Radeon RX 470 Is The Next Polaris 10 Based Graphics Card from AMD
Yesterday, AMD revealed its Polaris based graphics card, the Radeon RX 480; however it was the first and the only card that AMD revealed during the conference. But today, a new report has surfaced which suggests that the second graphics card from AMD is the Radeon RX 470, and is based on Polaris 10 GPU.
The report comes from VideoCardz, who claims that AMD did reveal its second Polaris 10 based graphics card but only for a brief time of 29 seconds. The site claims that it has the proof of its existence, for which they had to wait few hours to find.
The site has also taken a picture of Polaris 10 chip, however, the quality of the image is a little rough, but it will do the trick.
The site claims that after the event ended, one of their insiders have given a unconfirmed information, that the next graphics card to be revealed based on Polaris 10 will be Radeon RX 470. The card will feature a variant called, Ellesmere Pro (Polaris 10 Pro).
You might have noticed by now that there is no “X” in desktop Radeon RX offer. Maybe AMD is just trying to simplify its product portfolio, which means only one thing that in the future there will be less re-branded parts. Droping R9/R7/R5 performance segment graphics card in desktop portfolio is a good idea.
Hopefully, we will be hearing more about Polaris 10 soon, as its mobile variant is expected to feature 2048 stream processors, which should give no problem at all fitting into 100W MXM specifications.
However, there is a chance of mobile chip naming schema to be completely different then the desktop ones, as AMD has already released its R9 M485X. It seems that things are going to get confusing a bit.