AMD Plans to Unveil HD8000M Series of Mobile GPUs at CES 2013, According to Report
According to a report published today, AMD plans to unveil the first Radeon HD8000M GPU at next month's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The mobile GPUs, codenamed the 'Solar System' family, are to support DirectX 11.1, which made its debut in the Windows 8 operating system released this October. The chips will also support the OpenGL 4.3 and OpenCL 1.2 APIs, AMD's answer to rival NVIDIA's CUDA technology, that allows the GPU to undertake many general computing tasks quicker than would be possible with the CPU.
It remains unclear if the 8000M series of GPUs will be based on the GCN architecture currently used in the HD7000 series of desktop GPUs, or if the 8000M series will be based on a completely new architecture. Two of the new GPUs, codenamed Mars and Venus, are to be launched at CES, according to the report. The HD8000 series of desktop GPUs will be released after the 8000M series of mobile GPUs later in 2013.