Gigabyte’s AORUS Radeon™ RX 500 Series Graphics Cards hit the stands

Gigabyte announced their new line RX 500 series Graphics cards. The gaming hardware manufacturing giant has just rolled out a set of AORUS premium brand cards. These cards are expected to take the gaming market by a storm. This dazzling line-up consists of the Aorus Radeon RX580 XTR 8G on the high end, followed by the Aorus Radeon RX580 8G, Aorus Radeon RX580 4G, and finally the Aorus Radeon RX570 4G. These AMD Radeon 500 series cards are powered by the third generation Polaris architecture based on GCN to power “every pixel on every device efficiently.”  

The cards pack in faster clock speeds, ultra-quiet and efficient dual fan WINDFORCETM cooling system and customizable RGM illumination due to the ’RGB Fusion’ feature.

The entirely new RX 500 series cards feature an “OC mode” or overclock mode which helps achieve higher clock speeds in varying degrees. For instance, the reference design Radeon RX 580 is clocked at 1,340MHz while the flagship Aorus Radeon RX580 XTR 8G, is clocked at 1,425MHz in “Gaming Mode” and 1,439MHz in “OC Mode.”

580 xtr

Below is a feature comparison between the four AORUS premium brand cards:

  Aorus Radeon RX580 XTR 8G Aorus Radeon RX580 8G Aorus Radeon RX580 4G Aorus Radeon RX570 4G
Core Clock OC Mode:1439MHz Gaming Mode: 1425MHz (reference 1340MHz) OC Mode:1380MHz Gaming Mode: 1365MHz OC Mode:1380MHz Gaming Mode: 1365MHz OC Mode:1295MHz Gaming Mode: 1280MHz
Memory Clock 8000MHz 7000MHz 7000MHz 7000MHz
Memory Bus 256 bit 256 bit 256 bit 256 bit
Memory Type GDDR5 GDDR5 GDDR5 GDDR5
Direct X 12 12 12 12
Open GL 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5
PCB Form ATX ATX ATX ATX
I/O Dual-Link DVI-D x1 HDMI x1 Display Port x3 Dual-Link DVI-D x1 HDMI x1 Display Port x3 Dual-Link DVI-D x1 HDMI x1 Display Port x3 Dual-Link DVI-D x1 HDMI x1 Display Port x3
Multi-view 5 5 5 5
Power Requirement 500W 500W 500W 450W
Process Technology 14 nm 14 nm 14 nm 14 nm
Memory size 8 GB 8 GB 4 GB 4 GB
Digital Max Resolution 7680 x 4320 7680 x 4320 7680 x 4320 7680 x 4320
Power Connectors 8 pin x 1 + 6 pin x 1 8 pin x 1 8 pin x 1 8 pin x 1

 

Apart from the AORUS Line Gigabyte also launched its Radeon™ RX 580 and RX 570 Gaming series graphics cards which serve as a reference for the AORUS cards. These cards also sport the highly acclaimed WINDFORCETM 2x cooling system and customizable RGB illumination.

570raedon

Below is a feature comparison between the AORUS series cards and the Radeon Gaming series cards.

Aorus Radeon RX580 XTR 8G Radeon RX 580 Gaming 8G Aorus Radeon RX580 8G Radeon RX 580 Gaming 4G Aorus Radeon RX570 4G Radeon RX 570 Gaming 4G
Core Clock OC Mode:1439MHz Gaming Mode: 1425MHz (reference 1340MHz) OC Mode:1355MHz Gaming Mode: 1340MHz OC Mode:1380MHz Gaming Mode: 1365MHz OC Mode:1355MHz Gaming Mode: 1340MHz OC Mode:1295Hz Gaming Mode: 1280MHz OC Mode:1255MHz Gaming Mode: 1244MHz
Memory Clock 8000MHz 8000MHz 7000MHz 7000MHz 7000MHz 7000MHz
Memory Bus 256 bit 256 bit 256 bit 256 bit 256 bit 256 bit
Memory Type GDDR5 GDDR5 GDDR5 GDDR5 GDDR5 GDDR5
Direct X 12 12 12 12 12 12
Open GL 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5
PCB Form ATX ATX ATX ATX ATX ATX
I/O Dual-Link DVI-D x1 ADMI x1 Display Port x3 Dual-Link DVI-D x1 ADMI x1 Display Port x3 Dual-Link DVI-D x1 ADMI x1 Display Port x3 Dual-Link DVI-D x1 ADMI x1 Display Port x3 Dual-Link DVI-D x1 ADMI x1 Display Port x3 Dual-Link DVI-D x1 ADMI x1 Display Port x3
Multi-view 5 5 5 5 5 5
Power Requirement 500W 500W 500W 500W 500W 450W

 

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