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First Glimpse of AMD’s 14nm FinFET Polaris GPU Architecture

First Glimpse

AMD has shared the first public glimpse of its upcoming 2016 Polaris GPU architecture which comprises a wide range of architectural advancements including HDR monitor support, and unmatchable performance-per-watt.

Created on an architecture-based 14nm FinFET GPUs, the solution delivers a remarkable generational jump in power efficiency.

Polaris-based GPUs are designed for fluid frame rates in graphics, gaming, VR and multimedia applications running on compelling small form-factor thin and light computer designs.

Sharing insights on the development, Lisa Su, president and CEO, AMD said, “Our new Polaris architecture showcases significant advances in performance, power efficiency and features.” “2016 will be a very exciting year for Radeon fans driven by our Polaris architecture, Radeon Software Crimson Edition and a host of other innovations in the pipeline from our Radeon Technologies Group.”

The Polaris architecture features AMD’s 4th generation Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture, a next-generation display engine with support for HDMI 2.0a and DisplayPort 1.3, and next-generation multimedia features including 4K h.265 encoding and decoding.

AMD is known for dramatically increasing the energy efficiency of its mobile processors, targeting a 25x improvement by the year 2020.

AMD expects shipments of Polaris architecture-based GPUs to begin in mid-2016.


Niloy Banerjee

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