It seems that after the partnership with Fujitsu, now with deep pockets AMD likes to talk more and luckily for all began to reveal information about its upcoming GPU architecture, Arctic Islands. In addition to what is already known, based on next-Gen of High Bandwidth memory HBM2 with a bandwidth of 1 Tbps, the company announced that its next GPU promises to be twice faster than a Radeon X Fury maintaining its moderate energy consumption.
AMD Arctic Islands will have double the performance per watt compared to Fiji
The latest news comes from AMD’s CEO, Lisa Su, where she teased: “We are also focused on delivering our next generation GPUs in 2016 which is going to improve performance per watt by two times compared to our current offerings, based on design and architectural enhancements as well as advanced FinFET products process technology”.
The next silicon top end of AMD, known as Greenland, have no less than 18,000 million transistors, a very important step if we consider that Fiji has up to 8,900 million transistors inside, this could translate to integrate up to 8192 Stream Processors that together with the new manufacturing process of 16nm FinFET, it is expected that at least its actual performance is between 50-80 percent higher than a Radeon Fury X, which is expected to offer an AMD GPU running smoothly allow a resolution 4K @ 60 FPS also move seamlessly to 90 FPS on more demanding content such as glasses Oculus Rift or HTC lives.