AMD Debuts Next-Gen Radeon HD 7000M for Mobile PC Gaming
Intel may have been hogging the PC spotlight with its impressive Ivy Bridge processor lineup, but AMD set its sights on the mobile PC enthusiast market instead with its laptop version of the HD 7000 series. The Radeon HD 7000M lineup comes better equipped for portable gaming with its 28nm manufacturing process which won't drain your laptop's battery as quickly as previous mobile GPUs, with power consumption dropping to zero watts on idle, thanks to AMD's ZeroCore power-saving feature.
The muscular 7900M GPU variant offers Eyefinity support for up to six displays, and is powered by 1,280 video acceleration processors along with 2GB video memory. While the 7800M and 7700M models share the same battery-saving features as its high-end sibling, the former two are targeted towards the midrange and low-end market, respectively. How this all translates to real-world gaming should be cleared up soon, once the HD 7000M series make its retail appearance.