AMD confirms Polaris is not for the high-end market

Posted on Friday, Apr 22 2016 @ 12:21 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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AMD also confirmed suspicions that the upcoming Polaris architecture is not for the high-end market.

The company's official communication points out that Polaris 11 is for the laptop market and that Polaris 10 is for the mainstream desktop and high-end gaming notebook segment. Those wishing to get a new high-end card will need to wait until 2017 for the arrival of Vega with HBM2. One thing that's still unknown is how Polaris 10 will be positioned versus the existing Fury lineup.
AMD demonstrated its "Polaris" 10 and 11 next-generation GPUs, with Polaris 11 targeting the notebook market and "Polaris" 10 aimed at the mainstream desktop and high-end gaming notebook segment. "Polaris" architecture-based GPUs are expected to deliver a 2x performance per watt improvement over current generation products and are designed for intensive workloads including 4K video playback and virtual reality (VR).

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