AMD’s Next GPU architecture will be called Polaris previously called Arctic Islands), AMD already says it will be most efficient GPU architecture and the first big leap in terms of GPU design since the reveal of their GCN architecture in late 2011.
This new graphical architecture will be AMD’s first to built on the new 14nm processing node, promising some great performance and power/ watt characteristics, especially when compared to some of AMD’s current GPU lineup.
AMD graphics card designers already started teasing the new architecture on Twitter, hinting that an announcement may be coming soon at CES.
@Gchip Polaris is 2.5 times brighter today than when Ptolemy observed it in 169 A.D
— Raja Koduri (@GFXChipTweeter) November 26, 2015
“Our guiding lights is to power every pixel on every device efficiently. Stars are the most efficient photon generators of our universe. Their efficiency is the inspiration for every pixel we generate.”