AMD has confirmed that it will introduce Barts-based HD 6800 series cards on Friday, so basically it has just confirmed what we've been saying for weeks. Basically, we're just gloating.
The company has also released the first official photos of the HD 6870 and HD 6850. No surprises here either, we've already seen them.
We're expecting to see the first listings and proper benchmarks over the next couple of days, but the HD 6800 series already looks like a winner. Mind you, considering what it's up against, this is hardly a surprise.