If you've been postponing your graphics card upgrade until AMD ships its Radeon HD 7950 GPU, go grab a pen or permanent marker and circle January 31, 2012 on your calendar. That's the day it will reportedly go on sale, following the launch of AMD's Radeon HD 7970 videocard, which is available to purchase right now for around $600.
Fudzilla said it managed to overhear the HD 7950's release date, and that AMD will make the rest of its lineup available in February. That's good news, because the last we heard, the launch date was in limbo, and since Fudzilla correctly predicted no one would be able to purchase a 7950 on January 9th (the day the 7970 went up for sale), perhaps they're hooked up with a reliable source on this one.
Pricing has yet to be announced, and we still think it will hover around the $400. For that, you'll get 1,792 stream processors, 28 compute units, 112 texture units, 32 full color ROPs, and 3GB of GDDR5 memory on a wide 384-bit memory bus. The card will support up to six displays.