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Report: Next Gen GeForce and Radeon GPUs Delayed to Q4

By - Source: Sweclockers | B 55 comments

It seems that we might only see the GTX 700 and HD 8000 Series appear in Q4 2013

Sweclockers has suggested that the next generation of AMD and Nvidia GPUs will be delayed all the way until Q4 2013. According to their source, the GPUs won't show up until as late as October 2013. This means that the current GTX 600 series and HD 7000 series will be around for a little longer, possibly expanding their lifespan by up to two years before replacement.

Regardless, we will be seeing new graphics cards soon. There are rumors of Nvidia's GeForce Titan, which might be released near the end of this month. 

Moreover, there are rumors that AMD will also soon launch an official Radeon HD 7990. While there have been 7990s around for a while, none of them are official yet, just fabrications from different manufacturers.

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    Star72 , February 4, 2013 6:42 PM
    NinjawithagunGood news for me. That just means I can squeeze out some more life out of my three GTX680s! I was dreading the financial impact of having to buy three GTX780s or Titans or whatever the next generation nVidia cards are going to be called. I can now relax and enjoy my cards for another 8+ months...yes!


    This has to be a troll. Most of us could not afford three 680s. Probably a decent portion of us would be happy to be able to afford one of them. I'm pretty sure your "three 680s" will keep you going for quite a while.
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    killerclick , February 4, 2013 8:13 PM
    alidanhorrific mouse lag kills that game for me.


    Did you defragment your mouse and check the mouse pad for viruses?
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    shikamaru31789 , February 4, 2013 6:24 PM
    Seems to me they're planning to launch alongside the next-gen consoles. My guess would be that they're hoping to sell the cards by saying that they'll be able to play next-gen multiplatform titles on the highest settings. Afterall, next-gen consoles are expected to greatly push the graphical quality up for PC's as well, since the lowest bar (consoles) will be set higher. There aren't any titles right now that can really push the 7970 and 680 anyways, except for maybe Crysis 3, so PC gamers can afford to wait.
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    mazty , February 4, 2013 6:16 PM
    Why the delay? Still, considering how almost no games push the existing range to their limits, I guess we can wait...
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    JJ1217 , February 4, 2013 6:17 PM
    Well, its not like the improvements for the GTX 700 and HD8k is going to be massive (Its really just an optimization), and the supposed 15-20% improvement could most likely easily be reached by overclocking either the 7950 or 7970. I don't think the GTX 700/8k series are all too important to be honest, they'll still most likely be overpriced upon release.
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    battlecrymoderngearsolid , February 4, 2013 6:20 PM
    Well... If the 8970/GTX780 provides 80-100% More Performance than the current models then it's alright...


    But if the rumors that they are only 30% Faster... then better forget about waiting and just grab current models or a Titan.

    Or maybe they can bring back the good old days where top model GPUs launch at 350 Dollars...
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    annymmo , February 4, 2013 6:20 PM
    The hardware refresh cycles are getting longer. Normal evolution of graphics cards.
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    tmk221 , February 4, 2013 6:22 PM
    I don't buy it. HD 7970 debiuted on January 9th, 2012. So we won't see a new series for well over one and a half of a year?!. I call BS
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    thomasf94 , February 4, 2013 6:23 PM
    YES!! Keeps my m17x still quite valuable with the 7970m
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    shikamaru31789 , February 4, 2013 6:24 PM
    Seems to me they're planning to launch alongside the next-gen consoles. My guess would be that they're hoping to sell the cards by saying that they'll be able to play next-gen multiplatform titles on the highest settings. Afterall, next-gen consoles are expected to greatly push the graphical quality up for PC's as well, since the lowest bar (consoles) will be set higher. There aren't any titles right now that can really push the 7970 and 680 anyways, except for maybe Crysis 3, so PC gamers can afford to wait.
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    jdwii , February 4, 2013 6:25 PM
    Well if true i'm not buying a new card to around steamroller anyways.
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    spartanmk2 , February 4, 2013 6:42 PM
    battlecrymoderngearsolidOr maybe they can bring back the good old days where top model GPUs launch at 350 Dollars...


    Why would they do that when people buy them for twice that?
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    Star72 , February 4, 2013 6:42 PM
    NinjawithagunGood news for me. That just means I can squeeze out some more life out of my three GTX680s! I was dreading the financial impact of having to buy three GTX780s or Titans or whatever the next generation nVidia cards are going to be called. I can now relax and enjoy my cards for another 8+ months...yes!


    This has to be a troll. Most of us could not afford three 680s. Probably a decent portion of us would be happy to be able to afford one of them. I'm pretty sure your "three 680s" will keep you going for quite a while.
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    mazty , February 4, 2013 6:44 PM
    tmk221I don't buy it. HD 7970 debiuted on January 9th, 2012. So we won't see a new series for well over one and a half of a year?!. I call BS

    You have to appreciate that with the scales they are now working with, the refresh cycles will become longer and longer. It's inevitable.
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    rohitbaran , February 4, 2013 6:45 PM
    If semiaccurate is to be believed, the delay on AMD side is to give time for current GPU stock to be cleared, rather than a technological issue. Don't know about nVidia.
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    bison88 , February 4, 2013 7:05 PM
    I wonder if they're trying to push things back to coincide with the next gen consoles being released around the holidays. Perhaps capitalizing on the releases to push PC gamers to upgrade. Or maybe they're just trying to suck up more profit margins on some already kick ass lines from both AMD/Nvidia which really just destroy any game out right now.
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    alidan , February 4, 2013 7:15 PM
    damn, i was looking forward to a 8770 or a 8870 so i could see if my witcher 2 problem is gpu based or not

    horrific mouse lag kills that game for me.
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    JOSHSKORN , February 4, 2013 7:18 PM
    Oh good. I can buy my new computer parts on Black Friday.
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    stickmansam , February 4, 2013 7:32 PM
    I doubt the titan will comeout to be much seems to me like vapourware
    Was hoping to grab a 8870 soon but guess waiting for black friday is good too :) 
    Had been hoping for new gen to drive current gen prices down to grab a card for secondaty system
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    killerclick , February 4, 2013 8:13 PM
    alidanhorrific mouse lag kills that game for me.


    Did you defragment your mouse and check the mouse pad for viruses?
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    blppt , February 4, 2013 8:15 PM
    alidandamn, i was looking forward to a 8770 or a 8870 so i could see if my witcher 2 problem is gpu based or nothorrific mouse lag kills that game for me.


    @ Alidan, I was only able to get that game to run smoothly with "ubersampling" enabled @ 1080p when I added a 2nd 680 in SLI. I was never able to get it to run smoothly with the same settings on the two 7970s (not GHz edition) I used to have, though I sold them long before the latest "mega performance enhancing" Catalysts were out. But it does run smoothly now. (3770k [not oc'd] on a Z77 as well with 16GB 1600mhz DDR3)
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    Anonymous , February 4, 2013 8:21 PM
    Looking to upgrade my 3Gb 580 was waiting for the 780 but now I'm looking at the Titan I guess. Dont want to wait till Fall or get a 680. I game at 2560 x 1600.
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    jupiter optimus maximus , February 4, 2013 8:23 PM
    If the rumored Titan gpu will be release this month and the GTX 700 series won't be released till Q4 then that means, it will be called naturally the GTX 685. If not, then it will be a new naming scheme with roman numerals: the GTX DCLXXXV!
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