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AMD's next-gen Vega 10 GPU granted RRA certification

AMD's upcoming Vega 10 and Polaris 12 GPUs receive RRA certification
By: Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards News | Posted: Dec 22, 2016 1:16 am

We all know that AMD's next-gen Vega 10 GPU is getting closer and closer to becoming a reality, but now both Vega 10 and the upcoming Polaris 12 chip have received RRA certification.




First off: what's this RRA certification? South Korea's National Radio Research Agency is a regulatory body that approves any silicon-based electronic product before it can be pushed out into the consumer market. AMD's upcoming Vega 10 and Polaris 12 GPUs have received RRA certification, which means they're getting much closer to being physical products and not just pre-production boards like we were teased with during the AMD Tech Summit 2016 running DOOM at 4K 60FPS+ on Ultra settings on Vega 10.


So now the game becomes a question of what graphics cards we'll see from Vega 10 and Polaris 12. First off, let's tackle Polaris 12 - which should arrive as a highly tuned Radeon RX 460 which we've been teased about over the last couple of months. AMD stated there would not be a faster GPU under the Polaris family, so don't expect a Radeon RX 490 which blows the hinges off the doors of performance.


Moving onto Vega 10, which I expect to be in better physical form in the coming months - and with this new RRA certification, we could expect a bigger and better tease at CES 2017 in early January. But... and this is a big but... we might not see much new at CES, and rather GDC 2017. AMD could do a big tease of Vega 10 at the Game Developers Conference between February 27 and March 3, during what I'm sure will be a new Capsaicin event, this time featuring Vega and Ryzen.


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