Rumor mill - AMD

AMD’s Radeon 400 series will launch in June. The preview may happen at Computex which starts end of May. However the official launch will take place end of June. So we are probably looking at paper launch at Computex and hard launch with reviews later that month.

What’s more, Radeon R9 490X will be based on Polaris 10. It means there won’t be any Fiji to R9 490 rebranding. This leaves us with two possible scenarios. Either Fury X is faster than Radeon R9 490(X) Polaris 10, and Fury series will be offered alongside Radeon R9 490 line till Vega 10 becomes available, or Fury X is slower than Polaris 10 and it may be used for Radeon R9 480 series instead.

What you should know however is that Radeon 490 series will be direct counterparts to GeForce GTX 1080/1070 line, so it may give us some idea on Polaris 10 performance. It’s hard to say if Pascal GP104-based products will be faster than GM200-based cards, but judging from the past they should be. So technically Polaris 10 should also be faster than GTX 980 Ti, but that’s just pure speculation at this point.

Of course we will do our best to confirm this information, but for now treat it as a rumour.


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Fury Branded Cards will Still be Top End,

Polaris will replace Everything from R9-490X down, no more re-brands of past Architectures.

With all love Nvidia’s been getting, we finally may have some numbers on AMD Polaris

If Polaris Comes out at 275-300 ish w/ xDMA XFire and decent drivers it might be worth it.

RX480 for $199. Comparable to a 1070 if you squint really hard, but would love to see some benchmarks.

So, it looks like the GPU wars are ramping up nicely.

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gives about 50w headroom left on the 6 pin connector.

Might put a 460 in my HTPC Build

So a Beta Version/Engineering Sample of the Chip is already living up to the Hype.

I’m gonna dig and see if I cant get specs on the Eng. Sample Model Number.

Pretty sure it’s under clocked vs what the retail is suppose to be.

I wish a CPU from Intel w/ 8C/16T was on there, as it would be a more direct comparison when you adjust for clock difference.

But if you wanna go on Performance Per GHz

Turbo Clocks:
i7-4790k (3.6/4.0 Ghz) 65.4/100-6.54/4.0 =.1635
Zen ES-1D (2.8/3.2 GHz) 58.0/100-5.80/3.2 = .18125
i5-4670k (3.4/3.8 GHz) 52.6/100-5.26/3.8= .13842
FX-8350 (4.0/4.2 GHz) 42.0/100-4.20/4.2= .100

Zen ES-1D (2.8/3.2 GHz) 58.0/100-5.80/3.2 = .18125
i7-4790k (3.6/4.0 Ghz) 65.4/100-6.54/4.0 =.16350 -9.753%
i5-4670k (3.4/3.8 GHz) 52.6/100-5.26/3.8= .13842 -23.63%
FX-8350 (4.0/4.2 GHz) 42.0/100-4.20/4.2= .10000 -44.827

Base Clocks:
i7-4790k (3.6/4.0 Ghz) 65.4/100-6.54/3.6 =.18166
Zen ES-1D (2.8/3.2 GHz) 58.0/100-5.80/2.8 = .20714
i5-4670k (3.4/3.8 GHz) 52.6/100-5.26/3.4= .15470
FX-8350 (4.0/4.2 GHz) 42.0/100-4.20/4.0= .1050

Zen ES-1D (2.8/3.2 GHz) 58.0/100-5.80/2.8 = .20714
i7-4790k (3.6/4.0 Ghz) 65.4/100-6.54/3.6 =.18166 -12.30%
i5-4670k (3.4/3.8 GHz) 52.6/100-5.26/3.4= .15470 -25.31%
FX-8350 (4.0/4.2 GHz) 42.0/100-4.20/4.0= .1050 -49.30%

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