AMD releases roadmap for 2016-2018, confirms HBM2 in 2017

After a rough tease of what they have planned for their Radeon GPUs at the Capsaicin event earlier this year, AMD has just replaced it with a more thorough roadmap of their GPU lineup for the 2016-2018 time frame.


The Roadmap also confirms that Polaris 11 and 10 will indeed replace their entire existing lineup for 2016, and the replacement for the Enthusiast-class cards, currently their Fury lineup, the Vega, will launch in 2017 with the HBM2 memory. They also confirm that the mysterious Navi architecture with the “NextGen” memory will launch in 2018.


Polaris 10 and 11 will feature support for HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.3, with HEVC Encode/Decode ability, Gen 4 Graphics Core Next uArch and built on the  14nm FinFET process by Samsung. While Polaris 10 is expected to make up the 490 and 480 GPUs, the Polaris 11 is expected to take the Entry-class and mainstream GPUs and will also power their low-power notebook GPUs.

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