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AMD to launch ‘Volcanic Islands’ GPUs in September, 3DMark performance uncovered

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AMD has new graphics cards and GPU products, under the codename Volcanic Islands, set to launch next month. After about a year and a half since their successful Radeon HD7000 series made its debut, AMD is scheduled to launch their new Volcanic Islands series products in Hawaii on September 25, 2013. A new naming convention (supposedly easier for consumers to understand) is said to make an appearance with these new graphics cards.

Tech blog WCCF Tech has uncovered a 3DMark performance benchmark figure, allegedly from an upcoming Volcanic Islands series GPU, from a Chinese forum. The unnamed single graphics card, presumably an upper-tier model, managed to clock in 4816 points on the Extreme benchmark preset; a fair bit higher than the 4500-4700 point averages checked in by Nvidia’s top-of-the-line GTX Titan. AMD’s existing flagship single GPU, the Radeon HD7970, scores in the 3300 to 3500 point range; so if this leaked benchmark is real, expect to see quite a boost in performance from AMD’s next generation upper-tier cards.

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