AMD Polaris coming mid-2016 and is made on GF 14nm LPP FinFET

Posted on Friday, Mar 04 2016 @ 15:53 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Yesterday AMD held an ask me anything (AMA) session on Reddit, you can read all the comments over here. Below is a brief summary of some of the interesting things that were shared:
  • The next-gen Polaris GPU architecture arrives mid-2016.

  • Polaris will be made on a 14nm LPP FinFET process by GlobalFoundries.

  • Polaris 10 and Polaris 11 will support DisplayPort 1.3.

  • AMD is pleased about its lead in DirectX 12 tests.
  • The Radeon Fury X2 was delayed to better align with the arrival of virtual reality. Working samples were shipped to B2B customers in Q4 2015.

  • The first displays with HDR support are expected in the second half of this year.

  • The Taiwan earthquake did not affect any production schedules.

  • No news about Zen, it is still "super secret".
  • There's a lot more in the AMA but unfortunately all the juicy stuff about the next-gen GPUs and CPUs is still under NDA.


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    Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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