It looks like Lenovo made a mistake by posting about the new Lenovo Y520 on its website. Lenovo has unknowingly leaked the yet unreleased RX 500 series graphics card. The description for the laptop clearly gives away the new graphics card that’s featured in the laptop – AMD Radeon RX-560M 4GB chip. The Lenovo Y520 features the latest generation of processors – up to a 7th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU offering a 12% increase in productivity compared to previous processors and a 19% increase in web performance via a dedicated media engine. The laptop sports next-generation graphics including the recently unveiled Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti. What gave away the information was Lenovo adding “AMD Radeon RX-560M, all up to 4GB” to the description.
AMD Radeon RX 500 Series Confirmed
The fact that Lenovo Y520 comes with Radeon RX 560M confirms that there will be a Radeon RX 500 series this year. It’s likely that the RX 500 series will feature the new Vega architecture. Initially, the 500 series lineup may still see both Polaris and Vega architectures. It’s important to note that Lenovo has listed the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti which were unveiled by Nvidia only yesterday, along with AMD Radeon RX 560M. Could it be that AMD will soon announce the RX 500 series? If they do, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) will probably be the right platform to bring the world’s attention to the brand new RX 500 series.
Reports are hinting at Radeon RX 560M being a rebrand of the existing Radeon RX 460M. Or AMD may go ahead and use a faster Polaris 11 GPU inside the leaked Radeon RX 560M. Or it could be based on the new Polaris 12, which is faster and more efficient.
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