Report: AMD to Discontinue Radeon HD 7990 in Q3 2013

A report from Overclockers.ru indicates that AMD might be discontinuing the Radeon HD 7990 "Malta" graphics card in Q3 2013, with the main reason specified as weak demand.

The Radeon HD 7990 graphics card is essentially two Radeon HD 7970s pressed onto a single PCB, with a built-in CrossFire link setup. The problem with this is that recently AMD has been having problems with frame latency, and though it has announced that it is working on new drivers to fix these problems, they aren't out yet. It appears that a number of people are holding off on buying this monster card.

For that reason, it wouldn't surprise us if indeed the graphics card will go out of retail in September. That said, other reports indicate that it won't be too long until AMD comes out with the next generation of graphics cards -- the Volcanic Islands series. The launch is said to take place in October, so a September end-of-life for the Radeon HD 7990 may not be surprising.

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  • ^ actually the gtx 690 was faster than the titan by a pretty big margin. Either way, both are expensive and not worth it.
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  • Understandable. You can't expect people to buy a $1000 card especially when AMD cards are littered with crossfire issues. And it is most of the time $200 more than two 7970's (close to $400 if you caught those 7970's near $330).
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  • Understandable. You can't expect people to buy a $1000 card especially when AMD cards are littered with crossfire issues. And it is most of the time $200 more than two 7970's (close to $400 if you caught those 7970's near $330).
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  • The GeForce Titan really changed the game for the $1000 GPU market. I simply can't imagine why anybody would buy one of these dual GPU cards, either the 690 or the 7990, when you can buy a Titan for the same price, have nearly the same overall speed without all of the SLI/Crossfire issues. I remember reading in one of the GPU reviews not long ago, i think it was the one about testing crossfired 7990s, where a rep from one of the custom gaming rig assemblers said that when the Titan came out demand for the 690 and 7990 dropped to near nothing.

    What AMD needs to do is push out their own response to the Titan, a monster single GPU card with an enterprise pedigree.
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