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AMD RX 640 and RX 630 appear within Radeon Drivers - Polaris Rebranded?

Polaris Re-branded?

AMD RX 640 and RX 630 appear within Radeon Drivers - Polaris Rebranded?

AMD RX 640 and RX 630 appear within Radeon Drivers - Polaris Rebranded?

A reader over on the Techpowerup Forums has discovered references to a new graphics card from the red team, the RX 640, the first RX 600 series GPU. 

Looking at this driver, Videocardz has uncovered a second new graphics chip called the RX 630, stating that both the RX 640 and RX 630 are Polaris rebrands of the RX540X and RX 550X respectively. Rumour has it that AMD's upcoming Navi series of graphics cards will be released under an RX 3000 series naming scheme, which will prevent confusion with these Polaris-based RX 600 series graphics chips. 

Alternatively, AMD's entire next-generation graphics lineup could use the RX 600 series brand name, which would be a welcome change from the Radeon Vega lineup, which offers the RX Vega 56, RX Vega 64 and the more recent Radeon VII. A traditional numbered naming scheme will be much easier to understand than AMD's more recent branding efforts.   

AMD RX 640 and RX 630 appear within Radeon Drivers - Polaris Rebranded?
(Image from Techpowerup)  
 

If this information is correct, the Radeon RX 590 wasn't the last hurrah of AMD's Polaris architecture, though the RX 630 and RX 640 could become useful iGPU replacements for HTPCs and other low-end systems. 

You can join the discussion on AMD's RX 640 and RX 630 graphics cards on the OC3D Forums
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13-05-2019, 09:53:24

tgrech
Maybe 600 series is an OEM only line for their fixed refresh period like the HD8000 series that came just before/alongside the R 200 series? OEMs just want cards with bigger numbers than before and ready for the summer refreshes.Quote

16-05-2019, 04:37:05

Vamp
If you think about it, it's not bad news if the rx630 is a masked rx470/570 for about 100$ and the 640 is a rx480/580 for 120$ to 140$... Still great value for money...Quote
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