AMD Radeon RX 580, RX 570, RX 560 Get Driver Support With Crimson 17.3.2 Driver

By   /   Mar 16, 2017
AMD Radeon RX 580

We recently heard that the AMD Radeon RX 500 series headed by the AMD Radeon RX 580 was being delayed a week.

Even though that is the case it seems that the AMD Radeon RX 580 and other cards in the series are getting driver support with the new Crimson 17.3.2 driver update.

In the past, AMD had an issue with driver updates and software support. We all know that hardware can do little without proper software support.

But it is good to know that the Crimson 17.3.2 drivers are being prepared well in advance and the AMD Radeon RX 580, as well as other GPUs in the same series, will be getting proper support.

Although this is a new series, it is important to know that the RX 500 series is actually a refresh of the RX 400 series and in terms of performance, you should not expect to be blown away.

Sure there will be minor improvements in clock speeds and efficiency but you should not keep your expectations too high.

AMD Radeon RX 580

AMD Radeon RX 580 Specifications

The AMD Radeon RX 580 is expected to have the following specifications:

  • Clock speed: 1340 MHz
  • Compute performance: 6.17 TFLOPs
  • VRAM: 8GB of GDDR5 at 8Gbps
  • Memory bus: 256-bit
  • Price: $199

Radeon RX 570 Specifications

The AMD Radeon RX 570 is expected to have the following specifications:

  • Clock speed: 1244 MHz
  • Compute performance: 5.10 TFLOPs
  • VRAM: 8GB of GDDR5 at 7Gbps
  • Memory bus: 256-bit
  • Price: $149

Radeon RX 560 Specifications

The AMD Radeon RX 560 is expected to have the following specifications:

  • Clock speed: 1287 MHz
  • Compute performance: 2.63 TFLOPs
  • VRAM: 4GB of GDDR5
  • Memory bus: 128-bit
  • Price: $100

Download Links

You can download the new drivers from the links below. Keep in mind that these are still in Beta so you could have some issues. If you are not willing to take the risk then you should wait for the official release.

Crimson 17.3.2 Beta Win 7

Crimson 17.3.2 Beta Win 7

Crimson 17.3.2 Beta Win 8.1

 Crimson 17.3.2 Beta Win 10

Crimson 17.3.2 Beta Win 10

If you did not buy the RX 400 series GPUs and are interested in making an AMD powered build this year then the AMD Rx 500 series could be something you might be interested in.

Let us know what you think about the AMD Radeon RX 580 and whether or not you are considering buying one and pairing it with an AMD Ryzen CPU.

 

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