AMD marketing manager Robert Hallock revealed that the company has no intentions to release a Radeon HD 8000 series for the foreseeable future.
"The HD 7000 Series will remain our primary focus for quite some time," he said through twitter.
When asked for clarification, he elaborated that "I cannot say anything more than what I’ve already said, really. AMD and its partners are happy with the HD 7000 Series, and it will continue to be our emphasis in the channel for the foreseeable future."
"I should note that HD 8000 Series has never been so much as hinted at for a channel release. Anything to the contrary is an unsubstantiated rumor fabricated to drive traffic."
Hallock’s comments lend credibility to water cooler rumors that the HD 8000 family won’t be out before Q4 2013.