Tuesday, March 3rd 2020

AMD Preparing New RX 590 GME Graphics Card for Release

Expreview has caught the sighting of an apparently upcoming AMD graphics card based around the RX 590 SKU. The new revision, being named the RX 590 GME, apparently features lower clocks than the base Polaris 30 RX 590 ~around 1,385 MHz boost compared to the vanilla RX590's 1545 MHz. That clockspeed puts the RX 590 GME slightly above the RX 580 in terms of specs, but way below the RX 590, which should lead to a distinct performance variation between the two.

It's unclear as to what GPU die this new Polaris-based graphics card will be using. If I were a betting man, I'd say these are being harvested from 12 nm Polaris 30 dies that haven't been able to sustain the 1545 MHz clockspeeds rated for RX 590 chips - but still being put to use and very likely with a better power/performance ratio than the RX 590. For now, the model is only available for pre-order through a Chinese e-tailer, which could mean this is a China-only release.
Sources: Expreview, via Videocardz
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34 Comments on AMD Preparing New RX 590 GME Graphics Card for Release

#1
silentbogo
I'm wondering if it's simply one of those cut-down versions strictly for Chinese OEMs (non-retail). I think RX560D was the only card that sold in retail worldwide, while all other "D" variants of 400/500-series never appeared on the market.
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#2
ZoneDymo
Just why, WHY, ffs MOVE ON
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#3
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
ZoneDymo
Just why, WHY, ffs MOVE ON
Getting rid of stock, these should be slashed to 570s and put in OEM rigs.
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#4
moproblems99
These should be recycled and spare everyone the misery.

There are plenty enough ex-mining cards to fill the demand. And for cheaper. Hell, I have several on my shelf waiting for me to do something with them.
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#5
Darmok N Jalad
Must be clearing Polaris inventory, as I imagine AMD was making as many as they could during the mining bubble. This one should have more modest power and cooling requirements as well. I guess they are just trying to fit these wherever they can sell them.
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#6
silentbogo
ZoneDymo
Just why, WHY, ffs MOVE ON
Making a quick buck on chinese e-cafes? Getting rid of Polaris stock? Temporarily filling in the gap between 5500xt and 5600xt?
I could name a few more reasons, but I think it's obvious that there's always a place and demand for such card.
Another thing to note, is that when RX590 initially released, it was a desperate move by AMD, so they pushed that 12nm Polaris as far as they could.
It was really popular to undervolt and sometimes underclock these, and results were pretty impressive.
By dropping clocks that low and slightly undervolting you can get that card down to sub-175W (or lower, if there are any tweaks on the silicon level), which means you can use smaller and cheaper cooling, simpler/cheaper VRM, and only require a single 8-pin connector for power (including a decent margin for end-user OC).
Out of all the outlets, miraculously, WCFTech did a nice piece on this topic:
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#7
ARF
silentbogo
Getting rid of Polaris stock?
If it's still in production, then it's not the right wording - getting rid.... They are not getting rid of anything, they are making them right now new.
silentbogo
Temporarily filling in the gap between 5500xt and 5600xt?
Between RX 5300 XT and RX 5500 XT.
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#8
silentbogo
ARF
If it's still in production, then it's not the right wording - getting rid.... They are not getting rid of anything, they are making them right now new.
Rumors of RX500-series going EOL were circling the net since June. I'm sure they are no longer making those, just re-purposing some silicon from RX590 that wasn't qualified to run at 1.5GHz.
ARF
Between RX 5300 XT and RX 5500 XT.
Educated guess? :banghead::banghead::banghead:
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#9
Kohl Baas
ZoneDymo
Just why, WHY, ffs MOVE ON
Why not? If you have the procuct and there's a buyer, just why the hell not? Money is money.
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#10
Chloe Price
Reminds me of Nvidia's G92 chip over a decade ago, it just won't die and was put over and over for card and another.
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#11
silentbogo
Chloe Price
Reminds me of Nvidia's G92 chip over a decade ago, it just won't die and was put over and over for card and another.
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#12
Casecutter
Good use of those final GloFlo contractual purchases they're needing to make till end of 2020. I'll bet the role the clocks and power and provide a nice cost effective 1080p card for those China gaming cafe's and home builds.
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#13
Fluffmeister
Kohl Baas
Why not? If you have the procuct and there's a buyer, just why the hell not? Money is money.
Indeed, AMD are no better than Nvidia, they exist to make money for their investors and shareholders.

The cult following is optional.
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#14
Darmok N Jalad
AMD may very well still be making Polaris chips if they can’t meet demand with Navi, but I can’t imagine that would be the case with the tiny 5500XT line, but access to enough 7nm production could be a factor.
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#15
F-man4
I don’t want AMD releasing such a poor card which has no more performance than FullHD 60p anymore.
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#16
TechLurker
This is probably another way to make use of their agreement with GloFo, and also make a bit more money on the side re-purposing slightly defective 590 dies.

My only complaint is why couldn't they just call it an "RX 585" to denote that it sits between an RX 580 and an RX 590? It's just as bad as their bizarre 580 SP variant and the 560 SP? variant. They don't lose anything name-wise, and it'd be a heck of a lot better than NVIDIA's Ti/Super/KO nonsense.
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#17
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
F-man4
I don’t want AMD releasing such a poor card which has no more performance than FullHD 60p anymore.
Dont buy it then
TechLurker
This is probably another way to make use of their agreement with GloFo, and also make a bit more money on the side re-purposing slightly defective 590 dies.

My only complaint is why couldn't they just call it an "RX 585" to denote that it sits between an RX 580 and an RX 590? It's just as bad as their bizarre 580 SP variant and the 560 SP? variant. They don't lose anything name-wise, and it'd be a heck of a lot better than NVIDIA's Ti/Super/KO nonsense.
Whats the diff on SP?
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#18
DeathtoGnomes
Milking it for every last penny. There must have been sparkly trash to go dumpster diving for these chips.
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#19
ratirt
I don't think it is milking. You have product in stock so you lower price cut something here and there and you sell those to whom the card would do something good and be useful. Not everyone needs 5700XT or 2080Ti etc. I'd honestly use these card for my threadrippers instead of the 5500XT's I bought. I wonder what would be the power requirement and if these cards would have any power connectors necessary and of course, WHAT WILL BE THE PRICE for these and if they make it outside Chinese market. :)
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#20
sutyi
TechLurker
This is probably another way to make use of their agreement with GloFo, and also make a bit more money on the side re-purposing slightly defective 590 dies.

My only complaint is why couldn't they just call it an "RX 585" to denote that it sits between an RX 580 and an RX 590? It's just as bad as their bizarre 580 SP variant and the 560 SP? variant. They don't lose anything name-wise, and it'd be a heck of a lot better than NVIDIA's Ti/Super/KO nonsense.
You know why they aren't calling it a RX 580 XT or RX 585... marketing. RX 590 sounds better and looks better on the box.

The Average Joe walks into the electronics store looking for a budget 1080p card and he sw the RX 580 and RX 590 being recommended after their prices dropped significantly over the months, then proceed to look around and find the RX590GME on the shelves staring back at him. He is like that's cheap for a 590, but since it ain't called a 580 he'll be like the number is still higher and so it's still a good deal in his minds eye.
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#21
cyberloner
if cheap it is good for the miner.... :D
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#22
ARF
Prices :laugh: Very expensive :eek:

XFX Radeon RX 590 GME = 1199 Chinese Yuan or $170 US
Sapphire RX 590 Nitro+ = 1299 Chinese Yuan or $185 US
PowerColor Radeon RX 590 GME Red Dragon = 1349 Chinese Yuan or $195 US
ASRock Radeon RX 590 GME PG = 1399 Chinese Yuan or $200 US

wccftech.com/amd-radeon-rx-590-gme-polaris-gpu-2020-launch/

:kookoo:
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#23
Chloe Price
cyberloner
if cheap it is good for the miner.... :D
Mining craze is pretty over once again.. This is truly a pointless card, maybe a perfect match for that new Biostar H61(!!) board which was released last week.
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#24
Mouth of Sauron
And why not?

Where I live, RX580 8Gb is, like, 2 times cheaper than RX5500... (yes, it's 580, not a typo). Right now, I don't see any reason why this new card shouldn't exist - they don't make as much money as they would with something bleeding edge, but then again - there is nothing bleeding edge with this card. It's either that or APU, and APU cost something more than the same without integrated graphics (and we're not talking newest and greatest APUs, and especially those not-yet-released-but-widely-speculated-on).

I seriously doubt that 175+g pricelist is the same for markets where it's meant for, or that it will stay that for long. Budget card for budget builds...

It's just... nothing alike what most people expect to come out next, barely worth a PR... can't understand the reasons for all the hatred...
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#25
ARF
$200 is not exactly a budget price tag.
10 years ago you could buy a high-end, top of the line Radeon HD 4890 for $200.

Today you want to convince us that a 5-year-old GPU is worth it when it has no basic feature set compliance.
Try to run 4K or 8K, I am pretty sure that 8K video won't even run on it.
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