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AMD Radeon 8000 Series Dates?

Discussion in 'AMD / ATI' started by BondExtreme, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. BondExtreme

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    (News Update)

    So it's official. AMD announced that for 2013, they are going to be focusing on expanding the 7000 series. In Q4 2013 or Q1 2014 they will be announcing specs on the 8000 series.

    http://wccftech.com/amd-radeon-2013-roadmap-confirms-radeon-hd-8000-series-q4-2013/

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    As we all know, tax season is upon us. This has me rapidly pondering more and more about purchasing a nice and shiny new GPU. I started looking into the new Radeon 8000 series in development. Every source I come across says either January or 1st quarter of 2013.

    Does anyone have any thoughts on the release dates for the new line. I am personally interested in the 8970 and will probably be one of the first out.

    Give us your thoughts!
     
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    So wait, they're actually rehashing old architecture for the HD8xxx series? Could this be limited to OEM market, and not actual AIB partners? Or am I reading this all wrong?
     
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    That's what I read, 8970 is 7970 Boost, 8950 is 7950 boost. And this is on AMD's own website, not some other random site.


    WAAAA...DA....:shadedshu


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    It's for OEM's I was freaking out at first too.
     
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    Hmm. At least we're getting some info on the series. The 8970 isn't quite as powerful as I thought it would be.
     
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    most people i talk to expect Q2 now
     
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    AMD's 7000 series brought in the new GCN architecture. They bring in GCN2 for the 8000 series, it's really just a refinement of what they brought this generation.
     
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    If these are little more than rebrands and basically HD7xxx with tweaking then we can expect the release date to be sooner rather than later.
     
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    rebaranded gpus will just be for oem's..i think we had info on that on TPU i belive ysturday.
    well im guesing lot of ppl will be f..'d out...,but its not amd problem its those greedy oem's bastards!!
    as for release of real 8000 series i have read they prolonged it for Q2 as wizz sayed it before!!
     
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    Everything I have read points to a Fall release.
     
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    More time to save then :toast:

    I severely doubt that since the 7000 line came out last January. Waiting a year an 8 some odd months would seem a bit off for AMD to do :/
     
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    It would be nice if GPUs don't launch this year, from both camps. It would give them more time to come up with something worth upgrading to. *JUST A THOUGHT*
     
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    Fixed for ya if they just do a rebrand.
     
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    SO nobody talked about prices. I'm hoping the 8 series be cheaper.
     
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    Seeing as everything always seems to get more expensive as time goes on, I highly doubt a reasonable launch price for anything anymore.
     
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    I guess rebranding old cards takes time. lol Seriously if its just a rebrand why the delay?
     
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    This thread is about the non OEM parts, they are not rebrands but Sea Islands GPUs based on GCN2(?).
     
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    im just hoping 7870s will go down more in price when HD 8000 series comes out so I can go Crossfire for cheap :p
     
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    LOOL yhaa that's cool i wold also go and do that! but i allrady did one more upgrade i now have a super cool collection of gpu's my last and what i'm using is ASUS GTX 660 TI DCUII OC Edtion 2GB GDDR5 and must say that this folks from Nvidia did a grait joob for this 660 TI series is very powerful gpu is an kepler and this is mid range to high range gpu and is supost to go vs 7870 and with what i see and what i read and i expirence this 660 TI is fast as 7950 or faster with some OC i did on gpu is 1250Mhz and Mem is 6200Mhz belive me guys this is beast of gpu, the one thing i didn't like is 192Bit :/ at least i was thinking on 256bit or 320 bit as many of nvidia cards have, and i got my 7870 in other set up and i see very very big diference in games like bf3 at ultra set and 1080p and lower reso 660 ti have much more power and even passing by 7950 :eek:
     
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    Those are mobile parts, the numbers are incorrect.

    according to AMD the Sea Islands parts are shipping to OEMs as we speak. Who knows how long it will take to manufacture the boards and fill stock.

    this is reasonably accurate as of right now, although i have to question the numbering of the Sea Islands parts: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_AMD_graphics_processing_units

    we are basically waiting for the Curacao, and Hainan parts. (and potentially the Aruba part -x2, which will probably never happen)
     
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