AMD Polaris Can Truly Bring Laptop Gaming to the Scene
It has been a few days since AMD Polaris GPU architecture was announced. While everyone knows that the new technology is bound to usher in a more advanced, more powerful era of graphics processing, one thing that has not been highlighted as much as it should be, is the effect of this on laptop based gaming.
Ultraportable gaming, as it is otherwise referred to, has only been there in the books with less or no practical placing in the video gaming community for one reason i.e. the issue with fitting all that power into a small sized laptop case.
However, with AMD Polaris GPU technology, laptop based / ultraportable gaming can truly be brought to the scene. Theoretically, Polaris is going to let manufacturers include noteworthy chips into even the slimmest of products out there – Microsoft Surface Book for example.
On top of that, it is also expected that the initial GPUs that will make use of the new technology are also going to focus on laptops and / or low-end gaming PCs. The focus on laptops will allow them to build upon the technology and allow the slimmer machines pack a heftier punch thanks to the 14nm FinFET design.
Another thing that is being talked about less is the use of AMD Polaris in small form factor PCs, which have also had the same problem as laptops when it comes to gaming.
We could actually be looking at making ultraportable gaming a reality, for real.