Rumor: Powercolor RX 580 Red Devil Golden Sample pictured

The Radeon RX 500 series is not yet upon us, but it's clearly close. Over at the Baidu forums, user "liweizhaocc" posted up what appear to be some pictures of PowerColor's upcoming RX 580 Golden Sample graphics card. The original post has been removed, but we can still enjoy the card's photos courtesy of eTeknix.

Source: Baidu forums, via eTeknix

The cooler appears to be a two-fan downsized version of the triple-fan design onboard the RX 480 Red Devil. The fans on the RX 580 GS are larger, though. This design decision could have been prompted by PowerColor moving to a shorter board design. The pictured cooler uses four heatpipes connected to two baseplates—a typical large one for the GPU, and a smaller plate that runs across the power delivery hardware.

Source: Baidu forums, via eTeknix

That power delivery hardware is fed by both eight- and six-pin power connectors. The RX 580 series is purportedly a re-brand of the Polaris 10-based RX 480, so the presence of those two power connectors indicates that either PowerColor is running a significant overclock on its Golden Sample model of the RX 580, or that the RX 580 itself is much thirstier than its predecessor. The card comes with a hardware switch to toggle the video BIOS between OC mode and silent mode.

Source: Baidu forums, via eTeknix

The back of the card has a full-length backplate with an engraved pentagram logo. PowerColor's fantasy-inspired "Devil" branding has been a source of a little controversy before, and it seems likely that the graphic design of these cards will be divisive. Unfortunately, the original post didn't have any details on pricing or availability. The pictures appear to show a retail model of the card, though, so assuming all the info checks out, we probably don't have long to wait.

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    • kuttan
    • 3 years ago

    The newer 14nm LPP process should allow the RX 580 to touch 1500Mhz~ overclock resulting a decent performance increase over RX 480s average overclock figure of 1400Mhz.

    • One Sick Puppy
    • 3 years ago

    Looks satanic.

    • just brew it!
    • 3 years ago

    Even putting the “devil” theme aside, “Golden Sample” sounds like something you need to provide when your employer does random drug testing.

      • Redocbew
      • 3 years ago

      I think I’ve even heard of it called that before.

        • Bumper
        • 3 years ago

        some people call it the “golden ticket.”

      • Welch
      • 3 years ago

      Or that you need to buy a tarp for…. This is why we can’t have nice things!

      • Srsly_Bro
      • 3 years ago

      I had an Nvidia 7900 Golden Sample GPU.

    • Chrispy_
    • 3 years ago

    Ignoring the shameless rebrand of the RX 480 that every other vendor will be doing shortly, I wish Powercolor would stop all this “devil” stuff; It’s an electronic circuit board, not the antichrist.

    I’m not religious but I find it tiresome and imagine that the naming will be offensive/offputting to a non-trivial selection of demographics.

    More importantly than anyone being offended, I think it just looks stupid. Who wants a halloween logo on their graphics card all year round?

      • Srsly_Bro
      • 3 years ago

      Don’t SJW me, bro. Please, I cannot take it.

    • Concupiscence
    • 3 years ago

    This kind of little-changing design makes me long for the days when a sword-wielding frog knight promised to vanquish pixels and aliasing from the realm of legend. Where are you, [url=http://www.legitreviews.com/images/reviews/851/PALIT_HD4870X2_BOX.jpg<]brave amphibian warrior?[/url<]

      • derFunkenstein
      • 3 years ago

      I have never wanted a graphics card more.

      • Redocbew
      • 3 years ago

      I would have got one of those just for the box.

    • DPete27
    • 3 years ago

    Apparently this particular card has a 2.5 slot cooler. Probably worth mentioning in the article.

    • TwistedKestrel
    • 3 years ago

    Did somebody get a new set of circle stencils?

      • UberGerbil
      • 3 years ago

      [url<]https://youtu.be/5lwXwPxcLaU[/url<]

        • not@home
        • 3 years ago

        We had those when we were kids. I was fascinated by them for 3 days until my uncle explained how they work. Never played with them since. I wish my uncle had not ruined all the fun.

      • atari030
      • 3 years ago

      [url<]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZm1_jtY1SQ[/url<]

    • DPete27
    • 3 years ago

    I think their [url=https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131694<]RX480 Red Devil[/url<] had the highest factory OC of any RX480 on the market (1330MHz) and still only used an 8-pin power. The RX580 reference is supposedly going to be 1340MHz clock, so PowerColor is pushing that number higher. It would seem that AMD may not have made much/any process improvements to get those higher clocks, and instead just pumped more voltage in. What a shame.

      • RAGEPRO
      • 3 years ago

      Other, somewhat less credible rumors are claiming that the RX 580 will be based on a re-spun Polaris 20 core while the RX 570 will be lower clocked and based on Polaris 10 chips. Makes sense, at least. We’ll see soon enough.

        • DPete27
        • 3 years ago

        Yes, [url=http://www.fudzilla.com/news/graphics/43263-amd-radeon-rx-570-and-580-smile-for-camera<]this article here[/url<] is where I heard the 1340MHz rumor for the RX580. The same article states 1244MHz for the RX570. It's well known at this point that the RX570/580 are going to be Polaris 10 rebrands.

          • RAGEPRO
          • 3 years ago

          No comment on the “Polaris 20” thing, huh.

            • derFunkenstein
            • 3 years ago

            That could very well be Pitcairn -> Curacao , which I’m pretty sure didn’t gain any extra features or even FreeSync support all the way up to the R7 370.

            • RAGEPRO
            • 3 years ago

            Nah, it didn’t. Clock rates did rise from 860 MHz to 1050 MHz though.

            • derFunkenstein
            • 3 years ago

            Well, if AMD can get clocks up to 1.5GHz (a similarly proportional gain) then that would be great news. 1.35 does not excite me, though. 😆

            • RAGEPRO
            • 3 years ago

            Yeah, as someone with a 290X, I hear you.

            • Bumper
            • 3 years ago

            How would a 1.5ghz p10 perform? It’d be around a nano, 980 right? Or would it be above that?

            • derFunkenstein
            • 3 years ago

            Well, it’ll be gated by the 256-bit GDDR5 interface that the full Polaris 10 chips already has (and presumably a “Polaris 20” would also have). Since faster memory is starting to show up on GTX 1060s, maybe it’ll be available for AMD. That might give a nice bump.

            Generally, though, I think you’re right. A GTX 980 or Fury Nano is probably a good comparison to a theoretical 1.5GHz chip.

            • Concupiscence
            • 3 years ago

            I own an R7 370, and this is correct. With time and maturing manufacturing precision their yields improved: compared to earlier variations the thermals are a bit better, the clocks are a bit higher, and the power consumption’s down. In all other respects it’s materially identical to preceding iterations.

            • DPete27
            • 3 years ago

            Sorry, missed that. I haven’t heard mention of Polaris 20

      • southrncomfortjm
      • 3 years ago

      Pretty sure my Sapphire Nitro OC+ had a 1342 core clock.

      [url<]https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202223&recaptcha=pass[/url<]

        • DPete27
        • 3 years ago

        Ah yes. I stand corrected.

          • southrncomfortjm
          • 3 years ago

          Regardless, your point still stands. I only noticed since I own that (amazing) version of the card.

            • DPete27
            • 3 years ago

            What voltage does your card need at 1342MHz? I found my MSI RX480 Gaming X needed exponentially more voltage to hit it’s 1305MHz stock OC compared to the reference 1266MHz. I suspect the RX580 will be a similar situation but at even higher voltages.

            • southrncomfortjm
            • 3 years ago

            Will check tonight if I remember.

      • Kretschmer
      • 3 years ago

      Just like the last round of rebrands (R9 390X).

    • torquer
    • 3 years ago

    Purportedly.

    • NTMBK
    • 3 years ago

    Yup, that definitely looks like a graphics card.

    • Kretschmer
    • 3 years ago

    And the crowd goes….to bed. Zzzz.

      • derFunkenstein
      • 3 years ago

      AMD knows how to put the zzz in buzzz.

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