AMD Confirms RX 480 is Full Polaris 10
Samuel Wan / 4 years ago
When the RX 480 launched with 2304 shaders, some were surprised at the odd shader count. Based off of previous naming conventions, some expected that there would be an RX 480X utilizing a full Polaris 10 die. Given the information that AMD has revealed about their naming conventions, it now seems unlikely that Polaris 10 is any bigger. According to Senior Product Manager for Polaris 10, Evan Groenke, the RX 480 is the full Polaris 10 die.
Speaking to PCGamesHardware, he had this to share:
I can absolutely confirm with you right here, that Polaris 10 in its full configuration defined by the silicon is a 36 Compute Unit configuration there’s nothing else hidden on that product that end users might be looking forward to unlocking. This is the pinnacle, the latest and greatest of the Polaris 10 product.
This is a tad bit disappointing since many AMD fans were hoping for a larger Polaris 10 variant to go head to head against the GTX 980 and faster GPUs. Polaris 10 looks to be a truly mainstream product and we likely have to wait for either further Polaris products or Vega to fill in the top end of the market. Hopefully, it won’t be too long before we get competition for the GTX 1070 and GTX 1080.