Leaks regarding two unreleased graphics cards from Radeon have surfaced; these are the Radeon RX 560 and Radeon RX 580. The new leak features benchmarks of both graphics cards running Ashes of the Singularity, but what makes this leak even more interesting, according to VideoCardz, is the fact that these benchmarks were apparently ran by someone ‘close’ to AMD.
It’s worth noting, however, that both unreleased Radeon graphics cared were tested on Ashes of the Singularity with a standard 1080p preset. In addition, they were coupled with an Intel Core i7-5820K CPU as well.
That aside, the first graphics card that was tested is the Radeon RX 560. Based on the leaked benchmark, the unreleased Radeon card managed to obtain a score of 3,300 in standard 1080p preset. Next up, is the significantly more powerful Radeon RX 580 graphics card. In the AotS benchmark, the graphics card managed to score 7,100, which indicates that there is a large performance difference between it and the RX 560. Graphics cards with similar (or slightly higher) scores include the RX 480 and GTX 1070.
Unfortunately, there isn’t a way we can actually determine what GPUs were used in both of these graphics cards. That said, the most likely architecture used in both the Radeon RX 560 and RX 580 graphics cards would be Polaris. This is because, AMD have mentioned that Vega will be aimed at the high-end market; the benchmark scores of the aforementioned cards do not reflect this – but this is just an uneducated guess from me.
Nonetheless, we’ll just have to wait until AMD’s Capsaicin event on 1 March 2017 to know for sure.