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AMD RX 500 series rebrands coming in April

by on02 March 2017

RX Vega won't be here before late May

According to the newest report, AMD's upcoming RX 500 series will be completely made of RX 400 series rebrands, based on Polaris 10 and Polaris 11, as well as possible new Polaris 12 GPU, while Radeon RX Vega won't launch before late May.

According to a report written by Martin Fischer from, which is pretty much what we have been hearing and able to confirm with our sources, AMD is planing to launch its Radeon RX 500 series in early April. While this would usually sound interesting, the entire lineup will be compromised from RX 400 series rebrands, but with slightly higher GPU clocks.

According to the report, Polaris 10-based RX 580 and RX 570, should be launching on April 4th, while Radeon RX 560 and RX 550, based on Polaris 11, should launch on April 11. According to a similar report from, the Radeon RX 550 could be based on a new Polaris 12 chip, while the rebranded Radeon RX 560 could get the fully-enabled Polaris 11 GPU with 1024 Stream Processors, similar to RX 460 seen in China.

The big question is the newly named Radeon RX Vega, which, according to AMD, should be available in the first half of this year, so the most likely launch is at the Computex 2017 show which starts on May 30th. It appears that the Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti will have to wait to get its competitor as simple rebrands just won't be enough.


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