AMD Radeon HD 7990 “Malta” Performance Benchmarks Leaked – Crushes the GeForce GTX 690

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AMD is launching their latest Radeon HD 7990 "Malta" GPU next month and the first performance benchmarks have already hit the web. The benchmarks leaked compares the upcoming GPU against the GeForce GTX Titan and the GeForce GTX 690, both of which cost $1000 US similar to the Radeon HD 7990's price point.

AMD Radeon HD 7990 Benchmarks and Specifications Leaked

As far as specification are concerned. The AMD Radeon HD 7990 “Malta” has two Tahiti XT cores which result in a total of 8.6 Billion transistors, 4096 Stream processors, 2 Prim /Clock , 256 Texture mapping units and 64 Raster operating units. The core is clocked at 1000 MHz or 1 GHz though not known whether it has the GPU boost technology enabled or not. The card is equipped with a massive 6 GB GDDR5 memory that operates along a 384-bit x 2 memory interface and is clocked at 6.0 GB/s effective frequency. The memory pump outs an impressive 576.0 GB/s bandwidth. The Radeon 7990 has a peak compute performance of 8.2 TFlops.

                GeForce GTX 690
                                                         HD 7990
GPU 2x GK104 2x Tahiti XT
GPU Core 915 MHz 1000 MHz
GPU Boost 1020 MHz /
Cores 3072 4096
Memory 4 GB GDDR5 2x 3 GB GDDR5
Memory Clock 6008 MHz 6000 MHz
Memory Bus 2x 256-bit 2x 384-bit
Power Connectors 2x 6 Pins 2x 8pins
Display ports Dual Link DVI, HDMI, Display Port 4x mini-DisplayPort
1x DVI

AMD’s Radeon HD 7990 is assembled using a dual-slot cooling solution which features triple fans etched on the shroud. These 92mm fans are part of the turbine cooling design which provides enhanced cooling performance to the internal vapor chamber heatsinks equipped on each core and fused together using copper heatpipes.

These are some really impressive specifications on AMD's reference dual chip beast and they also deliver some amazing results which can be seen below:

3DMark FireStrike Performance

  • AMD Radeon HD 7990: 11479 Marks
  • NVIDIA GeForce Titan: 9863 Marks
  • NVIDIA GeForce 690: 8859 Marks

3DMark FireStrike Extreme

  • AMD Radeon HD 7990: 5854Marks
  • NVIDIA GeForce Titan: 5079 Marks
  • NVIDIA GeForce 690: 4470 Marks

Although these results were taken from a synthetic performance, the real battle would begin when both the flagship Dual chip GPUs - Radeon HD 7990 and the GeForce GTX 690 get pitted in actual gaming titles. That would go off to show whether the new GPU delivers better scaling performance compared to AIB custom parts that were released last year. The reviews of AMD's Radeon HD 7990 "Malta" GPU would go live on 24th April 2013.

Update: Hardware.Info also seem to have given a glimpse of the Radeon HD 7990's performance in Battlefield 3 at 5760 x 1080 resolution in Ultra quality. The results show that the Radeon HD 7990 is a few FPS faster than its competitor aka NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690.

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