The new series has been made on a 14nm process, resulting in higher clock speeds and TDPs across the entire Radeon RX 500 series. The ROG Strix Radeon RX 570 OC will set you back $190, the ROG Strix RX 580 OC will set you back $275, and the top-shelf RX 580 "Top" card will run you $299. The RX 580, which is the most powerful card in the mid-range series, will be able to achieve this, according to AMD.
The list starts with Polaris 10-based Radeon RX 580 and Radeon RX 570 graphics cards, which are practically rebrands of the Radeon RX 480 and RX 470 graphics cards. The boost clocks are affected likewise. These factors combine to allow AMD to run the GPU at higher clock frequencies, with more stable voltage, and in turn gives more performance and higher overclocking potential.
Improved response times, more efficiency, and cooler operation with Radeon Chill - Radeon Chill is an advanced framerate controller for the Radeon RX 500 series that works automatically in the background (when enabled) to dynamically regulate framerates in today's most popular games based on the speed of mouse movements and the gamer's activity in a scene. This also explains why the new dual-fan reference card has a new board with a single 8-pin power connector and an on TBP to 185W. It's hard to make any judgements, though, since AMD hasn't given us much in the way of specs for the RX 550: 8 compute units, 1,183MHz boost clock, 2GB GDDR5 and HDMI 2.0b.
The RX 560 and RX 570 are both iterative improvements of the RX 460 and RX 470 GPUs AMD launched almost a year ago. Unfortunately, while we're still holding off for the latter, AMD has in the meantime chose to launch a new batch of GPUs in the RX 500 series to offer affordable and capable 1080p and 1440p gaming experiences. The RX 580 at best competes with the GTX 1060. At 1080p, the RX 580 rendered at 86.2 fps, just above the 1060's 84.8 fps. We'll take the Red Devil RX 580 Golden Sample video card through the paces and see how it compares to the competition at the same price point.
The Radeon RX 560 will reportedly field in a full Polaris 11 with 1024 cores compared to 895 cores on RX 460).
The Radeon RX 550 is based on a completely new GPU, the Polaris 12.
In essence, RX-500 is a refresh of the existing RX-400 series, which is something not so uncommon in AMD's strategy. There are only a couple of these graphic cards though. Along with the RX 580, the RX 570 will be available starting today. It has a total of eight Radeon RX 580 and RX 570 models, including the new Pulse Edition and the well-known Nitro+ versions. The Radeon RX 570 Gaming X will boost up to 1280MHz, while the RX 580 Gaming X will boost up to 1395MHz and features 8.1Gb/s memory.
For great 1080p gaming, SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX 570 comes stocked with 2048 4th-gen GCN stream processors and a factory-overclocked boost clock of 1340MHz.