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AMD driver reveals existence of Polaris 10 XT2 and Polaris 12 GPU

Posted on Wednesday, December 07 2016 @ 14:34:14 CET by

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If you want to be the first to find details about upcoming video cards it can be a good idea to scan new driver releases for references to unreleased models. Most of the time this is an effort that yields no results, but every once in a while you can hit the jackpot.

This time someone from TonyMac checked out a new AMD driver file for MacOS Sierra with a HEX viewer and found strings with references to the Polaris10XT2, the Polaris12 and Vega10 GPUs.

Very little has leaked about AMD's plans for the next generation of its video cards so we're all a bit in the dark here. VideoCardz speculates those three cards may make up the upcoming Radeon RX 500 series, although we can't entirely rule out the possibility of AMD using the Polaris 10 XT2 for Radeon RX 4x5 cards like the Radeon RX 485. The company hinted at a revision when it explained its new naming scheme in June 2016.

Either way, this would position the Vega 10 as the successor to the high-end Fury series, whereas the Polaris 12 and Polaris 10 XT2 would replace the Polaris 11 and Polaris 10, respectively.

Alternatively, it could be these are nothing more than Apple-exclusive chips, but that option seems less likely.

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