Report: AMD's Volcanic Islands GPUs Launching in October Without HD 8000 Branding

ChinaDIY has reported that AMD’s next-generation “Volcanic Islands” GPUs will be launched in October at the beginning of Q4 2013 and will not be released with the Radeon HD 8000 series branding.

This report is, of course, unconfirmed and highly speculative since we don’t have any information on these upcoming GPUs except for the codenames found in a leaked Catalyst driver last month.  

This being said, the October release date is certainly plausible since Nvidia has launched its new 700 series GPUs, and Roy Taylor (AMD’s VP of Global Channel Sales) previously hinted that Battlefield 4 (which releases on October 29) may be included in a future Never Settle: Reloaded bundle and would be an ideal flagship title for the company’s new graphics cards.

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  • unksol
    Anonymous said:
    Yes, this way they can continue to give up market share to nvidia by running dated 2 year old software. Any wonder why intel crushed AMD out of the enthusiast market.


    I'm sorry but are you high? They certainly dint have 2year old software and have made great strides in their drivers. The only issue is crossfire. And lets face it. Nvidia had to do a power hungry refresh of the 680 and call it a 770 just to lower the price. And it still only ties a 7970GHz, which is cheaper and has free games. Nvidia just can't get it together.

    Obviously no one should believe anytime coming from China....
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  • aggroboy
    Anonymous said:
    The buyout of ATI and investing in the Fusion architecture was a HUGE gamble that still hasn't seen AMD any fruits of its labor.

    By fruits you mean X1 APU, PS4 APU, Trinity, Richland and Kaveri
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  • unknown9122
    8000 series is fine. 9000 series on the other hand is kind of odd.
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  • asukafan2001
    Yes, this way they can continue to give up market share to nvidia by running dated 2 year old software. Any wonder why intel crushed AMD out of the enthusiast market.
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  • unksol
    Anonymous said:
    Yes, this way they can continue to give up market share to nvidia by running dated 2 year old software. Any wonder why intel crushed AMD out of the enthusiast market.


    I'm sorry but are you high? They certainly dint have 2year old software and have made great strides in their drivers. The only issue is crossfire. And lets face it. Nvidia had to do a power hungry refresh of the 680 and call it a 770 just to lower the price. And it still only ties a 7970GHz, which is cheaper and has free games. Nvidia just can't get it together.

    Obviously no one should believe anytime coming from China....
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