AMD Polaris 10 engineering sample pictured

AMD Polaris 10 engineering sample pictured

AMD Polaris 10 engineering sample pictured

AMD Polaris 10 engineering sample pictured


AMD's Polaris 10 engineering sample has been pictured and shown running Hitman at Ultra Settings at a constant 60+ FPS at 1440p, which is an impressive feat given that in our testing the the R9 Fury X was not even able to average 60FPS at these settings. 

Sadly AMD was keeping details about the Polaris 10 PCB and design secret, meaning that pictures could only be taken from the outside of the PC, but it still shows us that AMD has upgraded the display outputs  their new Polaris 10 GPUs and including a DVI output. 

It has also been reported that AMD's Polaris 11 GPU, a lower end Polaris GPU design, has been shown running passively while playing 4K VR content, which is a very impressive feat.  


AMD Polaris 10 engineering sample pictured  AMD Polaris 10 engineering sample pictured  


The PCB of AMD's Polaris 10 GPU is said to be very similar in size to AMD's Fury Nano, meaning that AMD is likely pushing for a compact design for their future reference high end GPU designs. Right now it remains unclear if Polaris 10 is intended to replace AMD's Fiji GPUs, or take a lower position in AMD's upcoming product stack.  

In terms of display outputs AMD's Polaris GPUs are a significant upgrade from Fiji, supporting  3x DisplayPort 1.3, HDMI 2.0 and even a DVI cable (something that was missing from reference Fiji GPU designs). 


AMD Reveals Future GPU Roadmap - No HBM2 on Polaris?


In an interview with PCPER AMD's Raja Koduri, the head of the Radeon Technologies Group was unable to confirm or deny that this is the case, suggesting that AMD Polaris GPUs will be using this older, first generation HBM memory standard rather than newer HBM 2.0 memory.

It is expected that AMD will be saving a lot of money by using HBM 1 in Polaris, allowing them to work from the same design and memory pipeline that the used in Fiji and recoup some more of the development costs of implementing HBM with another new generation of HBM GPUs.   

With AMD's Polaris Architecture promising a 2.5x improvement in performance per Watt AMD is setting themselves into a great position to be able to provide cool running and low power GPUs that will help them gain more traction in the mobile and OEM desktop markets. Hopefully AMD's upcoming Zen CPUs will be able to deliver equally impressive efficiency on the new 14nm FinFET process. 


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17-03-2016, 05:33:43

AMD's Polaris 10 engineering sample has been pictured and includes DisplayPort 1.3, HDMI 2.0 and even a DVI cable. Polaris 11 is also reported to be able to run 4K VR content passively.

Read more on AMD's Polaris 10 GPU.Quote

17-03-2016, 05:44:06

A card running passively while pumping out 4K content??? Burn the witch!!Quote

17-03-2016, 06:22:35

so much hypeQuote

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