In the next few days, AMD will be unveiling it newest line of microprocessor to rival Intel?s own i-series chips. There have been speculations that it will also preview its upcoming AMD Radeon RX 490 GPU along with the Zen processor. Even though the news is quite exciting in itself, it seems that something more exciting is about to come. Rumor has it that AMD has already started working on the successor to its RX 400 Series GPU. According to the said rumor, the future AMD Radeon RX 500 Series might be released sooner rather than later.
Recent data mining efforts on the newest macOS Sierra 10.12.2 developer beta revealed support for future AMD graphics processors. The said leak showcased three AMD GPU architectures that are set to be released in the coming years.
In the leak, device driver KEXT files showed that the macOS Sierra has allotted support for Polaris 12, Polaris 10XT2 and Vega 10. The Vega 10 entry is not a surprise at all. This is due to the fact that the last RX 400 Series will be released in the coming months. It is believed that this upcoming GPU, dubbed the AMD Radeon RX 490, will be based on the Vega 10 architecture. However, the Polaris 12 and 10X12 are completely new.
This new revelation could mean that AMD probably has some prototypes, or is even engineering samples of the upcoming graphics processors. It could be that samples have been sent to Apple for prototyping and possible use on future products.
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This could also mean that enthusiasts could be looking at possible products from AMD within the next few months of 2017. These products may be part of the completely new AMD Radeon RX 500 Series of graphics processor. AMD might also release the RX 4X5 family, which is a minor update of the RX 400 Series.
Whether or not this rumor has some grain of truth on it or not, only AMD can tell. Nevertheless, fans of the graphics processor are rest assured that AMD has already planned its version of computer gaming.
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