AMD has just launched the Radeon HD 8000 M Series of mobile graphics processing units during CES in Las Vegas last following on from their respectable 7000 series desktop and mobile graphics cards. The new 8000 series mobility cards will mark the first GCN architecture GPUs available to notebook manufacturers – check out the specs here. The cards will also be available for OEMs and support Direct X 11.1, power management via the AMD Zero Core technology and the AMD app accelerators.
It will be interesting to see what companies like Sapphire can do with these cards, although from the outside, it has been suggested that the 8000 cards are simply re-marketed 7000 series cards.
What’s perhaps an interesting titbit is that an ex-Ubisoft employee claims the new 8800 AMD card could be used in the forthcoming Xbox games console from Microsoft. He also claims Windows 8 kernel for the system (as expected) 8GB Ram and a 640 GB hard drive which would make quite the formidable machine.