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AMD HD 7950 won't show up on January 9th
Don't hold your breath
In case the HD 7970 has a too steep price for your taste and you were looking forward to the Tahiti Pro HD 7950, we are afraid that we have some bad news as, according to our sources, there is simply no way that this one will be available on January 9th.
The scheduled launch date set at January 9th still stands, according to some major players in the AIB business, but they won't have the card ready by the 9th of January. We guess that we might see a couple of reviews on that date, but these cards will probably come directly from AMD. Unfortunately, there are no precise details regarding the delay and partners simply have no explanation. It seems the HD 7950 might show up somewhere around the Chinese New Year, or February.
Of course, the Tahiti XT HD 7970 should start selling on January 9th, but for now the cheaper HD 7950 won't.