AMD Radeon 400 Series Graphics Cards
AMD Radeon 400 Series Graphics Cards: Few months ago when AMD launched its next generation Polaris graphics architecture but its look like company’s Radeon 400 series GPUs are almost ready to start shipping to customers worldwide at the end of April
According to latest news Lenovo going to launch brand new Windows 10 YOGA laptops and tablets, some of laptops and tablets configurations are discovered with AMD Radeon 400 series graphics cards and will start shipping in April
AMD’s Radeon 400 Series Graphics Cards Are Almost Here
Lenovo’s brand new 15 inch and 14 inch YOGA 510 laptops which will sell under the Flex 4 name in the US. Both 15 inch and 14-inch version will be available with dedicated AMD Radeon 400 series graphics cards
|CPU||Up to sixth generation Intel Core i7||Up to sixth generation Intel Core i7|
|GPU||Up to AMD Radeon R5 M430||Up to AMD Radeon R7 M460|
|RAM||Up to 8 GB||Up to 8 GB|
|Storage||Up to 1 TB HDD or up to 256 GB SSD||Up to 1 TB HDD or up to 256 GB SSD|
|Display||14-inch IPS touchscreen 1080p||15-inch IPS touchscreen 1080p|
|Camera||1 MP fixed focus CMOS 720p||1 MP fixed focus CMOS 720p|
|Connectivity||1×1 A/C Wi-Fi+ Bluetooth 4.1 Giga LAN||1×1 A/C Wi-Fi+ Bluetooth 4.1 Giga LAN|
|I/O||2x USB 3.0 1x USB 2.0 (always-on) HDMI SD card reader (supports MMC SDHC SDXC and SD) audio combo jack||2x USB 3.0 1x USB 2.0 (always-on) HDMI SD card reader (supports MMC SDHC SDXC and SD) audio combo jack|
|OS||Windows 10 Home||Windows 10 Home|
still we don’t have enough detail specifications for these 400 series graphic card yet but as we expected they will be with 2gb of video memory. We have recently discover in the Zauba shipping database that these 400 series graphic card are on the code name “Weston and Banks”.if these GPU’S shipping are going to start in April it shouldn’t be too long before all of that information is made available to us.
Polaris Is Efficient, Very Efficient
Polaris is very Efficient in consuming power comparing to others GPU’S.AMD has already demonstrated Polaris family running star war Battlefront at 60 FPS against an Nvidia Maxwell based GeForce GTX 950 graphics card. The Polaris GPU consumed very low power roughly half to produce the same frame rate.This is a huge difference in AMD GPU’S and in others companies GPU’S and also, AMD GPU’S play crucial roles to make a high performance in mobile graphics cards.
any improvement In performance per watt often cases directly to improve the performance of graphic card tires whether we’re talking about high-end, mid-range or entry level products. This is mostly the graphic card design remains unchanged for all graphics card tiers. It’s mean 250W Polaris GPU will be twice powerful as a 250W Nvidia 900 series GPU, assuming we will see the same efficiency scaling to what AMD has demonstrated. But Polaris isn’t just about power efficiency as it’s bringing several new cool features.
Polaris Is Designed for and Built on Samsung’s 14nm FinFET Process Technology
As we remember last year AMD chief technology officer, Mark Papermaster, announced that AMD will, in fact, be leveraging Globalfoundries’ 14LPP process for CPU, APU and GPU products.
FinFET technology is expected to play a critical foundational role across multiple AMD product lines, starting in 2016, GLOBALFOUNDRIES has worked tirelessly to reach this key milestone on its 14LPP process. We look forward to GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ continued progress towards full production readiness and expect to leverage the advanced 14LPP process technology across a broad set of our CPU, APU, and GPU products. – PRESS RELEASE
And later AMD announced that about Polaris that it will be manufactured using Samsung/Globalfoundries’ 14nm FinFET process technology
AMD’s Polaris architecture-based 14nm FinFET GPUs deliver a remarkable generational jump in power efficiency. Polaris-based GPUs are designed for fluid frame rates in graphics, gaming, VR and multimedia applications running on compelling small form-factor thin and light computer designs.
GPU with 14nm FinFET are nearly double transistors to play with in the same area as the current 28nm process. 14nm FinFET technology also provides significantly faster speed which translates to significantly higher clock speeds compared to current 28nm based GPUs.
14nm FinFET Technology
14LPE – Early time-to-market version with area and power benefits for mobility applications
14LPP – Enhanced version with higher performance and lower power; a full platform offering with MPW, IP enablement and wide application coverage
AMD’s New Polaris Multimedia Engines Will Allow Gamers to Stream Games At 4K for No Discernible Performance Cost
Polaris also comes with a bunch of new multimedia support including 4k games to stream without any without any performance cost. Head of Redeon technology Raja Koduri is very excited about.
RAJA KODURI, Senior Vice President and Chief Architect, Radeon Technologies Group
We have two versions of these FinFET GPUs. Both are extremely power efficient. This is Polaris 10 and that’s Polaris 11. In terms of what we’ve done at the high level, it’s our most revolutionary jump in performance so far. We’ve redesigned many blocks in our cores. We’ve redesigned the main processor, a new geometry processor, a completely new fourth-generation Graphics Core Next with a very high increase in performance. We have new multimedia cores, a new display engine.
In summary, it’s fourth generation Graphics Core Next. HDMI 2.0. It supports all the new 4K displays and TVs coming out with just plug and play. It supports display core 4.3, the latest specification. It’s very exciting 4K support. We can do HAVC encode and decode at 4K on this chip. It’ll be great for game streaming at high resolution, which gamers absolutely love. It takes no cycles away from games. You can record gameplay and still have an awesome frame rate. It’ll be available in mid-2016.