AMD Radeon HD 7990 Malta Sports 6GB GDDR5, 8.2 TFlops
While a lot of people are excited about the PlayStation 4's 2 teraflops of computational power, both Nvidia and AMD have completely superseded those numbers with their new line of GPUs, with Nvidia's Titan bolstering up to 4 teraflops of computational power and AMD's newly announced Radeon HD 7990 Malta curb-stomping the competition with 8.2 freaking teraflops of beastly computational dominance.
Let me repeat that number for those of you still trying to wipe the blood from your noses after that t-flop numerical drop caused a few veins to burst: The Radeon HD 7990 Malta boasts eight-point-two teraflops of computational badassery.
Those stats alone are more ridiculous than the Project 100 to rescue 100 sex workers with piggyback taxis. But that's beside the point, the point is: every game will be brought to its knees like groupies in a Rolling Stone dressing room when they face down against the GPU prestige of the 7990 Malta.
If you thought the 6GB of GDDR5 is impressive, take note that its matched against clock speeds that start at 1ghz. That's one thousand megahertz of clocking more bumble-gum-chewing and butt kicking than Duke Nukem riding the Bloodhound Supersonic prototype car, and twice as much awesome as deadites getting chainsawed by Ash trapped in a round of Killing Floor.
WCCF lays out the rest of the details, noting 64 ROU, 384-bit x 2 memory interface and 576.0 GB per second memory bandwidth, which means that this card will be processing textures, shaders, and memory-related visual aesthetics in and out of memory at a rate that would make illegal immigrants crossing the U.S. border look like a day at the DMV: slow and pitiful.
The 28nm Tahiti core architecture rests at the heart of the card and you can bet your bottom dollar (some rent, your car note and your mistresses' Saturday night dinner) that this card will probably put a bigger dent in your savings than a year's worth of your chronically climbing cable bill.
We'll keep you posted on the AMD 7990 Malta, which is scheduled to receive a bit of official press loving come April 24th.
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