amd malta hd 7990 benchmarked. drops the 690 and titan like its hot

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#1 Posted by FaustArp (1036 posts) -

It's certainly impressive, but dual Titans in SLI do considerably better than that.  Dual Malta 7990s means quad-CF and all the problems that 4 GPUs bring.  Tons of negative scaling for instance.

Though the bright side is that AMD is not releasing multiple >=$1000 GPUs per year as nVidia is doing, at least if the rumors are true.  :P  Lol.

Would like to see a single-GPU AMD card to compete with Titan.

#2 Posted by ionusX (25716 posts) -

we have our first benchmark of the hd 7990 revision based on the new malta core. in 3dmark 11 (extreme preset) it wastes the nvidia similarly priced and configured competition by minimum 15%

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http://www.techpowerup.com/183026/AMD-Radeon-HD-7990-Clock-Speeds-and-Core-Config-Confirmed-Tested.html

#3 Posted by kraken2109 (13233 posts) -

Impressive

#4 Posted by Alienware_fan (1514 posts) -

Is it faster than 7970 crossfire?

#5 Posted by Elann2008 (33028 posts) -
^ Yeah I'm interested to see the "next 7970" GPU in price/performance from AMD. I might go AMD next-gen if things look great.
#6 Posted by Marfoo (5994 posts) -
I really wonder where next cycle's GPUs are going. Optimizations can be made to improve efficiency but without a new manufacturing process I don't see Nvidia putting more than 7B transistors on an even bigger die. We saw a similar situation with the HD 6000 series. AMD cut the bulk off of some of its cards and improved efficiency and introduced the HD 6970 which bulked up its architecture to compete with Nvidia. Perhaps the same thing is in the works, AMD has a huge die up its sleeve?
#7 Posted by homeboylizard (1289 posts) -

fdaf

Damn, Nvidia got bit in the ass with this. The price is probably less than 1000$ too.

#8 Posted by TwistedShade (3138 posts) -

To be fair isn't it a dual gpu? The titan is pretty damn fast for one gpu alone i'm sure two sli'ed would beat the 7990 easily.

#9 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (7138 posts) -

To be fair isn't it a dual gpu? The titan is pretty damn fast for one gpu alone i'm sure two sli'ed would beat the 7990 easily.

TwistedShade
Yeah exactly. Abit unfair to compare them.
#10 Posted by mastershake575 (8364 posts) -

To be fair isn't it a dual gpu? The titan is pretty damn fast for one gpu alone i'm sure two sli'ed would beat the 7990 easily.

TwistedShade
True but aren't they going to be the same price ? (it would make sense to compare the titans along with the GTX 690 since all three cards are in the $1000 range).
#11 Posted by Marfoo (5994 posts) -
[QUOTE="TwistedShade"]

To be fair isn't it a dual gpu? The titan is pretty damn fast for one gpu alone i'm sure two sli'ed would beat the 7990 easily.

hrt_rulz01
Yeah exactly. Abit unfair to compare them.

I think it's fair considering you would have to pay another $1000 just to beat it.
#12 Posted by TwistedShade (3138 posts) -

[QUOTE="hrt_rulz01"][QUOTE="TwistedShade"]

To be fair isn't it a dual gpu? The titan is pretty damn fast for one gpu alone i'm sure two sli'ed would beat the 7990 easily.

Marfoo

Yeah exactly. Abit unfair to compare them.

I think it's fair considering you would have to pay another $1000 just to beat it.

True but even than the 7990 will surely come with problems having to be Xfired and it may run hotter and louder than the Titan.

#13 Posted by Elann2008 (33028 posts) -

[QUOTE="Marfoo"][QUOTE="hrt_rulz01"] Yeah exactly. Abit unfair to compare them. TwistedShade

I think it's fair considering you would have to pay another $1000 just to beat it.

True but even than the 7990 will surely come with problems having to be Xfired and it may run hotter and louder than the Titan.

This reminds me.. of Anandtech article. Latency is just as important! :)
#14 Posted by Bikouchu35 (7639 posts) -

I knew this would happen :lol: just not by that much.

#15 Posted by blaznwiipspman1 (6093 posts) -

pretty cool, but im more interested in the beast that is the 8970 that will come out next year. 

#16 Posted by JSAMD8800GTS (5 posts) -
Lets see some real game benchmarks not 3DMark lol
#17 Posted by xhawk27 (7536 posts) -

Lets see some real benchmarks like in actual games. ;)

#18 Posted by andmcq (247 posts) -

Is that a dual GPU card? If so the numbers mean nothing until AMD fix their frame latency issues. No point having 100fps if it looks like 30fps.

#19 Posted by tionmedon (468 posts) -

To be fair isn't it a dual gpu? The titan is pretty damn fast for one gpu alone i'm sure two sli'ed would beat the 7990 easily.

TwistedShade
correct.............
#20 Posted by tionmedon (468 posts) -

my 690gtx will hold it`s own..............

#21 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (23855 posts) -

olol and that's where it will only beat the 690

amd cf drivers are not usable


you may not notice it now, but when your card is 3 years old you will be having loads of issues

#23 Posted by Elann2008 (33028 posts) -

So should I buy another 7970 for Trifire or get one of these babies and Quadfire? Decisions. Decisions.ShadowDeathX

Is it me or does Tri-Fire scale very well? Very few benchmarks out there to go by. If AMD can tap into the power potential with excellent drivers like they have been saying since January, it could be a very good thing.

I heard of the dread blue screen for tri-fire multi-monitor setups since last September.  Not sure how things are now but I'm sure you could look that up.  

Real world power consumption for 7970 tri-fire.

 

The Test Rig: (For power consumption reference)

  • ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z
  • i7 2600K @ Std settings
  • 3x AMD 7970HD in Tri-Fire @ std settings
  • 2x 240GB OCZ SSD's
  • 3x 1TB Velociraptors
  • Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 @ 1866
  • XFX 1250W PSU
  • 1260 & 360 Radiators fed with D5 pump
  • A few lovely lights... lol



Results as follows: 
(All settings maxed for each game, using eyefinity at 5760x1200)


Benchmarking:

  • 3D Mark 11 (Performance) 880w
  • Heaven 2.5 898w
  • 3D Mark Vantage (Performance) 906w
  • Furmark on 3 screens 908w
  • Aida 64 stability test - 1092w


Gaming:

  • Mass Effect 3 - 565w
  • Shift 2 unleashed 570w
  • Syndicate 580w
  • Skyrim 620w
  • Hawx 2 641w
  • Alan wake 720w
  • Crysis 2 780w
#24 Posted by Cyberdot (3925 posts) -

Impressive, but I'd rather have a Titan because it has a single GPU and my preference goes to Nvidia.

#25 Posted by ShadowDeathX (10819 posts) -
So should I buy another 7970 for Trifire or get one of these babies and Quadfire? Decisions. Decisions.
#26 Posted by ShadowDeathX (10819 posts) -

[QUOTE="ShadowDeathX"]So should I buy another 7970 for Trifire or get one of these babies and Quadfire? Decisions. Decisions.Elann2008

Is it me or does Tri-Fire scale very well? Very few benchmarks out there to go by. If AMD can tap into the power potential with excellent drivers like they have been saying since January, it could be a very good thing.

I heard of the dread blue screen for tri-fire multi-monitor setups since last September.  Not sure how things are now but I'm sure you could look that up.  

Real world power consumption for 7970 tri-fire.

 

The Test Rig: (For power consumption reference)

  • ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z
  • i7 2600K @ Std settings
  • 3x AMD 7970HD in Tri-Fire @ std settings
  • 2x 240GB OCZ SSD's
  • 3x 1TB Velociraptors
  • Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 @ 1866
  • XFX 1250W PSU
  • 1260 & 360 Radiators fed with D5 pump
  • A few lovely lights... lol



Results as follows: 
(All settings maxed for each game, using eyefinity at 5760x1200)


Benchmarking:

  • 3D Mark 11 (Performance) 880w
  • Heaven 2.5 898w
  • 3D Mark Vantage (Performance) 906w
  • Furmark on 3 screens 908w
  • Aida 64 stability test - 1092w


Gaming:

  • Mass Effect 3 - 565w
  • Shift 2 unleashed 570w
  • Syndicate 580w
  • Skyrim 620w
  • Hawx 2 641w
  • Alan wake 720w
  • Crysis 2 780w

Triple GPU setups scale well. The problem most of the time is Quad GPU setups.

None the less, if I get a third 7970 or a 7990, the dreaded AMD frame time problem will go bye bye.

I'm going to have to upgrade my power supply. I think 1300 watt power supply is good enough for three 7970's or 2 7970s + 7990.

#27 Posted by FaustArp (1036 posts) -

[QUOTE="ShadowDeathX"]So should I buy another 7970 for Trifire or get one of these babies and Quadfire? Decisions. Decisions.Elann2008

Is it me or does Tri-Fire scale very well? Very few benchmarks out there to go by. If AMD can tap into the power potential with excellent drivers like they have been saying since January, it could be a very good thing.

If it's like nVidia Tri-SLI it's definitely hit-and-miss.  Sometimes fine scaling, sometimes poor scaling, and in some cases even negative scaling.

I remember when Heaven 4.0 benchmark was released one guy I knew was getting lower scores with 3x 7970 than he was getting for 2.

#28 Posted by JSAMD8800GTS (5 posts) -
I forgot to say in my last post they have had a Power Color 7990 on sale at newegg for about a month $899.00 which isnt bad at all since its 2 7970s. Now only if Crossfire drivers where good. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131483&IsVirtualParent=1
#29 Posted by mitu123 (154649 posts) -

[QUOTE="Elann2008"]

[QUOTE="ShadowDeathX"]So should I buy another 7970 for Trifire or get one of these babies and Quadfire? Decisions. Decisions.FaustArp

Is it me or does Tri-Fire scale very well? Very few benchmarks out there to go by. If AMD can tap into the power potential with excellent drivers like they have been saying since January, it could be a very good thing.

If it's like nVidia Tri-SLI it's definitely hit-and-miss.  Sometimes fine scaling, sometimes poor scaling, and in some cases even negative scaling.

I remember when Heaven 4.0 benchmark was released one guy I knew was getting lower scores with 3x 7970 than he was getting for 2.

Don't they scale well at res like 2560x1440 and higher?

#30 Posted by Elann2008 (33028 posts) -

[QUOTE="FaustArp"]

[QUOTE="Elann2008"]

Is it me or does Tri-Fire scale very well? Very few benchmarks out there to go by. If AMD can tap into the power potential with excellent drivers like they have been saying since January, it could be a very good thing.

mitu123

If it's like nVidia Tri-SLI it's definitely hit-and-miss.  Sometimes fine scaling, sometimes poor scaling, and in some cases even negative scaling.

I remember when Heaven 4.0 benchmark was released one guy I knew was getting lower scores with 3x 7970 than he was getting for 2.

Don't they scale well at res like 2560x1440 and higher?

Pretty much.
#31 Posted by XiggyTheBeast (80 posts) -

Inefficient, bad drivers, high powerconsumption. nothx.

#32 Posted by mitu123 (154649 posts) -

[QUOTE="mitu123"]

[QUOTE="FaustArp"]

If it's like nVidia Tri-SLI it's definitely hit-and-miss.  Sometimes fine scaling, sometimes poor scaling, and in some cases even negative scaling.

I remember when Heaven 4.0 benchmark was released one guy I knew was getting lower scores with 3x 7970 than he was getting for 2.

Elann2008

Don't they scale well at res like 2560x1440 and higher?

Pretty much.

That gives me an idea...

#33 Posted by ShadowDeathX (10819 posts) -

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2013/04/24/amd-radeon-hd-7990-6gb-review/1

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6915/amd-radeon-hd-7990-review-7990-gets-official

Reviews are up. Looks like I'm NOT getting one. Was expecting something much better for $1000 or at least, $800 for it's current performance.

 

Time to go buy another 7970. Tri-Fire here I come!

#34 Posted by XiggyTheBeast (80 posts) -

Performance per watt is bad.