AMD’s R9 280 is one of the best-value graphics cards out there, but it’s still running on old Tahitii GPU hardware from the last generation. The rumour mill is grinding away at the moment, and we're hearing suggestions that AMD are working on a replacement for that old chip, code-named Tonga.
Yes, that’s right AMD’s HD 8000 series graphics cards are on their way as we speak - the embargo has lifted and I’m now allowed to tell you that the Graphics Core Next (GCN) 2.0 generation of GPUs is imminent.
But unfortunately they’re coming to a laptop probably not very near you first.
Been holding off on a graphics upgrade until you see what AMD can do with its Graphics Core Next (GCN) chips at a price that's actually affordable? Today's the day of the big reveal as it officially launches the budget-oriented Radeon HD7770 and HD7750 cards.
They're GCN for less than $160/£125, potentially as low as $109/£80, give or take a few non-specific currency units either way once the cards actually appear on sale. Does the launch mean AMD now dominates the low end GPU market as well as it has the high?