A new AMD GPU roadmap for 2016-2018 reveals the company’s “Polaris” architecture will be replacing both the Radeon 300 series as well as the Radeon Fury series from last year.
Both Polaris 10 and Polaris 11 will reportedly bring support for HEVC encode/decode and HDMI 2.0/DisplayPort 1.3. They will also bring a new 14nm FinFET GCN 4.0 architecture to the table, so we can expect to see some significant improvements in terms of energy efficiency. As revealed in a previous roadmap shown by AMD at its Capsaicin event, Polaris will bring 2.5 times higher performance per watt compared to the current line of Radeon cards.
In 2017, AMD is expected to launch cards based on the “Vega” architecture. “Vega” could be the true successor to the current “Fiji”, with support for HBM2 memory. “Vega” will be succeeded by “Navi” in 2018, which will integrate “NextGen” memory. No details are available on what it could possibly refer to, so we have no option but to wait until more info arrives on the “Navi” architecture.