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Biostar Joins The RX500 Fray With New RX580, RX570, RX550 Cards

After the initial flurry of new graphics cards based off AMD’s Radeon Polaris architecture, Biostar is throwing down its own takes on the RX580, RX570, and RX550.

Biostar is offering the RX580 and RX570 with a traditional blower shroud reference cooler and 256-bit bus. The RX580 will feature 8GB of GDDR5 memory with memory clocked at 8Gbps, and the RX570 will come in both 4GB and 8GB memory sizes.

For those of you looking for aftermarket cooling, Biostar is also offering the RX570 Avenger, which uses the company’s FPS Dual Cooling fan for improved cooling. The Avenger version will also be available in 4GB and 8GB flavors.

Finally, Biostar made an RX550 for those looking for an entry-level card. This will feature a shortened 128-bit bus, require no power connectors, and be available in 2GB and 4GB models.

At this time, Biostar’s RX Polaris cards are only available in China and the Asian Pacific region. Pricing will be revealed soon.

ProductBiostar VA5805RV82Biostar VA5705RV42Biostar VA5705RV2 AvengerUnnamed Biostar RX550
Stream Processors2,3042,0482,048512
Base Clock1,257MHz1,168MHz1,168MHz1,184MHz
Boost Clock1,340MHz1,244MHz1,244MHzN/A
Memory Size8GB GDDR54GB/8GB GDDR54GB/8GB GDDR52GB/4GB GDDR5
Memory Clock8,000MHz7,000MHz7,000MHz7,000MHz
Memory Bandwidth256-bit256-bit256-bit128-bit
Ports1 x DVI2 x HDMI3 x DisplayPort1 x DVI2 x HDMI2 x DisplayPort1 x DVI2 x HDMI2 x DisplayPortN/A
Power Connectors8-pin6-pin6-pinNone
  • dstarr3
    Have you ever thought to yourself, "Self, I wish we bought more DOA graphics cards." Well, have I got news for you! Biostar!
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  • joz
    Hey, at least it isn't ECS.
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  • valeman2012
    19610357 said:
    Have you ever thought to yourself, "Self, I wish we bought more DOA graphics cards." Well, have I got news for you! Biostar!

    Basing on your statement - Did you have RX 500 series thats DOA asap by BIOSTAR or you just saying that.
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  • dstarr3
    I'm just saying I've experimented with a few Biostar products in the past and they've all been disasters. And I haven't really heard any indication that things have improved since then.
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  • valeman2012
    19613283 said:
    I'm just saying I've experimented with a few Biostar products in the past and they've all been disasters. And I haven't really heard any indication that things have improved since then.

    But RX 500 series has nothing do with DOA as you never tried.
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  • dstarr3
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  • artk2219
    19613283 said:
    I'm just saying I've experimented with a few Biostar products in the past and they've all been disasters. And I haven't really heard any indication that things have improved since then.

    While i did get a good laugh out of your previous comment, I've never had the issues you're describing with biostar. They've always delivered a decent product at a decent price that I have not had any issues with (atleast not any more than I've had with Asus or Gigabyte). MSI is another story, maybe they're better now, but 5 years ago or so they made some shitty shit. I had one motherboard literally explode while running a supported chip at stock clocks, and another motherboard that just died after 2 hours of use. I still have several biostar boards that are running (one is 10 years old, another is 9, and the youngest is 4), and im looking hard at their current AMD offerings for my new build. ECS has definitely been iffy with their motherboards (especially when they were PCChips), but I've had a few ECS graphics cards that have never given me issues, one is still running after 9 years of use. Finally, I'm glad Intel got out of the consumer motherboard market, because they made some of the worst, half baked, buggy, and limited boards that I ever had the displeasure of working with.

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  • valeman2012
    19614575 said:
    19613283 said:
    I'm just saying I've experimented with a few Biostar products in the past and they've all been disasters. And I haven't really heard any indication that things have improved since then.

    While i did get a good laugh our of your previous comment, I've never had the issues you're describing with biostar. They've always delivered a decent product at a decent price that I have not had any issues with (atleast not any more than I've had with Asus or Gigabyte). MSI is another story, maybe they're better now, but 5 years ago or so they made some shitty shit. I had one motherboard literally exploded while running a supported chip at stock clocks, and another motherboard just died after 2 hours use. I still have several biostar boards that are running (one is 10 years old, another is 9, and the youngest is 4), and im looking hard at their current AMD offerings for my new build. ECS has definitely been iffy with their motherboards (especially when they were PCChips), but I've had a few ECS graphics cards that have never given me issues, one is still running after 9 years of use. Finally, I'm glad Intel got out of the consumer motherboard market, because they were some of the worst, half baked, buggy, and limited boards that I had ever had the displeasure of working with.

    Yup if you handle the computer components with care.
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