Radeon RX 560: AMD silently changes GPU specification

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    That is just s**ty move from AMD , i really don't think they need backslash that is going to occur
     
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    It's weird development to make things slower, not faster, as time goes on. It's as if with Raja's departure there's nobody leading the Radeon Group anymore. Is there, anyway?
     
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    \\\\\ ! :D

    Such backslash :p
     

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    Kinda just speechless on this one guys... I can get have a cut chip below it... but then being shady and using the same name
     
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    very dishonest
     
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    At least it can play pac-man, tetris, pinball, etc, without stutter :)
     
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    icedman Maha Guru

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    strange that they would do this since they already have the RX 550 under their 560 I hope they add some small change to the name to be able to distinguish the 2
     
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    so you have a RX 460 rebranded in RX 560... when in asia there was RX 560 rebranded in RX 460...
    Can't we have RX vega rebranded in RX 560 ??? lol
     

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    The new RX 555
     
  12. rl66

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    not 3 there was 5 model under GT 730's name
    GT 610 DDR3, GT 620 DDR3, GT 630 128 bit DDR3 and GDDR5, GT 630 64 bit DDR3 and GT 640 GDDR5

    and imagine the gap beween GT 610 DDR3 and GT 640 GDDR5...
     
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    Because of too many bad chips,they are forced to launch "896 shaders" model.Like nVidia with 1070Ti.
    Business is business.
     
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    Evildead666 Maha Guru

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    Or just to get rid of stock.
    A refresh might be coming, so the current stock has to go.
     
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    While the RX 560 is a better GPU than 460 (simply due to higher core count at same or lower prices), it's still more or less, the same GPU. And they have stocks left of 460. So they're trying to sell of stocks.

    In the end, somewhat irrelevant as the 560 has always been cheaper than 1050, could always be faster with Tessellation Override and 460, 560 and 1050 are all faster than the base PS4 anyway.
     

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    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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    So...A 560 LE?
     
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    I'm glad I bought my RX560 before this because I'd be pissed to find out I bought an RX560 to get a RX460.
    They should put something in the name to suggest it's not the same card.
     
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    I'm pretty sure this isn't the first time AMD pulled this crap, and I know for a fact Nvidia has done this too. Though that doesn't excuse this behavior, to my knowledge, these parts tend to be sold for lower prices (at least they are when Nvidia has done it). It's always important to check the specs for a GPU before you buy it. Even for high-end models where the minimum specs tend to remain the same, the lower-price variants could have an insufficient heatsink, cheap VRMs and capacitors, a locked vBIOS, etc. If you just buy a GPU blindly in the hopes that it performs just like another one that you saw in a review, you may be disappointed.

    Anyway - though it obviously would make more sense to call this the RX 460, the problem is that's a pretty outdated model that people are not interested in searching for, which is exacerbated by the fact the 560 is also feeling pretty old by now. I think AMD should've just taken these chips and stockpiled them up for the 650 or 640 (hopefully the latter, since that would imply the next generation would have substantial performance improvements on the upper end).

    I'm glad you pointed this out, because even within one "generation" of those GPUs, they pulled the same thing. For example, there were 3 variants of the GT 630, one of which was [arguably] more than twice as good as the other variants.
     
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    The shop where I buy my stuff from do, listed as a RX 560D

    The price is somewhat cheaper as well.
     
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    just to add something from distributor here:
    - MSI seem still 1024
    -ASUS 1024 too but no more aviable with more than 2gig
    -Sapphire seem to have switched to 896 but with a lowered price and a "lite" sticker on packaging (mean only the card and the minimum)
     

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