When XFX announced plans to release graphics cards with AMD GPUs in early 2009, it may have meant the "early" part quite literally. Fudzilla reports that some retailers expect to have XFX-branded Radeons in stock as soon as next week.
Don't just take the site's word for it. A Lithuanian retailer has posted several listings for XFX Radeon HD 4000-series graphics cards, and it says all of them will be in stock on January 5. The listings cover a good cross-section of cards, including Radeon HD 4350, 4650, 4830, 4850, 4870 512MB, and 4870 1GB models. We looked around and found similar entries on Austrian price search engine Geizhals, which lists four XFX Radeons.
The product sheets on the Lithuanian website suggest XFX's 4830, 4850, and 4870 offerings will run at the standard AMD-specified clock speeds, although XFX itself said it had "factory-overclocked" XXX-branded models in the pipeline. The company also promised "unparalleled 5-Star support" and customized drivers for the new Radeons.