AMD Tahiti Graphic Cards To last Till Mid-2014

The Radeon HD 7970 was the first Tahiti graphic cards to launch in early 2012 based on the latest GCN graphics architecture from AMD. The Tahiti graphic cards lineup includes the famous Radeon HD 7950, Radeon HD 7870 XT and the recently launched Radeon HD 7990 graphics card which incorporates two Tahiti chips.
It has been over a year since the Tahiti GPU made its introduction to
this world and has lived up to its name offering value and competitive
performance against NVIDIA’s GeForce 600 series and GeForce 700 series.
It is revealed that AMD’s Tahiti graphic cards have a lifespan of over
two years and would only be discontinued after mid-2014. That’s a long
time, in the meanwhile Sweclockers reports
that AMD may as well have new Tahiti products launching soon but we
don’t have any concrete details regarding any new Tahiti based SKUs.
It should be noted that the Radeon HD 7970 launched
at a price of $549 US but currently retails at a price around $299
along with a game bundle worth around $180 US which adds in to the
amazing value the card has to offer. While Tahiti may be strong against
the GK104 from NVIDIA, its starting to show signs of aging and can’t
compete against the monolithic GK110 core from NVIDIA in the GeForce GTX
780 and the GeForce GTX Titan which totally obliterate the competition
in terms of performance but at a hefty price. Many fans await the
arrival of the next generation of Volcanic Islands cards from AMD which
reportedly have already been shipped to manufactureres. The new cards are planned to launch in Q4 2013, possibly October and would aim to compete against GK110 from NVIDIA.