AMD has a very busy time with many launches scheduled for the remainder of this year, especially the custom 7 nm Ryzen 3000 series, EPYC server processors and Navi-based Radeon graphics cards. Now it turns out the company may experience another small surprise with a new line of Radeon graphics cards based on the existing Polaris architecture. A number of references to the alleged Radeon RX 640 and RX 630 Radeon are in the latest Radeon graphics drivers, adrenaline 2019 Edition version 19.4.3, which sees optional updates. This could mean that AMD plans to release an update to the current Radeon RX 500 series to serve the lower class market, while Navi-based GPUs will meet the highest level.
References to the unannounced Radeon RX 640 and RX 630 share Radeon device IDs with existing Radeon RX 550X and 540X Radeon RX only with laptops, which indicates that the new device may be very small or even redesigned GPU, which has never happened before . Tom Hardware cites a publication in the TechPowerUp forum where users pay attention to references to the names of these new GPUs.
AMD can use sophisticated manufacturing processes or slightly improve the performance of these parts by justifying new names. The Radeon RX 600 series can only be made for OEMs or laptops or limited to some regions of the world rather than being distributed globally. Given the low position, it will be part of the baseline located on the existing Radeon RX 570, RX 580 and Radeon Radeon RX 590.
But there is no sign that AMD is planning the same steps as the top-class Radeon RX models, however, 500., as we can see in our review of the new GeForce GTX 1660 and GeForce GTX 1650 from Nvidia, old GPUs from AMD remain competitive if they have a good price.
AMD is expected to prepare for the first wave of GPU-based navigation, which will be sold as the Radeon RX 3000 series, positioning them in front of the current Nvidia series GeForce 2000 RTX. This GPU will be introduced later this year. However, AMD can announce it or at least set some teasers soon after Computex 2019, which will take place in the last week of May.