AMD 8000M made official; Desktop Chips also shipping to OEM's

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#1 Posted by Mozuckint (799 posts) -

http://www.engadget.com/2013/01/07/amd-radeon-hd-8000-series/

For those who take interest ^_^

"Most of the secrets surrounding AMD's latest series of mobile graphics chips have beenknown for a while now, but that didn't stop the company from making everything official today. Intended for traditional laptops and ultrathins alike, the Radeon HD 8000M series supports DirectX 11.1 and stands as the first of the company's mobile GPUs to incorporate theAMD Graphics Core Nextarchitecture. The lineup consists of the Radeon HD 8800M, HD 8700M, HD 8600M and HD 8500M. The chip manufacturer announced that the Radeon HD 8000M series has already been incorporated into products from ASUS and Samsung --no surprises here-- and also let it be known that we can expect similar offerings from Dell, Lenovo and other OEMs in short order.

Rounding out the GPU announcements from AMD, the company also took the opportunity to crow that its Radeon HD 8000 series for desktops is now en route to OEM partners. What's more, we can expect desktop rigs with this technology to begin arriving on store shelves later this month. If you're thirsty for more information, feel free to soak up the PR after the break."

Additionally, AMD announced the availability of AMD Radeon HD 8000 Series desktop graphics, available only through OEMs. The AMD Radeon HD 8000 Series features revolutionary 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. Both announcements represent a commitment from AMD to provide the ideal graphics solution for everyday notebook and desktop users, whether they're gaming, streaming online HD videos, creating presentations or editing photos or videos.

AMD Radeon HD 8000 Series Graphics for OEM Desktop PCs

The AMD Radeon HD 8000 Series desktop graphics cards are designed to make everyday computing entertaining and productive. Driven by GCN Architecture, AMD Radeon HD 8000 Series graphics come fully equipped with AMD App Acceleration to provide a rich Windows 8 experience and enhanced performance when using everyday applications like web browsers and productivity suites4. Users will experience superior visuals and outstanding performance with support for DirectX 11.1 as well as PCI Express 3.01. 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.

#2 Posted by razorMDshooter (549 posts) -

so when will it be available for us?

#3 Posted by Mozuckint (799 posts) -

so when will it be available for us?

razorMDshooter
That unfortunately was not answered as far as I know.
#4 Posted by LordEC911 (9972 posts) -

[QUOTE="razorMDshooter"]

so when will it be available for us?

Mozuckint

That unfortunately was not answered as far as I know.

2-3months depending on how fast they are ramping production and how much capacity they get/have.

#5 Posted by KABCOOL (1147 posts) -

Think i'll be waiting for the 8000 series to come out before upgrading. My 460 can last another couple months.

#6 Posted by Mozuckint (799 posts) -

[QUOTE="Mozuckint"][QUOTE="razorMDshooter"]

so when will it be available for us?

LordEC911

That unfortunately was not answered as far as I know.

2-3months depending on how fast they are ramping production and how much capacity they get/have.

I keep hearing that they consumer versions have been increasingly delayed due to the large inventory of the 7XXX they still have to clear, but I'm not sure how legit that is.
#7 Posted by LordEC911 (9972 posts) -

[QUOTE="LordEC911"]

[QUOTE="Mozuckint"] That unfortunately was not answered as far as I know.Mozuckint

2-3months depending on how fast they are ramping production and how much capacity they get/have.

I keep hearing that they consumer versions have been increasingly delayed due to the large inventory of the 7XXX they still have to clear, but I'm not sure how legit that is.

Yes and no. The original launch target, once the 28nm delay happened, was late Q1 '13. Currently the talk is of an early Q2 launch since CNY is something you always need to account for.

#8 Posted by hartsickdiscipl (14787 posts) -

Cool. I look forward to the release of the HD8000 series desktop cards. I will be upgrading this generation. Just not sure if it will be to a GTX 700 or one of these.

#9 Posted by blaznwiipspman1 (6070 posts) -

Damn, I guess it's time for me to sell my 7970

#10 Posted by Horgen (110168 posts) -

Damn, I guess it's time for me to sell my 7970

blaznwiipspman1
Yeah because it is really holding you back right?
#11 Posted by ronvalencia (15176 posts) -

Waiting for Intel Haswell + AMD Radeon HD 8790M (35 watts) combo to replace my 2010 DELL laptop. It's about time AMD dumps the old VLIW5 Radeon HDs.

#12 Posted by ronvalencia (15176 posts) -

[QUOTE="LordEC911"]

[QUOTE="Mozuckint"] That unfortunately was not answered as far as I know.Mozuckint

2-3months depending on how fast they are ramping production and how much capacity they get/have.

I keep hearing that they consumer versions have been increasingly delayed due to the large inventory of the 7XXX they still have to clear, but I'm not sure how legit that is.

7870M (based on desktop 7770) gets renamed into 8870M. Some GCN V1.x gets renamed.

#13 Posted by ronvalencia (15176 posts) -
[QUOTE="LordEC911"]

[QUOTE="Mozuckint"] That unfortunately was not answered as far as I know.Mozuckint

2-3months depending on how fast they are ramping production and how much capacity they get/have.

I keep hearing that they consumer versions have been increasingly delayed due to the large inventory of the 7XXX they still have to clear, but I'm not sure how legit that is.

AMD could rename the old 7xx0 e.g. 4650M was renamed into 5165M.
#14 Posted by blaznwiipspman1 (6070 posts) -

[QUOTE="blaznwiipspman1"]

Damn, I guess it's time for me to sell my 7970

horgen123

Yeah because it is really holding you back right?

gotta stay ahead of the game bro