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    News - AMD Radeon HD 8000M notebook GPUs launched

    Also Radeon HD 8000 series for desktops is on its way to OEMs.
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    Re: News - AMD Radeon HD 8000M notebook GPUs launched

    so there is no point in upgrading from the HD 7000 series then lol, although the term "mainly" is that in reference to the 5450 or can we expect some brand new top end cards?

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    Re: News - AMD Radeon HD 8000M notebook GPUs launched

    Aside from Oland, they're apparently all just OEM rebadges: http://www.anandtech.com/show/6570/a...eries-for-oems

    Bit daft/misleading from the perspective of a consumer, but these are unlikely to reach retail sale under those names, although Oland could be interesting. The 'real' 8000 series Sea Island GPUs will be out later in the year.

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    Re: News - AMD Radeon HD 8000M notebook GPUs launched

    Quote Originally Posted by watercooled View Post
    Aside from Oland, they're apparently all just OEM rebadges: http://www.anandtech.com/show/6570/a...eries-for-oems

    Bit daft/misleading from the perspective of a consumer, but these are unlikely to reach retail sale under those names, although Oland could be interesting. The 'real' 8000 series Sea Island GPUs will be out later in the year.
    And to think I was all hyped up about this.

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    Re: News - AMD Radeon HD 8000M notebook GPUs launched

    When will amd stop this naming nonsense!
    So the top laptop part the 8870m is actually more like an underclocked 8760 (rebadged 7770) desktop part.
    Small problem is the 7770 is half a 7870.

    Looking at the old specs the new flagship is halfway between the 7850m and 7870m.

    I really don't see why they cant align the desktop and mobile parts.

    Looking back they were aligned in the 4000 series (at least top end parts) and funnily enough the 4870m had 800 cores and not the 640 on the 8870m (i know the new ones are a little faster each but still!)
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    Re: News - AMD Radeon HD 8000M notebook GPUs launched

    As Ryan Smith points out in the Anandtech article, this is actually largely driven by the big OEMs. They want new-sounding parts to put in their laptop/desktop refresh. I'm sure AMD would much rather they carried on using existing parts under the correct numbers, or waited to do their product refreshes when AMD had new parts ready, but given how suppressed the PC market has been recently, I'm not surprised that OEMs are desperate to get new-sounding products on the shelves.

    It will, of course, cause confusion among uninformed purchasers when the actual 8000 series come out...

    Quote Originally Posted by keithwalton View Post
    When will amd stop this naming nonsense!

    Looking at the old specs the new flagship is halfway between the 7850m and 7870m.
    Apart from it's not the new flagship part. That'll sit two levels above the 8870m, according to the mobile roadmap. So there'll (presumably) be an 8900M range, replacing the 7800M, then something above that (goodness knows what!). It's exactly what they did with the 5000 - 6000 series transition on the desktop: repositioning the model numbers based on how they saw the market falling out. Apparently they've decided that the 7800M series were too good for mid-range mobile GPUs - they should've been the 7900M (although where that puts the 7900 I also don't know!). So the new equivalent series will be the 8900M, and everything else will shuffle down in performance and, presumably, price. So an 8800M will perform like, and cost the same as, a 7700M.
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    Re: News - AMD Radeon HD 8000M notebook GPUs launched

    Maybe they'll do something like Nvidia did with their 300 series i.e. use it only for OEM cards and bypass it for retail? AFAIK the Sea Islands GPUs already have their assigned numbers, but it might cause less confusion to name them 9000 series? Then again, that might imply OEM 8000 was a full generation, meaning more confusion for some...

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    Re: News - AMD Radeon HD 8000M notebook GPUs launched

    This feels like a non-announcement of the year.

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