AMD Teases Next-Gen Polaris GPU, Promises A Sneak Peak At March 14 “Capsaicin” Event
AMD marketing team has just shared a teaser on what to expect at their “Capsaicin” webcast during this week’s Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco. The teaser states that “a sneak peak of Polaris” is coming at the press event which is being hosted by Raja Koduri, Senior Vice President of Radeon Technologies Group (RTG) at AMD.
The previews of new silicons could simply mean that AMD is finally going to unveil the actual Polaris GPU – which was first showcased at the CES 2016 back in January. Built using a 14nm FinFET fabrication process, AMD Polaris brings a new memory controller, new multimedia cores, and a new geometry processor.
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With all these exciting features on board, the next gen Radeons are expected to deliver huge power efficiencies, improved speeds, as well as better leakage characteristics. Further, Polaris chips will support both HDMI 2.0a and DisplayPort 1.3, and are equally capable of encoding and decoding H.265 video up to 4K resolution.
In addition to unveiling Polaris as well as giving presentations on their DirectX 12 and VR initiatives, AMD is also expected to launch their much anticipated dual Fiji Fury X2 graphics card, which is now allegedly called the Radeon Pro Duo.
The first of its kind from AMD, the product would essentially be a Radeon card with FirePro capabilities. Which means the AMD Radeon Pro Duo is designed to offer gamers as well as developers, the best compute performance.
We’ll know more about both AMD Polaris and Radeon Pro Duo at their Capsaicin live webcast which kickstarts on March 14 at 4:00 PM PT (6:00 PM CT/7:00 PM ET).