AMD Radeon HD 7990 Reference Board Pictured & Specs

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classzero

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The HD 7990 is slated for a "hard-launch" on April 17, AMD's Radeon HD 7990 6 GB "New Zealand" will target a price-point of US $849
This caused soda to shoot out my nose. $849 for a graphics card? Is this an April fools gag delivered late?
 

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kinda steep .. thats right about what a pair of 7970s will run you.. wonder what the difference will be i guess if it was good on power it would be a better buy.. but i wont hold my breath these high end cards are always power hungry
 

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[citation][nom]classzero[/nom]This caused soda to shoot out my nose. $849 for a graphics card? Is this an April fools gag delivered late?[/citation]

Why not. I'm guessing the people who usually buy these things aren't short on cash.
 

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[citation][nom]bigmack70[/nom]Please show me where I can buy 2 7970s for $850?[/citation]

give it a month or two once supplys go back to normal .. im sure you will find it at those prices .. right now they are milking the cow ..
 

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[citation][nom]geekapproved[/nom]The cores are higher clocked than the 7970? How can that be, usually they dial them down for heat reasons, they seem to have dialed them up.[/citation]
It's called the GTX680, and the impending launch of the GTX690. AMD is shooting to beat Nvidia's dual gk104 card, and I'm guessing a 1GHz stock clock should help a lot. Although I'm curious about heat and power consumption, something the GTX680 already has an advantage in despite the HD7970's lower clocks.
 

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425 -450 a card is where i bet they will settle .. considering nividia has yet to release 670 660 and 690.. i cant see these cards staying at 550 the whole time thats just a bit too steep reguardless to big of a difference .. also im sure invidia still has driver updates and things of that nature that will benefit its cards .. it would be nice if amd could follow suite
 

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Until there is a competitive product for the 7990, don't scoff at the price point. It makes sense from AMD's perspective. If the benchmarks prove its worth, then this card will have no competition until NVidia finally releases their high-end card.
 
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[citation][nom]geekapproved[/nom]The cores are higher clocked than the 7970? How can that be, usually they dial them down for heat reasons, they seem to have dialed them up.[/citation]How can this be?
Apparently the 7990 IS the Kwisatz Haderach.
 
[citation][nom]classzero[/nom]This caused soda to shoot out my nose. $849 for a graphics card? Is this an April fools gag delivered late?[/citation]

Considering it's 2 GPU's on a single card, and the single GPU versions cost $550+, this is actually a good price.
 

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These things are always terribly impractical, but a great way to show off technology. I like to see these dual GPU cards released, AMD and nVidia trying to outmaneuver each other and claim king of the hill. Of course even if I could afford one its unlikely that I'd buy one, but still the specs are impressive. With the clock boosts it certainly seems they left some in the tank with the 7970.

Its more likely I'd order one GPU then add a second as I could afford.
 

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[citation][nom]supall[/nom]Until there is a competitive product for the 7990, don't scoff at the price point. It makes sense from AMD's perspective. If the benchmarks prove its worth, then this card will have no competition until NVidia finally releases their high-end card.[/citation]

in when was it August for Nvidia's next card? Yeah AMD will have from April-Aug to rule the dual chip card roost. A wise business strategy. Unless Nvidia releases the 690 (being 2 680's slapped together) in april or may like the original rumor I heard. Then in Aug release the GK110 685 single chip card.
 

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Im guessing there is also going to be the launch of a 7975 or a 7980 to compete with the 680 more directly and to fill in the gap between the 7970 and 7990.

It will probably be a binned 7970 with clocks around 1100mhz.
 

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[citation][nom]cknobman[/nom]Im guessing there is also going to be the launch of a 7975 or a 7980 to compete with the 680 more directly and to fill in the gap between the 7970 and 7990.It will probably be a binned 7970 with clocks around 1100mhz.[/citation]

unlikely .. more likely to have vendor oc cards .. like the ones from evga ..
 
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