as the rumors goes the HD8k (not the OEM rebadge one) series are already done and ready to be release anytime but amd decides to hold back the launch at least until Q2 this year to flush the remaining 7k series.
about the price i'm not sure about that. but amd might charge high price for the upcoming 8k series for a few months to make the 7k series more attrative option espcially for those that cares a lot about bang for buck
I have heard both Q1 and Q2. I am also waiting for the HD8000s to come out to get a 7950. I am hoping they drop the price soon after the release of the 8000s. If not oh well. I would rather wait and attempt it then drop $320 and have them drop in a few months.