In an exclusive interview with Forbes, Matt Skynner who is the corporate vice president and general manager at AMD’s Graphics Business gave some insight about the price of the next generation Hawaii GPU pricing. Over the past few weeks we have heard rumors that it would be the same as NVIDIA’s Titan ($999) or that it would cost far less around $500-%650. Here is what Matt had to say about that in his interview…
One of the fastest performing GPU has been leaked out along with a few specifications, thanks to the efforts of Chiphell. The AMD’s Hawaii R9-290X GPU from the ‘Volcanic Islands’ series has beaten the NVIDIA Titan which was so far the best in performance and speed and was also one of the most expensive.
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.
Since we have announced that AMD will be announcing their new Hawaii GPU on September 25th at an event in Hawaii the big question many people have been asking is how much the card will be at launch. Until now that was a real mystery, but Fudzilla is reporting that the card will cost below $600!
We have confirmed that AMD will be unveiling their new Hawaii GPU at a press event on September 25th in Hawaii. That is more than a month away, but it seems that there are press samples of the card already circulating around. One has been possibly spotted on the Chiphell forums.
We confirmed yesterday that AMD will be unveiling their latest Hawaii GPU on September 25th at a special event in Hawaii. At this event AMD will publically announce the Volcanic Islands family and the Hawaii GPU, although we do believe the card will ship at a later date.
AMD is planning to announce and unveil to the world their latest Volcanic Islands series based Hawaii GPU on September 25th. AMD has actually confirmed this report with both Bight Side of News and Semiaccurate who also noted that the card would be unveiled at an event in Hawaii.
We have heard reports that the first chip to debut in the Volcanic Islands series will be the Hawaii GPU which will be the flagship. Sweclockers is reporting that while the Hawaii GPU will be the flagship card, it may not arrive first, but instead would makes its debut with AMD’s FirePro Professional cards.
Recently information has been revealed about the codenames for a few forthcoming Volcanic Islands GPUs. Some people from SemiAccurate have prepared and publicized a comprehensive analysis regarding the codenames of upcoming Volcanic Islands Graphics Processing unit. They have come up with quite interesting outcomes with this study. For beginners, the leaked codenames are categorized into two groups, the Radeon group and the FirPro group of GPUs. They are purportedly as below.