Strong rumours of AMD’s Polaris 11 and Polaris 10-based graphics cards are beginning to pour in; which is unsurprising considering the fact that Computex 2016 will be happening in less than three weeks. Amongst these are the alleged Polaris 11 and Polaris 10 specifications. It is said that AMD will be unveiling graphics cards utilising both Polaris GPU variants during Computex this year.
Polaris 10, also known as “Ellesemere” to some, is rumoured to ship with 32 Compute Units, which translates to a Stream Processor count of 2,048 – Nvidia’s GTX 1080 has 2,560. In addition, Polaris 10 is expected to have an FP32 (single precision floating point) performance of 5.5 TFLOPS. Interestingly, rumour has it that AMD’s Polaris 10 GPU will come with a TDP of 150W, which is 20W fewer compared to the GTX 1080, making a “single 8-pin power connector” solution very possible.
Meanwhile, Polaris 11 (Baffin) is rumoured to be equipped with 896 Stream Processors coming from a total of 14 Compute Units. FP32 performance is predicted to be at 2.5 TFLOPS, while power consumption is expected to be around 50W. Base and boost clock speeds range from 1395MHz up to 1500MHz. One should expect the Polaris 11 GPU to be used in mid-range desktop and mobile graphics cards.
When it comes to memory standard, sources are saying that – like the GTX 1080 – certain Polaris 10-based graphics cards will ship with 8GB of GDDR5X memory; Polaris 11 will ship with 4GB of GDDR5 memory instead. Unfortunately, since these specifications are not official, it’s best to take them with a grain of salt.