AMD publishes Linux Driver with Polaris 12 support

AMD publishes Linux Driver with Polaris 12 support

AMD publishes Linux Driver with Polaris 12 support

AMD publishes Linux Driver with Polaris 12 support

 
AMD has published patches that add support for Polaris 12 to the AMDGPU DRM kernel on Linux, once again confirming that the company has an unreleased Polaris-based GPU. 
 
Earlier this month, AMD's Polaris 12 GPU appeared in Apple's MacOS drivers alongside Vega10 and Polaris 10XT2, confirming that this is not AMD's upcoming Vega 10 part. At this time it is unknown what the specifications of Polaris 12 are, though we do know that this GPU was designed after Polaris 10 and 11. 
 
AMD's new naming scheme attributes numbers based on the order in which they were created, ie Polaris 11 was designed after Polaris 10. This does not mean that Polaris 12 is a smaller part than Polaris 11, just that is a design that was created after Polaris 11. Right now it is unclear what Polaris 12 is, though some have suggested that it could be a modified version of Polaris 10 which will use a tweaked manufacturing process to run at higher clock speeds and with greater power efficiency. 
 

  

AMD publishes Linux Driver with Polaris 12 support

 

We already know that AMD's Vega series of GPUs will release in early 2017, though it is unclear exactly what this means for AMD's lower end Polaris lineup. Will Polaris 12 be a tweaked version of Polaris 10 or an entirely new GPU that will sit between Polaris 10 and Vega 10 on the performance spectrum? 

 

You can join the discussion on AMD's Polaris 12 GPU on the OC3D Forums

 

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20-12-2016, 13:10:03

NeverBackDown
They have been tight lipped about it. Probably a refresh coming alongside Vega? Or a dual GPU card alongside Vega.Quote

20-12-2016, 14:21:13

AngryGoldfish
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
They have been tight lipped about it. Probably a refresh coming alongside Vega? Or a dual GPU card alongside Vega.
Maybe both. Dual Polaris 10 is almost as powerful as a 1080. If there is a dual Polaris GPU, I feel like Vega 10 would in turn be more powerful than the 1080 as AMD don't want their two GPU's to step on each other's feet.Quote

20-12-2016, 17:24:45

W1tness
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
They have been tight lipped about it. Probably a refresh coming alongside Vega? Or a dual GPU card alongside Vega.
I agree, AMD is known for refreshing per generation and they typically do release their dual GPU cards in April. Seeing as how Vega may very well be the 500 series, we could be seeing RX5 series cards in June.Quote

21-12-2016, 00:01:17

NeverBackDown
No clue when Vega will release. I just think it'll be end of Q1 or start of Q2 going by rumors. I also just don't see why they would release a CPU and GPU at the same time. Couple months apart should do it I would feel.
Polaris 12 I am fairly certain won't be a Dual GPU. I think AMD is just leaking bad information just so when it does reveal, we'll be stunned by what it is.Quote

21-12-2016, 07:51:11

AngryGoldfish
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
No clue when Vega will release. I just think it'll be end of Q1 or start of Q2 going by rumors. I also just don't see why they would release a CPU and GPU at the same time. Couple months apart should do it I would feel.
Polaris 12 I am fairly certain won't be a Dual GPU. I think AMD is just leaking bad information just so when it does reveal, we'll be stunned by what it is.
I watched this video again and Raja does mention the possibility of a new Polaris chip. I've heard people say Polaris 12 is going to be around GTX 1050 performance.

https://youtu.be/4qJj1ViyyPY

I was also reminded about this article by TPU regarding Vega 20 being a 7nm refresh of Vega 10. This is one of the articles that people are basing the idea that Vega 11 is to replace Polaris.

https://www.techpowerup.com/226012/a...?cp=8#commentsQuote
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