The 'new' RX 590 GME

noko

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Good grief, I was yawning when Polaris was launched, 4 iterations later, comatose. What are these? Left over wafers/dies from unused mining card allocations? Since they are 16nm that would put it in that time frame. Probably a number of folks will find these desirable none the less. Not too exciting in anycase for AMD.
 

Marees

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https://www.anandtech.com/show/1561...adeon-rx-590-gme-for-china-rx-580-rides-again

the RX 590 GME enjoys a lower bill of materials cost as far as memory is concerned: whereas the RX 5500 XT uses newer (and still more expensive) GDDR6, the Polaris-based 590 uses more readily available GDDR5.

...if AMD is looking to scrape together a cheaper offering to compete on a purely price/performance basis – and especially if they still have leftover chips lying around – then they could do worse than another Polaris 20 card. That said, they could definitely do better as far as the product name goes.
 
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