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Tuesday, January 08, 2013
AMD Unveils The Latest Radeon HD 8000M Mobile and HD 8000 Desktop Graphics


AMD launched at CES the AMD Radeon HD 8000M Series of mobile graphics processing units (GPUs) set to deliver discrete graphics performance to a variety of notebook designs, including the incredibly portable ultrathin form factor.

The AMD Radeon HD 8000M Series are the first notebook GPUs to be offered with the AMD Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture, which helps stretching battery life through AMD Enduro Technology. Designs are currently shipping with ASUS and Samsung, with Lenovo.

Additionally, AMD announced the availability of AMD Radeon HD 8000 Series desktop graphics, available only through AMD's OEMs. The AMD Radeon HD 8000 Series features GCN Architecture with support for DirectX 11.1 for optimal acceleration of Windows 8 platforms, AMD App Acceleration to enhance GPU performance, and features intelligent power management technology such as AMD PowerTune with boost.



The AMD Radeon HD 8800M, HD 8700M, HD 8600M and HD 8500M GPUs are graphics powerhouses. The AMD Radeon HD 8000M Series features AMD Enduro Technology, a power-saving solution that scales GPU usage and power based on graphics demand. AMD is offering a redesigned user interface with full user profile control that detects the power source and GPU, allowing applications to scale seamlessly. Additionally, the new user interface has default settings ideal for a majority of users, with expert mode control options for enthusiasts and power users.

AMD Radeon 8800M Series GPU Specifications
Model AMD Radeon HD 8870M AMD Radeon HD 8850M AMD Radeon HD 8830M
Stream Processors 640 640 640
Texture Units 40 40 40
ROPs 16 16 16
Core Clock 725MHz 575-725MHz 575MHz
Boost Clock 775MHz 625-775MHz 625MHz
Memory Clock 4.5Hz GDDR5 / 2GHz DDR3 4.5Hz GDDR5 / 2GHz DDR3 2GHz DDR3
Memory Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit 128-bit
VRAM 2GB 2GB 2GB
FP64 1/16 1/16 1/16
Transistor Count 1.5B 1.5B 1.5B
GPU Heathrow Heathrow Heathrow
Manufacturing Process TSMC 28nm TSMC 28nm TSMC 28nm
Architecture GCN GCN GCN

 

AMD Radeon 8700M Series GPU Specifications
Model AMD Radeon HD 8790M AMD Radeon HD 8770M AMD Radeon HD 8750M AMD Radeon HD 8730M
Stream Processors 384 384 384 384
Texture Units 24 24 24 24
ROPs 8 8 8 8
Core Clock 850MHz 775MHz 620-775MHz 650MHz
Boost Clock 900Mhz 825MHz 670-825MHz 700MHz
Memory Clock 4.5GHz GDDR5 4.5Hz GDDR5 4GHz GDDR5 / 2GHz DDR3 2GHz DDR3
Memory Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit 128-bit 128-bit
VRAM 2GB 2GB 2GB 2GB
FP64 1/16 1/16 1/16 1/16
GPU Mars Mars Mars Mars
Manufacturing Process TSMC 28nm TSMC 28nm TSMC 28nm TSMC 28nm
Architecture GCN GCN GCN GCN

 

AMD Radeon 8600M/8500M Series GPU Specifications
Model AMD Radeon HD 8690M AMD Radeon HD 8670M AMD Radeon HD 8590M AMD Radeon HD 8570M
Stream Processors 384 384 384 384
Texture Units 24 24 24 24
ROPs 8 8 8 8
Core Clock 775MHz 775MHz 620MHz 650MHz
Boost Clock 825MHz 825MHz 700MHz 700MHz
Memory Clock 4.5GHz GDDR5 2GHz GDDR3 4.5GHz GDDR5 2GHz DDR3
Memory Bus Width 64-bit 64-bit 64-bit 64-bit
VRAM 1GB 1GB 1GB 1GB
FP64 1/16 1/16 1/16 1/16
GPU Mars Mars Mars Mars
Manufacturing Process TSMC 28nm TSMC 28nm TSMC 28nm TSMC 28nm
Architecture GCN GCN GCN GCN


Features of the AMD Radeon HD 8000M Series of GPUs:

- AMD App Acceleration drives GPU-accelerated features in Windows 8 improving graphics performance and application speed, while advanced GPU compute capabilities enable users to run multiple applications smoothly, enjoy clear video playback, and revel in fast game play.

- The AMD Catalyst Technology is designed to allow users to control every aspect of their GPU and ensure hardware stability, as well as enabling them to unlock new features and improvements with each driver release.

- AMD HD3D Technology enables 3D display capabilities for many PC applications allowing users to view, create, share and download in full stereoscopic 3D5.

At CES, AMD is showcasing notebooks from ASUS, Dell, Lenovo and Samsung featuring AMD Radeon HD 8000M Series graphics.

The AMD Radeon HD 8000 Series desktop graphics cards are driven by GCN Architectureand come equipped with AMD App Acceleration to provide a rich Windows 8 experience and enhanced performance when using everyday applications like web browsers and productivity suites. The cards support DirectX 11.1 as well as PCI Express 3. The AMD Radeon HD 8000 Series graphics cards also utilize AMD ZeroCore Power technology which improves power savings when computers enter an idle state. Select AMD Radeon HD 8000 Series graphics will be available in desktop systems from major OEMs, starting late January 2013.

AMD Desktop Radeon 8000 OEM Series GPU Specifications
Model AMD Radeon HD 8970 OEM AMD Radeon HD 8950 OEM AMD Radeon HD 8870 OEM AMD Radeon HD 8760 OEM AMD Radeon HD 8740 OEM
  Rebadged 7970 Ghz Edition Rebadged 7950 W/Boost Rebadged 7870 Rebadged 7770 Rebadged 7750-900
Stream Processors 2048 1792 1280 640 512
Texture Units 128 112 80 40 32
ROPs 32 32 32 16 16
Core Clock 1000MHz 850MHz 1000MHz 1000MHz 900MHz
Boost Clock 1050MHz 925MHz N/A N/A N/A
Memory Clock 6GHz GDDR5 5GHz GDDR5 4.8GHz GDDR5 4.5GHz GDDR5 4.5GHz GDDR5
Memory Bus Width 384-bit 384-bit 256-bit 128-bit 128-bit
VRAM 3GB 3GB 2GB 1GB 1GB
FP64 1/4 1/4 1/16 1/16 1/16
Transistorsnt 4.31B 4.31B 2.8B 1.5B 1.5B
Board Power <250W <200W <175W <110W <75W
GPU Tahiti Tahiti Pitcairn Cape Verde Cape Verde
Manufacturing Process TSMC 28nm TSMC 28nm TSMC 28nm TSMC 28nm TSMC 28nm
Architecture GCN GCN GCN GCN GCN

 

AMD Desktop Radeon 8000 OEM Series GPU Specifications
Model AMD Radeon HD 8670 OEM AMD Radeon HD 8570 OEM AMD Radeon HD 8400 OEM AMD Radeon HD 8350 OEM
Was New New Rebadged 6450 Rebadged 5450
Stream Processors 384 384 160 80
Texture Units 24 24 8 8
ROPs 8 8 4 4
Core Clock 1000MHz 730MHz 625-875MHz 650MHz
Boost Clock ? ? N/A N/A
Memory Clock 4.6GHz GDDR5 4.6GHz GDDR5 / 1.8GHz DDR3 3.6GHz GDDR5 / 1.8GHz DDR3 <=1.8GHz DDR3
Memory Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit 64-bit 64-bit
VRAM 2GB 2GB 512MB/1GB 512MB/1GB
FP64 1/16 1/16 N/A N/A
Transistors Unknown Unknown 370M 292M
Board Power <75W <50W <35W <25W
GPU Oland Oland Caicos Cedar
Manufacturing Process TSMC 28nm TSMC 28nm TSMC 40nm TSMC 40nm
Architecture GCN GCN VLIW5 VLIW5


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