Our original story has been taken down as requested by AMD due to a conflict with NDA bound information. Moreover, the post indicated that an AMD PR spokesperson had confirmed the release date for the upcoming Cayman-based Radeon HD 6970 and 6950 graphics cards, this according to another tech rumor site. AMD has denied this ever took place so we have removed the allegedly false report.
When launched, the 6900 series should include three models all targeted at high-end desktops: the 6950 should replace the 5850 with a good balance between price and performance, the 6970 debuts as the new single-GPU flagship, while the 6990 will use two Cayman chips and replace the current HD 5970. Hopefully, AMD will be able to make it worth the wait.