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Default AMD working on Malta dual-chip card - 02-22-2013, 06:01 | posts: 308

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1GHz+ version of HD 7990
It looks like AMD is not done with HD 7000 series Radeons and it will introduce a few new products this year.

We have heard from multiple sources now that AMD is working on a card codenamed Malta. The Malta is a dual-chip card and we are not sure if it is based on Tahiti like HD 7990 cards. The Malta card should have a clock well over 1GHz and should become the fastest offering from AMD. It should also be available to more than a few partners.

This card should come in the next few months but some of our sources do indicate that the card will launch soon. AMD probably wants to see the real world performance of Nvidiaís Geforce Titan and then follow up with its new card.

These GPUs will likely beat the 1050MHz that Asus delivers with its dual-chip water cooled ASUS ARES2-6GD5, 2x Radeon HD 7970 card, but we still donít know whether it will outpace NVís Titan.

The launch of the card is expected in the first half of 2013, but we donít have a better date than that. AMD is adjusting a lot of its launch schedules. We have learned that AMDís decision to push back the HD 8000 series launch is tactical and not technical in nature. We will try to learn more about it this week.
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Default 02-23-2013, 05:34 | posts: 297 | Location: Kedah, Malaysia

great move by AMD...
   
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Default 02-23-2013, 05:58 | posts: 3,728 | Location: Australia

About pushing back the HD8000 series, does that mean they are paying full price for the HD8000 GPU's now, stockpiling them, and hoping the process cost isn't reduced anytime soon? I don't believe that. I would say consoles would have a bit of an influence on this. First of all, the console GPU's etc are made at the same place as the general GPU line, I would say manufacturing favour is in place for the console GPU's rather than the desktop GPU's. AMD don't mind since it is their chips.

On the plus side, it gives them time to fine tune the HD8000 series GPU's, meaning that when they are released they won't be exactly the same as what they would be if released in a month or two. It also gives more time for driver optimisation (hopefully). Things like this 'Malta' dual-chip card don't impede on the above because it is a niche product, with only a small market. This means they can charge more for it. AMD would make more money selling a dual-chip GPU card than selling two single chip cards, due to all the other costs involved with the whole card, sales, distribution of the cards etc. You are only making and selling one card, not two. The money saved goes largely towards extra profit for the niche product, meaning that the niche product could still be cheaper than two single cards, yet be more profitable for AMD.
   
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Default 02-25-2013, 17:02 | posts: 8,698 | Location: UK

Probably just pushed back as they are already faster and cheaper than Nvidia's, so no need to release anything yet.
   
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