AMD next-gen Radeon 'Hawaii' graphics cards expected in October

By Shawn Knight
Aug 21, 2013
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  1. AMD is reportedly preparing to mass ship their next generation high-end GPU codenamed Hawaii in October according to sources in the upstream supply chain as reported by DigiTimes. When you consider AMD is flying a number of journalists to Hawaii...

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  2. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TechSpot Booster Posts: 944   +94

    Just in time for BF4. I'm kinda hoping my 7870 won't be enough for it (medium detail).
  3. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,725   +874

    Lol I have an ATI 5730. How do you think I feel xD. I was able to play BF3 at 40fps on medium. I am hoping to play BF4 on low. I am waiting for the beta to decide whether I can run it.
  4. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,139   +498

    Cannot wait, I'm considering grabbing some Hawaii gpus to quad up and replace my 6990s soon enough!
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  5. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,866   +345

    Just as I get GTX 660.
    I suppose such is the way of computer hardware...
  6. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,725   +874

    Quad xfire is gonna cause you problems man. Triple is the most stable xfire nowadays.
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  7. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,139   +498

    >_< that's what I run currently. Ill probably wait/hope for the 9990 or figure something out (will also depend on if I grab the ivy-bridge e or steamroller chip).
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  8. wastedkill

    wastedkill TechSpot Maniac Posts: 1,059   +220

    I cant wait Im gonna get 2 8990's when they come out! For both mining and gaming :D
  9. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,725   +874

    9990*. The 8000 series is a OEM rebrand. I dont think they will be called 9xxx series.
  10. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,774   +1,429

    Time for a Hawaiian upgrade. ;)
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  11. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,788   +639

    DigiTimes should also believe Sapphire is on that list since Sapphires parent company (PC Partner) produces ALL reference AMD cards - Radeon and FirePro.

    In related news, this would point to what a number of people have been surmising (ahem)- that TSMC's 20nm process isn't going feature by the end of the year and that the timing of 20nm and GDDR6 don't fit with AMD's/Nvidia's GPU cadence. The rumours that Nvidia's Maxwell will also continue to use 28nm initially also seem to be gathering traction.
     
  12. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,139   +498

    I like this name, stupid thing to like I know but the idea of saying hey I have an Hawaii GPU in my system just sounds awesome.

    I plan on sticking with Quad CFX JC713, I just enjoy it too much now, its nice having the extra bang for when I need it :p Plus im crazy like that.
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  13. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TechSpot Maniac Posts: 892   +52

    Hmm I'll get to own a 9800 again, I'm intrigued.
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  14. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,725   +874

    Too bad I have a laptop lol.
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  15. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,831   +707

    Whats wrong with sticking with an ATI Radeon 9200 SE? I still have one somewhere. XD
  16. RenGood08

    RenGood08 TechSpot Booster Posts: 191   +13

    Hmmm interesting. I wonder what the specs will be on this AMD Hawaii. Will it have sunshine and ocean waves lol. Ahh I have a laptop, but I'm considering a tower.
  17. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,774   +1,429

    lol

    It will also be released with new API called "Aloha". hahaha
  18. RenGood08

    RenGood08 TechSpot Booster Posts: 191   +13


    lol! That is so epic!
  19. Lol same here, I've been waiting so long for another 9xxx to come by again just to say I can own one! The 9800 was god's gift to man back in the 90's.
  20. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,788   +639

    Unfortunately not. AMD's new naming system is apparently is supposedly moving from HD xxxx to Rx-Dxxx
  21. cmbjive

    cmbjive TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 458   +78

    Graphics cards? I'm still using the integrated graphics on my i7-3770k. If any of you wish to donate money to my graphics card fund...
  22. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,788   +639

    C'mon, think big...
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  23. TechGamer

    TechGamer TechSpot Booster Posts: 407   +34

    what games do u play then :S? thats like me 4 months ago saying that I game on a pentium 4 geforce 6200 :S buy a mid range card for 100 bucks and play on medium with playable framerates atleast


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