AMD May Launch Radeon HD 8000 Series Graphics Cards Within 6 Months

Paul Lilly

Things are a bit uncertain at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) these days, what with all the layoffs , a tumbling share price , and even the decision to put its Texas camp up for sale to raise funds. But don't count AMD out. The company is still releasing products, like Vishera , and as the second quarter of 2013 rolls into view, you may finally see a new batch of Radeon graphics cards on store shelves.

News of an impending Radeon HD 8000 Series graphics card launch comes courtesy of un-named sources in the upstream supply chain, DigiTimes reports . As DigiTimes tells it, AMD was originally planning to launch the new cards by the end of this year, but the release has been pushed back by up to six months as the company deals with the challenges of reorganization.

The timing isn't terrible, however. AMD's Radeon HD 7000 series are competitive with Nvidia's current video card solutions, and there doesn't appear to be a new Kepler series coming out this year. Like AMD, Nvidia is waiting until 2013 to launch its next generation GPUs.

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