Radeon RX 500 Series Graphics Cards Now Available in PH


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AMD has recently unveiled a very compelling upgrade option for your PC, the Radeon RX 500 series graphics cards. And now, these powerful beasts have arrived in Philippine shores, and are now available in stores.

These new cards are equipped with the 2nd generation Polaris architecture and were designed specifically for system upgrades, catering to those who are restricted by old and outdated technology and are unable to enjoy optimal framerates for their favorite games, VR experiences, and the latest innovations in displays.

Optimized DirectX 12 and Vulkan Gaming

The new RX 500 series cards are designed to work very well with low-level, next-gen APIs such as DirectX 12 and Vulkan, along with support for asynchronous compute for the best game and VR experience.

These GPUs have also been fitted with higher clock speeds, better idle and multi-monitor efficiency, and and fine-grated controls to cater to the demands of gamers. Together with Radeon FreeSync Technology which provides smoother framerates in just about any game.

Radeon Chill

Radeon Chill is an advanced framerate controller for the new RX 500 series cards. When enabled, it works automatically in the background to intelligently control framerates based on what’s happening on the scene.

Radeon ReLive

Radeon ReLive is the industry’s most innovative solution for customizing, capturing, and sharing gameplay. The software suite lets gamers enjoy smooth gaming while simultaneously recording, even on entry-level machines. It supports 4K resolution at 30 and 60 FPS using HEVC and H.264 codecs, and is capable of integrating with popular streaming platforms.

The new Radeon RX 500 series cards will cater to just about every type of gamer:

Radeon RX 580

Built for smooth 1440p gaming, the RX 580 provides a 57% improvement on performance when compared to the Radeon R9 380X during tests. This card delivers smooth framerates in AAA titles and immersive VR experiences. The RX 580 comes in 4GB and 8GB variants, and has a starting SRP of PhP12,000 (With VAT).

Radeon RX 57

For the best 1080p gaming experience, there’s the RX 570. With 4GB of GDDR5 memory, this card offers 2.3X better performance on average compared to a Radeon R7 370. It has a starting SRP of PhP10,000 (With VAT).

Radeon RX 560

If you’re looking for an efficient graphics card for 1080p gaming, then the Radeon RX 560 may just be the perfect fit. It delivers a 57% performance increase on average compared to a Radeon R7 360, and offers a smooth and fluid gaming experience. It comes with an starting SRP of PhP6,000 with VAT.

Radeon RX 550

Featuring 2GB of GDDR5 memory, the Radeon RX 550 is your gateway to serious PC gaming. This card boasts an average of 4X more performance than the competitor’s integrated graphics, and up to 1.7X the performance of the Radeon R7 250. It has a starting SRP of PhP4,800 (with VAT).

The Radeon RX 550 is also ideal for home theater PC’s, with support for HDMI 4K60, 4K video playback and HEVC content. It’s HDR-ready, supports Radeon FreeSync 2 technology which eliminates tearing for a smoother visual experience, and ships in many designs that would fit even small cases.

The Radeon RX 580, 570, and 550 graphics cards are now available from retailers around the world, while the RX 560 graphics cards are expected to be available in May.

For more info on where you can purchase the new Radeon RX 500 series graphics cards, you may visit https://www.amd.com/en/where-to-buy/radeon-rx500.

Photo: AMD



Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.

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