With AMD Polaris, AMD Seeks Best Laptop Gaming Experience
Gaming on a laptop is not a great experience at all. If you are looking for decent gaming experience on a laptop then you will be spending top dollar on something that will make no sense and you would be better off building your own custom PC in that kind of money.
But you do not have the portability of a laptop. You are making a compromise then one way or another. But there might be a better option on the way now that AMD Polaris 11 architecture is here.
If you want the best gaming experience but want a portable device what options do you have? There is the Razor Core. You can have a laptop on the move and when you get back you can plug into your external GPU and play some decent AAA games.
But this too has limitations and although this is great new tech its has been seen that external GPUs are not as effective as traditional dedicated graphics cards. This means that yet again there is a compromise.
More companies are looking to enter into the external GPU market. We saw the Gigabyte External GPU dock prototype teased at Computex. The external GPU seems like the only practical solution to the problem at the moment but it is not portable.
You can not move around with a heavy and big GPU enclosure with you all the time.
Most gamers are students that do not have that kind of cash. Others are casual gamers for whom gaming is a retreat and they do not want to make that sort of an investment for gaming. They wont be using their device for gaming most of the time anyways.
It seems like AMD might have the answer to our portable gaming problem with their new Polaris 11 architecture. The new Polaris 11 allows great power in a small form factor and this can mean a great deal for laptop gaming and in the next generation of laptop gaming we might see AMD coming on top with the Polaris 11.
While Polaris 10 is aimed at desktop PCs, Polaris 11 targets laptop and the portable gaming segment. AMD has noted that 5 million laptops are sold each year and that they are no good in terms of cost to performance especially for gamers.
The Polaris 11 will enable laptops and portable devices to have console standard graphics performance while still keeping the small form factor and mobility. Polaris 11 also enable GPUs less power hungry. This could mean that you will be able to do gaming on a laptop and still have decent battery life.
Only 16% of the people that own a laptop have the specs to run premium games. AMD has noticed the potential here and after offering VR to the masses with the Radeon RX 400 series GPU it looks that now AMD has new plans of revolutionizing the gaming market with Polaris 11.
With the Polaris 11 AMD seeks to provide gamers with a premium gaming experience without compromise,that too at a fair price. Not only will VR go to the masses but it seems now AMD will deliver laptop gaming to the masses as well.