AMD Polaris GPU Specs
Beforehand beneath the code title Arctic Islands, the brand new AMD GPU is known as Polaris.
AMD Polaris GPU relies on a 14nm FinFET course of and it is going to be accessible within the mid 2016.
The present GPU’s are caught at 28nm course of, the transfer to 14nm course of ought to deliver large enhancements in energy consumption and efficiency per watt.
Presently, AMD hasn’t offered us with nice element about Polaris so we should wait a bit extra.
AMD has confirmed that Polaris is the fourth era of its Graphics Core Subsequent (GCN) structure.
The fourth era will deliver enhancements for the command processor, geometry processor, L2 cache, reminiscence controller, multimedia cores, and show engine in addition to to the all essential compute items on the coronary heart of the GPU.
Polaris will assist 4K h.265 encoding and decoding at 60 frames per second, show port 1.three and HDMI 2.0a which shall be excellent to be used with 4K TVs.
President and CEO of AMD, Lisa Su mentioned:
Our new Polaris structure showcases important advances in efficiency, energy effectivity & options.
2016 shall be a really thrilling yr for RadeonT followers pushed by our Polaris structure, Radeon Software program Crimson Version & a number of improvements within the pipeline from our Radeon Applied sciences Group.
Speaking in regards to the efficiency enhancements, AMD is evaluating their Polaris GPU in opposition to a GTX 950 which is a mid-range graphics card from nVidia.
AMD made a take a look at whereas driving the Star Wars: Battlefront at 60 FPS on the medium settings. The Polaris GPU was utilizing solely 85W and the nVidia GTX 950 was utilizing 140W.
AMD is claiming that Polaris shall be excellent for small type issue computer systems and that Polaris will deliver a “console-calibre efficiency in a skinny and lightweight pocket book”.
This means that Polaris GPU’s will launch in notebooks earlier than releasing a high-end GPU.
AMD has promised to disclose extra particulars about Polaris over the following few months and they’re going to additionally share extra particulars at this years CES which is at present going down in Las Vegas.
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