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It is a bit of both. ISA literally means Instruction Set Architecture. There are some things on different levels this does set in stone but many others can be improved on. Whether some things that need improvements are fixed or not is not easy to know.I think a lot of people equate GCN to only being a fixed micro architecture, when in fact it's also an ISA. A new GCN core does not mean it's the same compute unit design or arrangement, but it does mean that it uses and supports the GCN ISA. AMD has done an extremely poor job of distinguishing the two, and it's lead to the majority of people just glossing over any improvements at the micro architectural level because "it's still just GCN".
Polaris will not work. Navi will have to be based on Vega and hopefully improved upon it. Navi will have RPM (or some other form of 2*FP16), probably some form of variable rate shading and other bits of new tech. As of Turing, Nvidia is at least on feature parity with Vega. Intel's Gen11 seems to get to the same point as well. AMD has no choice and I am sure they are way ahead of this."Enhanced GCN Graphics Architecture"
I smell something familiar, it smells like... *sniff* Polaris