AMD Radeon R9 M480 & M480X Mobility Chips feature Polaris 11 GPU
Last week, we reported that AMD’s upcoming Radeon M400 mobility range will be rebranded with only high end chips featuring the next gen Polaris architecture. These high end graphics cards were rumored to be the Radeon R9 M480/M485 and M490/M495 series.
Now, a new report has just emerged online which confirms that one of the above mentioned chips, the Radeon R9 M480, will feature Polaris GPU. The R9 M480 GPU bears Device ID of 67E0, which is actually Polaris 11 codenamed “Baffin.”
The GPU will reportedly feature 1024 stream processors across 16 CUs, along with 4GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 1250 MHz on a 128 bit memory interface. Moreover, if a previous report is to be believed, Polaris 11 has a TDP of just 50 watt, which is incredibly impressive, isn’t it?
The report further suggests that AMD Radeon R9 M480 could feature cut-down silicon, whereas Radeon R9 M480X should receive the fully fledged Polaris 11 GPU. Which indicates that the chip maker may decide to skip M485/M495 series to keep the offer sweet and simple.
AMD is expected to unveil Polaris based GPUs at Computex 2016, and should appear in notebooks in mid of 2016.