AMD's Radeon HD 7900 series of graphics cards is due to launch on the 9th January, with the high-end Radeon HD 7970 expected to fetch around €500 in Europe.
While unconfirmed by AMD itself, which is keeping its next GPU family under close guard until its official launch as it continues its tit-for-tat battle with graphics rival Nvidia, DonanimHaber claims to have obtained information about the launch date from a reliable source close to the company.
Designed to offer up to 1.5GB of high-speed graphics memory on each card thanks to a 384-bit memory bus, AMD's Radeon 7900 family is rumoured to be launching in order to win back support from high-end gamers willing to spend surprising quantities of money on one - or more - high-end cards.
The initial launch is believed to be concentrating on the high-end, with AMD's hardware partners expected to release Radeon HD 7970 and Radeon HD 7950 PCI Express graphics boards based on AMD's 'Graphics Core Next' architecture and a 28nm GPU codenamed 'Tahiti.'
AMD, for its part, has refused to comment on rumours or speculation regarding unannounced products.