AMD Ships HD 7900 series and Moves Up Release Date (Update)

AMD seems to be gearing up for a hard launch sooner than expected. Currently they are beginning to ship out their 28nm GPU based products to manufactures in preparation for a December 22nd release according to “journalists and AIB partners“. Originally, AMD’s high end GPU was suppose to release in January, but the HD7970 will see the light of day in time for the holidays. However, the HD 7950 is still set for January 9th, which vr-zone points out is just one day before CES. Chief executive officer of AMD, Rory Read, stated the following:

We are ramping 28nm [products] with TSMC in Taiwan and shipping the products here and now. We are very excited about the products

Above you can also see a leaked photo of the HD 7000 series GPUs in side of a PC. Speaking of leaks, a slide leaked out that contains the specs for the HD 7970. While it could be legit, it is important to take into account that there is a chance it could be fake:


Unfortunately, AMD’s plans have changed. The HD 7970 is scheduled for January 9th and the HD 7970 has been delayed until February.