AMD debuts Radeon RX 500 Series graphics card for gamers

Semicon giant AMD has introduced the Radeon RX 500 series, a new line of graphics cards featuring a combination of improved game performance, higher clock speeds, and a refined second generation Polaris architecture.

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The Radeon RX 500 series was designed specifically for system upgrades, catering to the 9 out of 10 PC gamers who are hindered by outdated technology and aren’t able to enjoy optimal experiences in modern games, smooth VR experiences, or the latest display technologies.

Radeon RX 500 series graphics cards feature a variety of the most compelling new technologies and features including:

• Optimized DirectX 12 and Vulkan gaming – The Radeon RX 500 series was engineered using the 2nd generation Polaris architecture. It was specifically designed to perform exceptionally well with low-level, next-generation APIs like DirectX 12 and Vulkan and it supports asynchronous compute for outstanding game and VR experiences. Radeon RX 500 series GPUs have been further refined with higher clock speeds, improved idle and multi-monitor efficiency, and the fine-grained controls gamers need to fine-tune their hardware. Combined with Radeon FreeSync Technology, gamers can enjoy smooth framerates in virtually every game released, without the frustration of screen tearing and input lag

• 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

• Awesome streaming, sharing, and gameplay capture with Radeon ReLive – The Radeon RX 500 series supports the industry’s most revolutionary solution for capturing, customizing, and sharing gameplay. The Radeon ReLive software suite lets gamers enjoy smooth gaming and recording simultaneously, even on entry-level systems, with support for recording at 4K resolution at 30 and 60 FPS using HEVC and H.264 codecs. Radeon ReLive also integrates with the most popular game streaming platforms around the world

“Radeon RX 500 series was built on the promise that PC gaming isn’t an elite club — that all gamers can enjoy the most advanced graphics technologies. Our launch of the Radeon RX 500 series doubles down on that effort. With higher clock speeds, revolutionary gameplay capture software, latency-reduction technology, aggressive Day 0 driver support, open and affordable standards like Radeon FreeSync, and innovative features like Radeon Chill, we know gamers who have been patiently waiting to upgrade will have more than enough reasons to now,” said Scott Herkelman, corporate vice president and general manager at Radeon Technologies Group.

A wide range of Radeon RX 500 Series cards will be available to meet the needs of the overwhelming majority of gamers:

• Radeon RX 580: For smooth 1440p gaming – The Radeon RX 580 delivers up to an average of 57% better performance compared to the Radeon R9 380X in testing, delivering smooth gaming in leading AAA games and stunning immersive VR experiences for the Radeon RX 580 8GB GDDR 5 graphics card and Radeon RX 580 4GB GDDR5 graphics card an SRP starting at P12,000.

• Radeon RX 570: For maximum 1080p gaming – With 4GB of GDDR5 memory, the Radeon RX 570 boasts up to an average of 2.3X better performance compared to the Radeon R7 3707 for an SRP of P10,000.

• Radeon RX 560: For efficient 1080p gaming – With 2GB of GDDR5 memory, the Radeon RX 560 delivers up to an average 57% higher performance of the Radeon R7 3608 for a fluid and smooth gaming experience in the world’s most popular games at an SRP of P6,000.

• Radeon RX 550: The doorway to PC gaming – Featuring 2GB GDDR5 memory, the Radeon RX 550 delivers up to an average 4X higher performance vs. competing integrated graphics, and up to an average of 1.7X the performance of the Radeon R7 250 at an SRP of P4,800. The Radeon RX 550 is also ideal for home theater PCs with support for HDMI 4K60, 4K playback and HEVC content. It’s also HDR ready, supports Radeon FreeSync 2 technology for smooth, tear-free gaming, and ships in many low-profile designs ideal for small form factor cases.

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