AMD Polaris GPU Specs Leaked; Polaris 10 Delivers R9 390/X Performance Levels for Less Than $300
AMD is yet to unveil its next generation Polaris GPUs, but their specifications have already been leaked out. Industry Insiders allegedly have revealed specs of upcoming GPUs to TechPowerUp, including information about the number of compute units each GPU has and their maximum TDP.
The sources claim that AMD will be releasing one performance segment GPU and one mainstream segment GPU, both based on the 14nm FinFET process. The performance segment chip, that is the Polaris 10 will reportedly feature 32 compute units and 5.5 TFLOPs of GPU performance at a TDP of less than 150W.
According to the leak, each CU (Compute Unit) will have 64 GCN GPU cores/Stream Processors. The chip will have a total of 2048 stream processors, with TDP of 150 watts this GPU will be able to be powered by 6-pin power connector.
Polaris 10 will reportedly deliver R9 390X/390 performance levels at half the power draw for less than $300.
The other 14nm GPU called the Polaris 11, which will be a smaller one, comes with a TDP of 50 Watts. It will have 14 CUs and peak compute performance of 2.5TFLOPs, which puts this GPU in between AMD’s R7 370 and R9 380.
Further, Polaris 11 will be able to run on just PCI express power and no external power source will be required.
Right now, the specifications are fairly vague, but they suggest that AMD has significantly increased its performance per watts for its GPU. I really hope that AMD Polaris GPUs could deliver great performance for their price point, otherwise they don`t seem to be able to compete with Nvidia`s powerful GTX 1080.
What’s your take on these leaked AMD Polaris 10 & 11 specifications? Do you think new Radeon 400-series cards will be able to compete against GTX 1080?