It is already known that AMD was preparing to introduce its next generation GPUs in 2013, starting with AMD Radeon 8000 series. The code name for this Radeon HD series is Sea Islands. Now, it is confirmed that AMD Radeon HD 8000M laptop graphics cards are coming in the first quarter of 2013.
Earlier this week, AMD officially announced that it will unveil four models – the 8500M, 8600M, 8700M and 8800M. All the upcoming members of the Radeon HD 8000M series are based on the GCN architecture and built using TSMC’s 28-nm fab process. That means, all HD 8000M models will feature full Direct X 11.1 support and utilize ZeroCore, a technology which essentially powers down unused cores in an effort to save energy. AMD has shared some specifications of the 8500M, 8600M, 8700M, and 8800M.
AMD won’t disclose complete specifications for the Radeon HD 8000M series before January 7. We believe that Radeon HD 8000M series will obviously be better than the current Radeon HD 7000 series. Some fantastic new features has been included in Radeon HD 8000 series boosting performance up to 40%, compared to present generation.