An early sample of AMD Radeon Polaris 11 is in our office and here’s what to expect [EDIT]

EDOT: It seems that the initial claims of our source were wrong and the unit we received as a sample featured the AMD Radeon M430, which isn’t a Polaris GPU. We were able to identify thanks to our friend Maciej from Videocardz.com. We take full responsibility for the mistake but we were really hyped about the news about testing the Polaris sample. In hindsight, we should have first taken a better look at the sample and make sure it’s the real deal before posting. We assure you we didn’t gain anything from all the confusion, except bad rep.

Anyway, we are still waiting for a Polaris sample in the near future, which we will receive from our source, so in the meantime, you can check out the AMD A9-9410 CPU and AMD Radeon R5 M430 (2GB DDR3) units we were able to test on the aforementioned sample. You can also look up the chips in our CPU and GPU rankings.

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EDIT: It has come to our attention that the Polaris 11 is actually the codename for the GPU integrated into consoles and mobile devices (laptops). According to earlier reports, it was the other way around, but thanks to our readers and some research on the web, it has been pointed out that the Polaris 10 is actually the desktop-class GPU despite the smaller number in the name.

We’ve all heard about AMD’s response to the NVIDIA’s Pascal generation CPUs but not all had the chance to test the new GPUs. Luckily, we were able to get our hands on an early engineering sample of what is believed to be an AMD Radeon Polaris 11 series GPU. 11 means that the GPU is used in consoles and notebooks and in our case – a notebook.

The laptop we have is considered to be low to mid-range notebook so the chances are that we are not testing the high-end model. However, it will give us a good grasp of what’s to come from AMD’s Polaris generation and how will compete in the mid-range segment against NVIDIA’s Pascal counterparts.

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One of the most notable features we are really excited about is the brand new GCN 4 architecture that brings tons of new features including the well-known instruction pre-fetch, which is found in the CPU industry. Along with the GCN 4, the company finally goes 14nm on its graphic chips using the FinFET manufacturing technology process. This will decrease the overall power consumption at idle and at load while limiting the leakage of current and lower heat dispersion.

We are eager to test out the full potential of the GPU so expect full set of test and a full review in the coming days or week.

EDIT: It has come to our attention that the Polaris 11 is actually the codename for the GPU integrated into consoles and mobile devices (laptops). According to earlier reports, it was the other way around, but thanks to our readers and some research on the web, it has been pointed out that the Polaris 10 is actually the desktop-class GPU despite the smaller number in the name.

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pi
pi
6 years ago

Im eager to see the results

Haaamm althose hypes 2.5x improvement

pi
pi
6 years ago
Reply to  pi

oh yes i forgot ,,
Its was not that Polaris 10 was announced as big brother gpu ,,Polaris 11 is meant to be used in notebboks and Consoles

Rossen Pandev
6 years ago
Reply to  pi

Thanks for the heads up! (:

Kaotik
6 years ago

Polaris 11 is NOT the codename for console or mobile chips, it’s codename for the smaller of the 2 desktop Polaris chips, it used to be called Baffin before they changed into Polaris-naming. Polaris 10 used to be called Ellesmere before.
Obviously, both of these chips will be used in laptops in addition to desktop versions, but not in consoles. Consoles use semi-custom APUs.

jalebi Singh
6 years ago

I wanna see those benchmarks. I also have a feeling this is fake if the benches don’t show up

Rebrandeon
Rebrandeon
6 years ago

http://videocardz.com/59143/amd-radeon-m400-series-rebrands-confirmed-by-drivers

“You might have seen a post at LaptopMedia that suggested that they are testing new notebook with Polaris GPU, although with my help (which they forgot to mention in an update), the GPU turned out to be Radeon M430, the card that we already know is a rebrand of M330.”

You don’t have a Polaris GPU, it’s a Rebrandeon. Fix your misleading article.

Tiberiu Lupescu
6 years ago

EDIT: It has come to our attention that the Polaris 11 is actually the codename for the GPU integrated into consoles and mobile devices (laptops)

I don’t know where you got your information that Polaris 11 is the GPU present in consoles. Polaris 11 is the codename of a chip, not an architecture. Also Polaris 11 is also a desktop chip.