Submitted by Pain_Killer 736d ago | news

AMD Radeon HD 7990 “Malta” Performance Benchmarks Leaked – Crushes the GeForce GTX 690

AMD is launching their latest Radeon HD 7990 “Malta” GPU next month and the first performance benchmarks have already hit the web. The benchmarks leaked compares the upcoming GPU against the GeForce GTX Titan and the GeForce GTX 690, both of which cost $1000 US similar to the Radeon HD 7990′s price point. (PC, Tech)

NYC_Gamer  +   736d ago
Hmm...it should beat an almost year old GPU[690]and single GPU[Titan]..I'm not impressed because AMD waited until 2013 to release a dual GPU to do battle with one that been around since last year.
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Truehellfire  +   736d ago
Agreed. Hopefully nVidia will lower their prices to compete against the 7990. After a year on the market, I think they could at least drop it to $900, maybe $850.
Psn800  +   735d ago
Wow but way to expensive .
ijust2good  +   736d ago
AMD 7990 has 8.2 Teraflops of computational power.
PS4 has 1.8 Teraflops of computational power.
Next XBOX has 1.2 Teraflops of computational power

Indeed AMD 7990 is much more powerful than next gen console by a huge margin but guess who will come out on top in the sales department?

All that power but who'd buy it at that ridiculous price? defo not enough to justify the non geeks and of course the devs to create games for it. Face it, its a waste if that power doesn't get used to its near potential.
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zebramocha  +   736d ago
You do realize that the 7990 is a dual gpu and not one big gpu like the Titan,it's more expensive than the ps4 and one component to a gaming rig.
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zeal0us  +   736d ago
Theres always got be someone comaparing gpu's to consoles...

BF3, Crysis3 pff throw this beast up against Metro: Last Light
PeaSFor  +   736d ago
wait wait.... did you just did a comparison between a (maybe)450$ FULLY FUNCTIONAL system versus a 1000$ SINGLE PIECE of hardware?

why not doing a comparison between a Ford F-450 pickup truck VS a bugatti veyron engine while youre at it?
peowpeow  +   735d ago
Way off topic...
SegataSanshiro  +   735d ago
Oh please enlighten us with your knowledge of the future. Yes we know the next xbox hasn't even been announced but we will totally take your word for it of what its specs are. Idiot fanboy
awi5951  +   735d ago
Also any of the mid range 200 dollar cards that will be out at the end of the year will look better anyway because pc's arent as limited as consoles are.
Computersaysno  +   735d ago
Radeon 7870 is 2.56 Teraflops, PS4 is 1.8 Teraflops.

Radeon 7870 costs (right now and it'll be less by the time PS4 arrives) $200.

Ps4 will probably cost at the very least $400, more like $450-500 for the better models.

Whats your point??? I can write the above and it doesn't mean a lot.

There are millions upon millions of PC gaming machines now that are more powerful than PS4 is before it even tips up. Its just a fact.

Theres no point moaning about this card because no matter how much it costs, within a couple years that sort of power will be $200. 8800GTX cost $600 in late 2006, now you can buy a much, MUCH faster card for less than $100 (A Radeon 7750 is twice as fast). Go figure.

PS4 will always be 1.8 Teraflops. So get used to it.
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Tr10wn  +   735d ago
MS confirm the specs already or you are using the rumors and leaks like everyone else?
neogeo  +   735d ago
You forgot that WiiU has 634.2 Teraflops oh power.
It will be many years before PC can catch up with the magical powers of WiiU.
hiredhelp  +   735d ago
Your right AMD did take there time bringing this out. But even if they slapped 2x 7970 back when the Titan come out it still beat it.
MuhammadJA  +   735d ago
Even if AMD is cheaper and "better", I'll still go with nVidia. From my experience, they're reliable and don't have that stuttering you see in AMD cards.
ExCest  +   735d ago
Also, there's a coil whine in Radeon cards. (I heard about it and heard it in one of Linus's videos) I'm not sure if that's enough to make one go to Nvidia but coil whine is pretty annoying.
Bob Dole  +   735d ago
Bob Dole has a HIS 7870. Plays most games maxxed out with no stutter or coil whine. Someday he'll be able to max out ARMA III.... someday.
xGrunty  +   735d ago
I bought an AMD card once, a while back because i was testing out the cheaper alternative. It overheated on me after 3 months. Bought nothing but EVGA before that and after and I have never looked back since. 7300GS, dual 9800 GT's, 470, then a 570. Never again will I switch, you most definitely get what you pay for.
Flavor  +   735d ago
All this yammering about power, meanwhile the world is enjoying cellphone games and casual F2P's.

Crysis 3 and BF3 maxed out on my PC bored me to death compared to some mods for eight year old BF2 or Dark Souls.
Erudito87  +   735d ago
7990 has been out for some time a company called powercolor released a version quite a few months ago
ZoyosJD  +   735d ago
It's not nearly as powerful though.

Several companies have been graced with the option to sell cards as 7990, but the TFLOPS count have ranged from 4.6 - 6.9 and the prices were $899 with 3 free games.

This one will be 8.2 TFLOPS and likely cost $999.
MidnytRain  +   736d ago
$1000?! Who has time for that???
brich233  +   736d ago
Aint nobody got time for that. lol
CommonSenseGamer  +   736d ago
You get what you pay for.
MidnytRain  +   736d ago
Then this thing better come with a time machine...
not really. Just console ports.
ZombieNinjaPanda  +   736d ago
I'd like to know what time machine only costs 1,000 dollars.
Jio  +   736d ago
If you have the money and want the performance, why not?
RyuCloudStrife  +   736d ago
that's why PC gamers talking smack about their PC's amazing graphics is irrelevant, because not everyone can afford those graphics.
TechnicianTed  +   735d ago
'because not everyone can afford those graphics.'

I'm a pc gamer and I can't afford it, which is why I buy my graphics cards on the cheap. I bought a GTX 570 last year for £130, which is on par with what the ps4 will have.

People who buy these cards at launch have plenty of money and don't care about the price.

Fair play to them, but that doesn't mean you have to pay loads to get a better visual quality than console gaming. By the time the ps4 comes out it will be even cheaper to get a graphics card that stomps all over it.
thechosenone  +   736d ago
690 is going for the same amount. So Nvida users, what say you to this stupendous news? :D

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Sashamaz  +   735d ago
I feel betrayed but then again its not like there are games that fully utilise the 690 so I'll be good for some time.
Braid  +   735d ago
If I were to upgrade my GPU, I'd still go for a GTX 690.

In my opinion the performance difference is not worth the extra power consumption, a whopping 550+ watts at high load, which is almost double the amount of GTX 690's maximum consumption values.

A 620 watt PSU would suffice for a GTX 690, but if you want to go for 7990 instead, you'll at least need a 850 watt PSU, which is a serious deal-breaker for me.
Krosis  +   736d ago
Family-Guy esque Herbert: "mmmmmmm". Will certainly be good for my eyefinity setup. If only more games supported multiple monitors out of the box and not have to rely on tertiary hardware :/ Bioshock Infinite and Tomb Raider are examples of great native Eyefinity support! The 7990 looks to be a beast but really whether it's Nvidias or Radeons dual card in your PC, your doing just fine =P
Qwagy UK  +   736d ago
X2 Titan LE's should push atlest 15.5k in the first bench (fire strike). Lets have x2 of them on one card :)
Th3 Chr0nic  +   736d ago
crushes 660.....and melts anything within a 20 foot radius of its exhaust vent due to scorching heat. par for the course with an ati card tho
oddman76  +   736d ago
Not sure why you got all the disagrees my crossfire 6950's run hotter than the sun.
Th3 Chr0nic  +   735d ago
I know every ATI card I have ever owned has ran hot. always had to use manual fan controls or some software to control it. if i left it to be hardware controlled it would idle at 70c which is totally ridiculous. on ther other hand every nVidia card I have ever owns has ran just fine with hardware control automatically and idle at 28-32c
awi5951  +   735d ago
Then you probably have your cards too close together or they are visiontek or crappy powercooler cards. The 6000 series cards run cool unless you bought a brand with a crap cooler. Mine stay at about 50c maybe 60 in the summer.
oddman76  +   735d ago
Club 3d 2gb 6950 coolstream edition but still make my office like a sauna they run fine just the heat produced and exhausted away is hot. That is what was meant to be said not that the cards themselves are hot.
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Th3 Chr0nic  +   735d ago
im talking single card setups running hot. and this is from experience over the last 10 years not just recently
Bob Dole  +   735d ago
Bob Dole's HIS 7870 runs at about 32C at idle and 60C after hours of gaming. Not saying yours don't run hot but different coolers yield different results and saying all ATI cards run hot is just silly.
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Sarobi  +   736d ago
I wish they'd focus on trying to make quality cards for affordable prices, seeing as that could probably be the most innovative thing to do in this current age. As time progresses and technology improves, we should be aiming to be competitive with prices, not overwhelming power that may not even be utilized to the max.
peowpeow  +   735d ago

They DO make quality cards for affordable prices. Only these cards are for enthusiasts
jjb1981  +   736d ago
Poor PC users...
WUTCHUGUNNADO  +   736d ago
Just sit back and continue to be jealous that you can't afford it.
SlapHappyJesus  +   736d ago
Gaming is no different than any other hobby. You get out what you put in. If gaming is a luxury, then those with high-end gaming rigs are kings.
The smack talk does indeed come from those who can't justify the price.
WUTCHUGUNNADO  +   736d ago
+4.7 FPS over the 690 in BF3 isn't exactly my definition of crushing.
M-M  +   736d ago
WUTCHUGUNNADO  +   736d ago
Ima go play BF3 maxed out at 1080p @ 60FPS vsynced and not worry about it for a couple more years. :)
jjb1981  +   735d ago
Big Deal, you probably still live with your mom and bought your graphic card from your allowance. Maybe you postponed your bike helmet and sippy cup to get your new card. Either way your posts are ridiculous.
jjb1981  +   733d ago
Wutchugunnado guy went as far as to send me a personal message because he only has 1 bubble. Didn't even read it, straight to the trash with it I say.
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WUTCHUGUNNADO  +   733d ago
I'd rather not make petty squabbles public. No ones impressed by your low IQ...

Excuse me, I have a sippy cup that needs my attendance.
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kingduqc  +   736d ago
"crush" How 10% a year later is "crush"
duplissi  +   736d ago
you act if this was new tech... the 7990 is merely two 7970s. last i check the 690 is merely 2 680s

the real problem is why did amd wait so long to release an official 7990?
hiredhelp  +   735d ago
Maybe they wanted to push the lower to mid range 7000series out first
josephayal  +   736d ago
$1,000 card? Holy crap no thanks
bumnut  +   735d ago
I usually spend that amount on a car :)
ExCest  +   735d ago
USUALLY?!? How many cars do you have?
FrigidDARKNESS  +   735d ago
Hmmmmm".....i find this hard to believe.
humbleopinion  +   735d ago
That's really taking the "2 gamecubes duct-taped together" phrase to a new level
BLKxSEPTEMBER  +   735d ago
Pfft funk that! My 7950 Sapphire gets the job done at a 3rd of the price! 1k my ass!!!
snake-OO  +   735d ago
I got 2x evga gtx 680 in my rig, it cost me a bit of money but I'm really happy with the purchase. I also have a PS 3 and I will be getting the PS 4. I really hope that people on here stop this stupid arguments about which is better from both sides. Trust me you can enjoy both at the same time and also enjoy if you only have one of them.
End of the you are gaming on your chosen system so just be happy about that, and be happy that some one else is enjoying a different system than yours.
Doctor_Freeman  +   735d ago
I fully agree, I've been PC gaming and console gaming for years and you know what I like both worlds.

I really dislike how everything is segregated to sides, well I refuse to pick sides when I have the freedom do enjoy what I like.

You know what I want?

For AMD and Nvidia to team up for combined intelligence and make one ultimate GPU. But that'll never happen.
ReubenPatrick  +   735d ago
Smexy graphics card...
If only I had the money :(
Letros  +   735d ago
You could probably make profit off this card in a few months of Bitcoin mining :-)
bumnut  +   735d ago
Not in the UK with our energy prices! I wonder if I could setup a Bitcoin miner at work under my desk :)
imXify  +   735d ago
Now I want to see the computing/rendering benchmarks against a Quadro card.
TheKayle1  +   735d ago
this is so embarassing compared to console perfomance in 2013 ps4 1.8 tf malta 8.2 tf damn

well anyway titan is a single chip card...when it will be double chip will destroy this this 7990
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hobohunterz  +   735d ago
You realise your precious Xbox is in the same boat as the ps4 right?
ichdich  +   735d ago
WTF its more powerfull then the PS4 GPU?! how ?!
LordOfAdmirals  +   735d ago
Not sure if serious or trolling.
ichdich  +   735d ago
trolling, but still, its weird. new console and its still far behind those new cards...
Tundra  +   735d ago
Why are people bringing consoles into this discussion when this article has nothing to do with consoles?
FlyingFoxy  +   735d ago
Overpricedlike the Titan, if any games run crap on a high end card then its not much better on this or Titan, if they want us to take these overpriced cards seriously they need to be 2x faster.

Please give us regular high end cards that aren't overpriced and allow us to run new games 60+fps ALL the time. Not part of the time and then the game dips to poor frame rates of 20-30.
cyguration  +   735d ago
Not sure why you're getting disagrees, but this is a serious concern.

A lot of console gamers probably don't know that PC titles are frame-capped, so even if you have a beastly rig the FPS still dips down to 20-30fps even if your PC can handle it.

I hope this goes away during this next-gen as it's such a disservice to enthusiasts.
kingduqc  +   735d ago
you know nothing about hardware, get out.
Jamaicangmr  +   735d ago
Very nice numbers but i would've been more impressed if they didnt punk out and hide for a year. The 700 series should drops this year so not many will really care about this.
FightFans  +   735d ago
This thing is a monster
LordHiggens  +   735d ago
I have an old 2nd gen i5 2.66 GHz Quad Core. 8 gigs of DDR3 1033 RAM and a Sapphire 6870 1GB DDR5. I'm pretty happy with my system.

It runs teh gamez...though I can not FREAKKING wait to get a good job and just...go all out...I'm talking about getting 2 grand and just...building a freakin' monster...

I prefer AMD hardware, I do. More value for the money, especially with their processors. I know I have an intel right now but...I haven't had the time to upgrade my mobo.
QuantumWake  +   735d ago
Well the card certainly looks massive! The price for this is crazy but hey, if you got the money to blow and you love PC gaming with a passion then why the hell not I guess.
MontyQ  +   735d ago
Mario n luigi are my luverz

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