AMD Polaris GPUs Will Support Displays Up To 240Hz
AMD has announced that its next generation Polaris architecture will support the next generation display technology with DisplayPort 1.3 and HDMI 2.0b, offering HDR support. This will allow AMD Polaris GPUs to support 1080p and 1440p displays at 240 Hz, ultra-wide 1440p display at 190 Hz and 4K display at 120 Hz.
The US-based chip maker has created a new section on their website that offers a lot of details regarding Polaris, stating that the upcoming GPUs will offer increased performance, a smoother VR experience, support for next generation gaming monitors and video streaming without wasting any of your CPU time.
AMD has upped their game when it comes to processing media with their Polaris architecture with built-in H.265 encoding capability, which allows the GPU to easily record 4K 60 Hz gameplay for simple recording or streaming purposes. All of this without using your CPU resources.
This support allows monitor manufacturers to create and sell faster displays compared to what currently exists in the market. Also, this will be a great thing for competitive players who wish to have the fastest response time and minimum latency.
All of these changes in Polaris architecture are welcome, but time will tell that these GPUs will offer the performance as impressive as listed in their features.
Looks like we shall witness a great competition between the all-new Nvidia Pascal architecture and AMD Polaris architectures, which could launch at this year’s Computex event in early-June.
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