AMD Polaris 10 GPU Offers a Better Value Compared to Nvidia GTX 980 Ti
A new report has emerged directly from a recent event hosted by AMD in Taiwan, which suggests that the company’s next generation Polaris 10 performs “close to” Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 980 Ti.
AMD Polaris 10 GPU, codenamed “Ellesmere,” has a TDP of 175W, but according to the report, it would actually consume much less than that; perhaps slightly above 100W. In fact, it should have “no problems” with running the latest DirectX 12 games “at a resolution of 1440p with a stable 60 frames per second.”
In terms of the performance, the Polaris 10 reportedly hits around 4000 points in 3DMark FireStrike Ultra, which bring it on par with the the R9 Fury X and GeForce GTX 980 Ti as they both score the same points.
Given AMD brands Polaris 10 as “the mainstream desktop and and high-end gaming notebook” solution, we expect it to hit around $300 price point, and if that happens, this next gen AMD GPU based cards would offer a better value compared to both the Fury X and 980 Ti.
Built on the 14nm FinFET process, AMD Polaris 10 GPU will be featured on the upcoming Radeon R9 480 graphics card. If previous reports are to be believed, the GPU is equipped with an 8GB GDDR5/X memory over a 256-bit wide memory interface.
Further, Polaris 10 features 36 compute units (CUs), 2304 4th generation GCN cores, and is clocked at 800Mhz with an effective memory of 6 GHz (1500 MHz), giving a total bandwidth of around 192 GB/s.
AMD is expected to unveil its Polaris hardware at Computex 2016 which from May 31 to June 4 in Taipei, Taiwan.