According to a report from DigiTimes' sources in the "upstream supply chain," AMD will launch its next generation high-end "Hawaii" GPU in October with Asus, MSI and PowerColor expected to start mass shipments of "related products" in the same month.
Though we don't usually attach much weight to rumors of future product releases, we're strongly inclined to consider this as credible since AMD has been cutting prices of its Radeon HD 7000 series graphics cards and is hosting a "technical showcase" in Hawaii next month. It's also worth noting that although DigiTimes hasn't specified when in October these new graphics cards will arrive, we're willing to speculate that it will be available during this year's holiday season, and it might even arrive in time for the launch of Battlefield 4 on October 29, 2013.
Aside from previous rumors that the Hawaii GPU would retail at $600 and compete with the Nvidia GTX Titan, there's very little information available about AMD's new top-end GPU; we'll have to wait to see what it has to offer.
NVIDIA to launch more cards this year, Maxwell in Q1 2014http://videocardz.com/45403/nvidia-to-launch-more-cards-this-year-maxwell-in-q1-2014
Now there's a news story.
If we consider the costs of a Titan then a GTX 790 would have to be more than $1K and there is no reason to spend more than $1K on a GPU with less VRAM than the Titan. Same with the Titan Ultra.
Its either that or NVidia drops the pricing of the GTX780, the Titan and then releases the GTX790 at near $1K.
Still I am a bit excited to see what HI does but not sure its worth the upgrade from the HD7970GHz. Will probably have to wait till Maxwell/PI for a real worth while upgrade since the GTX 700 series is not worth it.
I don't think gtx 800 will be q1 2014 as 20nm wont be ready for mass production yet. Im thinking q3-q4 2014 for gtx 800 maxwell and around the same time or a little later for the 20nm radeons. That's when gpu upgrades will be worth it.
I don't click on stories I don't want. Cool story that you have. :bounce:
I wonder how many compute units it will have.