AMD Shows Off Polaris 10, Their Next Generation 14nm GPU
Exciting times ahead.
GDC seems to be the happening place to be if you have any interest at all in the future of game tech- in addition to all the news on virtual reality and DirectX 12 that we seem to be getting, AMD held a panel to debut their own upcoming next generation Polaris 10 GPU, manufactured using a 14nm fabrication process, which fully supports technologies like DirectX 12 and VR.
The most striking feature for Polaris appears to be just how power efficient it is; AMD claimed that Polaris has an “industry-leading performance-per-watt,” and it is something that they plan to improve with their future GPUs too- including the Vega GPU, which is planned for 2017.
Polaris appears to be quite powerful- it seems to easily outperform the current leading GPUs on the market (though its real world performance remains to be seen), and it may give AMD the edge over Nvidia going forward, especially as we move towards untested new technologies like DirectX 12.