AMD Radeon RX 560 Statement from AMD on 896 shader SKUs

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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  2. Picolete

    Picolete Member Guru

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    Why didn't they just calledt it RX 555?
     
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  4. Dazz

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    *Sigh* Guess not but the have been 896 cores for quite a while.
     
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  5. gx-x

    gx-x Master Guru

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    Just call it what it is: RX 460...
     
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    Agonist Ancient Guru

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    For the 896 version, you are correct, but I did have a RX 460 4GB that unlocked to all 1024 with 560 clocks. And it made a nice difference.
     
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    That's kewl...I only said yesterday that I wonder if they cud be uhlocked with a bios flash...assuming they weren't lazer cut that is...turns out there not. Yay!!!
     
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    i flashed 6 460's to 560's (all sapphire) so assuming they aren't laser cut, there is no reason you couldn't unlock it just like the 460.
     
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    It's good to see AMD say they are going to do something about it, but I wonder if it isn't already too late. The simple fact is that despite their statement of apology, AMD released a crippled product under the exact same name as the fully enabled version. It's hard for me to see that as anything but intentionally misleading customers. This reminds me of what Nvidia did with the 9600GSO. The original 9600GSO was a rebranded 8800GS, and came with 96 cores. The newer 9600GSO was based on the 9600GT and only had 48 cores. The original 9600GSO(96 core) was available with 384MB or 768MB of 192-bit DDR3, or 1.5GB of 128-bit DDR2. The new 9600GSO(48 core) was available with 512MB of 256-bit DDR3, or 512MB or 1GB of 128-bit DDR2. Instead of using a unique new name(9600GS), Nvidia started referring to the new card as 9600GSO-512 internally. Much of the advertising and packaging at the time failed to make the distinction, and simply called the new card 9600GSO. This all created confusion for many consumers.
     
  10. Monchis

    Monchis Maha Guru

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    That´s like good for nothing, people will still think they are getting a 560. As if these budget cards weren´t shity enough.
     

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    exactly^
     
  12. Clawedge

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    "AMD had subsequently changed the specification website without informing the public and or media about it. "

    Not cool, looks like they are only taking action after being called out.

    Not cool at all. AMD you cannot afford this kind of stuff especially when you are losing market share.
     
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    Sketchy.
     
  14. rl66

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    because the RX 555 already exist it is an OEM only card for now. a bit as the NVidia GTX 745 in is time wich was a GTX 750Ti "lite".

    So at the end it is the AIB that were faulty... Well... at the end we still have it clear.
     
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    "We're sorry we got caught immediately. We'll try harder to scam you next time."
     
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    Is anyone in this segment actually going to notice a performance difference? What do those 2CUs translate to performance-wise in its target 1080p e-sports titles?

    I don't condone these types of misleading practices, especially in a low-budget segment where most buyers aren't that knowledgeable about this kind of stuff. Just wondering.
     
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    It was probably an oversight on their part. They should know that virtually nothing slips by the scrutiny of tech sites or enthusiasts.
     
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