Quite likely AMD will discontinue their Radeon HD 7990 “Malta” card which was recently launched in April, 2013 and that’s because they are putting up efforts for the launch of their next generation graphics hardware. According to sources the stock availability of AMD Radeon HD 7990 has been limited to thin level and in line with AMD’s plan the supply has been minimized intentionally to amount that they won’t be available to any consumer by the end of this quarter.
Radeon HD 7990 codename “Malta” was launched as reference design in April 2013 to swap with the custom HD 7990 models that were created in past months by its AIB partners. The card includes enhanced thermal specs along with minimum power utilization in comparison to the traditional made models e.g. Devil 13. Though performance wise the card is categorized at the top but didn’t get popular among consumers because of the frame pacing problems that are even now being handled by Crossfire and Dual GPU AMD fans. AMD has committed for a driver which will resolve such concerns to some degree however, it can’t be assured along with the driver HD 7990 will turn out to be a hit and arrival is expected by 31st July.
By now it has been established that consumers look forward to single chip GPU solutions for functioning so that they don’t face stumbling problems. NVIDIA claimed that the GeForce Titan was outperforming their GeForce GTX 690 which was unveiled a year back. Perhaps the enthusiasts triggered by the value of Radeon HD 7970 and its “Never Settle” bundle promo to acquire dual HD 7970’s as an alternative of a thousand buck HD 7990 which encompasses more problems.
If Radeon HD 7990 vanishes by the end of this quarter which appears extremely viable, then it would be the shortest lived flagship graphics card with duration of merely a few months. Meanwhile, users will get contentment that this could lead to the preparation of AMD’s upcoming next generation GPU series codenamed Volcanic Islands which seems notable. The Volcanic Islands GPUs is planned to launch in October 2013, nevertheless its performance has to be witnessed against the GeForce GTX 700 series and the GK110 architecture.
Do keep your eyes rolling for the upcoming news.
Source: Overclockers.ru | News Archive