AMD Polaris 11 Baffin ASIC Pictures: Up Close And Personal
AMD’s upcoming 14 nm Polaris 11 “Baffin” ASIC, which is in the AMD RX 460 has been pictured. This was a part of the disassembly of the Sapphire Radeon RX 460 Dual-X. This AMD Polaris 11 has the following features:
- GDDR5 memory interface
- PCI-Express 3.0 x8 host interface
- <75W TDP requirements
The AMD Polaris 11 GPU does not need any power connector and relies on the PCIe slot for all its power. Its card has a very simple heatsink. The GPU is aimed at the mainstream market for gamers that only want to play multiplayer online games like DOTA 2 and League of Legends.
AMD Polaris 11 GPUs will also be coming to the laptop gaming market as AMD has announced that they want to change the way people experience games on laptops as well. The cheaper and more power efficient AMD Polaris 11 GPUs could mean more power and extended battery life when gaming on laptops. This will also cut down on gaming laptop prices.
Gaming laptops are not good value for money and gamers pay a huge premium for these devices. With the AMD Polaris 11 GPU, we hope that this will change things and bring down prices.
Nvidia series 10 GPUs will also be coming to the gaming laptop market but they are not as inexpensive as the RX 400 series GPUs by AMD. Even the GTX 1060 is more expensive than the RX 480 and the 1060 is only better by a few FPS.
AMD Polaris 11 GPUs will surely change how people experience gaming on laptops and other devices. These GPUs have the potential to make gaming laptops more mainstream if not easily accessible by all. We still have not seen any laptop with these GPUs but they are surely on their way to the market. Let’s see when we will be getting an AMD Polaris 11 GPU powered laptop.