At a closer-door event in Taiwan recently, AMD reportedly showcased its upcoming Polaris and Radeon Pro Duo GPUs to journalists. According to those who visited the event, the Polaris 10 will power the Radeon 490X and could well be capable of rivalling the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti in terms of performance, at around $300-400.
What is also made clear is that the “Polaris 10” will in no way succeed “Fiji”. That means the true successors to the Radeon R9 Fury cards will only be launched next year, based on the “Vega” architecture.
Coming back to Polaris 10 now, the card is claimed to have a maximum TDP of 175W, which is a massive improvement over the current R9 300 series. Early benchmarks have revealed that the GPU scores around 4000 points in 3DMark Fire Strike Ultra, which is very close to what the Fury X and the GeForce GTX 980 Ti score in the same test.