AMD delays Sea Islands until the end of 2013

Much to the dissatisfaction of gamers AMD has officially announced that it will release the next generation of graphics processing units, codenamed Sea Islands, sometime in Q4 2013. Until this time period the company will rely on its current 7th generation Radeon HD graphics cards.

Despite the current performance advantage NVIDIA has over AMD and the upcoming arrival of the 3D graphics monster GeForce Titan, AMD feels confident in its products and does not see the need for a graphics chip update. According to Devon Nekechuk, an AMD representative, the Radeon HD 7000 series graphics products are still very popular and offer better price/performance ratio when compared to competing products from NVIDIA. Thus, the current AMD graphics lineup will be competitive at least until the end of Q3 2013.

The only new thing coming out of AMD in the next few months is a dynamic real time GPU overclocking technology but it remains to be seen when and where it will be featured until the arrival of Sea Islands later this year.

The current AMD strategy, however, may get the company in hot water, given the arrival of Intel’s Haswell chips in June of this year and the release of newer and faster NVIDIA graphics products. Unfortunately for its fans and the market situation AMD may end up fighting a lost battle on two fronts – which will surely be not good for the company let alone consumers.


Source: Technationews.com

Related posts

ZTE exhibits Open smartphone

The MWC 2013 has become the birthplace of another smartphone this time by ZTE. The device is known as Open and runs Mozilla’s Firefox OS. The ZTE Open is a budget-oriented affordable smartphone so don’t expect tech miracles out of it. The Open comes with...

TRENDnet released two Surveillance Pan / Tilt / Zoom Internet camera

TRENDnet has released two new Internet Cameras for security needs, featuring 330 degrees side-to-side rotation and up-and-down 120 degrees tilt capabilities,  plus auto focus,  ten times optical zoom and 16x digital zoom. The new ProView Wireless N Pan/Tilt/Zoom Internet Cameras can record...

Deepcool debuts Ice Blade 200M CPU cooler

Deepcool, a maker of PC cooling solutions, has presented a universal CPU cooler by the name of Ice Blade 200M. The Ice Blade 200M is a tower-type CPU cooler that measures 103 x 94 x 135 mm and weighs 343 grams. The cooler consists of aluminum fins and two 8-mm U-shaped copper heat pipes...

Leave a comment