Speaking to investors during the company's quarterly earnings call, AMD CEO Lisa Su confirmed that GPUs based on the new Polaris architecture are expected to begin shipping in the middle of 2016. These new chips are made on a 14nm FinFET process and promise to deliver double the performance per Watt than AMD's current GPU offerings:
Now turning to the year ahead, we remain focused on completing our strategic work around three key growth pillars. First in PC's, even in a declining overall market we believe we can regain, client compute and discreet graphics share for the year driven by gaming, VR, commercial and our most competitive product roadmap in more than a decade. We have clear opportunities to regain GPU share in 2016 based on the performance per watt of our new GPU's and software leadership. Earlier this quarter at CES, we announced our new Polaris GPU Architecture which we expect to begin shipping in the middle of 2016. Polaris combines significant design enhancements as well as 14-nanometer FinFET process technology to deliver double the performance per watt of our current GPU offerings.