Report: AMD's Codename Malta GPU Will be Radeon HD 7990

A report at Fudzilla  mentions that the Radeon HD 7990 GPU is codenamed Malta, and not what we were previously led to believe, New Zealand. Moreover, the the card could feature dual Tahiti XT cores that may run above 1 GHz, which might leave Asus somewhat concerned. Asus's fastest card on the market at the moment is its ARES II card, which is a Dual 7970 card that has its own liquid cooling loop. Asus's card is clocked at 1050 base and 1150 Boost, but the reports indicate that AMD might be looking to  exceed these speeds with the Malta GPU.

Other information is that the card will come packed with a massive 6 GB of GDDR5 memory (unsurprising seen as the 7970 carries 3 GB) along a 2 x 384-bit memory interface.

Sources also indicate that the card would launch within a few months from now, but some of Fudzilla's other sources claim that the card is around the corner. It is fair to assume that AMD is waiting for the real world tests of Nvidia's new GeForce GTX Titan, and then clock and price its 7990 accordingly.

Unfortunately that's all the information we have for the time being, but it's good to see that AMD is living up to its promise of delivering more HD 7000 goodness this year.

 

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  • All these beautiful cards I can't afford..
    I can read, and dream..
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  • Hmm. Perhaps they can release the 7990 for $650-750? If they could, that would hurt the GTX 690. Badly.
    Titan is still in a class of it's own though. Titan is the only Single GPU as of now that can truly play Crysis 3 at Very High and get 60fps... and that is just 1080p.(Though, I am not saying that it makes sense to buy a freaking 1k dollar GPU for one game...)
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  • aoneoneWow, nvidia move on over. I thought I would never say this but.. looks like AMD is sh*tting on Nvidia out the water in 2013.Ever since I was disappointed with the GTX Titan review couple days ago, and also surprised by the benchmark results of the 7970 series during comparison mind you, looks like I might be looking forward to the 7990~ ^_^


    The Titan was for the price, disappointing. If it did match the 690 or even the 670 SLI then it would have been fine but no.
    It performed more like 660Ti SLI.
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  • Hmm. Perhaps they can release the 7990 for $650-750? If they could, that would hurt the GTX 690. Badly.
    Titan is still in a class of it's own though. Titan is the only Single GPU as of now that can truly play Crysis 3 at Very High and get 60fps... and that is just 1080p.(Though, I am not saying that it makes sense to buy a freaking 1k dollar GPU for one game...)
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  • Wow, nvidia move on over. I thought I would never say this but.. looks like AMD is sh*tting on Nvidia out the water in 2013.

    Ever since I was disappointed with the GTX Titan review couple days ago, and also surprised by the benchmark results of the 7970 series during comparison mind you, looks like I might be looking forward to the 7990~ ^_^
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  • All these beautiful cards I can't afford..
    I can read, and dream..
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