looks like the next generation of radeons will be shipping out early next year...
-First GPU built with 28nm process
-925MHz core clock, overclockable to 1.1GHz (1.22GHz possible)
-3GB DDR5 memory
-1.4 the Compute power of a 6970
-Redesigned cooling system: 6th generation vapor chamber design, wider fans and quieter acoustics
-AMD PowerTune w/ on-chip TDP monitoring and power scaling
-AMD ZeroCore technology: <3W power use at blank screen, 15W at static screen
-Dual BIOS toggle switch, like in the 6990
-Ports: 1x DL-DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x mDP (HDMI to DVI and mDP to DVI adapters included)
-Eyefinity 2.0 support with custom resolutions and new bezel compensation settings (driver update for 6000 series cards too).
may have to blow my tax return on one of these bad boysWhile the 7970 doesn't top the 6990 in all tests, it matches the dual-GPU card's performance in many games and scales better at 2560x1600. It also soundly trumps Nvidia's currently single-card flagship, the GTX 580, though remember that this is a card that was launched over a year ago. For gamers who leapfrog purchase every other generation of cards--meaning those with the popular Radeon HD 5870 or 5850--the 7970 will be an incredible upgrade.