AMD Radeon HD 8000 GPUs low end have no VCE
A few days ago AMD announced its new Radeon HD 8000M Series GPUs “Solar System” , family of GPUs formed initially by mars GPUs (Radeon HD 8500M/8600M/8700M Series) and Venus (Radeon HD 8800M Series), the first aimed at the ultra-low range and the second at the low end.
As detailed recently, amd gpu Mars , consists of 384 shader processors, 24 texture unidates (TMUs) and eight rendering units (ROPs), and based on the Graphics Core Next architecture graph 2, and it is expected that as the cheaper range of AMD GPUs for laptops.
AMD is expected to also launch a version of Mars for desktops, which will probably be called Oland , and was established as the replacement of current AMD GPUs Caicos (Radeon HD 6400 Series) and Turks (Radeon HD 6500 and 6600 Series) , bringing DirectX 11.1 to the full range of AMD GPUs Radeon HD 8000 Series.
According to Dave Baumann confirms AMD in a post I made on Beyond3D, this new economic GPU products would be aimed at a very low price, so unlike the other Radeon HD 8000 Series GPUs, not bring video encoding unit hardware (not to be confused with the unit of hardware video decoding UVD) Video Codec Engine (VCE) assume decision was taken in order to minimize the size of the GPU die, while reducing their cost of production.
vce deficiency, may be a factor not matter too much on laptops (notebooks, ultrabooks and ultrathins) because existing units microprocessors have hardware video encoding themselves (QuickSync on Intel CPUs and AMD APU VCE in Trinity ), which will remain active through the AMD switchable graphics technology Enduro, but could be an important factor for desktop users who do not have units video encoding hardware like Intel Nehalem CPUs and APUs older AMD Llano CPUs and AMD FX / Phenom / Athlon / Sempron.
Link: Dave Baumann Post (Beyond3D)Tags: 2 °, amd, card, decline, GCN2, gpu, Graphics Core Next, mars, Oland, Sea Islands, Solar System, spectrum, UVD, vce, video, Video Codec Engine