A new report from TechPowerUp has revealed the key specifications of AMD’s upcoming Polaris 10 and Polaris 11 GPUs.
The Polaris 10 (Ellesmere) will reportedly feature 2048 stream processors, offering a single-precision floating point performance of 5.5 TFLOP/s, which is higher than the 5.2 TFLOP/s figure for the FirePro W9100 graphics card based on the “Hawaii/Grenada” GPU. Cards based on this chip will have a TDP of up to 150W only, which is significantly lower than a minimum of 250W for the “Hawaii” based cards. As far as memory goes, the report suggests the very first Polaris 10 SKUs will offer 7 Gbps 8GB GDDR5 memory. Rumored feature-set includes HEVC/H.265 hardware encode/decode, DisplayPort 1.3, and HDMI 2.0a.
The Polaris 11 on the other hand, also known as “Baffin”, could come with 14 compute units (896 stream processors). It will succeed the “Tobago”, which is used on the Radeon R7 360 line of cards. In terms of performance, the chip is believed to deliver a single-precision floating-point performance of 2.5 TFLOP/s with a TDP of a mere 50W. That’s definitely impressive. Polaris 11 cards are also expected to include 4GB of GDDR5 memory on a 128-bit wide interface.
AMD is rumored to unveil the first Polaris based cards later this month, ahead of Computex 2016.