Hi there, I am planning on building a new gaming PC but am holding it back due to the upcoming release of the Radeon HD 8000 series graphics. Can you give me an idea of when these new cards, and especially the HD 8850, will be on sale?
It's speculated that they will come out in Q4 of 2013. However, it is also possible that they will come up in Q1 of 2014. I am hoping to build soon as well, and would like to seem them in Q4 or earlier.
AMD will probably launch the 89#0 first, then 2 - 3 months later, release the 88#0 (NOTE: # represents a 5, 7 or 9). Therefore, expect the 8850 you are anticipating to release a few months after AMD's 8000 series next-gen GPU launch.