So I have just subscribed to Wall Street Journal to read an article about Polaris, before first card were even announced..
AMD Radeon RX 480 to cost 199 USD
According to WSJ article, Polaris GPUs will cost no more than 199 USD. First systems equipped with Polaris GPUs will be available end of June:
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. is angling to lower the cost of virtual reality, targeting the field with a new line of graphics hardware priced at $199—half or less the cost of comparable products.
AMD said the first chips based on its new Polaris design are expected to arrive in graphics cards for personal computers at the end of June. The company aims to help push the starting cost of PCs that can deliver VR experiences as low as $799 from above $1,000.
Patrick Moorhead, an analyst with Moor Insights & Strategy said that $199 price comes as a surprise.
AMD Radeon RX cards are designed for VR
It was also confirmed that Polaris GPUs will be certified for VR use by HTC and Oculus, and the graphics will be capable of what 500 USD are currently used for.
Kelt Reeves, president of Falcon Northwest Computer Systems Inc said “It’s great for getting more people into VR,”.