Over the last few weeks, we have been hearing more and more about AMD’s upcoming Radeon RX-500 series. These new graphics cards are set to be a refresh of the Polaris lineup and according to what we have heard previously, they are set to be announced in just a couple of weeks time. In the meantime though, the leaks shall continue, with images of the RX 570 and RX 580 hitting the web today.
This particular leak comes to us via Videocardz, which managed to obtain some images of AMD’s upcoming GPUs on reference coolers.
On the RX 580 side, we can see that this card will ship with a single 8-pin connector for power. A look at the engineering label confirms this has a Polaris GPU and this particular sample shows it being manufactured on the 3rd of March, so it’s quite recent.
As for the RX 570, here we see that this card will use the exact same PCB as the Radeon RX 480/470 series of graphics cards. However, unlike the RX 580, the 570 will have a 6-pin power connector. The reference design also lacks a DVI port, so those of you running an older monitor will need to find an adapter.
As for other specifications, we have previously heard that the RX 500 series will be based on the Polaris 20 XTX and Polaris 12 chips. These are slight revisions of Polaris with improved performance per watt. All signs are pointing to an April release and recently, AMD’s drivers were updated to add support for these upcoming cards, indicating that release is imminent.
KitGuru Says: If you are currently looking at grabbing an AMD RX 400 series GPU, then it might be worth holding off for a couple of weeks as new cards are right around the corner by the sounds of it.