AMD Spins The Radeon RX 500X Series For Laptops/Desktops
Written by Michael Larabel in Radeon on 11 April 2018 at 03:18 PM EDT. 29 Comments
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Following rumors the past few days, AMD officially confirmed the Radeon RX 500X series today for desktops and notebooks, but these effectively are just re-branded GPUs for OEM builders.

There is now the Radeon RX 540X, RX 550X, RX 560X, RX 570X, and RX 580X parts, but they are basically Polaris re-brands -- the Polaris 12 GPUs at least have a slightly higher clock, but that's about it. These GPUs won't be going out to add-in-board partners for discrete GPUs but are just being sent out to OEMs for those wanting to ship desktops or notebooks with these "refreshed" graphics cards.

These OEM-only SKUs are outlined here if you are interested. Given it's nothing new, Linux driver support shouldn't be a problem unless there's a simple case of missing PCI IDs.

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