News Jan 21, 2016 08:04 PM EST

AMD to release Polaris GPU in 2016

By Staff Writer

AMD is currently working on two versions of Polaris architecture based GPU, which it is hoping to release in 2016. According to the reports one version of Polaris GPU is aimed for light and thin laptops as well as entry level desktops, while the other is designed for high performance.

AMD has made considerable developments to its graphics cards with Fury range, particularly the Fury Nano that features more improved performance-per-watt. The company also restored its driver software, providing it a latest UI and also promising frequent monthly updates. This made AMD to secure a small bump in the market share of graphics card last year, which is still behind peer Nvidia, which claims 81.1% market share, ars technica said.

AMD said that its new Polaris architecture based GPUs will feature the company's fourth generation Graphics Core Next architecture along with other features like next-generation display engine that supports DisplayPort 1.3 and HDMI 2.0a, and multimedia features like 4k h.265 decoding and encoding.

The company is improving a fresh lucid interconnect fabric which will provide both, low latency and ultra-wideband, connecting APUs, CPUs and GPUs developed by AMD, Senior Vice President of Radeon Technologies, Raja Koduri, said PCWatch. Raja said that there is an increase in demand for PC market and computing sector that consists of Servers, Workstation machines and HPC and AMD is entering the GPU section with Polaris architecture based GPUs to meet that demand.

Raja also dismissed the scandal that GPUs won't sustain the market for a long period.

AMD's Robert Hallock said in a statement that the Polaris architecture based GPUs, which dubbed Polaris 10 and Polaris 11, will utilize the high bandwidth memory that is contingent to the market segment.

"In terms of what we've done at the high level, it's our most revolutionary jump in performance so far. We've redesigned many blocks in our cores. We've redesigned the main processor, a new geometry processor, a completely new fourth-generation Graphics Core Next with a very high increase in performance," Raja Koduri said in an interview with VentureBeat.

According to reports, the company will be christening its GPU architectures after galaxies, stars and star systems, highlighting the beginning of the Group's voyage into space.

According to the company, Radeon R9 Fuyr graphics cards are not enough to meet the demand in growing PC market. The only way to meet the demand is by providing stability and scalability, permitting various GPUs to run parallel to one another. 

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