AMD Rumored to Launch Polaris Graphics Cards At the End of This Month Before Computex 2016
While Nvidia’s recently-unveiled GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 are currently the center of attention in the graphics card space, it won`t be too long before Nvidia has some competition. According to a report from Zolkorn, AMD is set to launch their new Polaris-based graphics cards in an event in Macau at the end of May. The event would take place before Computex 2016 kick-starts on May 31st in Taipei.
AMD is expected to reveal both Polaris 10 and Polaris 11 based graphics cards at the launch event, although products won`t be available until a few weeks. The chip maker has already clarified the market positioning of both GPUs, with “Polaris 11 targeting the notebook market and Polaris 10 aimed at the mainstream desktop and high-end gaming notebook segment.”
If previous leaks are to be believed, the high-end Polaris 10–which succeeds the Radeon R9 390 and R9 390X–offers performance “close to” AMD’s own R9 Fury X and Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 980 Ti down to lower price points.
Speaking of the pricing, Nvidia`s GTX 1070 retails for $379 with better performance than their existing flagships, the GTX Titan X and 980 Ti. Which means AMD has to undercut Polaris 10’s price by a decent margin if it wants to give Nvidia some real competition. Some rumors suggest that Polaris could launch at around $300, and at half the power-draw of their R9 390X, and if true, it would certainly be competitive.
Do you think AMD’s upcoming Polaris-based cards stand a chance against Nvidia’s GTX 1080 and GTX 1070? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.
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