We learned that AMD Radeon RX 580 would be a refresh of the AMD RX 480 and even though that news is disappointing word has it that the GPU will be coming out sooner than expected. The AMD Radeon RX 580 is expected to be coming out in April 2017.
AMD announced that their Vega GPUs will be branded AMD Radeon RX Vega but we heard nothing about the AMD Radeon RX 580 or other RX 500 series GPUs. Here we have some speculations regarding what you can expect.
We know that the upcoming GPUs will feature AMD Polaris 10 and 11 but we could also see Polaris 12 as well, which does not mean higher performance. Polaris 12 GPUs will no doubt be at the bottom and will be entry level GPUs.
Also see: Polaris 10-based RX 500 Series GPUs Coming April 4th, Slightly More Than A Straight Rebrand OF RX 400 Series
Refreshing something is not new for AMD as we have seen refreshes and rebrandings in the past as well and we will be getting the same in the future. This does meant that with AMD Vega coming out soon AMD will have a complete line of GPU in 2017. This should be something interesting.
With AMD Releasing new architecture and talking about getting VR to the masses we thought that we would not see old gimmicks but it seems that we were wrong.
I for one am disappointed that AMD is going back to old ways but I will be withholding judgement till I see AMD Vega performance numbers, there might be a bright side to all this.
This is bad news and there would be no point of getting a new CPU if there is no motherboard to go with it.
Let us know what you think about the AMD Radeon RX 580.