AMD Announces New Polaris Architecture

AMD Announces New Polaris Architecture

At this year’s Consumer Electronic Show, AMD showcased its upcoming Polaris GPU (graphics processing unit) architecture. This version, according to the company, has a range of architectural improvements such as HDR monitor performance and enhanced performance-per-watt.

According to a company press release, AMD’s Polaris architecture-based 14nm FinFET GPUs deliver a remarkable generational jump in power efficiency. Polaris-based GPUs are designed for fluid frame rates in graphics, gaming, VR and multimedia applications running on compelling small form-factor thin and light computer designs.

“Our new Polaris architecture showcases significant advances in performance, power efficiency and features,” said Lisa Su, president and CEO, AMD. “2016 will be a very exciting year for Radeon fans driven by our Polaris architecture, Radeon Software Crimson Edition and a host of other innovations in the pipeline from our Radeon Technologies Group.”

AMD expects shipments of Polaris to begin mid-year.

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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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