AMD is preparing the launch of the AMD Radeon RX 560D, a new range of graphics cards that will be directed to the Chinese market and will have the same basic specifications as the Radeon RX 460.
This means, in short, that they will be a renown of those, although we cannot rule out that come with an increase in working frequencies to slightly increase performance.
The AMD Radeon RX 560D will be based on the Polaris 11 graphic core which leaves us the following specifications:
- 896 shaders.
- 56 texture units.
- 16 raster units.
- 128-bit bus.
- 2 GB or 4 GB of GDDR5.
It is also said that these new graphics cards could have up to 50% less consumption than a Radeon RX 560, which would make them an interesting solution to upgrade equipment with low power sources and also to mine crypto-currencies.
We do not have a launch date, nor do we know the price, but as we anticipate, it is likely to remain as exclusive to the Chinese market, something that for example already happened in the moment with the Radeon RX 470D, a graphical solution that is based on Polaris 10 Pro D and significantly reduces the base specifications of the standard Radeon RX 470, from 2,048 shaders to 1,792 shaders and 128 texture units to 112.
Why does AMD launch specific solutions for China?
Because it is a very large market with very particular needs. There average purchasing power is lower than in Europe, so affordable graphics cards have a huge pull among consumers.
Therefore models like the Radeon RX 560D, which offers a performance similar to a RX 560 but at a lower price, make a lot of sense in that market.