TPU got its hands on a picture of two AMD Radeon HD 7990 "Malta" graphics cards in a CrossFireX configuration. The cards in the picture appear to be identical to the reference model that AMD showed off at last month's Game Developer Conference (GDC). The pricing and availability remains unknown.
Bearing a new internal codename "Malta," compared to last year's various dual-HD 7970 contraptions that were codenamed "New Zealand," the new Radeon HD 7990 is being designed to be far more energy efficient, and quiet. While the various "New Zealand" cards often featured three 8-pin PCIe power connectors and triple-slot cooling solutions, "Malta" makes do with just two 8-pin power connectors, and a dual-slot cooler. We've been talking to a lot of reliable sources in the industry, and nobody has any clue about a tentative launch date.