Our well-informed sources are confident that Polaris 10 should match or outperform Radeon R9 390 cards and in some cases even give the Radeon R9 390X a good kicking.
AMD currently wants $400 for Radeon R9 390X, and and its Radeon R9 390 could go as low as $310. The Polaris 10 should end up at $299 price at launch, and it will focus on the low power and power per wat where the Nvidia card is vulnerable.
Both the Geforce Pascal cards and AMD Polaris 10 and 11 are expected in June. We would not be surprised if one or both launched at Computex, as this show is focused on component business.
AMD was focusing on performance per watt when it showcased Polaris 11, its Geforce GTX 950 competitor in January timeframe and a month later with Polaris 10.
AMD might be anticipating Nvidia to take a while in replacing Geforce GTX 960 and GTX 950 cards with its 16nm Pascal-based variants, but it will have a tough battle against any successor of the Geforce GTX 970 and GTX 980. Some people dare to call these cards the “Geforce GTX 1080” and “GTX 1070”, but we will see if that is the brand that Nvidia uses.