Polaris

This morning AMD is taking the wraps off of their next line of video cards, the Radeon RX 500 series. Like past video card lineup refreshes, the RX 500 series is based on AMD’s existing GPU architecture, Polaris, but shipping in new configurations and at new prices in order to boost AMD’s GPU performance and their competitiveness. This gives AMD and its partners something new to sell for 2017, while at the same time also giving them something even faster to tempt current 300/200 series owners into upgrading to Polaris. Adding an extra wrinkle into all of this, there’s even a new Polaris GPU joining the family, albeit at the low end.

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113 by Ian Cutress on 4/6/2017

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24 by Anton Shilov on 2/25/2017

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50 by Anton Shilov on 2/18/2017

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39 by Ryan Smith on 12/12/2016

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32 by Ryan Smith on 11/7/2016

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29 by Anton Shilov on 11/4/2016

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16 by Ryan Smith on 9/27/2016

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56 by Ryan Smith on 7/28/2016

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34 by Daniel Williams on 7/26/2016

AMD Announces Radeon Pro WX Series: WX 4100, WX 5100, & WX 7100 Bring Polaris to Pros

It’s been a while since we’ve last seen a new workstation graphics card from AMD. With their Fiji GPU not being a good fit for the market, the company...

30 by Ryan Smith on 7/26/2016

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57 by Daniel Williams on 7/22/2016

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105 by Ryan Smith on 7/7/2016

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121 by Ryan Smith on 7/6/2016

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181 by Ryan Smith on 7/2/2016

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449 by Ryan Smith on 6/29/2016

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102 by Ryan Smith on 6/15/2016

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105 by Ryan Smith on 6/13/2016

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