AMD Radeon R7 470 and R9 480 at Computex or E3

Both graphics card manufacturers AMD and Nvidia are gearing up for the new high-end graphics card releases. It looks like we're going to have a busy summer. New rumors on the AMD product launch surfaced as well, this round the Radeon R7 470 and R9 480 are topic of discussion.

The new Polaris based GPUs are based on the new and energy efficient 14nm FinFET process.

Let's break it down:

Obviously the avid PC Gamer the R9 480 will be an interesting SKU as rumors right now point to a GPU that holds 2560 shader processors (GCN iteration 4). The R9 480 would get an active 2304 shader processors (leaving room in the GPU for an 480X model.

That means 40 shader processor clusters (each holding 64 SPs):

We are looking at a 256-bit wide memory bus, yet it is unclear if that'll hold GDDR5 or doubled bandwith with GDDR5X. Polaris 10 is expected to be clocked in the 1 GHz marker on the GPU core frequency.

It is expected that AMD will announce Polaris GPUs on Computex 2016 (May 31-June 4) or even more likely, E3 2016 (June 14-17), more in line with last years release.

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