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AMD Radeon HD 7990 "Malta" Listed on Ebay

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A lucky bloke who managed to score an engineering sample of AMD's upcoming Radeon HD 7990 sought to make a quick buck by auctioning it on Ebay. An opening bid of $0.99, and 36 bids (ATP) later, the auction has reached the $1,125 mark. The engineering sample is said to ship with clock speeds of 950 MHz core, and 6.00 GHz memory. The dual-GPU graphics cards ships with two fully-loaded AMD "Tahiti" GPUs, with 2048 stream processors each, and a 384-bit memory interface holding 3 GB of GDDR5 memory, each. If anything the Ebay listing gave us some gorgeous pictures of the beast.

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Selling engineering hardware is a No, No and someone could end up losing their job over this. The hardware might also need to be returned if it is ever delivered to a buyer.
 
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Selling engineering hardware is a No, No and someone could end up losing their job over this. The hardware might also need to be returned if it is ever delivered to a buyer.
How could you identify who released it? I don't see any serial numbers on the board.
 
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I talked to AMD and they are fine with the card being sold.

They did say it wouldn't have a warranty, though lol
 
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I wonder if it's longer then AMD previous dual GPU's beasts :eek:
 

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Launch is not too far away, and AMD unveiled the card at GDC anyway. So this Ebay listing kind of doesn't harm AMD. A moment of silence to anyone who pays $1200 for a couple of days' headstart.
 
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What about drivers for the card?
 

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What about drivers for the card?
I'm not aware of any beta drivers that can run this card, apart from the one meant for reviewers, and the pre-beta used in the GDC demo. So the seller of this card definitely has access to reviewer drivers, if he claims to have tested it.
 
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I'm not aware of any beta drivers that can run this card, apart from the one meant for reviewers, and the pre-beta used in the GDC demo. So the seller of this card definitely has access to reviewer drivers, if he claims to have tested it.
Do you really need special drivers for the card? Won't it just show up as two 7970s in crossfire?
 

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Do you really need special drivers for the card? Won't it just show up as two 7970s in crossfire?
If HD 6990 is anything to go by, the two GPUs in an HD 7990 could feature a different device ID from HD 7970. Today's drivers can't make heads or tails of the card.
 

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So with the release a week away, AMD driver aficionados will most likely get a new driver to play with.
 
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Do you really need special drivers for the card? Won't it just show up as two 7970s in crossfire?
Assuming it has some of the same sauce that the 7790 has, in order to keep powerdraw lower, it would need a special driver like the 7790 needed.
 
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The seller has "100% Positive feedback"... impressive :p
 
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that's a good comercial anyway....

selling engineering samples is dangerous as a company can just demand to get them back, and sue you for stealing property...serial number is not required ( the judge won't be that dumb)

hey nvidia, you have to bet on it on ebay!
 

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I talked to AMD and they are fine with the card being sold.

They did say it wouldn't have a warranty, though lol
lolwut?AMD is okay with this? goes to show how nice and un-douchebagy they are
 
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with no warranty, buying $1300 (just about in the current bid) with none attached is a no go for me. Taking a huge chance
 

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So with the release a week away, AMD driver aficionados will most likely get a new driver to play with.
Yeah, who cares about the 7990, I just want to see what they churn out for drivers. Some crossfire improvements would be nice. :p
 
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lolwut?AMD is okay with this? goes to show how nice and un-douchebagy they are
I think the NDA must be up or something?

AMD told me it was perfectly legal for that card to be sold, but, the winner of the auction would not get a warranty since it is an Engineering Sample Reference Card lol
 
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The NDA is not up. We went over this in the other thread. I think bT published its up the 24th? I cannot confirm nor deny that. I do know that AMD CSR is a muppet. :p

Like Wizz said, the person selling it MAY be 3rd party and did not sign the NDA so it COULD be legal in that regard. That said, its an Engineering Sample and at least with CPU's you are not allowed to sell ES CPUs. BUT an AMD CSR has NO CLUE who the hell is selling that or who signed the NDA in the first place. So he may TECHNICALLY be correct, but it was pure luck he was and certainly not based on any facts as NOBODY knows them. ;)
 
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The NDA is not up. We went over this in the other thread. I think bT published its up the 24th? I cannot confirm nor deny that. I do know that AMD CSR is a muppet. :p

Like Wizz said, the person selling it MAY be 3rd party and did not sign the NDA so it COULD be legal in that regard. That said, its an Engineering Sample and at least with CPU's you are not allowed to sell ES CPUs. BUT an AMD CSR has NO CLUE who the hell is selling that or who signed the NDA in the first place. So he may TECHNICALLY be correct, but it was pure luck he was and certainly not based on any facts as NOBODY knows them. ;)
I am just passing along what AMD told me.

They went and looked at the listing while on the phone with me and came back and told me it was perfectly legal for that card to be sold.

I will take AMD's word over any third party folks claiming to know better than the company itself. :)
 
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So, I took the time to call AMD myself (OMG 9AM couldnt come fast enough!), and talked to George. George stated that the card shouldnt be sold, PERIOD. He found the listing and said, "no way should that be sold" and that he would "take this link to his management so they are aware of it".

So, Im curious, now who do you trust since you have conflicting information from the same source? I still stand behind that CSR's know little of this, but the information Wizz and I brought up are facts. :)

EDIT: Perhaps another source will help clear your head a bit? - http://www.legitreviews.com/news/15424/
I have a feeling that AMD won't be too happy about this one!
 
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Ok to be sold or not ok to be sold, does it really matter? If you want it, buy it. If AMD asks for it back you can tell them to suck a nut or make them agree to a retail model trade.
 
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Pfffttt, who pays $1700 for this?
 
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I put a $1000 bid on it last night, was the high bidder for about 15 min, lol.

... And now the retail version is out in a week.