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AMD Radeon HD 8000 Series (OEM)
AMD Radeon graphics logo
Release date 2013
Codename Southern Islands
Sea Islands
Solar System
Richland
Kabini
Architecture GCN 1st gen
Fabrication process and transistors
  • 1.040M (Oland) 28 nm
  • 2.080M (Bonaire) 28 nm
Cards
Entry-level 8350
8450
8470
8490
8570
8670
8730
Mid-range 8750
8760
8770
8850
High-end 8870
8950
8970
Enthusiast 8990
API support
Direct3D
OpenCL OpenCL 2.0
OpenGL OpenGL 4.5
History
Predecessor Radeon HD 7000 Series
Successor Radeon Rx 200 series

The HD 8000 series is a family of computer GPUs developed by AMD. AMD was initially rumoured to release the family in the second quarter of 2013,[1][2][3] with the cards manufactured on a 28 nm process and making use of the improved Graphics Core Next architecture.[4] However the 8000 series turned out to be an OEM rebadge of the 7000 series (although, Oland[citation needed] is of newer development).

Architecture[edit]

The Radeon HD 8000 series marked AMD's shift from VLIW (TeraScale) to RISC/SIMD architecture (Graphics Core Next). The newer, more powerful cards were equipped with GCN cores, the less powerful ones with older TeraScale2/3 cores, see table below. GCN desktop cards were code-named Southern Islands, while mobile ones were code-named Solar System.

Multi-monitor support[edit]

Main article: AMD Eyefinity

The AMD Eyefinity-branded on-die display controllers were introduced in September 2009 in the Radeon HD 5000 Series and have been present in all products since.[5]

Video acceleration[edit]

Both Unified Video Decoder (UVD) and Video Coding Engine (VCE) are present on the dies of all products and supported by AMD Catalyst and by the free and open-source graphics device driver#ATI/AMD.

Chipset table[edit]

GCN-based models[edit]

Southern Islands (HD 8xxx) Series[edit]

Model Launch Codename Architecture Fab (nm) Transistors (Million) Die Size (mm2) Bus interface Clock rate Core config[a] Fillrate Memory[b] Processing Power
(GFLOPS)
TDP (W)[c] API support (version) Release Price (USD)
Core (MHz) Boost (MHz) Memory (MHz) Pixel (GP/s) Texture (GT/s) Size (MiB) Bus width (bit) Bus type Bandwidth (GB/s) Single Precision Double Precision Idle Max. Direct3D OpenGL OpenCL Vulkan
Radeon HD 8350 (OEM) 2013 Cedar TeraScale 2 40 292 59 PCIe 2.1 ×16 400–650 Unknown 400
800
80:8:4 1.6
2.6
3.2
5.2
256
512
64 DDR2
DDR3
6.4
12.8
104 N/A 6.4 19.1 11.0 4.4 1.2 N/A OEM
Radeon HD 8450 (OEM) 2013 Caicos 370 67 625 Unknown 533 160:8:4 2.5 5.0 512 64 DDR3 8.53 200 N/A 9 18 11.0 4.4 1.2 OEM
Radeon HD 8470 (OEM) 2013 Caicos 370 67 750 Unknown 800 160:8:4 3.0 6.0 1024 64 GDDR5 25.6 240 N/A 9 35 11.0 4.4 1.2 OEM
Radeon HD 8490 (OEM) 2013 Caicos 370 67 875 Unknown 900 160:8:4 3.5 7.0 1024 64 GDDR5 28.8 280 N/A 9 35 11.0 4.4 1.2 OEM
Radeon HD 8570 (OEM) 2013 Oland GCN 1st gen 28 1040 90 PCIe 3.0 ×8 730 Unknown 900
1150
384:24:8 6.4 19.2 2048 128 DDR3
GDDR5
28.8
72
560 35 12 66 12.0 (11_1) 4.5 2.0[8] 1.0 OEM
Radeon HD 8670 (OEM) 2013 Oland GCN 1st gen 28 1040 90 PCIe 3.0 ×8 1000 Unknown 1150 384:24:8 8 24 2048 128 GDDR5 72 768 48 16 86 12.0 (11_1) 4.5 2.0[8] 1.0 OEM
Radeon HD 8730 5 September 2013 Cape Verde LE GCN 1st gen 28 1500 123 PCIe 3.0 ×16 800 Unknown 1125 384:24:8 6.4 19.2 1024 128 GDDR5 72 614.4 44.8 10 47 12.0 (11_1) 4.5 1.2 1.0 Unknown
Radeon HD 8760 (OEM) 2013 Cape Verde XT GCN 1st gen 28 1500 123 PCIe 3.0 ×16 1000 Unknown 1125 640:40:16 16 40 2048 128 GDDR5 72 1280 80 16 80 12.0 (11_1) 4.5 1.2 1.0 OEM
Radeon HD 8770 2013 Bonaire XT GCN 2nd gen 28 2080 160 PCIe 3.0 ×16 1000 Unknown 1500 896:56:16 16.0 56.0 2048 128 GDDR5 96 1792 128 10 85 12.0 (12_0) 4.5 2.0 1.0 Unknown
Radeon HD 8870 (OEM)[9] 2013 Pitcairn XT GCN 1st gen 28 2800 212 PCIe 3.0 ×16 1000 Unknown 1200 1280:80:32 32 80 2048 256 GDDR5 153.6 2560 160 15 150 12.0 (11_1) 4.5 1.2 1.0 OEM
Radeon HD 8950 (OEM) 2013 Tahiti Pro GCN 1st gen 28 4313 352 PCIe 3.0 ×16 850 925 1250 1792:112:32 27.2
29.6
95.2
103.6
3072 384 GDDR5 240 3046.4
3315.2
761.6
828.8
15 225 12.0 (11_1) 4.5 2.0[8] 1.0 OEM
Radeon HD 8970 (OEM) 2013 Tahiti XT2 GCN 1st gen 28 4313 352 PCIe 3.0 ×16 1000 1050 1500 2048:128:32 32
33.6
128.0
134.4
3072 384 GDDR5 288 4096
4301
1024
1075
15 250 12.0 (11_1) 4.5 1.2 1.0 OEM
Radeon HD 8990 (OEM) 2013 Malta GCN 1st gen 28 2× 4313 2× 352 PCIe 3.0 ×16 950 1000 1500 2× 2048:128:32 2× 32 2× 128 2× 3072 2× 384 GDDR5 2× 288 7782
8192
1946
2048
15 375 12.0 (11_1) 4.5 1.2 1.0 OEM
Model Launch Codename Architecture Fab (nm) Transistors (Million) Die Size (mm2) Bus interface Core (MHz) Boost (MHz) Memory (MHz) Core config[a] Pixel (GP/s) Texture (GT/s) Size (MiB) Bus width (bit) Bus type Bandwidth (GB/s) Single Precision Double Precision Idle Max. Direct3D OpenGL OpenCL Vulkan Release Price (USD)
Clock rate Fillrate Memory[b] Processing Power
(GFLOPS)
TDP (W)[c] API support (version)
  1. ^ a b Unified Shaders : Texture Mapping Units : Render Output Units
  2. ^ a b The effective data transfer rate of GDDR5 is quadruple its nominal clock, instead of double as it is with other DDR memory.
  3. ^ a b The TDP is reference design TDP values from AMD. Different non-reference board designs from vendors may lead to slight variations in actual TDP.

Solar System (HD 8xxxM) mobile series[edit]

  • All models of this mobile Series are based on GCN (Graphics Core Next) architecture.[10]
  • All HD 8xxxM are GCN-based and support DirectX 11.1, OpenGL 4.2 and OpenCL 1.2, with driver Update to Crimson 16.3 and higher: OpenGL 4.5, OpenCL 1.2, 2.0 and Vulkan 1.0
  • All models will now feature 256 kB or 512 kB L2 read/write cache[11]
Model name Launch Code name Fab (nm) Transistors (Million) Die Size (mm2) Bus interface Clock rate Config core1 Fillrate Memory GFLOPS (Single-precision) TDP3 (W) GFLOPS (Double-precision)
Core (MHz) Memory (MHz) Pixel (GP/s) Texture (GT/s) Size (MiB) Bandwidth (GB/s) Bus type2 Bus width (bit) Idle Max.
Radeon HD 8550M [12] 2014-07-13 Sun Pro 28 1040 85 PCIe 3.0 ×16 650
Boost: 700
1000
1125
320:20:8:5 6.8 17.0 1024
2048
14.4 36 DDR3
GDDR5
64 544 Unknown Unknown 33
Radeon HD 8570M [13] 2013-03-01 Sun XT 28 1040 85 PCIe 3.0 ×8 650
Boost: 700
1125 320:20:8:5 6.6 16.6 1024 36 GDDR5 64 528 Unknown Unknown 33
Radeon HD 8590M,[14][15] 2013-03-01 Sun XTX 28 1040 85 PCIe 3.0 ×8 620
Boost: 700
1125 320:20:8:5 6.6 16.5 1024 2048 36 GDDR5 64 528 Unknown Unknown 33
Radeon HD 8670M 2013 Mars XT 28 900 85 PCIe 3.0 ×8 775
Boost: 825
1000 384:24:8 Unknown Unknown 1024 36 DDR3 64 633 Unknown Unknown 39
Radeon HD 8690M 2013 Mars XTX 28 900 85 PCIe 3.0 ×8 775
Boost: 825
1125 384:24:8 Unknown Unknown 1024 36 GDDR5 64 633 Unknown Unknown 39
Radeon HD 8730M 2013 Mars LP 28  ?  ? PCIe 3.0 ×8 650
Boost: 700
1000 384:24:8 Unknown Unknown 1024
2048
32 DDR3 128 537 Unknown Unknown 33
Radeon HD 8750M 2013 Mars PRO 28  ?  ? PCIe 3.0 ×8 620 – 775
Boost: 670 – 825
1000 384:24:8 Unknown Unknown 1024
2048
28.8
64
DDR3
GDDR5
128 537 - 633 Unknown Unknown 33-39
Radeon HD 8770M 2013 Mars XT 28  ?  ? PCIe 3.0 ×8 775
Boost: 825
1125 384:24:8 Unknown Unknown 1024
2048
72 GDDR5 128 633 - 691 Unknown Unknown 39-42
Radeon HD 8790M 2013 Mars XTX 28  ?  ? PCIe 3.0 ×8 850
Boost: 900
1000
1125
384:24:8 Unknown Unknown 1024
2048
72 GDDR5 128 691 Unknown Unknown 43
Radeon HD 8830M 2013 Venus LE 28  ?  ? PCIe 3.0 ×16 575
Boost: 625
1000 640:40:16 11.2
12.4
28.0
31.0
2048 32 DDR3
GDDR5
128 800 Unknown Unknown 50
Radeon HD 8850M 2013 Venus PRO 28  ?  ? PCIe 3.0 ×16 575 – 725
Boost: 625 – 775
1000
1125
640:40:16 11.2
12.4
28.0
31.0
2048 32
72
DDR3
GDDR5
128 800
992
Unknown Unknown 62
Radeon HD 8870M 2013 Venus XT 28  ?  ? PCIe 3.0 ×16 725
Boost: 775
1000
1125
640:40:16 11.2
12.4
28.0
31.0
2048 32
72
DDR3
GDDR5
128 992 Unknown Unknown 62
Radeon HD 8970M 2013 Neptune XT 28 2800 212 PCIe 3.0 ×16 850
Boost: 900
1200 1280:80:32 Unknown Unknown 4096 154 GDDR5 256 2304 75 100 144
Model Launch Code name Fab (nm) Transistors (Million) Die Size (mm2) Bus interface Clock rate Config core1 Fillrate Memory GFLOPS (Single-precision) TDP3 (W) GFLOPS (Double-precision)
Core (MHz) Memory (MHz) Pixel (GP/s) Texture (GT/s) Size (MiB) Bandwidth (GB/s) Bus type2 Bus width (bit) Idle Max.

1 Unified shaders : Texture mapping units : Render output units : Compute units
2 The effective data transfer rate of GDDR5 is quadruple its nominal clock, instead of double as it is with other DDR memory.

Model Launch Model Number Codename Architecture Fab (nm) Bus interface Clock rate Core config[a] Fillrate Memory Processing Power
(GFLOPS)
TDP (W)
(GPU only)
API compliance (version)
Core (MHz) Boost (MHz) Memory (MHz) Pixel (GP/s) Texture (GT/s) Size (GiB) Bus width (bit) Bus type[b] Bandwidth (GB/s) Direct3D OpenGL[c] OpenCL
Radeon HD 8550M / 8630M 8 January 2013 Sun LE Oland GCN 1st gen 28 PCIe 3.0 ×8 650 700 900 384:24:8 5.2–5.6 15.6–16.8 1 64 DDR3 14.4 537.6 Unknown 11.1 4.4 1.2
Radeon HD 8570M / 8650M 8 January 2013 Sun PRO Oland GCN 1st gen 28 PCIe 3.0 ×8 650 700 1125 384:24:8 5.2–5.6 15.6–16.8 1 64 GDDR5 36 537.6 Unknown 11.1 4.4 1.2
Radeon HD 8670M 8 January 2013 Mars XT Oland GCN 1st gen 28 PCIe 3.0 ×8 775 825 900 384:24:8 6.2–6.6 18.6–19.8 1 64 DDR3 14.4 633.6 Unknown 11.1 4.4 1.2
Radeon HD 8690M 8 January 2013 Sun XT Oland GCN 1st gen 28 PCIe 3.0 ×8 775 825 1125 384:24:8 6.2–6.6 18.6–19.8 1 64 GDDR5 36 633.6 Unknown 11.1 4.4 1.2
Radeon HD 8730M 8 January 2013 Mars LE Oland GCN 1st gen 28 PCIe 3.0 ×8 650 700 1000 384:24:8 5.2–5.6 15.6–16.8 2 128 DDR3 32 537.6 Unknown 11.1 4.4 1.2
Radeon HD 8750M 8 January 2013 Mars Pro Oland GCN 1st gen 28 PCIe 3.0 ×8 620–775 670–825 1000
1000
384:24:8 4.96–6.6 14.88–19.8 2 128 DDR3
GDDR5
32
64
514.56–633.6 Unknown 11.1 4.4 1.2
Radeon HD 8770M 8 January 2013 Mars XT Oland GCN 1st gen 28 PCIe 3.0 ×8 775 825 1125 384:24:8 6.2–6.6 18.6–19.8 2 128 GDDR5 72 633.6 Unknown 11.1 4.4 1.2
Radeon HD 8790M 8 January 2013 Mars XTX Oland GCN 1st gen 28 PCIe 3.0 ×8 850 900 1125 384:24:8 6.8–7.2 20.4–21.6 2 128 GDDR5 72 691.2 Unknown 11.1 4.4 1.2
Radeon HD 8830M 8 January 2013 Venus LE Cape Verde GCN 1st gen 28 PCIe 3.0 ×16 575 625 1000 640:40:16 9.2–10 23–25 2 128 DDR3 32 800 Unknown 11.1 4.4 1.2
Radeon HD 8850M 8 January 2013 Venus PRO Cape Verde GCN 1st gen 28 PCIe 3.0 ×16 575–725 625–775 1000
1125
640:40:16 9.2–12.4 23–31 2 128 DDR3
GDDR5
32
72
800–992 Unknown 11.1 4.4 1.2
Radeon HD 8870M 8 January 2013 Venus XT Cape Verde GCN 1st gen 28 PCIe 3.0 ×16 725 775 1000
1125
640:40:16 11.6–12.4 29–31 2 128 DDR3
GDDR5
32
72
992 Unknown 11.1 4.4 1.2
Radeon HD 8970M 8 January 2013 Neptune XT Pitcairn GCN 1st gen 28 PCIe 3.0 ×16 850 900 1200 1280:80:32 27.2–28.8 68–72 2
4
256 GDDR5 153.6 2304 100 11.1 4.4 1.2
  1. ^ Unified Shaders : Texture Mapping Units : Render Output Units
  2. ^ The effective data transfer rate of GDDR5 is quadruple its nominal clock, instead of double as it is with other DDR memory.
  3. ^ Vulkan 1.0 and OpenGL 4.5 possible with Driver Update Crimson 16.3 or higher.[16]

VLIW5-based models[edit]

Evergreen series[17][edit]

Model Launch Code name Fab (nm) Clock rate Config core Fillrate Memory GFLOPS (Single-precision) TDP (W) GFLOPS (Double-precision) Notes
Core (MHz) Memory (MHz) Pixel (GP/s) Texture (GT/s) Size (MiB) Bandwidth (GB/s) Bus type Bus width (bit) Idle Max.
Radeon HD 8350 (OEM) 2013 Cedar 40 400 to 650 400 800 PCIe 2.1 ×16 1.6 - 2.6 400 - 650 Unknown 6.4
12.8
DDR2 DDR3 Unknown 104 6.4
12.8
DDR2
DDR3
64 104 No 6.4 19.1 5.45 11.0 4.3 1.2 OEM

Northern Islands series[edit]

Model Launch Code name Fab (nm) Clock rate Config core Fillrate Memory GFLOPS (Single-precision) TDP (W) GFLOPS (Double-precision) Notes
Core (MHz) Memory (MHz) Pixel (GP/s) Texture (GT/s) Size (MiB) Bandwidth (GB/s) Bus type Bus width (bit) Idle Max.
Radeon HD 8450 (OEM) 2013 Caicos 40 370 67 PCIe 2.1 ×16 0512 625 533 160:8:4 2.5 5.0 (???)

(implausible number)

8.53 DDR3 64 200 No 9 18 8 11.0 4.3 1.2 OEM
Radeon HD 8470 (OEM) 2013 Caicos 40 370 67 PCIe 2.1 ×16 1024 750 800 160:8:4 3.0 6.0 (???)

(implausible number)

25.6 GDDR5 64 240 No 9 35 8 11.0 4.3 1.2 OEM
Radeon HD 8490 (OEM) 2013 Caicos 40 370 67 PCIe 2.1 ×16 1024 875 900 160:8:4 3.5 7.0 (???)

(implausible number)

28.8 GDDR5 64 280 No 9 35 8 11.0 4.3 1.2 OEM

VLIW4-based models[edit]

Richland (HD 8xxxD) series[edit]

These refer to the graphics integrated into Richland desktop APUs, they are VLIW4 based (like some of Radeon HD 6000 Series).

Model Launch Code name Fab (nm) Clock rate Config core Fillrate Memory GFLOPS (Single-precision) TDP (W) GFLOPS (Double-precision) Notes
Core (MHz) Memory (MHz) Pixel (GP/s) Texture (GT/s) Size (MiB) Bandwidth (GB/s) Bus type Bus width (bit) Idle Max.
Radeon HD 8370D 19 March 2013 Scrapper 32 System 760 128:8:4 3.04 6.08 System System DDR3 128 194.6 Unknown Unknown 33 used in A4-6300 APUs
Radeon HD 8470D 19 March 2013 Scrapper 32 System 800 192:12:4 3.20 9.60 System System DDR3 128 307.2 Unknown Unknown Yes
Radeon HD 8570D 19 March 2013 Devastator 32 System 800
844
256:16:8 6.40 12.8 System System DDR3 128 432.1 Unknown Unknown Yes used in A8-6500 (800 MHz) and A8-6600K (844 MHz) APUs
Radeon HD 8670D 19 March 2013 Devastator 32 System 844 384:24:8 6.75 20.3 System System DDR3 128 648.2 Unknown Unknown Yes used in A10-6700 and A10-6800K APUs

Richland (HD 8xxxG) series[edit]

These refer to the graphics integrated into Richland mobile APUs, they are VLIW4 based.

Model Launch Code name Fab (nm) Clock rate Config core1 Fillrate Memory GFLOPS (Single-precision) TDP3 (W) GFLOPS (Double-precision)
Core (MHz) Memory (MHz) Pixel (GP/s) Texture (GT/s) Size (MiB) Bandwidth (GB/s) Bus type2 Bus width (bit) Idle Max.
Radeon HD 8310G May 2013 - 32 424
Boost: 554
System 128 System System DDR3 128 Unknown Unknown
Radeon HD 8350G 19 March 2013 - 32 514
Boost: 720
System 128:8:4 2.06 4.11 System System DDR3 128 131.6 (184.3) Unknown Unknown 32.9
Radeon HD 8410G May 2013 Scrapper 32 450
Boost: 600
System 192:24:4 1.80 10.80 System System DDR3 128 172.8 (230.4) Unknown Unknown
Radeon HD 8450G 23 May 2013 Scrapper 32 533
Boost: 720
1600 192:12:4 2.17 17.33 768(shared) System DDR3 128 204.7 (276.5) Unknown 35W Yes
Radeon HD 8510G May 2013 Scrapper 32 450
Boost: 554
System 384:48:8 3.60 21.60 System System DDR3 128 351.9 (425.5) Unknown 19W
Radeon HD 8550G 19 March 2013 Devastator 32 515
Boost: 720
System 256:16:8 4.12 8.24 System System DDR3 128 263.7 (368.6) Unknown Unknown Yes
Radeon HD 8610G May 2013 Devastator 32 533
Boost: 626
System 384 System System DDR3 128 409.3 (489.8) Unknown Unknown
Radeon HD 8650G 19 March 2013 Devastator 32 533
Boost: 720
System 384:24:8 4.26 12.8 System System DDR3 128 409.3 (553.0) Unknown Unknown Yes

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