Report: Next Gen GeForce and Radeon GPUs Delayed to Q4

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.

Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback                 

Niels Broekhuijsen

Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He reviews cases, water cooling and pc builds.

  • mazty
    Why the delay? Still, considering how almost no games push the existing range to their limits, I guess we can wait...
  • JJ1217
    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.
  • battlecrymoderngearsolid
    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...
  • annymmo
    The hardware refresh cycles are getting longer. Normal evolution of graphics cards.
  • tmk221
    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
  • thomasf94
    YES!! Keeps my m17x still quite valuable with the 7970m
  • shikamaru31789
    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.
  • jdwii
    Well if true i'm not buying a new card to around steamroller anyways.
  • spartanmk2
    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?
  • Star72
    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.