The GPU Designed for Small Form Factors
Summarizing up the new FinFET process, it will help AMD "drive to lower power consumption", and "enables performance per/watt innovation". Not only that, but FinFET enables new kinds of products, including thin and light gaming notebooks, SFF desktops, and discrete cards with fewer power connectors.
While we didn't see a physical card from AMD, we did see the new 14nm GPU on its own in the hands of Radeon Technologies Group CTO Raja Koduri. RTG did say that the current Polaris-based card they were testing had one goal: "console-caliber performance in a thin and light notebook", as well as "state of the art display and multimedia features".
Polaris is a 'Historic Leap in Performance Per Watt for Radeon GPUs'
This is one of the most exciting things to come from AMD, as they want to drive the performance per watt of Radeon GPUs to new levels. AMD said that the Polaris architecture is a "historic leap in performance per watt for Radeon GPUs", and that has seen "significant" performance per watt improvements on early GPU samples and early software compared to the previous generation.
This advancement has led AMD to see Polaris enabling "incredible form factors", teasing that "this is just the beginning" with performance per watt optimizations to continue.
AMD had a desktop PC powered by a new Polaris-based card running Star Wars Battlefront at 1080p 60FPS, with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 in the other machine. The Polaris-based offering was consuming just 86W of power while the GTX 950 was consuming 140W - and the GTX 950 is a very power efficient card, I might add.
No other benchmarks were run, but if this is what Polaris is capable of this early on, 2016 is definitely going to be the most exciting year for GPU technology, ever.
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- Page 1 [Setting the Stage, Starting With the ATI Radeon 7000 in 2001]
- Page 2 [Introducing the Polaris Architecture]
- Page 3 [The Shrink Down to 14nm FinFET]
- Page 4 [FinFET Enables New Kinds of Products]
- Page 5 [Final Thoughts on Polaris, and the Future of Radeon GPUs]
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