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AMD Radeon RX 500 Series Delayed To April 18th

AMD originally planned on launching their Radeon 500 Series graphics cards on April 4th. Apparently this has been postponed till April 18th, which will be a day after AMD releases their Ryzen 5 processors.

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AMD Radeon RX 460 Unlocked, 12.5% Performance Boost

If you have an AMD RX 460 you are in for some good news, author of overclocking.guide, der8auer, has managed to unlock the Radeon RX 460, providing a free performance upgrade to users! With a simple firmware update the card can be unlocked to gain more shaders. So in the case of the RX 460 the stream processors jump from 896 to 1024!

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AMD’s GPU Roadmap for 2016-2018 Detailed

AMD's GPU architecture roadmap has once again been updated. Now we have details through 2018. First we have AMD's "Polaris" architecture, with Polaris 10 and Polaris 11 chips. Polaris will bring with it great leaps in performance over the current generation of GPUs bringing with it 2.5-times performance/watt improvement. Polaris has actually been rumored to be used in Sony's upcoming 4K Ultra HD PlayStation.

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AMD Polaris and Vega GPU Compute Unit Counts Surface

AMD's upcoming "Polaris" and "Vega" GPU architectures will appear to take advantage of performance/watt gains to keep their stream processor counts low, and sizes quite small. This is according to VideoCardz who has spotted a curious-looking CompuBench entry. If a Graphics Core Next (GCN) compute unit (CU) of the "Polaris" architecture consists of 64 stream processors, then AMD's Polaris 11 silicon (Baffin) could feature over 1024 stream processors across 16 CUs. AMD Polaris 10 (Ellesmere) would feature 2304 stream processors spread across 36 CUs, and finally Vega 10 would feature 4096 stream processors across 64 CUs.

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