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[WCCF] AMD 7990 codename Malta beyond 1GHz

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AMD’s supposedly upcoming Radeon HD 7990 GPU would be codenamed “Malta” (Previously codenamed New Zealand) and would possibly feature dual Tahiti XT cores however the source wasn’t able to confirm that. Nevertheless, the Dual cores allocated to the Radeon HD 7990 would operate at an frequency beyond 1 GHz. Currently, the fastest Radeon HD 7990 solution from ASUS codenamed “ARES II” is clocked at 1050 MHz stock and 1150 MHz Boost so AMD would be looking to topple that with their own Malta Radeon HD 7990 GPU.

http://wccftech.com/amd-radeon-hd-7990-dual-chip-gpu-codenamed-malta-core-clocked-1-ghz/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Wccftechcom+%28WCCFtech.com%29
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Uh... that's a horrible Idea and will only weaken the 7990 brand name. I hope this is fake. If they are going to make a 7990 then they too should add a fancy bling bling cooler to it and make it run 2 7970s

The Ares 2, Devil and PowerColor 7990 are doing a great job holding the touch for AMDs absent 7990.
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What a nice day they chose to leak this news. tongue.gif

Yeah, I know, what a shocker tongue.gif !
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Well if they can outdo an AresII ....why the hell not?
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Uh... that's a horrible Idea and will only weaken the 7990 brand name. I hope this is fake. If they are going to make a 7990 then they too should add a fancy bling bling cooler to it and make it run 2 7970s

The Ares 2, Devil and PowerColor 7990 are doing a great job holding the touch for AMDs absent 7990.

I'm sorry, not catching here.

2 slot>3 slot.

Probably hotter and noisier, but slimmer, sleeker, lighter, and more appealing than a couple kg behemoth. plus AMD's reference cooler beats the crap out of the Devil13 in looks.
   
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I've been saying since they clarified that there would be no new GPUs until the fall/winter that they had to bring something like this to the table. In my eyes it is a mistake if they don't, especially now that Nvidia has the 690 AND Titan
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I'm sorry, not catching here.

2 slot>3 slot.

Probably hotter and noisier, but slimmer, sleeker, lighter, and more appealing than a couple kg behemoth. plus AMD's reference cooler beats the crap out of the Devil13 in looks.
The 6990 was a mess.

Fast was about it's only saving grace and even then it was challenged heavily by the GTX590 which was a better card in every other way (Except the VRMs - those sucked) 590 with better Vrms would have been a mighty beast!
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The 6990 was a mess.

Fast was about it's only saving grace and even then it was challenged heavily by the GTX590 which was a better card in every other way (Except the VRMs - those sucked) 590 with better Vrms would have been a mighty beast!
maybe so but a 590 could not do 3 way sli with a gtx 580
that's what made the 6990 a really nice card
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The 6990 was a mess.

Besides being noisy, it was far from a mess.
   
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Interesting. I guess this will use binned chips, just like GTX 690. 6990 was horribly noisy and hot, let's hope that AMD finally starts to make decent coolers. All AMD reference coolers pretty much suck.
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