AMD Officially Announces 14nm FinFET Based Efficient Polaris GPUs
Yesterday, we reported that AMD plans to announce Radeon Technologies Polaris Architecture based on highly efficient 14nm FinFET Processing node. The technology company has now officially confirmed it saying that in addition to processing node, AMD has built a complete new architecture:
AMD is proud to introduce our revolutionary 14nm FinFET Polaris GPU architecture. AMD’s Polaris architecture-based 14nm FinFET GPUs a historic leap in performance per watt of Radeon GPUs. Polaris architecture-based GPUs are set to deliver smooth frame rates for graphics, gaming, VR and multimedia applications, evolve and compress desktop PC form factors and acoustics, and fuel powerful thin-and-light notebooks.
The GCN 4.0 architecture features newly designed command processor, new display engine, geometry processors, an updated memory controller, dedicated multimedia section, and set of L2 caches which will render AMD gain a performance boost in upcoming GPUs.
According to AMD, the Polaris GPUs will provide better efficiency than NVIDIA’s Maxwell Architecture, but it is always a good idea to look at extensive numbers before deciding anything. Some of the salient features of Polaris GPUs include DP v.1.3 and HDMI 2.0a which will ensure 4K, 120 Hz support and more as well as memory bandwidth utilization using HBM v.2.0.
Currently, AMD Polaris GPUs are slated to launch sometime in May 2016 which coincides with NVIDIA’s next generation of GPUs.