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Originally Posted by 2010rig View Post

It's not out of context when they are being CALLED Radeon HD 7990.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131483

They've been around since August of last year, and review sites address them as "un-official" 7990's.

They are 7990. But i call them 7970x2. Like the 4870x2.

I dont know why we argue about this tongue.gif Its nice to see amd to release a reference 7990 way more efficient than the custom 7990.Still too late though
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People who said the 7990 is already on the market are completly out of context. This Malta card is a reference HD 7990.

Power Color and other brands are custom PCB with custom parts

Power Color



Notice the 3 x 8-PIN



Now, MALTA Reference HD 7990



Notice the 2 x 8-PIN


Notice the location of the chips





Malta Reference HD 7990 + 13.5 Catalyst will probably be a GTX 690 crusher.

No, AMD is doing a bit of a double take here, when they said these were the design of the reference 7990. Obviously the malta card is going to be better, they have had more time to design it, but powercolor did not make the 7990 on their own, AMD was working with them on the design.
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Its called HD 7990 because it has two Tahiti chips, that is the only similitude.

Exactly, but since they are being addressed as 7990's and called 7990's, they must be 7990's, and therefore not out of context.

AMD is extremely late to the party with their reference 7990, and should've came out a year ago, but it would've been power hungry, and extremely loud like these other 7990's. This Malta card should be more power efficient and quieter, and it will definitely be faster than a 690!
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No, AMD is doing a bit of a double take here, when they said these were the design of the reference 7990. Obviously the malta card is going to be better, they have had more time to design it, but powercolor did not make the 7990 on their own, AMD was working with them on the design.

You are so wrong again:
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There are several ways to reconcile why PowerColor named its dual Radeon HD 7970 monstrosity the Devil 13. On the one hand, the card probably got its name from the fact that it’s an unholy abomination of GPU horsepower, combining two already-hot-running GPUs into one massive, inferno-producing card that gets as hot as Hades. On the other hand, perhaps its sinister moniker is due to the fact that this video card shouldn’t really exist, as AMD never produced one (even though we all expected it last summer.) PowerColor must have said, “Screw it, we’ll make it ourselves!” And thus the Card of Darkness was born; a rare, one-off, fire-breathing $1,000 concoction that flies in the face of power, heat, and cost concerns. And since this is Maximum PC, all we can say is, “Hell yes.”

SOURCE: http://www.maximumpc.com/article/[primary-term]/powercolor_devil_13_radeon_hd_7990_review

Please tell me a source where it states that PowerColor worked with AMD to make the Devil 13.
Edited by KaRLiToS - 4/19/13 at 9:58am
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So... is it worth ditching my two cards for this?
I'm guessing it'll be ever so slightly slower than two single cards due to thermal limitations.
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One thing I don't get is why are people so excited about the Malta anyways. It's obviously going to pull more power than a 690 and almost any reference dual GPU solutions. When did only having two 8-pins and lower power consumption become important on a card like this?

I mean just look at the PCB of the powercolor devil 13 and ask yourself if the Malta PCB will really be better.

With a power hungry card I'd take the one with a more impressive PCB. Even if the Malta has volterra PWM.
 
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this will be the first official 7990 anything else out before that was a custom 7950 x2
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One thing I don't get is why are people so excited about the Malta anyways. It's obviously going to pull more power than a 690 and almost any reference dual GPU solutions. When did only having two 8-pins and lower power consumption become important on a card like this?

I mean just look at the PCB of the powercolor devil 13 and ask yourself if the Malta PCB will really be better.

With a power hungry card I'd take the one with a more impressive PCB. Even if the Malta has volterra PWM.

That comment coming from you doesn't impress me. But if it was Nvidia finally making a reference GTX 690, you would be prostating to it.

First you say that it will pull more juice than the GTX 690, and second after you say that who cares if it does. wth.gif

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