We just got notified by AMD that the launch of the Radeon HD 7980 has been delayed by at least three weeks. During the recent launch of the AMD Radeon HD 7970, a number of media outlets expressed varying levels of concern regarding the separation of the launch and market availability.
To avoid similar concerns relative to the AMD Radeon HD 7950, AMD have decided to move the launch of the AMD Radeon HD 7950 to early February. This will ensure the launch aligns with availability of AMD Radeon HD 7950 cards in the channel.
Availability of the AMD Radeon HD 7970 has not changed. It will be available on January 9th.