AMD announces Radeon Pro 400 Series graphics processors targeting high-end laptops


AMD yesterday unveiled a new family of power-efficient graphics processors, Radeon Pro 400 Series Graphics. The new Radeon Pro 400 Series graphics deliver great performance and efficiency gains over the prior generation. Powered by the latest AMD Polaris architecture, Radeon Pro 400 Series Graphics are built on the industry’s most advanced process technology for graphics processors in production today, 14nm FinFET.

To enable the thinnest graphics processor possible, AMD also employs a complex process known as ‘die thinning’ to reduce the thickness of each wafer of silicon used in the processor from 780 microns to just 380 microns. Operating in a power envelope under 35W, the Radeon Pro 450, 455, and 460 Series graphics processors deliver improved energy efficiency and cool, quiet operation to speed through the most demanding tasks. The high-end  Radeon Pro 460 offers up to 1.86 Teraflops of horsepower to accelerate workloads.

“Today there are millions of professional creators and designers, and a billion more who aspire to reach the next level. Radeon Pro 400 Series Graphics are a powerful and versatile creative technology that gives makers entirely new ways to create the art of the impossible no matter where they are,” said Raja Koduri, senior vice president and chief architect, Radeon Technologies Group, AMD.