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MSI planning new RX 570 and RX 580 Armor MK2 cards

MSI RX 570 Armor MK2. (Source: Videocardz)
MSI RX 570 Armor MK2. (Source: Videocardz)
MSI is planning to release new cards based on the AMD Radeon RX 570 and RX 580 GPUs. Not much is known about the new cards apart from the fact that they come with a new color scheme and improvements to the cooling system.

MSI will soon debut new graphics cards based on the AMD Radeon RX 570 and RX 580 in the Armor lineup. Videocardz managed to source some pictures of the new cards and they seem to have gotten some design facelift. They are essentially revisions of the earlier Armor cards but do sport some new features. 

Unlike the previous Armor series cards, which had black and white shades, both the RX 570 Armor MK2 and the RX 580 Armor MK2 come with a black and red shroud housing two large cooling fans. They also come with a full cover backplate in the same color combination. Apart from the change in color, the cards also have a change of PCB design and a different heatpipe configuration. 

Technical details are uncertain at this point but a look at the packaging reveals that the RX 570 version comes with 8 GB GDDR5 VRAM and is VR capable. These cards will be available in both overclocked and non-overclocked versions. 

Pricing info is also unknown at this point. The Polaris-based cards have a high probability of being gobbled up by miners so expect prices to be significantly higher than the MSRP. 

MSI RX 570 Armor MK2. (Source: Videocardz)
MSI RX 570 Armor MK2. (Source: Videocardz)

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2018-01-27 (Update: 2018-01-27)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
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I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.