Windows 10: AMD quietly downgraded some Radeon RX 560 GPUs


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       05 Dec 2017 #1

    AMD quietly downgraded some Radeon RX 560 GPUs


    Just an FYI for anyone who may be looking at buying a Radeon RX 560 graphics card. Make sure you look at the specs very closely before purchase.

    When the Radeon RX 560 first came out, AMD listed the card as having 16 compute units and 1,024 stream processors. Then several months later, AMD launched a cut down Radeon RX 560D SKU in Asia with 14 compute units and 896 stream processors. It was easy to spot the difference because of the slightly different model names, but now some regular Radeon RX 560 cards are shipping with downgraded specs.Heise.de was first to spot the change, noting that several Radeon RX 560 cards in the marketplace are now shipping with only 896 stream processors. It's not clear when exactly that started happening.
    http://www.pcgamer.com/amd-quietly-d...raphics-cards/
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       05 Dec 2017 #2

    Just when they had people's attention for their new CPUs and GPUs! What a shame.
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  3.    06 Dec 2017 #3

    That happened a while ago, there's BIOS patch for it.
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       06 Dec 2017 #4

    Here's AMD's statement:

    "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 retail 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."
    via http://www.pcgamer.com/amd-aims-to-c...n-rx-560-skus/
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  5.    06 Dec 2017 #5

    I think graphics cards manufacturers love making things as confusing as possible.

    Zotac has 7 different models of nVidia GTX 1080 cards with 6 different clock speeds between them. Multiply that by the 5 or so major graphics card brands and those Newegg search results get really crowded.
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       07 Dec 2017 #6

    PolarNettles said: View Post
    I think graphics cards manufacturers love making things as confusing as possible.

    Zotac has 7 different models of nVidia GTX 1080 cards with 6 different clock speeds between them. Multiply that by the 5 or so major graphics card brands and those Newegg search results get really crowded.
    Yeah, it can get a bit ridiculous at times. I know EVGA has like 4 or 5 different models of 1080 Ti out.
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