May be an optimization issue
On Tuesday, AMD unveiled Radeon RX 480, the first graphics card in its tenth-generation Radeon lineup, based on 14nm FinFET Polaris architecture, and already some critics have claimed that some aspects of the benchmark are not giving an accurate presentation of CrossFireX performance when tested against Nvidia's high-end Geforce GTX 1080.
Polaris 10, available June 29th
Ahead of its evening keynote at Computex 2016, AMD graphics chief Raja Koduri has just introduced what we used to call "Polaris". The company has decided on branding its tenth-generation graphics lineup the Radeon RX 400 Series, beginning first with the Radeon RX 480.
Reports suggest US $199 price tag
Just a couple of hours ahead of AMD's Polaris Computex 2016 event an alleged Radeon RX 480 slide has found its way online as well as some more information suggesting that the first Polaris-based graphics card could launch with a rather surprising US $199 price tag.
Close to Radeon R9 Fury
AMD should officialy unveil its first Polaris GPU architecture based graphics card at Computex 2016 but now we have first alleged 3DMark performance figures for both Polaris 10 graphics cards.
Midrange AMD GPU may feature $349 price point
If we look at the history of AMD's Radeon R9 GPU lineup, most of the midrange cards released between October 2013 and June 2015 have been priced between $299 (Radeon R9 280X) and $329 (Radeon R9 390) for the 28-nanometer bracket between 2048 and 2560 shaders and a 6GHz effective GDDR5 memory clock. Starting earlier this summer, AMD could be preparing to deliver Geforce GTX 980 Ti performance at an affordability ratio just above Radeon R9 390's launch price.
While being extremely efficient
According to latest rumors, AMD's upcoming Polaris 10 Ellesmere GPU could pack enough punch to actually be faster than the Radeon R9 Fury X and the Geforce GTX 980 Ti, while also being extremely power efficient.
Fury and Radeon 300 will be replaced by Polaris 10 and Polaris 11
A new product roadmap leak has shown pretty much what we expected both the Radeon Fury Series and Radeon 300 Series will be replaced by Polaris 10 and Polaris 11 GPU based products later this year.