AMD Soon to Announce Highly Efficient Polaris Architecture
AMD has plans to announce Radeon Technologies Polaris Architecture based on highly efficient FinFET Processing nod; according to a recent report by Overclock3D.
The report reads that GCN 4.0 architecture will boast newly designed command processor, new display engine, dedicated multimedia section, geometry processors, an updated memory controller, and set of L2 caches; all of which will provide AMD with a performance boost in upcoming GPUs.
The new command processor will ensure that the GPU does not remain idle for longer durations of time whereas the memory controller will see that every bit of memory bandwidth is utilized with HBM v.2.0. Furthermore, the upcoming generation of GPUs will use DP v.1.3 and HDMI 2.0a which will enable users to experience 4K, 120Hz support and more.
As of now, AMD Polaris GPUs are slated to launch sometime during May 2016 – a release window which falls together with NVIDIA’s next generation of GPUs. It will be interesting to see what NVIDIA will come up with if Polaris manages to deliver on its promise.
With VR and DirectX12 close at hand, I am excited to see what 2016 will bring to PC gaming and video gaming in general. In the meanwhile, make sure to share your views with us in the comments section below!