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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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  • battlecrymoderngearsolid
    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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  • aoneone
    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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  • wannabepro
    All these beautiful cards I can't afford..
    I can read, and dream..
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  • maximiza
    hopefully this drops prices on the 7870's
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  • battlecrymoderngearsolid
    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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  • swordrage
    wannabeproAll these beautiful cards I can't afford..I can read, and dream..
    Same here... LOL
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  • merikafyeah
    On the flip side, all Nvidia has to do is cut the Titan's artificially inflated price in half, and AMD will be sooooooo screwed.

    All the more so if they announce price cuts on the same day the 7990 is released,
    just to rain on their parade.
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  • therogerwilco
    Cards are just plain too exspensive anymore... I got 2 570's for sli a year ago, and still my only options to upgrade are in the $350+ price range. First time I ever spent 700$ on some gpu's, and they're great, but even farcry 3 had issues (I'm hoping it's because it was the beta) running 2560x1600 with max settings...
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  • Exceed the performance of the Asus Ares II, consume no more than 155% more wattage than a single 7970, be priced for $1000 at most and it is an overall win.
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  • horaciopz
    wannabeproAll these beautiful cards I can't afford..I can read, and dream..
    I feel you brother, I feel you.
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