AMD Confirms Radeon HD 8000 Delay

AMD has now confirmed the rumors that its next generation of GPUs will be delayed and instead will be focusing on its Radeon HD 7000 series for 2013. Disappointingly, the December 2012 reveal of desktop and mobile HD 8000 series GPUs is simply an OEM rebrand of its existing lineup and a true successor to the HD 7000 will likely only see release during Q4 2013.

In the meantime AMDs focus will focus on developing the 28 nm GPU that could be used in a next generation console, perhaps the PS4. AMD has also noted that it won't be leaving its customers completely in the dark and will be holding a number of aggressive promotional activities including the Never Settle bundle.

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  • Sakkura
    Q4?! Gahh. This is not the way to win the hearts and minds of the customers, AMD.
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  • sacre
    my little 570 still plays all games today... seems that rush to buy the biggest and the best just isn't there as much as it was 7 years ago. Then again my interest in gaming has declined quite a bit so it could just be that.
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  • gilgamex
    Titan really isn't anything to worry about for AMD, sure it will take the crown but it's a niche buy, much like a 690 or 7990. Where AMD has always made their claim and stake is most often in the mid-range segment, 7950 has to be the best buy for the price in the history of GPU's, even the 7970, but alas these cards don't sell incredibly well, it's just too expensive.

    The problem that is facing the entire business industry is it's bread n butter philosophy, planne obsolence. The best right now, next year yesterdays news, so quick so fast, sometimes the cycles are only 8 months or so! It's crazy but feeds the fiscal quarter treadmill, so push back the 8k series, push back the 9k too, doesn't matter really because very few games even push the current 7970 and 680 at 1080p beyond their capability, even at 2560x1600 games like Metro & BF3 are the only ones choking them a bit more. So who cares, sure you'll get the latest 3dmark scores screaming high but that'll be yesterdays news too. And if you are into Rendering and 3D work, chances are you are going to buy a professional chip.
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  • Sakkura
    Q4?! Gahh. This is not the way to win the hearts and minds of the customers, AMD.
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  • sacre
    my little 570 still plays all games today... seems that rush to buy the biggest and the best just isn't there as much as it was 7 years ago. Then again my interest in gaming has declined quite a bit so it could just be that.
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  • JJ1217
    Like I said before in another article.. HD8k is not very important. The improvements are only going to be like 15-20% across the lineup, something very easily reachable by the overclocking ability of the 7800/7900's.

    What they do need to do though, is to have aggressive pricing to help bring down the big upcoming Titan. If they manage to get the 7970 to something like $300, which its already pretty close to for some models, we'll have an interesting year from Nvidia and AMD.
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