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AMD reportedly launching Polaris GPUs this month

Just a few days after Nvidia’s official unveiling of the GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 Pascal-based graphics cards, reports surrounding AMD’s plans for the year have begun to surface. According to the most recent reports, AMD is apparently planning a major press conference for the end of May, at which it is said to be launching its new Polaris graphics cards.

We already know a little bit about Polaris, as AMD has announced that it will have two GPUs based on the architecture out this year, with a big focus on a better performance per watt ratio. According to the site Zolkorn, AMD will be holding its event between the 26th and 31st of May, just before Computex kicks off.

According to the report, AMD is already sending out press invitations. This news also coincides with previous reports, which indicated that AMD would be launching the R9 490 and 490x series in June. 

We don’t have much more information than that at the moment but with the announcement apparently taking place in just a few weeks, we could end up hearing more any day now.

KitGuru Says: It looks like AMD could be following up with some new graphics cards of its own pretty soon. It will certainly be interesting to see how Polaris stacks up against Pascal. Are any of you currently preparing to upgrade your graphics card? Do you think you’ll go with Polaris or Pascal?

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