Alongside recent rumours regarding Radeon’s upcoming RX 500 series of graphics cards is the company’s unreleased, never before seen Polaris 12 GPU. The folks at VideoCardz have spotted the GPU being listed on CompuBench and the listing comes with a few interesting details.
Prior to this discovery, several sources have reported that Radeon’s Polaris 10 and 11 GPUs may be renamed to cater for RX 500 graphics cards (more on that here). That said, the company is also expected to introduce another brand new GPU: Polaris 12.
It has to be noted, however, that it’ll be very likely that Polaris 12 will be a GPU that targets low-end systems. This means that performance could be lower than that of Radeon’s older Polaris 11 GPU. But enough about speculations, let’s talk about what has been listed on CompuBench.
As expected, the device listed on CompuBench wasn’t specifically labelled as Polaris 12. However, the site mentions “Compute Peformance of AMD Radeon RX 500 Series.” In addition, there’s also the device’s Compute Unit (CU) count of 10.
In comparison, Polaris 10 has 36 CUs while Polaris 11 has 16 CUs. Knowing this, in addition to the fact that the device’s architecture was labelled as GFX8 (Polaris), means that this is indeed a new Polaris GPU. Other details of the GPU listed on CompuBench are that it may come with 4GB VRAM and a max clock frequency (boost clock speed) of 1302MHz.
Judging by the rapid amounts of rumours surfacing regarding Radeon’s upcoming graphics cards, it seems very likely that we’re getting very close to their official unveiling. Regardless, nothing is set in stone just yet, at least until Radeon says so, of course.