Rumours regarding Radeon’s upcoming graphics cards are coming in thick and fast recently. Recent rumours suggest that the company may be renaming its Polaris GPUs for the Radeon RX 500 graphics cards. For those who are unaware: Radeon RX 500 cards are strongly rumoured to be ‘rebrands’ of the company’s older RX 400 family of graphics cards.
Folks over at Benchlife report that Radeon may very likely be changing the name of its Polaris 10 and 11 GPUs. According to the tech site, Polaris 10 and 11 will be renamed as Polaris 20 and 21 respectively. Additionally, a brand new GPU, Polaris 12 will also be introduced alongside RX 500 graphics cards.
Interestingly, Benchlife has also claimed that Radeon’s new Polaris 20 and 21 GPUs will be using a new 14nm manufacturing process called LPP (Low Power Plus). That said, the details regarding this rumour are rather vague, so it’s best if we put this aside, for now.
Speaking of which, AMD’s Crimson ReLive 17.3.2 Beta, released recently, comes with interesting details as well. According to VideoCardz, the graphics driver contains three brand new SKUs: RX 580, RX 570 and RX 560. What makes this interesting, however, is the fact that all three Radeon graphics cards are classed under the AMD67DF tree.
This, again, strongly indicates that Radeon’s upcoming graphics cards may very likely be rebrands, but will probably feature a slight performance bump. As usual, do take these rumours with a grain of salt, at least until Radeon’s official announcement.