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AMD Radeon HD 7990 Reference Board Pictured & Specs

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April 3, 2012 7:10:15 PM

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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?
April 3, 2012 7:11:03 PM

What's with AMD and their pricing? $849 is outrageous.
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April 3, 2012 7:16:32 PM

I'm selling my 6990! $749 ..... u know know you want it!!!!
April 3, 2012 7:17:09 PM

Only $849 ,must be a misprint. The 7970 is $530 and this is 2x7970's right?
April 3, 2012 7:17:49 PM

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.
April 3, 2012 7:20:06 PM

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
April 3, 2012 7:20:51 PM

classzeroThis caused soda to shoot out my nose. $849 for a graphics card? Is this an April fools gag delivered late?


Why not. I'm guessing the people who usually buy these things aren't short on cash.
April 3, 2012 7:23:08 PM

i bet these are higher binned gpu parts .. .. wonder how it will compare to gtx 690..
April 3, 2012 7:24:14 PM

bigmack70Please show me where I can buy 2 7970s for $850?


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 ..
April 3, 2012 7:24:54 PM

geekapprovedThe 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.

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.
April 3, 2012 7:27:48 PM

That card is huge!!! I mean yeah it is a dual gpu card but still, the PCIe finger ends like halfway down the card!!!!!!!!
April 3, 2012 7:27:56 PM

No holds barred rumble on my wallet....

I'll take 10.
April 3, 2012 7:29:20 PM

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
April 3, 2012 7:30:48 PM

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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April 3, 2012 7:34:56 PM

geekapprovedThe 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.
How can this be?
Apparently the 7990 IS the Kwisatz Haderach.
a b À AMD
April 3, 2012 7:36:23 PM

classzeroThis caused soda to shoot out my nose. $849 for a graphics card? Is this an April fools gag delivered late?


Considering it's 2 GPU's on a single card, and the single GPU versions cost $550+, this is actually a good price.
April 3, 2012 7:36:55 PM

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.
April 3, 2012 7:38:46 PM

supallUntil 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.


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.
April 3, 2012 7:42:30 PM

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.
April 3, 2012 7:45:50 PM

cknobmanIm 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.


unlikely .. more likely to have vendor oc cards .. like the ones from evga ..
April 3, 2012 7:48:06 PM

Guess we will see the GTX 690 out soon too.
April 3, 2012 7:53:55 PM

april fools joke?
April 3, 2012 7:57:41 PM

So, AMD tries to one-up NVidia after the Kepler murders Tahiti, with a $849 card. Really now...
April 3, 2012 7:58:03 PM

$1700 for X4 Crossfire! I want this in the SBM.
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April 3, 2012 7:59:46 PM

I have a Radeon 8500 in the basement, 7990 we are almost back to the 8500!!!
April 3, 2012 8:04:59 PM

I'll take 2, they're small.
a c 131 À AMD
April 3, 2012 8:12:22 PM

Excellent! This means the GTX 690 will be priced around $750-$800.
April 3, 2012 8:14:28 PM

wish they would hurry up and release this, i need one or possibly 2!!!!!!
April 3, 2012 8:21:01 PM

There must be a new agreement between NVidia and AMD, since prices have been climbing quickly despite the bad global economy. Can anyone say "another price setting agreement between two mega corporations"?
April 3, 2012 8:22:26 PM

WOW a little late to the April Fools news game folks. TechPowerUp! 1 TomsHardware 0!
April 3, 2012 8:23:41 PM

willardWhat's with AMD and their pricing? $849 is outrageous.


There is no reason for them to price it lower as people will buy it. Me? No, but I'm sure people will, if for no other reason that to say (for 3-4 months until the 690 drops) they have the single fastest GPU that fits into a single slot.

And where is the competition? NVIDIA yes, but they will price their 690 astronomical too, and while it might be a better buy (maybe $800 or so) there will be no downward price pressure until the 8xxx/7xx series comes out.
April 3, 2012 9:20:37 PM

I don't know why all the WOW about the price, thats how ATI stay alive, they deliver high prices till Nvidia launch the concorrent card, so they can save the fiscal year and not go bankruptcy!!
April 14, 2012 6:46:02 AM

too expensive!
April 14, 2012 11:26:03 AM

When will we get CF and SLI support for 8 GPU cores? I wanna run four 7990s and 690s. Why? Because my wallet can handle the load.
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