Wednesday, April 17th 2013

AMD Radeon HD 7990 Launch Date Revealed

Market launch of AMD's Radeon HD 7990 "Malta" dual-GPU graphics card is less than a week away, according to an OCaholic report. Sources told the publication that AMD plans to launch its flagship graphics card on the 24th of April, 2013. According to it, reviews of the card should already be underway. AMD Radeon HD 7990 is the company's flagship graphics card, featuring a pair of 28 nm "Tahiti" GPUs. According to specifications derived from older reports, it packs a total of 4096 stream processors, and 6 GB of GDDR5 memory across two 384-bit wide memory interfaces. What sets this card apart from the HD 7990 "New Zealand" launched last year by AMD's partners is the power-optimizations AMD put into it, leaving the card to draw power from "just" two 8-pin PCIe power connectors, and make do with a dual-slot cooling solution.

Source: OCaholic.ch
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96 Comments on AMD Radeon HD 7990 Launch Date Revealed

#2
adulaamin
I hope they have working crossfire drivers by then. If not, there will be a lot of complaints. :)
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Mathragh
by: adulaamin
I hope they have working crossfire drivers by then. If not, there will be a lot of complaints. :)
Oeh indeed, I suppose they'll atleast have some beta drivers ready for crossfire by that time!(or perhaps even at the moment, for those reviewers working on reviewing those cards so they can publish an article about them the 24th)
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#5
KissSh0t
Foot Long here.. get your foot long.. it's going to be Red & Hot..
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#6
RCoon
Gaming Moderator
This seems like a disturbingly early release, in terms of drivers anyway. Everyone has been saying this card SHOULD come out when frame latencies are fixed and when crossfire is a little more reliable. Unless AMD has fixed said issues, this might not be a very comfortable release.
If there's a driver that fixes things, I'll be buying one of these in the coming months for definite.
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jigar2speed
by: btarunr
According to it, reviews of the card should already be underway
heh, why don't you say it upfront that you already tasted the beast.
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jigar2speed
by: adulaamin
I hope they have working crossfire drivers by then. If not, there will be a lot of complaints. :)
This is getting old, i am getting tired of this driver crap shots that starts as soon as AMD card's news are posted, there seems to be a pattern, as if some people are trying to brainwash other readers.
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Dj-ElectriC
by: jigar2speed
heh, why don't you say it upfront that you already tasted the beast.
Scumbag TPU stuff, has card, posting other's rumors about it
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: Dj-ElectriC
Scumbag TPU stuff, has card, posting other's rumors about it
You're welcome.
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adulaamin
by: jigar2speed
This is getting old, i am getting tired of this driver crap shots that starts as soon as AMD card's news are posted, there seems to be a pattern, as if some people are trying to brainwash other readers.
yeah I'm brainwashing readers to believe AMD drivers are less than spectacular when it comes to crossfire. I guess it's not working since it's only pissing some people off. :p
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W1zzard
by: jigar2speed
heh, why don't you say it upfront that you already tasted the beast.
nobody touches my precious cards! not even tpu staff
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RCoon
Gaming Moderator
by: W1zzard
nobody touches my precious cards! not even tpu staff
Plan on selling your engineering model? xD
It's not like you dont have enough cards
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jigar2speed
by: adulaamin
yeah I'm brainwashing readers to believe AMD drivers are less than spectacular when it comes to crossfire. I guess it's not working since it's only pissing some people off. :p
Exactly, cause i understand the news are true, but a lot of people have been very repetitive along with Techreport.com that my braincells are now automatically reacting "enough already".
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#15
arbiter
Well from what i seen of CF setups frame latency is least of the problem for this card.
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adulaamin
by: arbiter
Well from what i seen of CF setups frame latency is least of the problem for this card.
by: jigar2speed
"enough already".
:p
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#17
tacosRcool
Some dude on Ebay is selling an engineering sample so you could maybe get a 7990 before the 24th of April release date
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#18
blibba
by: jigar2speed
Exactly, cause i understand the news are true, but a lot of people have been very repetitive along with Techreport.com that my braincells are now automatically reacting "enough already".
You've noticed TechReport recommend AMD's cards in their recommended builds, I take it? And that the guy you're accusing of brainwashing is using a 7970?
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jigar2speed
by: blibba
You've noticed TechReport recommend AMD's cards in their recommended builds, I take it? And that the guy you're accusing of brainwashing is using a 7970?
Did i say the news were false ? No!!!,but repeat telecast on each and every thread ? And spinning every single AMD product's news into AMD driver suck news , honestly, i am getting sick of this, trust me a lot of regulars are as well.
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blibba
by: jigar2speed
Did i say the news were false ? No!!!,but repeat telecast on each and every thread ? And spinning every single AMD product's news into AMD driver suck news , honestly, i am getting sick and trust a lot of regulars are as well.
There'll always be fanboy flaming, and it's far from limited to AMD products, but I think concerns over AMD's driver issues atm are very legitimate and rarely more relevant than for this news post. If you're sick of them, I sympathise to some extent, but you'll just have to avoid the comments sections where they're bound to appear. If you don't disagree with the posts, then I don't think you're going to achieve the censorship you desire by raging against them.

As for your deleted comment saying that I forgot to check that you use a 7970, nobody's accusing you of having an anti-AMD agenda.
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#21
EarthDog
I'm with jigar... tired of hearing it... specifically the BLANKET statements that it 'doesnt work'. It works fine for me, as in, I dont notice anything and have used CFx from 7850's on up the chain. Is the issue real? YES. Does it effect everyone at all times? HELL NO.

I really believe some of these stemmed from cadaveca's initial propoganda post on it. His wording was WAY to strong for what the problem was. ANd since people respect his opinion (and rightfully so) the lemmings here took off and ran with it and now its spreading like wild fire. Personally, I find guru3d's take on it a lot more accurate.

but I digress. As much as I hate hearing it, Im more than certain those that are experiencing problems are tired of hearing this side! :)
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blibba
by: EarthDog
I'm with jigar... tired of hearing it... specifically the BLANKET statements that it 'doesnt work'. It works fine for me, as in, I dont notice anything and have used CFx from 7850's on up the chain. Is the issue real? YES. Does it effect everyone at all times? HELL NO.
Agreed so far.

by: EarthDog
I really believe some of these stemmed from cadaveca's initial propoganda post on it. His wording was WAY to strong for what the problem was. ANd since people respect his opinion (and rightfully so) the lemmings here took off and ran with it and now its spreading like wild fire.
Ok, so first off, Cadaveca's post wasn't propaganda. That would imply that he has an agenda.

I think he was right to make a big deal of it though, because while, yes, AMD graphics cards are still compelling solutions, it is a big deal. This is in a context where people will normally cream themselves over a 5% difference in FPS, so an issue like this is a big deal, and it will put people off AMD cards, and they will say so.

Of course, as you say, blanket generalisations are inane and unhelpful, but there are trolls in every big news thread. That's just a fact of life on forums like this one, and it is by no means limited to threads about AMD graphics cards. Keep a tighter hold on your jimmies.
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#23
EarthDog
We will agree to disagree. I think he (and others) made A LOT more out of it than it really is. I do believe he has an agenda as he wants the problems he sees fixed, LOL! But yeah, his thread was propaganda to me with his wording.

I mean seriously, you agree with this:
Shows real well how Crossfire is useless right now, FPS be damned, nearly any review showing FPS in Crossfire shows useless numbers, potentially faked, and it's not any reviewer's fault....technically, AMD has been cheating.


Yeah, all of you that spent money on a second card for Crossfire, did it for nothing...really nothing...for now.
Blanket statements FTL. :(
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#24
blibba
by: EarthDog
I think he (and others) made A LOT more out of it than it really is.
I've seen tech journalists make a lot more out of a lot less.

by: EarthDog
I do believe he has an agenda as he wants the problems he sees fixed, LOL! But yeah, his thread was propaganda to me with his wording.
Obviously all but the most irrational Nvidia fanboys would like to see the problem fixed. I'm not in the market for a modern card right now, but hell I'd like to see it fixed. Progress is always good. But you seem to be suggesting that he's unfair towards AMD, which I don't think is true. But yeah, I'm happy to agree to disagree, and it makes a nice change to have a mature and coherent debate with someone on the internet :P
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#25
EarthDog
Oh true that!

I'm not suggesting, nor did I allude to that point that he is unfair towards AMD. All I am saying is that his statement was unnecessarily strong and misleading IMO (as in its NOT useless, AMD WASNT cheating - though he nor I can prove otherwise. AMD said they didnt test for it like that. Now that they can/do, they are fixing it. And last, the Second card for crossfire does NOTHING). NONE of that is true! Plenty are just fine with using CFx, and scaling is solid, IMO outside of a few titles (which both parties have issues with scaling in some titles).

I have a TON of respect for Dave and the knowledge he brings to the table, him and I have discussed this already in another thread too. I just feel the tone and words used were not helpful in bringing the reality of the situation to the people here.
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