AMD Polaris 10 And 11 Specs and Performance Leaked
Nvidia revealed the GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 on 6th May. Both the cards received a positive response from the community, before the launch itself. AMD fans were highly concerned about what might the company do to keep up with the leap taken by Nvidia. Recent enough, AMD Polaris 10 and 11 specs and performance leaked which are quite astonishing.
According to the leaks, AMD’s Polaris 10 will deliver R9 390X/390 horsepower at half the wattage for less than $299. As for Polaris 11, deemed to be AMD’s console killer GPU, will deliver GeForce GTX 950 performance jut at 50W. There is more to it. Many other leaks have broken out and it will only make your jaw drop.
Let us start with the specifications which have been reported by VCZ & TPU. Both of which claim to have corroborated the information independently through their own industry sources. It’s highly likely to be true but don’t keep your hopes upon a single leak.
Polaris 10 : Reportedly Surpasses $250 Cards
Polaris 10 will sport 256bit of a GDDR5/GDDR5X memory interface. The actual GPUs based on this cheap will feature 8GB of VRam. It also features 32 GCN 4.0 compute units for a total of 2048 stream processors, the same number found in AMD’s current R9 380X. However, Polaris 10 cards are reportedly significantly faster and will deliver R9 390X/390 class performance. Leaks also pit the MSRP at less than $299 at launch.
As for the latest leak, the GPU is rated at 5.5 TFLOPS, which is 0.1 TFLOPS less than that of the 2816 SP R9 290X. An impressive feat considering the 290X is a ~290W card with 37.5% more GCN stream processors and a memory interface that’s twice as wide. The card is also reportedly rated at less than 150W. According to a previous leak from Benchlife Polaris 10 graphics cards will be rated at around 110W-135W depending on the GPU configuration and clock speeds. Interestingly, according to VCZ this 5.5 TFLOP GPU is not even a desktop class chip but a mobility variant. This would bring R9 390X/390 class performance to notebooks.
We received the exact same specifications just few days ago. Although it was noted that those are specifications for mobile GPUs, so you may want to take this into consideration.
A 5.5 TFLOPS rating would put Polaris 10’s GPU clock speed at around 1350Mhz, this is a drastic improvement. Polaris 10 will be more powerful than a single R9 380x if it’s true. This is unsurprisingly thanks largely to the brand new FinFET manufacturing process which is capable of significantly higher clock speeds without sacrificing leakage. This, as we’ve seen, has also allowed Nvidia to boost clock speeds on its Pascal GPUs by a similar margin.
Polaris 11: The Perfect Console Killer
Polaris 11 will pack 14 GCN 4.0 compute units for a total of 896 stream processors. The GPU features a 128bit GDDR5/GDDR5X memory interface and Polaris 11 cards based on the chip will feature at least 4GB of memory. The GPU is rated at 2.5 TFLOPS and a TDP that’s less than 50 watts.
That’s 0.5 TFLOPS more than that of the 110W R7 370 at less than half the wattage & exactly the same performance of the 180W R9 270X. According to the latest leak Polaris 11 will replace the Bonaire GPUs powering the R7 360 and 260 series cards but will outperform the larger Pitcairn powered 370 and 270 series cards. Again, according to VCZ this is also more of a mobility variant of Polaris 11 that will power thin gaming notebooks.
AMD Polaris 10 and 11 specs will win the hearts of the budget gamers if the leaks are true. After Nvidia’s reveal, expectations have risen a bar more. The competition will be tough this year, so hold onto your seats as its high time we get some more news on this.