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It must be done inside a margin of error of 12 hours and predict based on a day's noon, i.e. you must predict the exact day of release.

You have three tries.

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What do I win?
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post #3 of 9
what's in it for me? headscratch.gif

edit: ninja'd by huhh tongue.gif

anyway, here are my guesses:

October 22nd 2013
October 29th 2013
October 19th 2013
Edited by thepoopscooper - 7/11/13 at 7:04am
post #4 of 9
I think it will be released a lot sooner than that assuming the leak is legitimate. The 7970 PCB was leaked a day before it launched. http://www.techpowerup.com/157181/amd-radeon-hd-7970-pcb-pictured-clear.html

It makes sense for AMD to release a refresh sooner based on 28nm than later. They don't want to release this so close to their 20nm parts coming around mid-2014?.
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What is absolutely certain is that nobody wants to lose the Christmas/New Year's frenzy biggrin.gif

At the same time it's sad and interesting at the same time that I KNOW if I'm buying around Christmas/New Year's Eve I should better WAIT before new massively improved products are coming out in February onwards thumb.gif

I mean, the classic example was Sandy Bridge. At a January/February, there comes an absolute jump of performance and technological advancement while buying a month earlier would be a huge mistake.

So yeah.. I expect for AMD to definitely have something much earlier than December but at the same time to have huge advances after January tongue.gif

To buy something now it might not be a bad idea if you actually need the product but if someone reaches around November/December I would seriously urge them to wait a couple of months if they can do it because I expect huge changes thumb.gif

Basically even Intel may go 14nm at that moment because they appear almost ready to do it but they appear to sit on it since TSMC can't even do 20nm yet (but they'll do around that time).
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September 30
October 1
October 2

Just 2 or 3 weeks before BF4 which is bundled with the 9950/70.
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Why not the same day with the game? Will they have distribution issues?
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The games usually are not shipped out with the cards. In fact newegg sent me my game coupons in a huge box from the opposite end of the country that my GPU came from.


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Quote:
Originally Posted by fateswarm View Post

Why not the same day with the game? Will they have distribution issues?

With Maxwell out earlier than though. (perhaps ~Q2 2014) AMD want to get a GTX 700 competing card out ASAP so they have a year with a solid GPU and they can take their time with the 20nm card.
I.E wait for Nvidia so they know what they need to do to be on top.

But they also don't want to be to long before BF4, they want to ride that hype train which should start about 3 weeks before release, so they can say "BF4 is coming and you get it free if you buy a HD 9000 Series now"
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