As of right now, we do not know much about the AMD RX 500 series GPUs. All we know is that they will feature AMD Vega as well as Polaris architecture but we do not know whether or not the AMD RX 580 will feature Vega or Polaris architecture. But it is still interesting to see that someone has been testing the GPU with Ashes of the Singularity.
AMD RX 580
From what we know AMD RX 580 could be a revamped version of the RX 480 with higher clock speeds and faster memory or it could be something completely different and feature AMD Vega 10 architecture.
AMD RX 500 series was discovered back at CES recently and we are learning more things about this upcoming series ever since but there is a lot that we still do not know about the upcoming series of AMD GPUs.
What we do know if that AMD Vega will be making its way sometime in the second half od 2017 and we also can expect AMD Ryzen to come out next month. AMD is also going to be holding a live stream event at GDC so stay tuned for that as we expect to learn more about AMD Vega at the event.
From what we have seen from leaks and demos AMD Ryzen is shaping up to be a huge threat for Intel and that could be the reason why the company has opted to introduce hyperthreading in their new Pentium line of CPU, which is something that has never been done before. We have also seen an unlocked i3 CPU that is something not seen previously.
AMD RX 560
The AMD RX 560 has also been spotted in the benchmarks and you can check out the numbers below
All these things point towards the fact that AMD could be a threat to Intel and I hope that is the same case when it comes to GPUs as well. With the AMD Vega GPUs coming up this year it will be interesting to see what kind of impact the GPUs have on the market.
Let us know what you think about the AMD RX 580 and whether this will be a Polaris or Vega 10 GPU.