Alleged 3DMark 11 benchmark scores of AMD’s upcoming Polaris 10 GPU have surfaced. The benchmark scores was first spotted by folks over at VideoCardz. That aside, according to VideoCardz, a pair of AMD’s upcoming Polaris 10-equipped graphics cards should perform better than Nvidia’s GTX Titan X – in CrossFire.
However, when compared against the recently announced GTX 1080, the alleged performance of a single AMD Polaris 10 GPU simply wasn’t good enough. As it stands, the rumoured 3DMark 11 scores of a single Polaris 10 GPU is 18,060, while the GTX 1080 has a score of 27,683.
When one looks closer at the graph, there are in fact, two scores of the Polaris 10 GPU (67DF:C7 CF & 64DF:C7); and another presumably of a cut-down variant of the Polaris 10 GPU (67DF:C4). That said, one has to remember that these are unconfirmed 3DMark 11 scores of the Polaris 10 GPU; which means that there could either be a drop or an increase in performance of the Polaris 10 GPU when AMD officially unveils it – hopefully the latter.
Sources are also now reporting that AMD is planning to equip its upcoming R9 480 series of graphics cards with the Polaris 10 GPU. In addition, it is also rumoured that AMD is planning to unveil both the R9 470 and R9 480 graphics cards in the next few weeks, which could very likely be during Computex 2016.
Despite all this, if the alleged Polaris 10 3DMark 11 scores turns out to be the real deal, then AMD fans can expect a GPU that performs better than that of Nvidia’s Maxwell GM204-400 GPU. Considering the fact that the rumoured performance of AMD’s Polaris 10 is miles away behind the Pascal GP104-400 GPU could mean that Polaris GPUs are indeed made for the mainstream class.