We know that AMD will be announcing their Volcanic Islands based Hawaii GPU in Hawaii on September 25th. After the announcement AMD plans to mass ship the card to retailers through its AIC partners. Digitimes who has sources close to the upstream supply chain say that AMD will be giving the greenlight to its partners after announcing the Hawaii GPU in September after which manufactures including ASUS, MSI and Powercolor would be mass shipping the Hawaii GPU based cards to retail channels.
The Hawaii GPU based cards would be made available to consumers by late October.
As AMD is set to announce its next-generation high-end GPU codenamed Hawaii, graphics card players including Asustek Computer, Micro-Star International (MSI) and PowerColor are expected to start mass shipping related products in October, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
So we will have to see how long it will take after the announcement for consumers to get their hands on a Hawaii GPU. The Hawaii GPU is expected to go on sale for around $600, which will make it very competitive with NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 780 graphics card. The card is also expected to ship with a full retail copy of Battlefield 4, which we did see in the leaked press boxes.