Though we don't like to say it, some information has just come out that could add to the worry caused by the distressing financial update that Advanced Micro Devices has provided.
For those who haven't read it yet, AMD's preliminary financial report for the third quarter of 2013 suggests that revenue fell by 10%, rather than the expected 1%.
We have spoken of the issue here
, and now we have another one that, we hope, won't turn out to be more than misspoken second-hand information.
The report comes from SemiAccurate
and says that Advanced Micro Devices won't deliver on earlier boasts regarding the Sea Islands graphics processing units
(Radeon HD 8000).
Scheduled for release in 2013 instead of 2012 (in March, last we heard), they were supposed to achieve a performance increase of 30% over Southern Islands (Radeon HD 7000-series).
The report says that the real boost will be lower, of 15%, and that the number of stream processors will be only minimally higher as well.
Hopefully, this rumor turns out to be part of what put “Semi” in “SemiAccurate.”