For those who came in late, Polaris is AMD’s bright new hope in the GPU world – a bit like Zen is for the CPU, only it appears to exist whereas Zen doesn’t.
THe Radeon RX 470 and RX 460 join the recently announced RX 480 as part of the company’s new Polaris family. Polaris is AMD’s newest GPU micro-architecture, which is based on the 14nm FinFet production process.
AMD is not telling us the prices of its new GPU, but it is possible to have stab at it. The RX 480 is made for 1440p gaming, and the RX 470 will focus on delivering a “refined, power-efficient HD gaming” experience. The RX 460 will offer a “cool and efficient solution for the ultimate e-sports gaming experience.”
The 4GB version of the RX 480 will start out at $200, it’s safe to assume that these two other cards will launch at lower price points.
AMD says the chips are extremely thin, offering a very low Z-height, and will fit into thin and light gaming notebooks.
The entire new RX line will also support a wide variety of features that include DX12, Vulkan, HDR, HDMI 2.0b, DisplayPort 1.3/1.4, and H.265 encoding/decoding.
There is no release day but since the RX 480 is scheduled to launch on June 29 the other two should be soon after. AMD is claiming that card outperforms $500 graphics cards in VR.