At the end of last week, a Chinese website reported AMD's intention to stop supplying Radeon RX 5000 graphics processors in the near future. It was expected that this measure will free the TSMC conveyor for Radeon RX 6000 graphics cards. The alarm turned out to be false, and this year shipments of Radeon RX 5000 series graphics cards will continue.
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The site MyDrivers the day before said that graphics cards Radeon RX 590, Radeon RX 580 and other representatives of the family Polaris has long been withdrawn from production, and soon the same fate will befall the family Radeon RX 5000 in its entirety. Only Radeon RX 5600 XT will be given the opportunity to stay on the shelves a little longer & ; obviously, until the successor to the family Radeon RX 6000. Chinese sources claimed that the supply of Radeon RX 5000 will be rolled up even before the Radeon RX 6000 have time to saturate the market, so the consequences of such changes could be quite painful. Fortunately, we were able to refute this information through our own channels. If the supplies of the Radeon RX 5000 family of GPUs will begin to be phased out, it will be next year, not this year. As for the Polaris generation, their shipments have indeed stopped, and this can already be felt in the reduction of offers in stores. While the new family of gaming graphics cards with RDNA 2 architecture on the bottom side of the price range is limited to Radeon RX 6800 ($579), and therefore the whole family of Radeon RX 5000 still has a chance to form a model range of products AMD for a long time.