push for better clocks and power/performance ratios under a new manufacturing process.
Apparently, the new AMD RX 500X series is bringing some extra performance to laptops via nothing more than an OEM-exclusive rebadge. It's not a new SKU or product for AMD's AIB partners to play with; it's an OEM-only product that seems to bring AMD's mobile solutions - such as the RX560M - up to par with the company's desktop GPUs. So, a higher performing RX 560M will be called the RX 560X (with a 73 MHz core clock increase, mind you) in some mobile solution. Lending credence to this report is that the product page for Acer's own Nitro 5 laptop, for example, has already updated its graphics card listing from an RX 560 to the RX 560X. TUL Corporation, via its PowerColor brand and in a Reddit post, has also come out to say that these new RX 500X series is just a new OEM line-up, absent of any real SKU innovation. It's the old "paint it with gold" trick, it seems.
Sources: Overclock 3D, LaptopMedia, Acer Nitro 5, 3DMark, TUL Corporation Reddit Post
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8 Comments on AMD's RX 560X Leaked in 3DMark - RX 500X Series Just a New OEM-Exclusive Rebadge

#1
T4C Fantasy
CPU & GPU DB Maintainer
so apparently there is no clock increase in the 560X o.O
and a decrease in memory speed
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#2
Darksword
Well then... I'm glad that's all settled.
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T4C Fantasy
CPU & GPU DB Maintainer
Darksword
Well then... I'm glad that's all settled.
there is variants the pic is mobile and its OCd, not manually OCd its factory OCd so the mobile is as fast at the desktop RX 560
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#4
megamanxtreme
Hoping a VEGA with less C.U.s comes around to replace the middle of Vega 56 and the RX 580. Then there is always the price.
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#5
Kinestron
Was hoping for at least an announcement of a 570 in a laptop by now. :( No one appears to have a full lineup of AMD graphics cards like their Nvidia counterparts. I would like to see an Acer, Asus, etc laptop that offers from a 560 up to at least a 580 much like you can choose when you goto certain laptops on Newegg. Too much heat for a Polaris mobile product beyond the 560?
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#6
xkm1948
Hey at least without Raja RTG is no longer hyping things up!
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#7
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
xkm1948
Hey at least without Raja RTG is no longer hyping things up!
That guy was an Achilles Heel. When he took a Sabbatical, I knew he was getting the Axe
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#8
Readlight
And the price for these gaming notebooks will be 1000-2500 euro
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