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AMD's Radeon HD 7990 Malta Graphics Card Posted on Ebay

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An "engineering sample" of AMD's upcoming Radeon HD 7990 graphics card is currently on sale on Ebay for $30,100.

Ebay user wowbagger1234 has evidently managed to acquire an "engineering sample" of AMD's upcoming Radeon HD 7990 "Malta" graphics card and is offering the opportunity to "enter the history books and be the first person in the world to own this breathtaking piece of American engineering" [may actually be Canadian engineering from AMD in Ontario -Ed.] for the price of $30,100 (at the time of writing) plus $50 shipping and handling.

According to the listing on Ebay, the Reference HD 7990 features two Tahiti GPUs, PCIe 3.0, a 950 MHz core clock, 2 x 3,072 MB GDDR5 memory clocked at 1,500 MHz, which matches what we have heard about the graphics card thus far


Posting engineering samples of products for sale is at the very least frowned upon. We wouldn't be surprised if AMD issues an injunction or takes other legal action against the sale and/or the seller. For those of you disinclined to pay over $30 big ones for the engineering sample, the Radeon HD 7990 is expected to be formally released later this month. AMD also showed off the HD 7990 in action, running Tomb Raider in Eyefinity 5x1 configuration.



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    gm0n3y , April 17, 2013 11:36 AM
    I was going to bid, but $50 for shipping is a little steep.
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    slomo4sho , April 17, 2013 11:17 AM
    $92,000 currently... there really are no limits to human stupidity :) 
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    MaCk0y , April 17, 2013 11:48 AM
    Doesn't ship to Malta....
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    Shankovich , April 17, 2013 11:07 AM
    haha the development department at the Markham office must be having a blast seeing the price go up.
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    _kardon_ , April 17, 2013 11:14 AM
    Price is now at US $91,800.00
  • 26 Hide
    slomo4sho , April 17, 2013 11:17 AM
    $92,000 currently... there really are no limits to human stupidity :) 
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    Jonathon Thorpe , April 17, 2013 11:27 AM
    Looking at the core clock, does that mean that it wont me based on x2 Ghz Editions? I though I read on Toms that it would be clocked at 1Ghz or 1.1Ghz.
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    Estix , April 17, 2013 11:30 AM
    I'm sure AMD is just using this to determine how to set the MSRP
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    Deemo13 , April 17, 2013 11:35 AM
    You might want to fix where it says 7790 up there.
  • 36 Hide
    gm0n3y , April 17, 2013 11:36 AM
    I was going to bid, but $50 for shipping is a little steep.
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    MaCk0y , April 17, 2013 11:48 AM
    Doesn't ship to Malta....
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    griptwister , April 17, 2013 11:58 AM
    @slomo4sho, it's probably just Nvida trying to get their hands on the card because they're terrified that it will beat their dual GPU solution.
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    dark_lord69 , April 17, 2013 12:00 PM
    Sigh... other 7990's are much cheaper.. This one is going for almost the value that remains on my mortgage. And does anyone actually have a case that would fit that MONSTER!?
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    esrever , April 17, 2013 12:16 PM
    This is a collector's item. People are willing to pay.
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    BulkZerker , April 17, 2013 12:32 PM
    Quote:
    $92,000 currently... there really are no limits to human stupidity :) 



    Troll bids are trolly.
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    maxinexus , April 17, 2013 12:48 PM
    Say what? Little too late AMD don't you think? Should have worked more on 8000 series.
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    agentbb007 , April 17, 2013 3:03 PM
    I would think if all AMD does is frown at the person who is selling this engineering sample, we will see many more of these up for sale... I know I would sell one for $100k if all I got was a frown from someone.
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    tim1935 , April 17, 2013 3:10 PM
    This could be an interesting new way for a company to recoup engineering expenses.
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    BigBodZod , April 17, 2013 3:22 PM
    Quote:
    Sigh... other 7990's are much cheaper.. This one is going for almost the value that remains on my mortgage. And does anyone actually have a case that would fit that MONSTER!?


    That is too much to ask for, but hey some folks still have too much money it seems.

    As for a chassis to hold that monster, why yes I do, my gaming rig case is the Cooler Master CM-830 Stacker with plenty of room, in fact two of these would fit nicely inside ;) 
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    FFH , April 17, 2013 4:04 PM
    $30,000+ and there isn't free shipping. Seriously?
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    ipwn3r456 , April 17, 2013 4:54 PM
    Well, bid ended at $96,100... God dammit I rather spend a money on a pretty good sports car, or build a server in my house...
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    ddpruitt , April 17, 2013 5:48 PM
    Sold for $96,000 [break cause comments suck] I wouldn't be surprised if AMD bought this to either sue the seller or claim it as a fake. [break cause comments suck] PS FIX THE DAMN COMMENTS, I hate getting an error for every comment!!!!
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    Matsushima , April 17, 2013 6:18 PM
    That looks like a Firepro S10000?
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