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RumorTT: No new Radeon GPUs from AMD for most of 2013

RumorTT: It looks like we won't be seeing any big GPU releases from AMD this year.

Published Sun, Feb 10 2013 10:38 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:24 PM CST

During an interview with Japanese site, AMD's Product Manager for Desktop Graphics Products, Devon Nekechuk, revealed some startling information: that AMD won't be launching any new GPUs this year.

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AMD will instead concentrate on their already great Radeon HD 7000 series, by adjusting the price and performance increases through driver releases. A slide released to shows that AMD's Radeon HD 7900 series (high-end), HD 7800 series (performance), and HD 7700 series (mainstream), will carry on the company's mantle "throughout 2013."

It looks like we're seeing a slowing down of GPU releases, which I'm guessing is because there's hardly any games that push GPUs anymore. It's also incredibly expensive in terms of R&D for GPU makers to continue pushing new GPUs out every 6-12 months, but I think the real reason is that a $200-$300 GPU will play most games at 1080p@60 now.

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If this is the case, we should expect the Radeon HD 8000 series to be released and bring with it a massive increase in performance - especially if we're having to wait 18-24 months between GPU releases. It might give the GPU companies the time to refine their drivers and performance, which will mean great things for consumers - free increases in performance and stability without spending more money.


Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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