Recently, we’ve written an article regarding the existence of a new, slower variant of AMD’s Radeon RX 560 graphics card (read more on that here). It looks like AMD now realises that naming two graphics cards with the same product name will indeed cause confusion amongst consumers. Because of this, the red company has recently issued a statement highlighting the issue.
Here is AMD’s statement in full:
“It’s correct that 14 Compute Unit (896 stream processors) and 16 Compute Unit (1024 stream processor) versions of the Radeon RX 560 are available. We introduced the 14CU version this summer to provide AIBs and the market with more RX 500 series options. It’s come to our attention that on certain AIB and e-tail websites there’s no clear delineation between the two variants. We’re taking immediate steps to remedy this: we’re working with all AIB and channel partners to make sure the product descriptions and names clarify the CU count, so that gamers and consumers know exactly what they’re buying. We apologize for the confusion this may have caused.”
Based on the statement above, it looks like consumers need not worry about mistakenly purchasing the “wrong” variant of the RX 560. Soon, custom RX 560 graphics cards will come with clear descriptions detailing their specifications – primarily the CU / Stream Processor count. That said, as we’ve mentioned in our previous article, it’s still best to double check the specifications with a retailer just in case.
(Source: Tom’s Hardware)