- Mar 25, 2003
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Legit Reviews have taken a look at the AMD Radeon HD 7990 6GB Malta Video Card:
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"The AMD Radeon HD 7990 6GB dual-GPU behemoth is finally here. We've been talking about the AMD Radeon HD 7990 for years, so to finally see AMD release a card is exhilarating and saddening at the same time. This card is the culmination of years of work and likely marks the pinnacle of the AMD Radeon HD 7000 series of GPUs. Then again it's also likely the fastest AMD Radeon HD 7000 series card to ever be released by AMD. The AMD Radeon HD 7990 was designed from inception to be a juggernaut and to challenge any and all discrete graphics cards on the market. This video card has 4096 stream processors, 6GB of GDDR5 memory, 8.6 billion transistors, 576.0GB/s of memory bandwidth and 8.2 TFLOPS of compute power. This card doesn't command respect, it earns it! AMD also says that it is the world's fastest graphics card, so you shouldn't be shocked to learn that it features a nail-biting, second mortgage inducing price tag of $999.
The AMD Radeon HD 7990 goes by the codename Malta and features a pair of Tahiti XT2 GPU cores that operate at 1000MHz and 6GB of GDDR5 memory running at 6000MHz. These cores are not brand new, but they are the best GPU AMD has to offer and you are getting two of them on one board. This GPU is used on the AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition card, so you get AMD's 28nm Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture with all the bells and whistles. AMD had to reduce the core clock by 50MHz versus the single GPU card to keep the power draw and temperatures down, but this is just a minor drop. AMD was able to leave the memory at 6000MHz (effective) though and is why the card has an insane 576GB/s of memory bandwidth.
In order to keep the temperature and noise at bay, AMD developed a radical GPU cooler that features three cooling fans and a each GPU gets a massive heatsink that each has four U-shaped copper heatpipes! The AMD Radeon HD 7990 video cards are part of the Never Settle Reloaded game bundle promotion, so you get a ton of games with this card. The exact number is eight: BioShock Infinite, Tomb Raider, Crysis 3, Far Cry 3, Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon, Hitman Absolution, Sleeping Dogs and Deus Ex Human Revolution. These games will be included directly in the HD 7990 product box in any region this bundle is available. AMD informed us that the full retail price (not including sales) on these game titles would equate to $334.94! Having eight good game titles coming with the card certainly helps take the bite out of the $999 video card."
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