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AMD is rumoured to release an APU based on Polaris and Zen in 2017

AMD is rumoured to release an APU based on Polaris and Zen in 2017

AMD is rumoured to release an APU based on Polaris and Zen in 2017

AMD is rumoured to release an APU based on Polaris and Zen in 2017

 

AMD is rumoured to release an APU based on Polaris and Zen in 2017 which is said to support memory speeds of up to 3200MHz and contains 11 GCN GPU Compute units. 

This gives this AMD APU a total of 704 Polaris GPU cores, since each Polaris compute unit has a total of 64 shaders/GPU cores. This is significantly higher than the core count on AMD's Steamroller/ GCN 1.0 based Kaveri A10-7800 series of APUs, which when combined with the architectural changes in Polaris should give AMD a huge boost in GPU performance. 

Right now it is rumored that this APU will have 4 cores and 8 threads, with each core having 512MB of cache and 8MB of shared L3 cache. 

 

APUZen Based APUA10-7890KA10-7870KA10-7850K
Process node14nm28nm28nm
28nm
CPU ArchitectureZenSteamrollerSteamroller
Steamroller
Cores/Threads4/84/44/4
4/4
Base Clock-4.1GHz3.9GHz
3.7GHz
Turbo Clock-4.3GHz4.1GHz
4.0GHz
GPU ArchitecturePolarisGCNGCN
GCN
GPU Cores704512512
512
GPU Clock-900MHz867MHz
720MHz
TDP65W95w95w
95w

 

This new APU from AMD should have more GPU performance than Microsoft's current Xbox One console as the Xbox One has a total of 768 shader cores which are clocked at 853MHz, which is something that AMD should be able to easily beat even with this APUs lower core count.  

  AMD is rumoured to release an APU based on Polaris and Zen in 2017

 

With their new Zen CPU architecture and their Polaris GPU architecture AMD is set to release their strongest APU to date in 2017, offering an APU that might actually deliver enough gaming performance to satisfy gamers on a low budget. 

This new APU looks like it will offer GPU performance that is a little lower than AMD's Polaris 11 GPU, which contains a total of 16 graphical compute units, placing this APU at a performance level that is similar to the Xbox One. 

  

You can join the discussion on AMD's rumored Polaris/Zen-Based APU on the OC3D Forums

 

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06-07-2016, 17:16:18

Thelosouvlakia
If the memory controller on those chips allows for generous memory OCs -current gen allows for 2400MHz as official support but can be further overclocked- then the gpu performance might just mean with some higher speed rams might render gpus like the xx50 from NVIDIA and r9 x60/x70 from AMD uselessQuote

06-07-2016, 17:35:26

NeverBackDown
Who made that chart? Polaris is still GCN? It's nothing brand new like VLIW to GCN was. Would be more accurate if you put the GCN version next to it, like 1.0/1.1/etcQuote
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