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AMD Unveils Preliminary Radeon HD 8000M Series Mobile GPU Details 51

MojoKid writes "AMD has just released some preliminary information regarding the company's upcoming Radeon HD 8000M series of mobile GPUs. Based on the naming convention alone, it may obvious that the Radeon HD 8000M series is AMD's second generation of products featuring the GCN (Graphics Core Next) architecture, which debuted in the Radeon HD 7000 series. Like its predecessors, the Radeon HD 8000M series targets gamers with full DirectX 11.1 support and improved gaming performance over the previous-gen, but the architecture also lends itself to GPU compute applications as well. The Radeon HD 8500M sports 384 Stream Processors with an Engine Clock up to 650MHz. Memory clocks will vary based on the use of GDDR3 or GDDR5 memory. The Radeon HD 8600M is essentially the same, but with a slightly higher Engine Clock up to 775MHz. The Radeon HD 8700M is also based on the same GPU, but will be clocked at up to 850MHz, for a further increase in performance over the 8600M. The Radeon HD 8800M series, however, is based on a larger, more powerful chip and will sport 640 Stream Processors with an engine clock of up to 700MHz. GDDR5 memory will be used exclusively with 8800M, at speeds up to 1125MHz. It will be interesting to see how these new GPUs stack up versus NVIDIA's latest GeForce 600M series of mobile chips."
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AMD Unveils Preliminary Radeon HD 8000M Series Mobile GPU Details

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  • Linux drivers? (Score:0, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 18, 2012 @12:14AM (#42321889)

    I dumped them after they obsoleted a perfectly good card deciding they would no longer support it for Linux. ATI -- kiss my ass.

  • Power consumption (Score:1, Insightful)

    by Psicopatico ( 1005433 ) on Tuesday December 18, 2012 @02:05AM (#42322487)

    While it's all fine and good emphatizing on the computing capabilities and bragging with MHz, GFLOPS and the such, any good slashdotter knows we're already well beyond the "good enough" threshold.
    In the meantime, only few vague words are spent for improved power efficiency.

    I personally don't feel the need for a graphic card that goes the double faster and draws 80% more power.
    Give me a graphic card that goes same as the actual one, but consumes 40% less, thank you.

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