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Old February 11, 2013, 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by great_big_abyss View Post
So, Sky, what are your thoughts on the reason for this. Is AMD purposefully trying to break the development cycle on this one? Or are they merely unable to come up with a suitable replacement for Southern Islands at this time?
I think AMD is hedging their bets here. By all indications, the channels are flooded with HD 7000-series cards. Hence why gaming bundles have been introduced to try and clear out some unused stock rather than going through mark-downs.

AMD had to take a massive write-down on unsold Llano APUs last year and the last thing they can afford is to have the same thing happen with their GPU division. Personally, I think this is the financially sound thing to do if it does indeed come to pass.

With that being said, I'm a firm believer that AMD is fully committed to the GPU market since it plays a huge part in their Fusion initiative. We can expect GREAT things from them in the near future.
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