AMD Reveals “Enthusiast” Polaris GPU To The Press – The Possible Fury X Successor
Last week at CES 2016, AMD unveiled their fourth generation GCN architecture, known as Polaris, that will be powering the upcoming Radeon graphics products in 2016.
Today, Anthony Garreffa of TweakTown reports that the US-based firm has shown their second Polaris GPU to the press – a big version as compared to the 1080p 60FPS Polaris chip the company revealed earlier.
According to Garreffa, AMD didn’t allow journalists to photograph, nor it revealed anything about this graphics chip other than the fact that it’s an “enthusiast” class chip of the Polaris family. The new GPU could potentially become the R9 490X or the successor to the Fury X, though Garreffa is leaned on the side of the latter.
The Polaris family of graphics chips will be built using a 14nm FinFET fabrication process which allows for huge power efficiencies and improved speeds. In addition, the next-gen graphics architecture packs a new memory controller, new multimedia cores, and a new geometry processor, as well as support both HDMI 2.0a and DisplayPort 1.3.
As for availability, AMD expects the new GPUs to appear in products by mid-2016.