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February 17, 2013 3:38:51 AM

i was going to buy an core i3 with sapphire 7850 2gb in April....but heard about amd 8000 series coming ....will waiting for 8000 series ok or buy 7850......will there be any price reduce in 7850 after launch of 8000 series ?
if there is not great differnce then i will buy 7850 ?
if i have to wait for 8000 series then i can buy core i5 with integrated 4000 hd in april......will intel 4000 hd will be ok to play games?

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February 17, 2013 3:53:43 AM

Hey there. If I recall correctly, AMD had already admitted that the HD 8000s will come during Q4 2013, the latter part of this year. So you're going to wait for a while before you could get your hands on an HD 8XXX, which means that you're going to have to put up with a HD 4000.

In sum, the HD 4000, while a step up from previous iGPUs, is nothing in comparison even against HTPC cards such as the GT 440. Don't play with it, unless you have a tiny resolution and is willing to tone down settings.

Edited: Here's the news about AMD's plan for the 8000s: http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Radeon-Delay-GeForce-H...
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a b U Graphics card
February 17, 2013 3:54:25 AM

Buy the HD7850. AMD is still focusing the 7000 series right now. Chances are, we'll probably only see desktop 8000 series at Q4 2013.
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a b U Graphics card
February 17, 2013 3:54:39 AM

nikhily2j said:
i was going to buy an core i3 with sapphire 7850 2gb in April....but heard about amd 8000 series coming ....will waiting for 8000 series ok or buy 7850......will there be any price reduce in 7850 after launch of 8000 series ?
if there is not great differnce then i will buy 7850 ?
if i have to wait for 8000 series then i can buy core i5 with integrated 4000 hd in april......will intel 4000 hd will be ok to play games?


Don't wait until the 8000 comes out. That's about a year away and there is no guarantee that it won't be delayed yet again. AMD is having major losses in business and I wouldn't wait that long. The 7850 is already a generation behind so I wouldn't look for it to go down suddenly then, though as time passes it will, inevitably decline in price.

As far as I know, Intel pushed back the Haswell to June. The 4000 will be about double that of the Ivy Bridge 3000 which would put it behind a 650. Or below a 7750. So your 7850 will be several steps faster than the Haswell graphics.

As good as the Haswell will be, if you are on a PC gaming site, you are going to need a decent graphics card. Don't waste time, get your 7850 and enjoy!
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a b U Graphics card
February 17, 2013 3:56:43 AM

I would not hold your breath waiting for the 8000 series. It will not be released until the end of the year. The 7000 series is a great product and a great value especially with AMD's never settle program. Many Radeon cards are being offered with some really good games.

However I would definitely go for a 7870. The price is just a little more and you get a lot more performance.

Intel graphics have improved a lot over the years but I don't think I would want to game with them at this point.
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February 17, 2013 8:31:05 AM

The 8000 series have been delayed till 2014. Wait for nvidia 700 series and buy a dirt cheap 7000 series card.
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February 17, 2013 12:44:52 PM

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AMD will be introducing new retail desktop 7000 series products in the first half of 2013.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6751/amd-reiterates-2013-...
they think those new cards are going to be positioned in the mainstream and entry levels, so a new chip but the architecture remains (mainly) the same.

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a b U Graphics card
February 17, 2013 12:47:51 PM

Kari said:
though:
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AMD will be introducing new retail desktop 7000 series products in the first half of 2013.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6751/amd-reiterates-2013-...
they think those new cards are going to be positioned in the mainstream and entry levels, so a new chip but the architecture remains (mainly) the same.


Curious. So what improvements would AMD implement and what would the naming scheme be?
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February 17, 2013 12:48:56 PM

faster23rd said:
Curious. So what improvements would AMD implement and what would the naming scheme be?

well there are still plenty of numbers left in the 7000s :na: 
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a b U Graphics card
February 17, 2013 12:56:57 PM

Kari said:
well there are still plenty of numbers left in the 7000s :na: 


7790 and 7830 anyone? :D 
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February 17, 2013 12:58:26 PM

faster23rd said:
7790 and 7830 anyone? :D 

not sure about those but at least something below 7700 series with 384 shaders
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a b U Graphics card
February 17, 2013 1:05:02 PM

Kari said:
not sure about those but at least something below 7700 series with 384 shaders


Well, I do hope they reiterate the 7770 into something beyond the Ghz Edition. The 7770 is good entry-level card in itself so anything more at an attractive price is great.
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