New rumours have surfaced regarding a potential delay of Radeon’s upcoming RX 500 graphics cards series. The rumour, which was reported by Chinese tech site, MyDrivers, claim that the launch date has been pushed back by one week.
Previous rumours suggested that the Radeon RX 500 family of graphics cards were going to be unveiled on 4 April and 11 April respectively. Now, it looks like the new launch date will be on 18 April, according to MyDrivers. Unfortunately, the tech site mentioned nothing regarding the cause of the delay.
For those who are unaware, Radeon’s RX 500 series will reportedly consist of four graphics cards. These are the RX 580, RX 570, RX 560, and RX 550. One key detail to note, however, is the fact that there is a strong possibility that these cards may merely be ‘rebrands’ of Radeon’s older RX 400 series of graphics cards.
Knowing this, consumers shouldn’t expect Radeon’s new Vega GPU to be equipped inside any RX 500 series graphics cards. If this were the case, then one can at least expect Radeon’s upcoming graphics cards to come with tweaked Polaris GPUs. Interestingly, it is also said that a new GPU, Polaris 12, may be debuted alongside the Radeon RX 500 graphics cards.