AMD Radeon HD 8000M ‘Solar System’ Detailed – Performance and Launch Schedule Revelaed

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Radeon HD 8000M

Complete details of AMD’s upcoming Radeon HD 8000M ‘Solar System‘ series have been released, which are slated for launch in Q1 2013 at CES. The Radeon HD 8000M ‘Solar System’ series are based on the second generation GCN (Graphics core next) architecture which comes with improved performance built on the 28nm process.

AMD Radeon HD 8000M ‘Solar System’ Series

According to AMD’s Notebook graphics roadmap, we will see the launch of Radeon HD 8500M, Radeon HD 8600M, Radeon HD 8700M and Radeon HD 8800M series in Q1 2013 followed by Radeon HD 8900M (Venus, Mars and Sun) based chips in Q2 2013. Following are specifications and details of the Radeon HD 8000M series Solar system lineup to look forward in Q1 2013:

AMD Notebook Graphics Roadmap

AMD Radeon HD 8800M and 8700M Series

The Radeon HD 8800M series comprises of 640 stream processors clocked at 650-700 MHz core and 1125 MHz memory clock on the 1 – 2 GB GDDR5. The chips churn out 992 GFlops of single-precision and 62 GFlops of double-precision performance.

The Radeon HD 8700M series comprises of 384 stream processors clocked at 650-850 MHz core and 1.1 (DDR3) – 1125 MHz (GDDR5) memory clock on the 1 – 2 GB. The chips churn out 573 – 691 GFlops of single-precision and 33 – 42 GFlops of double-precision performance.

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Both chips offer DX 11.1 and OpenCL 1.2 support.

AMD Radeon HD 8600M and 8500M Series

The Radeon HD 8600M series comprises of 384 stream processors clocked at 775 MHz core and 1000 MHz (DDR3) – 1125 MHz (GDDR5) memory clock. The chips churn out 633 GFlops of single-precision and 39 GFlops of double-precision performance.


The Radeon HD 8700M series comprises of 384 stream processors clocked at 650-850 MHz core and 1000 Mhz  (DDR3) – 1125 MHz (GDDR5) memory clock. The chips churn out 537 GFlops of single-precision and 33 GFlops of double-precision performance.


AMD Radeon Flagship HD 8900M Series Debuts in Q2 2013

The flagship HD 8900M series based on the (Sun, Venus) architecture have been pushed back to Q2 2013 along with the desktop Radeon HD 8000 series. The flagship of the Radeon HD 8000M series would feature the full GNC 2.0 core architecture with outstanding compute performance, upgraded Enduro capabilities and DirectX 11.1 support.

HD8000M Q2 2013

AMD Graphics Core Next 2.0 Mobility Performance Charts

Performance of AMD’s GCN 2.0 core is rated at 20-40 percent better overall compared to London HD 7000M series GPUs, Compared to NVIDIA’s 650M G5, the Radeon HD 8870M churns out 50-80% performance lead in various gaming titles showing a clear lead over the Kepler architecture. We hope so that we see the same kind of performance gains with the Sea Islands lineup in Q2 2013. You can check out the charts below:

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HD 8600M Performance HD 8700M Performance HD 8800M Performance

AMD HD 8000M GPUs AMD Enduro

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