No AMD AIB Partner To Unveil Polaris Card at Computex; No Signs of Fury X Successor This Year
Last week, Nvidia revealed the GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 based on their Pascal architecture. Both graphics cards appear pretty impressive on paper, promising a better performance than their existing flagships. Now, AMD is also rolling up its sleeves to introduce its next generation Polaris based Radeon R9 400 series, allegedly on May 26th; but it seems like the chip maker won’t have any partners showing off Polaris cards at the Computex 2016 event.
As reported yesterday, AMD is expected to launch new Radeon cards based on the Polaris 10 and Polaris 11 GPUs that offer R9 390 and R9 390X performance levels but for a mid-range price. According to AMD itself, the cards will offer a massive leap in performance per watt over the previous generation.
But now, a report from NordicHardware claims that the company will only announce products aimed at the mid and lower performance segment; there are no signs of a successor to Radeon R9 Fury series, or in other words a contender to the recently-launched GeForce GTX 1080.
Even more frustrating is that there will be no Polaris cards from AMD partners at Computex. While the company is holding a launch event in Macau on May 26th, it will be a closed press event and the information shared there will be under embargo and won’t be published until late June.
The report further states that AMD hasn’t provided AIBs with any information regarding its high-end Polaris cards and the only card mentioned so far is based on the Vega architecture with a launch date early next year. This means, Nvidia will have no competition in the high-performance segment for the rest of this year–something that sounds highly unlikely.
We’d recommend you to take this report with a usual grain of salt until confirmed by some authentic source–or, we get an official word from AMD.
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