Some partners of AMD have released their custom Radeon HD 7990 graphic cards, but it was revealed last month that AMD themselves were also working on a reference board dubbed Malta.
AMD revealed that the same GPU was the one that powered DICE’s Battlefield 4 17 minutes of gameplay. The Radeon HD 7990 delivered 60 FPS throughout the 17 minutes long trailer and was also mentioned to be running the game at 3000K resolution.
When the Radeon HD 7990 was spotted in 2-Way CrossFireX mode so that’s a total of 4 GPUs running. No benchmarks or much that was useful there, but there will be more details out soon when the Radeon HD 7990 is expected to launch.
Word on the street is that AMD may be bundling the GPU with a copy of Battlefield 4. Given that the card is expected to cost around the $1000 mark this is probably the least significant part of the card’s sale.
Malta features Dual Tahiti GPU cores clocked around 1000 to 1100 MHz and would feature a six GB VRAM running across a 384 bit x2 interface.
It is powered through dual 8-Pin connectors which puts the power draw to around 375W and comes with three fan cooling design. Display connectivity on the Radeon HD 7990 include five Mini Display and a single DVI connector.