AMD Polaris Rumors and Discussion

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  1. rcf

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    No, but PR should veto the chosen name/number if necessary before launch, unless they actually like doing damage control.
    A lot of people have bought the slower variant already, probably after seeing reviews of the faster variant.
     
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    Supposedly OEM-rebrand since OEMs always want something new (like HD8000-series)
     
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    Yeah, the Powercolor Reddit account made the following post. I agree that this is certainly looking like the 8000 series.



     
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    Well it needs to be seen how the 540 and lower is used considering AMD website states:
     
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    So now we just have to wait for XFX to release their updated overclocked versions, so we can have the XFX RX 580X XXX
     
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    XFX is AIB, not OEM, though.
     
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    Aw dang, and MSI even did a new shroud instead of just painting the old one with slightly different patterns...

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    I guess they had a couple of these in the production line already so now they have to sell them.
     
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    RUMOR: AMD Radeon Polaris 30 GPU Based On 12nm FinFET Node Gearing Up For Launch

    https://wccftech.com/amd-radeon-polaris-30-gpu-family/
     
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    Interesting if true.
     
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    When Turing came out, I think I saw a comment on some website that went something like "I hope AMD comes out with a convincing answer to this soon!".

    And at the time, I thought, in jest "yeah, right, probably a Polaris refresh". It would be a bit sad for that joke to turn into reality, though I must admit that a Polaris refresh would be marginally better than nothing.
     
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    Considering how the RTX series aren't really threatening anything in AMD's lineup (2070 apparently performs like a 1080 and the others are much more expensive than anything in AMD's portfolio), I was hoping Vega 10 would be getting the 12nm treatment.
    At the very least because Polaris' GFX8 ISA is friggin' 4 years old, and prolonging Polaris' lifetime means less incentive for devs to apply newer features like Rapid Packed Math.

    If they're doing this with Polaris 10 at a time when GPU prices are going down, I can only guess AMD is planning on making the cheap cards more competitive.
    And if AMD re-launches Polaris 10 again in Q4 2018, it probably means Navi isn't coming in Q1 2019.
     
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    The microarchitecture's age is a bigger issue than the ISA's—or technically, its performance rather than its age. Still, if Navi 10 is ≥64CU design, then Polaris getting a 12nm refresh wouldn't mean anything in particular about Navi 10's release date.
     
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    If there is a P30 what is it going to compete against? I hope it's not against the current Pascal skus. It's still not clear what the lower end next gen cards will be.
     
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    Obviously it would compete against whatever is in similar price and performance range, and if there's no match the pricing will be adjusted accordingly.
     
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    Interesting, well fun times ahead if all this pans out and we also see a 2060 (Turing/Pascal??).
     
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