It looks like AMD is sneaking in some big news right before the NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1080 launch on 27 May. An XFX employee on the AMD subreddit appears to have leaked an important date for the company by using Reddit’s RemindMe bot to go back to a user’s comment in eight days to check for updates. The comment was, “Should have gotten a R9 490X”. The reminder is set to 26 May, one day before general availabability for NVIDIA’s new flagship.
While this isn’t proof of an AMD announcement on its own, the same employee has been active on the PC Master Race subreddit asking people about their opinions on water-cooled GPU solutions, and whether they’d pick air or water cooling for a product if both were the same price. Coincidence? I think not.
AMD is set to reveal Polaris fully on 31 May 2016, and a product launch is expected at Computex 2016, with market availability shortly after.