Mostly overhype of fairly mediocre chip.what's the problem with Polaris?
If you can get it for less, it is. Otherwise, I object, it stacks up as it did at release, mostly.It is already better than its more expensive competitor, the 1060 6GB.
We have seen Polaris being demoed with competitive performance and perf/watt with Pascal, too.We have seen Zen being demoed with competitive performance and perf/watt against Broadwell-E . Whats happening with Zen is the opposite of whats happening with Zen. AMD made bombastic statements about Polaris only to underwhelm. With Zen AMD has been managing expectations well for the past 4 years and now when they are close to launch they are showing that they have exceeded their goals. I would say thats the exact opposite of what happened with Polaris. In fact I think the best is yet to come. I think AMD is reserving the best details for launch. Base and Max turbo clocks and max clocks. Anyway the signs are Zen is shaping up to be very competitive. We will see how it turns out at launch.
With that said, my expectation of Zen is based around the Naples Geekbench leak and assumption they (first 2) were at 1Ghz. It does land it in Broadwell-E land, with some exceptions that CanardPC outlines in their instruction table. So far the only question that remained for me was clocks. If it clocks even as badly as Broadwell does, then it should be a fine purchase for most enthusiasts even at fairly high cost. If it clocks better? Well, greater yet!