AMD To Discontinue Radeon HD 7990 Dual Chip GPU in Q3 2013 – Preps For Next Gen Launch

AMD To Discontinue Radeon HD 7990 Dual Chip GPU in Q3 2013 – Preps For Next Gen Launch

In a bid to prepare for their next generation of graphics hardware launch, AMD might possibly be discounting their Radeon HD 7990 “Malta” card which launch in April 2013. Overclockers.Ru
reports that AMD Radeon HD 7990 is available in limited supply and has
been minimized to a certain extent that they won’t even be available to
consumers by the end of this quarter.

AMD Radeon HD 7990 Possibly Being Discontinued

AMD launched their Radeon HD 7990 codenamed “Malta” as a reference design in April 2013 replacing the custom HD 7990 models that were made by its AIB partners months ago. The card features better thermal specifications and lower power consumption as compared to the custom made models such as the Devil 13. Although the card is
on top of the performance ranks, it didn’t attract a wider audience due
to frame pacing issues that are still being faced by Crossfire and Dual
GPU AMD users to this date. AMD has promised a driver which will fix those issues to some extent and arrive on 31st July but even with the driver it can’t be promised whether the HD 7990 will become a success.
It has already been proved that people eye towards single chip GPU
solutions for performance since they don’t get stuttering issues. NVIDIA
said in a recent report that the GeForce GTX Titan was outselling their
GeForce GTX 690 that launched a whole year back. Maybe the value of the
Radeon HD 7970 and
its “Never Settle” bundle promo prompts users to get dual HD 7970′s
instead of a thousand buck HD 7990 which has more issues at its end.
At the end, if the Radeon HD 7990 does get discontinued by the end of
this quarter which seems highly possible, then it could be the shortest
lived flagship graphics card with a time span of just a few months. In
the meantime, people would be happy to know that this could be a sign or
preparation of AMD’s upcoming next generation GPU series codenamed
Volcanic Islands which are looking to be very impressive. The Volcanic
Islands GPUs are being planned for launch in Q4 2013 with a much exact
launch date around October 2013. It remains to be seen as to what kind
of performance would they feature against the GeForce GTX 700 series and
the GK110 architecture. Expect more details in the upcoming months.

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