The guys over at WCCF Tech have gotten their hands on Nvidia's GPU roadmap, and it appears that the 700 series of discrete graphics cards might not appear until 2014. While there were already rumors that Nvidia and AMD would be waiting until next year for the next generation of graphics cards, it appears a bit more certain for Nvidia now.
Nvidia might have just launched its 700M mobile graphics parts, but beyond the release of the GTX Titan LE, which appears to be scheduled for a release in Q3 2013, we won't be seeing any other new GPU's from Nvidia until at least 2014. This is because we can only assume that the new GPUs will be based on the Maxwell architecture, which is only planned for release in 2014. Either way, we won't be seeing any more 600 series parts hit the market this year. Of course, the assumption that the next generation will be based on the Maxwell architecture might be wrong, but that doesn't stop almost all sources pointing to a 2014 release for the 700 series discrete graphics cards.
It appears that Nvidia might only release the 700 series of discrete graphics cards in 2014, shortly after the rumors of AMD's plans to release the HD8000 series starting Q4 2013.
Regardless, while it might make the tweakers among us sad that we won't be seeing new mainstream discrete graphics cards anytime soon, it does mean that if you have a 600 series graphics card or HD7000 series, it'll still give you good value until the end of the year. If you don't, it's not too late to go and grab one (or two).
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