AMD will soon announcing their first Polaris graphics cards
AMD will soon announcing their first Polaris graphics cards. Polaris is a new graphics architecture incorporating exciting features and improvements for virtually every area of a graphics chip.
Look for: increased levels of performance, smooth VR, seamless support for next-gen gaming monitors and CPU-free game streaming or recording.
The Polaris architecture precisely combines the latest 14nm FinFET process and AMD’s advanced power, gating and clocking technologies for a superior cool and quiet gaming experience.
Support for DirectX® 12 and Vulkan™
Support: 4K, H.265, 60 FPS. High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Support HDMI® 2.0b and DisplayPort™ 1.3 for compatibility with a new generation of monitors that would make any gamer excited: 1080p 240Hz, 1440p 240Hz, 4K 120Hz—even 1440p ultrawide at 190Hz.
GPUOpen game effects: TressFX Hair, GeometrFX, ShadowFX, AOFX, SSAA, Forward+ and more.
AMD Polaris 10 will possibly feature up to 8GB GDDR5x memory and a minimum clock speed of 7 Gbps.1266MHz GPU and 1925 and 2000MHz memory clocks.
AMD says the new chips will be about 40 percent faster than the Kaveri APUs that shipped in 2014. Take note, chip geeks: Bristol Ridge’s CPUs will be built using the same 28nm technology as 2015’s Carrizo APUs, rather than moving to the new high-performance Zen architecture AMD’s rolling out later this year.