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AMD's Radeon RX 560X leaks onto 3DMARK

The Radeon RX 500X series might not be what you think it is

AMD's RX 560X leaks onto 3DMARK

AMD's Radeon RX 560X leaks onto 3DMARK

The mystery behind AMD's RX 500X series of GPUs may have already been solved, with benchmark results for AMD's RX 560X appearing on Futuremark's 3DMARK Sky Diver database. 

What is most noteworthy about this listing is that appears to be for an Acer Laptop, offering specifications which closely match the company's upcoming Nitro 5 series notebook, which uses an AMD Ryzen 5 Mobile 2500U CPU.

When Acer initially announced AMD Ryzen/Radeon Nitro 5, the notebook was reported to have a Radeon RX 560 GPU, though now the laptop has listed with a Radeon RX 560X graphics card on Acer's website, suggesting that AMD's Radeon RX 500X series of GPUs are intended for the mobile market. 

Laptop Media has also listed AMD's Radeon RX 560X as an upgraded version of AMD's RX 560M GPU, offering a Polaris 21 GPU core with 1024 shader units and a clock speed of 1275MHz, which is identical to the clock speeds listed on 3DMARK. 
 

AMD's RX 560X leaks onto 3DMARK  

This data suggests that AMD's RX 500X series of GPUs are intended for the mobile market, with Acer's Nitro 5 notebook confirming that the RX 560X will use GDDR5 memory, not GDDR6 or GDDR5X.

Will the RX 500X series be a mobile-only release? Maybe, though it is hard to see AMD pushing enough efficiency with Polaris to be a significant threat to Nvidia in the mobile market, where power draw/performance is king. Another possibility is that the RX 500X series will be an OEM only release, similar to AMD's HD 8000 series.  

Update - The Tul Corporation's PowerColor Reddit account has stated that the RX 500X series is an OEM rebranding of the RX 500 series and not a new SKU for AIBs. 

    Cannot say much, but see it as OEM model branding. Its not actually a new AIB sku.

Hope this helps.


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09-04-2018, 08:38:50

AlienALX
I can actually confirm that OCUK MM is now absolutely flooded with GPUs. Mostly Nvidia, but there are a couple of 580 4gb up for £180. So I am not sure how many of these will be sold tbh, as apparently mining is no longer profitable in the UK over the cost of leccy.

Seen an XP today with a water block for £500.Quote

09-04-2018, 10:16:44

TheF34RChannel
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Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
I can actually confirm that OCUK MM is now absolutely flooded with GPUs. Mostly Nvidia, but there are a couple of 580 4gb up for £180. So I am not sure how many of these will be sold tbh, as apparently mining is no longer profitable in the UK over the cost of leccy.

Seen an XP today with a water block for £500.
Best news I've read all day!Quote

09-04-2018, 10:22:19

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by TheF34RChannel View Post
Best news I've read all day!
Yup it's cool. OCUK had 8gb DDR4 kits for £75 too, and SSD prices seem to be coming down thanks to a cheap production method.

This couldn't continue forever. Either they get things back on the shelves or people walk.Quote
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