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Polaris in the era of Navi: AMD Radeon RX 590 GME spotted on Chinese website, expected to launch on March 9

ASRock Phantom Gaming RX 590 GME. (Image Source: Videocardz)
ASRock Phantom Gaming RX 590 GME. (Image Source: Videocardz)
Listings of the AMD Radeon RX 590 GME by several AMD AiB partners have started popping-up on Chinese websites. The Radeon RX 590 GME is clocked lower than the non-GME variant and is slated to launch on March 9 exclusively for the Chinese market with prices starting from around US$170.

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It is not often that we find GPU vendors rehashing older architectures when a newer one has already made significant headway in its lifecycle. However, a report by Chinese website Expreview leads us to believe that AMD's AiB partners will introduce a new Polaris GPU on March 9 called the Radeon RX 590 GME.

Expreview says four new RX 590 GME models are being introduced by AiBs of the likes of XFX, ASRock, PowerColor, and Sapphire. The RX 590 GME is very much similar to the non-GME version with the major perceived differences being with respect to clock speeds.

The RX 590 GME sports 2,304 cores and seems to be clocked about 120 MHz lower than the non-GME version. Among the GME cards known so far, the XFX Black Wolf/Fatboy looks to be the fastest with a core clock of 1,460 MHz followed by the Sapphire Nitro+ Special Edition at 1,440 MHz, and the ASRock Phantom Gaming at 1,413 MHz. The PowerColor Red Dragon seems to be the slowest of the bunch at 1,380 MHz. 

The AMD Radeon RX 590 GME is likely to be exclusive to the Chinese market. The clock speeds seem to indicate this could be a rebranded RX 580 for all intents and purposes. That would make the RX 590 GME a Polaris 20 GPU fabbed on the 14nm process, but we do not have confirmation on this yet.

Pricing looks to start from ¥1,199 (US$172) for the XFX RX 590 GME and tops-out at ¥1,399 (US$200) for the ASRock Phantom Gaming RX 590 GME.

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ASRock Phantom Gaming RX 590 GME specs. (Image Source: Videocardz)
ASRock Phantom Gaming RX 590 GME specs. (Image Source: Videocardz)
PowerColor Red Dragon RX 590 GME. (Image Source: Videocardz)
PowerColor Red Dragon RX 590 GME. (Image Source: Videocardz)
PowerColor Red Dragon RX 590 GME specs. (Image Source: Videocardz)
PowerColor Red Dragon RX 590 GME specs. (Image Source: Videocardz)
 

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Expreview (Chinese) via Videocardz

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2020-03- 4 (Update: 2020-03- 5)