As the media source 4gamer.net reports referring to words of Devon Nekechuk, AMD product manager, the performance of AMD HD 7000 cards is considered enough for good competition in the market. Therefore, AMD is not planning on presenting next generation of graphics processors in 2013.
To add some arguments, the company strongly believes that price/performance ratio of current AMD graphics card is more beneficial for consumers. So there is no need to launch new products of HD 8000 generation, codename Sea Islands
Devon Nekechuk’s words are also backed up by slides below:
Here, the performance of Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition is compared to GeForce GTX 680 running 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme benchmark. AMD product is faster by 12%.
Considering the information above we can conclude that at similar performance levels AMD graphics card are cheaper than its competitor’s.
Finally, a slide that clearly shows the absence of any plans on releasing next-gen GPUs in 2013.