Oh jeez, I thought this news was old hat or I would've posted it myself! Saw this maybe a half dozen days after it was written. I even have it bookmarked to compare it to the official specs when they're released. Appreciated nonetheless Kurgan. For me personally, all this rumour really does is loosen my wallet for other expenditures this holiday season as I was hoping against hope the 7970 would at least be previewed before 2012, giving me a price point ballpark I could swing for. With that dashed, and it frankly being stupid to buy a 78X0 card before the official specs and pricing of the 79X0 are revealed, my money will now be earmarked for a RAM kit and maybe a holiday sale SSD.