AMD releases its "refined and evolved" Radeon RX 500 series graphics cards

Written by: Stef Atega

Tech | Apr 22, 2017

AMD graphics cards Radeon Radeon RX 500 RX 570 RX 580

Following the reveal of their Ryzen processors, AMD recently introduced a new series of graphics cards. The Radeon RX 500 series are specifically made for gamers who have outdated gaming rigs and are on a budget. So if your current setup cannot let you enjoy the latest games or VR experiences, you may opt for this upgrade instead of a more expensive gaming PC or laptop.

The Radeon RX 500 series features 2nd gen Polaris architecture, with improvements such as higher clock speeds. Though it may be similar to the previous RX 400 series in terms of performance, if your gaming rig sports any of the RX 300 series or lower, then maybe it's time you take it up a notch with these new cards.

Each graphics card comes with its own unique features:

Radeon RX 580 - delivers smooth 1440p gaming for triple A games and VR games. It has 57% better performance compared to the Radeon R9 380X and comes in both 8GB GDDR5 and 4GB GDDR5. The SRP starts at Php 12,000 (VAT included).

Radeon RX 570 - with 4GB of GDDR5 memory, this performs 2.3X better than the Radeon R7 370. This will let you enjoy 1080p HD gaming graphics and has a SRP of Php 10,000 (VAT included).

Radeon RX 560 - with 2GB of GDDR5 memory and a 57% higher performance compared to the Radeon R7 360, you can enjoy 1080p high quality gaming visuals with this graphics card. AMD markets this particular product towards Esports gamers, and with a SRP is Php 6,000 (VAT included), this one seems hard to resist. 

Radeon RX 550 - delivers a 1.7X higher performance than the Radeon R7 250. This is basically your introductory card to the RX series. It's HDR ready and offers less screen tears.

The Radeon RX 580, 570 and 550 are now available at official AMD retailers worldwide. The RX 560 meanwhile, will be released early this May. For more information on where to buy these upgrades to your gaming rig, you can visit AMD's website

About the author: Stef Atega

GameGulp's current overlord. Stef is obsessed with cats and anything horror. She also likes shounen anime and Japanese food but refuses to be called a "weeaboo". She believes in the power of indie games.

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