Low Powered AMD Polaris GPU to be Made by GlobalFoundries
It is already known that the initial AMD Polaris GPUs are going to aim for laptops and SFF computers, but until now the company had not confirmed who will be manufacturing their graphics processors using the new technology. Now we know that it is GlobalFoundries.
GlobalFoundries and AMD have always worked together since they goo a long way back to the founding of GlobalFoundries. However, AMD’s high end APUs and CPUs have been manufactured by them in the past and the GPU arm has conventionally been handled by TSMC.
This changes now.
The company has itself confirmed that they are now going to be fabricating AMD Polaris based cards, but as it was expected that initial models are going to be made for low-end systems and laptops, that is exactly what GlobalFoundries is going to be working on.
In a statement they have revealed that their work will include cards for “thin and light gaming notebooks, small form factor desktops, and discrete graphics cards with lower power demands.”
Based on this, it is all but confirmed that AMD is trying to pump up their presence in portable machines and ultraportable gaming which is definitely going to get a major uplift thanks to AMD’s new FinFET based architecture.
What’s more GlobalFoundries is even claiming to touch much better figures than what AMD has originally suggested. The former says that they can up performance by 50 percent at the same time while power consumption will be cut by 65 percent.
The only problem is that Apple’s Samsung hardware using 14nm technology caused problems when they took up much more power than expected. Here’s hoping that is not the case with what GlobalFoundries does with AMD Polaris GPUs.