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[wccf] AMD Confirms Radeon HD 8000 ‘Sea Island’ Delay – Says HD 7000 Series To Remain Primary Focus  

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AMD has just confirmed that the company would delay the Radeon HD 8000 series and keep the HD 7000 series as their primary focus for a while. This was confirmed by AMD’s Radeon marketing manager “Robert Hallock” on AMD’s Radeon Twitter page.

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post #2 of 184
more performance boosts!!!


and if they keep up with the never settle packs...i might have to get a 2nd 3rd and 4th 7970 biggrin.gif
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Damn,

I bought a 7950 instead of the 7970 because I was anticipating that the 8000 series would be released soon.
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This is good to hear. They need to spend a considerable amount of time refining the 8000 series or it will fall short when compared to Nvidia's next line up.
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Hmmmm, wonder if this is a ploy to get more HD7xxx sold. I know I had put off buying some 7950's in hopes that the HD8xxx would be out this summer....

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so when are the 7975, 7980, 7985, 7990.2 coming?
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Good news, the 7900 series needs driver love.
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Perhaps another reason would be for major steps in the drivers. Making a bigger effort for release driver quality and such.

Although, I have to say, in the years I had AMD cards, I never had any driver issues. I know people in general like to dog AMD's driver development, but I haven't had any problems personally.
Would be nice if they spent some extra time during this delay to really hammer home on the quality front.

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If only they could fix the texture flickering in BF3. If I am sniper and zoom very close to some object, I notice the texture flickering non-stop. It doesn't happen if I'm standing near it but only when zooming.
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This is great to hear from AMD.
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