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[engadget] AMD unveils Radeon HD 8900M laptop graphics, ships them in MSI's GX70 (eyes-on)

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Did you think AMD showed all its mobile GPU cards when it launched the Radeon HD 8000M series in January? Think twice. The company has just unveiled the 8900M series, an adaptation of its Graphics Core Next architecture for desktop replacement-class gaming laptops. To call it a big jump would be an understatement: compared to the 8800M, the flagship 8970M chip doubles the stream processors to 1,280, hikes the clock speed from 725MHz to 850MHz and bumps the memory speed slightly to 1.2GHz. The net effect is about 12 to 54 percent faster game performance than NVIDIA's current mobile speed champion, the GTX 680M, and up to four times the general computing prowess in OpenCL. The 8970M is more than up to the task of powering up to 4K in one screen, and it can handle up to six screens if there are enough ports.

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2013/05/15/amd-unveils-radeon-hd-8900m-graphics-and-msi-gx70/?utm_medium
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*whistle* damn, what a monster.
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Good God, I <3 AMD cards.
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to say that this new laptop GPU can handle 4k is a little bit of a stretch........Not even a titan can effectively do that.

 

I wonder what the TDP looks like on this GPU.  


Edited by lacrossewacker - 5/15/13 at 6:40pm
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to say that this new laptop GPU can handle 4k is a little bit of a stretch........Not even a titan can effectively do that.

I wonder what the TDP looks like on this GPU.  

I think they were more referring to 4K video content.

Still a Pretty decent card, maybe not gtx780m performance but not far away. Atleast it won't need a brick of a laptop to cool it off unlike the gtx780m.
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A downclocked 7870 wheee.gif. Just like the 7970m, which has a 100W TDP.
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A downclocked 7870 wheee.gif. Just like the 7970m, which has a 100W TDP.

Nope new core

Using the GCN improvements found in the 7790
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This GPU is going to be a real beast, I just hope AMD gets the mobile drivers right. That's the worst thing about AMD GPU's in laptops right now, especially when paired with an intel CPU.
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Not seeing much of a difference. 7970m has 1280 shaders too and is based on Pitcairn. So 8970m is based on Bonaire? Just how improved is Bonaire over Pitcairn besides extra power states?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4790K 4.7 GHz Z97 MPOWER MAX AC 290X Lightning G. Skill TridentX 2x8GB 10-12-12 
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2x Crucial MX100 + 960GB M500 2x WD Blue RAID EK Supremacy EK-FC R9-290X Lightning 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
EK XE 480 + EK CoolStream PE 480 10x Phanteks + 2x Cougar Vortex MCP50X + MCP50X Windows 10 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ViewSonic VX2250 22" LED Generic HP Corsair AX860i Lian-Li DK-Q2X 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Logitech G700 XTRAC Ripper TC Electronic Impact Twin Corsair Commander Mini 
OtherOther
Schiit Vali Kanto Yumi (Bamboo) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8350 4.95GHz 24/7 GA-990FXA-UD3 Sapphire 7870 XT  Mushkin Redline 997051 @1866 8-8-8-24 1T 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer @1866 8-8-8-2... Black WD6401AALS 2x WD10EZEX Raid-0 EK Supremacy 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
10x Cougar Vortex PWM 3x Helix EK VGA Supremacy Acetal Alphacool NexXxos ST30 240mm, 2x XT45 240mm XSPC X2O 750 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Jingway DP-600 pump Windows 8.1 Pro x64 ViewSonic VX2250 22" LED Generic HP 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Rosewill HIVE-650 CM 690 II Advanced B&W  Logitech G700 Xonar DG 
AudioOtherOther
Tc Electronic Impact Twin Fan Controller: Aerocool X-Vision 2x Swiftech PWM Splitter 
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