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Radeon HD 8000 series won't arrive soon

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    AMD marketing manager Robert Hallock revealed on Twitter that the Radeon HD 7000 series will remain AMD's primary focus for quite some time. That somewhat confirms the rumors that AMD's next-gen gra...

    Radeon HD 8000 series won't arrive soon
     
  2. lieutenant

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    Q4 2013 seriously.? Not that there exist games to surpass the strength of current enthusiast hardware, but it's so...well, pushed back.

    Let's hope drivers are gonna catch perfection until then.
     
  3. Stukov

    Stukov Ancient Guru

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    I doubt this. I a July-Sept. release time frame, if not March.
     
  4. -Tj-

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    hmmm so the suggestion is both AMD and Nvidia have had their next gen cards pushed back. Wouldn't they want to get the new models out first so they can look better in benchmarks against the competition?

    Hmmmm...
    • both AMD and Nvidia have their cards made at TSMC
    • both the Xbox Next and PS4 are rumoured to contain AMD GPU's
    • so, from the last point, you can deduce that Xbox Next and PS4 GPU's will be made at TSMC
    • both Microsoft and Sony want to have enough units to meet demand when they go on sale
    • the Xbox Next and PS4 GPU's will have a higher priority at TSMC
    • due to the demand for the Xbox Next GPU's and PS4 GPU's AMD and Nvidia GPU's are of a lower priority
    • AMD are okay with the lower priority because they get sales regardless through the console GPU's
    • Nvidia relents, it allows them more time to tweak their hardware
    • neither AMD or Nvidia want to admit this is the case
    • end result is, both next gen GPU architecture series are delayed

    Yes, I did make that up, and no doubt it will be disagreed upon by many, many people, but if you actually look at it objectively, it does actually make sense!
     
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    Bring on the 7990. ;)
     
  8. yasamoka

    yasamoka Ancient Guru

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    Orrrrrr they dont need to release refreshes as they already have beast cards. AMD has struck gold with its GCN architecture, and Nvidia have released a very power efficient architecture suitable for gaming.

    Add to that the trend that the gap between generations of GPUs is about 2 years, give or take. Nvidia: GTX280, June 2008, GTX480, April 2010, GTX680, March 2012. AMD: HD4870, June 2008, HD5870, December 2009, HD7970, January 2012, and now, HD8xxx, possibly Q4 2013.

    Of course, this wont be on 28nm if its not a refresh.
     
  9. Ghosty

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    Only just bought a 7950, so I'm happy that it will remain a flagship card for a few more months.
     
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  10. Weecka

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    it all depends on when nVidia will release their new card series. Hopefully rumours are correct and they are coming out later this month. That would be really good news for "Green Team"
     

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    Matt26LFC Ancient Guru

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    This news has really tempted me to buy a 7970 now!
     
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    Redemption80 Ancient Guru

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    There are a few 7990's going about, i was looking at a £1200 7990 hybrid cooling one earlier, 1100mhz boost clocks that needed 3 x 8pin so crazy price and power usage, would be some card though.
     
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    I thinks it's good they're waiting, AMD hasn't been pushing the margin hard enough lately. The HD7000 series is what the HD6000 should've been, and from what I heard it seems that the HD8000 is mostly just a step up from the HD7000, so if waiting means it'll be better (even if just because of drivers) then great.
     

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    There's 7990 for sale now the powercolor for about $899 and an Asus Aires for well over $1000 bucks with funky cooling. They aren't reference design though iirc
     
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    That Asus Ares is just a silly amount of money, I can buy 4 7970's for what that costs in the UK! Literally!
     
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    I think its $1499 on newegg. Roughly the price of 4 7970
     
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    You pay to say I have one of the very limited, 1 in a 1000, rare cards. Some people will pay purely for that
     
  20. Elder III

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    Game design etc. is in a little bit of a funk right now pending the release of the new consoles, and there really isn't anything that an HD 7900 GPU can't handle well @ 1080p. AMD doesn't need to release the HD 8000 series now, even if it was/is ready.
     

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