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AMD's Polaris GPUs will support up to 240Hz Displays

AMD's Polaris GPUs will support up to 240Hz Displays

AMD's Polaris GPUs will support up to 240Hz Displays

AMD's Polaris GPUs will support up to 240Hz Displays

 

AMD has created a new section of their website that offers some details on their upcoming Polaris GPUs, stating that they will offer increased levels of performance, a smoother VR experience, support for next generation gaming monitors and video streaming and recording capability without the need of wasting any of your CPU time.  

The first thing for this page to promise is "cool efficiency" promising that with their new GCN 4.0 architecture and the latest 14nm FinFET processing technology that these GPUs will be the most efficient that AMD has ever made. With AMD promising a 2x improvement in power consumption per unit performance over their current generation hardware we expect these GPUs to be fairly easy to cool.    

AMD has upped their game when it comes to processing media with their Polaris architecture, with built-in H.265 encoding capability, which allows them to easily record 4K 60Hz gameplay for streaming or simple recording purposes, all without using any of your CPU resources. 

    AMD's Polaris GPUs will support up to 240Hz Displays

 

One of the most noteworthy changes made with Polaris is support for next generation display technology with DisplayPort 1.3 and HDMI 2.0b, offering HDR support and allowing Polaris GPUs to support 1080p and 1440p displays at 240Hz, ultra-wide 1440p displays at 190Hz and 4K displays at up to 120Hz. 

This support allows monitor manufacturers to create and sell faster displays than what currently exists today, which will be a great thing for competitive gamers who wish to have the fastest response times and lowest latency. 

 

      Radeon GPUs with the Polaris architecture support HDMI 2.0b and DisplayPort 1.3 for compatibility with a new generation of monitors that would make any gamer excited: 1080p 240Hz, 1440p 240Hz, 4K 120Hz—even 1440p ultrawide at 190Hz.

 

All of AMD's changes with Polaris are very welcome, but at this time we can only guess at what kind of performance these new GPUs will provide. Let's hope that these GPUs can deliver performance that is just as impressive as this feature set. 

 

You can join the discussion on AMD's Polaris GPUs on the OC3D Forums

 

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02-05-2016, 13:14:09

NeverBackDown
Think I would want to get an ultra wide HDR 144hz monitor. That would be glorious!
Although I'm pretty sure the speeds they are showing are for DP1.3. Iirc HDMI 2.0b still can't maintain the same speeds. Although for laptop displays it's more than adequateQuote

02-05-2016, 13:19:53

xnax2802
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Think I would want to get an ultra wide HDR 144hz monitor. That would be glorious!
Although I'm pretty sure the speeds they are showing are for DP1.3. Iirc HDMI 2.0b still can't maintain the same speeds. Although for laptop displays it's more than adequate
It says DP 1.3 in the picture, mate

A 144Hz 3440x1440 HDR monitor seems like the sweet spot for DP 1.3 if you ask me Quote

02-05-2016, 20:36:03

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by xnax2802 View Post
It says DP 1.3 in the picture, mate

A 144Hz 3440x1440 HDR monitor seems like the sweet spot for DP 1.3 if you ask me
On mobile.. Had to zoom in so missed that title lol
But yeah I agree that would be the sweet spot. Just gonna cost an arm and a legQuote

02-05-2016, 20:41:44

jimma47
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
On mobile.. Had to zoom in so missed that title lol
But yeah I agree that would be the sweet spot. Just gonna cost an arm and a leg
Well the Predator and the Swift both cost $1500-$2000 (AUD) so they already cost that plus a kidney

Definitely 144hz 3440 if I can so I can claim back some desktop real estate.Quote

02-05-2016, 21:02:49

realneil
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Originally Posted by WYP View Post
AMD's Polaris GPUs will support 1080p and 1440p displays at up to 240Hz refresh rates and 4K displays at up to 120Hz with DisplayPort 1.3.

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...054503513l.jpg

Read more on AMD's Polaris GPUs.
This will be great if it really works like they say it will.Quote
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