Yesterday, AMD announced its next mainstream line of desktop processors, the AMD Ryzen 5 series. The company made the public aware that the said processors will come to the market on April 11. Afterward, AMD followed up with the announcement of the AMD Radeon RX 500 series graphics cards. The new GPUs can hit store shelves as early as April 18. While this may sound too good to be true, AMD fanboys might want to wait for further confirmation.
According to PC Gamesn, it was discovered that the upcoming graphics cards will not be using the new Vega 10 architecture. Instead, the AMD Radeon RX 500 series graphics cards will use the same Polaris architecture as the series 400.
This discovery was made when AMD released the new Crimson ReLlive drivers last night. In the said driver update, the AMD Radeon RX 500 series graphics cards are referenced to Polaris architecture. Furthermore, this architecture will extend to the entire line including the RX 580, RX 570, and RX 560 cards.
While the release date might seem like good news to everyone, many AMD fanboys would beg to differ. It seems that the new Vega 10 architecture will be exclusive only to the rumoured RX Vega graphics cards. Because of this, AMD might want to dial it down especially in terms of pricing now that NIVIDIA just released the GX 1080 Ti.
A lot of AMD fans have been expecting to see the new Vega 10 architecture on the upcoming RX 500 cards. However, it would seem that they would need to wait a little longer for the said architecture to appear in the market. To date, there are no updates on when that fateful day would be. AMD is yet to make an announcement about the official Vega 10 release date.
On the other hand, gamers who are looking for a new AMD Radeon graphics card may have one soon enough. As mentioned earlier, the new line of graphics cards may hit stores as early as April 18. Unfortunately, AMD did not mention any pricing so far. However, one can bet that it will not be as expensive as the NVIDIA lineup. For more updates on the AMD Radeon RX 500 series graphics cards, be sure to check out TheBitbag.