Monday, December 3rd 2012

AMD Pushes Radeon HD 8000 "Sea Islands" Launch to 2Q-2013

According to industry sources, AMD pushed launch of its next-generation Radeon HD 8000 "Sea Islands" family of GPUs to the second quarter of 2013 (April-June). The delay comes in the wake of the company going through reorganization within its ranks, in response to poor market performance in Q3-2012. The company originally planned to launch its GPUs before the end of 2012. NVIDIA plans to launch a refreshed lineup of Kepler GPUs in 2013.

Source: DigiTimes
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29 Comments on AMD Pushes Radeon HD 8000 "Sea Islands" Launch to 2Q-2013

#1
razaron
by: happita
How are you disappointed? Doesn't your card play just about every single game out there at max settings? I don't get it.
It's voltage locked and the DVI-D port doesn't support 2560x1600 properly. I had to buy a DP to DVI-D adapter, and even with that it's a bit dodgy. Due to waiting for WCing parts to arrive the return period for the card ran out, so I couldn't even return it, let alone return the waterblock.
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m1dg3t
by: razaron
It's voltage locked and the DVI-D port doesn't support 2560x1600 properly. I had to buy a DP to DVI-D adapter, and even with that it's a bit dodgy. Due to waiting for WCing parts to arrive the return period for the card ran out, so I couldn't even return it, let alone return the waterblock.
That w0t you get for buying Asus. Sorry to say :o
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radrok
by: m1dg3t
That w0t you get for buying Asus. Sorry to say :o
Wow, so much hate against Asus :laugh:

Anyway I agree, stay away from Asus graphics, they seem to be haunted with issues.
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Andrew LB
by: The Quim Reaper
Ha.!

I bet they did, given how overpriced the Gfx card market is these days...
Top of the line single GPU cards have been priced at ~$500usd for over a decade now. The first $500 card I recall was the FX5900 Ultra. Prior to that the wallet killing title belonged to the Geforce Ti4800 @ $450 and the Ti4600 @ $400 prior to that.

I'm not defending these prices at all, but just want to point out how the current top end single GPU cards have been priced the same for a very long time. It's all a matter supply/demand. nVidia and AMD know very well that this price point seems to be the sweet spot balancing consumer demand, production capability, and profit margins. It's good business.. but i'd personally like to see the prices lower as well. I miss the days of buying a top of the line card like the nVidia Geforce256 i once had for "only" $250. That was 1999 i believe.
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