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AMD's R9 480 will reportedly be based on AMD's Polaris 10 Silicon

AMD's R9 480 will reportedly be based on AMD's Polaris 10 Silicon

AMD Polaris 10 and Polaris 11 Specifications leak

AMD's R9 480 will reportedly be based on AMD's Polaris 10 Silicon

 

AMD's R9 480 will reportedly be based on AMD's Polaris 10 Silicon and will be offering R9 390 levels of performance with a Mid-range pricepoint. 

Videocardz has reported that AMD will be launching their R9 470 and R9 480 GPUs within the next few weeks, with AMD's R9 480 being based on AMD's Polaris 10 silicon. Right now we cannot confirm whether or not we will be seeing any Polaris based GPUs at Computex. 

So far AMD has not given any clear performance numbers for their upcoming Polaris GPUs but they did state that they were able to get more performance out of each transistor, not only because of the jump from 28nm to 14nm FinFET but also due to several key optimisations within the Polaris Architecture itself. 

 

AMD Polaris 10 and Polaris 11 Specifications leak

 

When looking at Nvidia's Pascal GPU architecture the GPU we can see that most of the new architectures performance gain come from enhanced clock speeds when compared to its Maxwell counterparts, with Nvidia's main architectural changes coming in it's new and more efficient memory controller and the dedicated controller that allows Nvidia Simultaneous Multi-Projection to take place.  

AMD has been a lot clearer when it comes to showing us where the improvements to their new Polaris architecture are, with AMD clearly showing that they have redesigned their Graphics cores, their Geometry units, their caching system and have improved the design of their memory controller.  

Polaris promises improved shader efficiency, enhanced memory compression and an improved geometry processor, all of which should give AMD some decent performance gains when compared to their older GCN architectures.  This alongside AMD's move to 14nm FinFET should allow AMD to greatly increase the per core GPU performance of Polaris, as well as greatly increase the GPUs power efficiency. 

 

AMD Polaris 10 and Polaris 11 Specifications leak

 

Sadly right now there is not much that is known about AMD's upcoming Polaris GPUs, but it seems like AMD will be focusing more on the mid-range and performance segments of the GPU market, rather than the enthusiast grade market that Nvidia's GTX 1080 is currently aimed towards. 

Hopefully, we will learn more about AMD's upcoming Polaris series GPUs over the next few weeks but for now, it looks like AMD will not be providing the GTX 1080 competitor that we have all been hoping for. 

 

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

 

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23-05-2016, 10:10:42

Legacy-ZA
Well, I don't think I am going to count out AMD just yet. I think their new cards are going to surprise everyone, including nVidia.

They are keeping everything very hush hush, also, their stock went up a couple of months ago... I think some peeps got a preview of what was to come. Quote

23-05-2016, 10:45:26

WYP
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Originally Posted by Legacy-ZA View Post
Well, I don't think I am going to count out AMD just yet. I think their new cards are going to surprise everyone, including nVidia.

They are keeping everything very hush hush, also, their stock went up a couple of months ago... I think some peeps got a preview of what was to come.
We need to remember that the 480 name is just a name.

AMD could easily not use the Fury name this round and have the 480 be the second tier card. Like the 280 series was to the 290 series.Quote

23-05-2016, 10:49:53

steverebo
AMD have already stated polaris is aimed at mid range mainstream gamers. VEGA will be their 1080/1070 competitorQuote

23-05-2016, 12:16:18

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by steverebo View Post
AMD have already stated polaris is aimed at mid range mainstream gamers. VEGA will be their 1080/1070 competitor
Doesn't mean it'll be mid range performance. With all the advancements in technology they certainly could redefine what midrange performance can be. Bringing down FX performance to 390 pricing and Vega setting a new standard like the TI.. It's possible.

And link isn't working.. Goes to cover pictureQuote

23-05-2016, 16:18:47

Kilbane
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Originally Posted by Legacy-ZA View Post
Well, I don't think I am going to count out AMD just yet. I think their new cards are going to surprise everyone, including nVidia.

They are keeping everything very hush hush, also, their stock went up a couple of months ago... I think some peeps got a preview of what was to come.
Thes tocks went up after they just landed a joint venture deal to sell high performance enterprise x86 processors in the form of Soc's to the Chinese market.Quote
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