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When the Radeon RX 560 launched in April it was the only RX 500-series card with a meaningful under-the-hood tech boost compared to the RX 400-series. The graphics processor in the older RX 460 cards packed 14 compute units and 896 stream processors; the upgraded Radeon RX 560 bumped that to 16 CUs and 1,024 SPs. Now, some of the Radeon RX 560s you’ll find online have specs that match the older 460 cards, and sometimes run at lower clock speeds to boot.
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More like old 460 stock changed to 560. Anyway, the difference in performance is minimal.It's not even up to 10%.
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I actually bought one on black friday (on my dad's pc) and I got the 896sp without me knowing it (and I don't usually miss this kind of thing) wow just wow AMD!
 
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To be fair, they aren't actively hiding it. The amount of stream processors are clearly listed on all Newegg pages. That said they should have made *some* announcement about this, or even better released it as the RX 560D.

Kinda shady but not technically dishonest.
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Do you think you can flash the BIOS to enable the other compute units?
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Originally Posted by CynicalUnicorn View Post

To be fair, they aren't actively hiding it. The amount of stream processors are clearly listed on all Newegg pages. That said they should have made *some* announcement about this, or even better released it as the RX 560D.

Kinda shady but not technically dishonest.

I don't see how that makes up for it. If you want to make vital changes to a gpu then put it out under a new name. Don't put out the same gpu under the same name but gimped.

If Nvidia had done this people would be grabbing their pitch forks and torches.

Scummy amd.
     
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If Nvidia had done this people would be grabbing their pitch forks and torches.

Scummy amd.

The 1060 6gb vs 3gb is almost the exact same scenario, except that they came out at the same time.
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The 1060 6gb vs 3gb is almost the exact same scenario, except that they came out at the same time.

The 1060 3gb and 6gb are marketed as having different stats. Not the same thing.
     
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GPU Loot Box now? Really?

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