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Report: AMD's Next-Gen "Hawaii" GPU to Launch in October

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.

  • JOSHSKORN
    11406684 said:
    What about the GTX 800 series!??! I NEED TO KNOW!!THANKS!!!
    Q1 2014. I just Googled it for you.

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  • unionoob
    GTX 800 I suppose will be somewhere next year because GTX 700 was release not too long ago.
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  • dark_wizzie
    Most likely no 800 series this year, remember 700 came out this year not too long ago. Scheduled for next year.

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  • 17seconds
    Forget Hawaiian Islands, I want a GTX 790 or a Titan Ultra:

    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.
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  • jimmysmitty
    11406815 said:
    Forget Hawaiian Islands, I want a GTX 790 or a Titan Ultra:

    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.
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  • unionoob
    I am interested to know, will this be HD 8000 or actually HD 9000 as rumored before. I really hope that this generation cards will be really powerful :)
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  • aggroboy
    Will this be 28nm or 20nm?
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  • laststop311
    GTX 800 wont come out until 20nm is ready. Nvidia has already stated the only way they get performance gains from 28nm is with larger dies and higher power usage everything else is tapped out for 28nm. They will not release maxwell until the chip makers are ready with finfet 20nm. So if Radeon 8000 is coming out this soon it's going to be on 28nm still and since the 7000 already are pretty big with high power consumption the performance gains cannot be very much. Radeon 8000 is going to be very unspectacular.

    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.
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  • m32
    11406815 said:
    Forget Hawaiian Islands, I want a GTX 790 or a Titan Ultra:

    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.

    I don't click on stories I don't want. Cool story that you have. :bounce:
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  • smeezekitty
    Besides the NV fanboys changing the subject to discuss a series that is quite a ways off, I am personally curious about the 9000 series.

    I wonder how many compute units it will have.
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