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AMD Launching Radeon HD 7990 at 22nd April | NVIDIA to Bundle Metro: Last Light| AMD - FX at 5GHz

Posted by DJ aka GDR DJ, 14 April 2013 · 1,676 views

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AMD Reportedly Launching Radeon HD 7990 “Malta” Dual-Chip GPU on 22nd April

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It has been reported by PHK over at Expreview forums that AMD would be launching their upcoming Radeon HD 7990 “Malta” GPU on 22nd April 2013. AMD has been preparing their reference Radeon HD 7990 card since a while and was only showcased recently at GDC 2013 (Games Developer Conference).
AMD Possibly Launching Radeon HD 7990 Malta on 22nd April

The AMD Radeon HD 7990 reference dual-chip beast, previously known as New Zealand is codenamed Malta. It was showcased at GDC 2013 which revealed that it still carried the triple fan cooling solution shown over a year ago. It was also mentioned that the Radeon HD 7990 powered the 17 minute gameplay trailer of Battlefield 4 which is being developed by DICE. A few days ago, a reddit user who was later revealed to be a developer on the Frostbite 3 engine posted a picture of his test setup that was running the Radeon HD 7990 in CrossFireX mode.


NVIDIA to Bundle Metro: Last Light with GeForce GTX 660 and Above

Game bundle wars between NVIDIA and AMD have been a one-sided contest in favor of the latter, with AMD bundling the hottest AAA titles with its Radeon hardware, compared to NVIDIA offering in-game currency on popular free-to-play games. Following news of AMD stepping up its "Never Settle Reloaded" with Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon on all GPUs upwards of Radeon HD 7750, we've learned that NVIDIA is frantically responding by preparing to give away Metro: Last Light with all GeForce GPUs upwards of the $200 GTX 660. The bundle will go live from April 16th.


AMD to unleash the Centurion - FX at 5GHz

AMD's focus for the start of this year has been on explaining the virtues of Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) and driving up gaming interest with the impressive Never Settle bundle, available for most mainstream and high-end Radeon cards.

With attention directed elsewhere, AMD's beleaguered FX processors have, it seems, been consigned to the ash heap of history. These chips do without the baked-in graphics present on APUs and, while perfectly reasonable in their own right, are overshadowed by Intel's third-generation Core 'Ivy Bridge' processors.

So how about this as a rumour for a Friday morning? Though AMD will never go on record and confirm this, we have it on good authority that the chip-maker will soon be releasing a super-FX chip. Based on the same 'Vishera' architecture powering the current FX-8350, which runs at up to 4.2GHz, this new FX, codenamed 'Centurion', is to be made available in very limited quantities.

This so-called Centurion is guaranteed to run at 5GHz, on air, though we don't know exactly what voltage or supporting hardware will be required for this lofty speed.
Here's the kicker; our sources indicate that this limited-edition chip is set to cost a whopping $795 - this is not a typo! Yup, back to the pricing of FX chips of old. Is there any way that you, the readers, can countenance such pricing for an architecture that's been in the doldrums of late? Let us know your thoughts in the forums.