AMD briefly mentioned a new series of Radeon video cards today at CES, including a huge lineup of ‘new’ 8000-series products. They are even listed on the AMD website.
However if you look at the specs, you’ll notice that these aren’t next-gen products at all. In fact, they are identical to today’s Radeon 7000 series cards. In most cases simply replace the 7 with an 8, and you’ll have the new model. The exceptions are the 8350 and 8400, which go all the way back to 5450 and 6450 respectively.
The 8570 and 8670 are new models, but with 384 stream processors, are well below the current 7750 (aka 8740 OEM).
It looks like these are simply rebrands for the OEM market, and nothing else. In other words, you will probably never be able to buy one of these unless it’s pre-installed in a system. This also means that if the next-gen GCN 2 cards also carry the 8000 model designation, things are about to get pretty confusing.