The recently published report suggests that Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is planning to launch next generation graphics core, Polaris based GPUs mainly R9 490 and R9 490x from the 400 series in the month of June.
AMD R9 490 and R9 490X Polaris GPUs Rumored for Launch in June
The report was firstly published by Videocardz, based on information coming from their solid source. The first Polaris 10 GPUs were officially launching during mid 2016, on a new graphics core as well as first 14nm FinFET based graphics cards are expected to deliver 2.5x performance per watt.
It is also stated during GDC that the Polaris 10 and 11 based GPUs will feature GDDR5 and GDDR5X memory while the HBM2 will be launched by AMD sometime next year in 2017. The AMD R9 490 and 490X series graphics cards are said to be competing against NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1080 and 1070.
AMD is said to be revealing Polaris 10 GPUs during Computex event which will be held in May and may launch the first Polaris 10 GPUs during late June. It should be noted that the Polaris 10 is suited for high-end gaming while the Polaris 11 will be somewhat more small and power efficient, designed for lower-mid class graphics cards.