AMD’s Radeon HD7990 has been in the works for a long time and we’ve only seen third-party designs that break away with whatever reference design AMD will surely come up with. “Malta” is AMD’s codename for the reference HD7990 they’ve been working on and it could be launching in just two day’s time.
Specs haven’t exactly been an issue because we can figure out more or less that it’s a smashing of two Radeon HD7970 cores together, complete with their own memory at 3GB (or possibly unified, which would be a first, although not surprising) and a gigantic 768-bit bus. Compared to the GTX690, it’s a monster. But recent specification leaks have filled in whatever gaps we have left, thanks to Japanese site Hermitage Akihabara.