AMD Radeon HD 8000 Series Set for End of the YearCategory: Video Cards
Posted: February 15, 2013 06:07PM
AMD delivered on its promise to clarify its GPU plans for 2013, although it may not entirely be what you want to hear. The good news is the Radeon HD 8000 series is on track to arrive later this year, but the bad news is it'll be near the tail end of 2013. Radeon HD 7000 series cards will be the focus for the first half of the year, with AMD even planning on new product launches. What exactly those entail wasn't specified, so your guess is as good as mine. The reason AMD is still focused on a series of cards a year old (or more) is because the sales numbers in January 2013 were better than at any point in 2012. That's largely due to the Never Settle campaign, which offers big-name titles (like Far Cry 3, Crysis 3, BioShock Infinite) with purchase of HD 7000 cards. Bundles will continue to be offered with the cards, and some are going to contain image-editing software so AMD can show its about more than just gaming.
Driver development and new industry partners are going to be another part of AMD's focus this year in order to remain in people's minds. New HD 8000 series cards are going to arrive at some point, just AMD doesn't feel like it needs to deliver them now. NVIDIA's plans could throw a wrinkle in all of that, but again we're waiting to see what Team Green is doing, too.
Source: PC World