AMD Radeon HD 7990 “Malta” GPUs Spotted In CrossFireX Action
Image Courtesy of Reddit!
Update: The Reddit user is a developer of Frosbite engine at DICE studios. His name is Johan Andersson!
A user on Reddit who goes by the name of Repilur has posted an image of AMD’s upcoming Radeon HD 7990 GPUs running in CrossFireX. While AIB partners of AMD had already released their custom Radeon HD 7990 graphic cards, it was revealed last month that AMD themselves were also working on a reference board.
AMD Radeon HD 7990 “Malta” in CrossFireX
Codenamed “Malta”, the upcoming Radeon HD 7990 reference GPU from AMD was previewed and displayed by AMD at GDC 2013. To everyone’s surprise, AMD revealed that the same GPU was the one that powered DICE’s Battlefield 4 17 minutes of gameplay. The Radeon HD 7990 delivered 60 FPS throughout the 17 minutes long trailer and was also mentioned to be running the game at 3K resolution (3072×1620).
The Radeon HD 7990 was spotted in 2-Way CrossFireX mode so that’s a total of 4 GPUs running in the rig there. There were no benchmarks or other details posted yet but it should be noted that the Radeon HD 7990 is expected to launch this month and if current rumors hold any truth, then AMD may be bundling the GPU with a copy of Battlefield 4. This would be a nice invective by the AMD since the card is expected to come around the $1000 mark.
As for the specifications, the Radeon HD 7990 from AMD would be codenamed Malta and feature Dual Tahiti GPU cores clocked around 1000 – 1100 MHz and would feature a 6 GB (3 GB per GPU) VRAM running across a 384 bit x2 interface. You may notice how AMD has labeled the slide as a preview of the upcoming product which means that its launch (previously reported around Q2 2013) might not be far away.
The card is powered through dual 8-Pin connectors which puts the power draw to around 375W and comes with an impressive three fan cooling design in the much awesome red and black color theme of AMD Radeon GPUs. Display connectivity on the Radeon HD 7990 include five Mini Display and a single DVI connector. It is expected to launch in Q2 at a price almost around the $1000 mark.