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New AMD Polaris details emerge

New AMD Polaris details emerge

AMD Polaris 10 and Polaris 11 Specifications leak

New AMD Polaris details emerge

 

AMD's Polaris Webinar did not reveal much about their new GPU architecture, but that does not mean that we have learned nothing from the event. Most of the new information came from some interesting tidbits of information during the Q&A session, where AMD discussed some of their key goals with the new Polaris GPU architecture. 

While AMD did not give any clear performance numbers they did state that they were able to get more performance out of each transistor in their upcoming GPUs, not only because of the jump for 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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19-05-2016, 08:44:08

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19-05-2016, 11:52:44

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I just want them to announce some damn release details already. All these different rumors of which day it will be are all over the placeQuote

19-05-2016, 12:49:14

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