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http://www.techpowerup.com/156641/January-9-Launch-Date-for-AMD-Radeon-HD-7900.html
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Ladies and Gentlemen with graphics card upgrade plans, circle the date January 09, 2012, for this is going to be the day AMD will launch its next generation high-performance graphics cards in the Radeon HD 7900 series, according to reliable market sources DonanimHaber spoke with. On the 9th, AMD is expected to unveil at least two new SKUs in the HD 7900 series, most likely, HD 7970 and HD 7950. These will be based on the new 28 nm "Tahiti" silicon that will use completely redesigned number-crunching machinery, and a very wide memory bus.

Edited by momonz - 12/12/11 at 8:09am
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YAY biggrin.gif
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Wonder what they infer with the term "unveil"
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Fingers crossed. biggrin.gif

Will be getting me 7970 if it delivers.

Edit:
According to DonanimHaber, 7970 has 48 ROPS and slower than 6990/GTX590.

48ROPs??? I was expecting it to have at least 64ROPs. Slower than 6990/GTX590? Not buying it. I'm already deadly close to 6990 with my 6870 Crossfire. 7970 will just be a sidegrade.
Edited by Nautilus - 12/12/11 at 8:20am
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I was hoping for December release of 7870 though.. smile.gif
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lol
my birthday biggrin.gif
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Maybe it is finally time to replace my 5970
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Lol @ DonanimHaber.

This is what everyone's been saying about the release date though, so I hope it's true. We've already seen leaked photos of the next gen cards, so it's very likely they'll be launching soon.
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more old "news" from DH. nothing to see here move along.thumb.gif
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Probably the most unusual release date for a GPU.
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