Details of the new mobile GPU series from AMD have been revealed. The AMD Radeon HD 8000M series mobile GPUs are touted to deliver better performance than the current Radeon HD 7000M series, and with improved energy efficiency as well.
The entire lineup of this new Radeon HD 8000M series will feature AMD's 28nm-based GCN (Graphics Core Next) architecture, full support for DirectX 11.1 and utilize updated AMD Enduro power management features. The announced series comprises the 8500M, 8600M, 8700M and 8800M. In contrast, only the higher-end offerings from the current Radeon HD 7000M series can boast of the same credentials as these next-generation mobile GPUs.
According to the information obtained by Engadget, all with the exception of the 8500M GPUs are slated for launch in the first quarter of 2013 and they will make up the middle of the new lineup. The highest-end models are scheduled for launch in the second quarter of 2013 that will target gamers and hardware enthusiasts.