AMD to Start Shipping Updated Polaris 10, Polaris 11 Graphics Cards?
Majority of the tech community is not expecting AMD to release any major product before the official launch of the premium-tiered Vega graphics processing units. However, rumors claiming that AMD has started shipping revised versions of its graphics cards based on the Polaris 10 and Polaris 11 architecture started to surface.
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The revised versions of said graphics cards are believed to sport at least 50 percent improvement in terms of performance per watt.
AMD graphics cards, such as the RX 480 and RX 460, are known for their high performance output coupled with low power requirement. These products are noteworthy for their combination of performance per dollar as well, especially when compared to AMD's last generation of graphics cards.
If AMD has indeed began sending upgraded versions of the Polaris 10 and Polaris 11 graphics cards, many surmised that it will not be long until newer versions of the RX 480 and RX 460 will hit the shelves.
According to WCCFTech, AMD is rolling out a Polaris 11-based cards with its power requirement reduced to a mere 50 watt and an increase of 0.35 teraflop of raw performance.
With this sheer performance upgrade, it will not be surprising to see Polaris 10-based graphics card sporting even bigger upgrades.
According to Digital Trends, a new version of the RX 480 will maintain its 5.8 teraflops of rated performance, but the card will drop its power requirement to at least 95 watts.
While these newer versions of AMD's graphics cards are certainly interesting, many tech analysts agree that they will not be able to rival the company's upcoming Vega series of graphics cards.