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XFX, Gigabyte, HIS Also Roll Out Radeon HD 7990 Cards

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Three more manufacturers have released their HD 7990 graphics cards. Unsurprisingly, it's more of the same.

Earlier we informed you that AMD released its HD 7990 part and was among the first five manufacturers to release their cards. Now, three more manufacturers have joined in the speed race, among which are Gigabyte, HIS and XFX.

They all feature two 28 nm Tahiti chips that are based on the GCN architecture, running at a base clock speed of 950 MHz with a boost speed of 1,000 MHz. In total, the cards each have 4096 stream processors, 256 Texture Mapping Units (TMUs), and 64 Render Output Units (ROPs). Each of the GPUs has 3 GB of GDDR5 memory dedicated to it, bringing the total memory on the 7990's PCBs to 6 GB. The memory runs at 6 GHz, which goes over a 384-bit memory interface.

All of the cards also come with the following eight games bundled:

  • Tomb Raider (Crystal Dynamics/Square Enix)
  • Hitman: Absolution (IO Interactive/Square Enix)
  • Sleeping Dogs (Square Enix)
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Eidos/Square Enix)
  • Crysis 3 (Crytek/EA)
  • Far Cry 3 (Ubisoft)
  • Far Cry: Blood Dragon (Ubisoft)
  • BioShock Infinite (Irrational Games/2K)

Again, all of these cards are exact rollouts of the reference specifications. Hopefully, it won't be a long wait for custom cards to come out.

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    JJ1217 , April 26, 2013 4:48 AM
    XFX should really stop naming cards. triple dissipation? Come on, if you're gonna make crappy low quality cards (You can't deny that they have massive QC issues) at least don't give it a corny name.
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    spp85 , April 26, 2013 5:23 AM
    XFX is the WORST company ever. Cheap quality, poor cooling and poor customer support what else. XFX lost the reputation being the best quality graphics card manufacture to worst manufacture. What happened to them with in a few years ??
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    spentshells , April 26, 2013 5:26 AM
    spp85 I'm not sure but I know what you mean, as a brand they are now cheesy,
    powercolor is more legit than them now....
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    Onus , April 26, 2013 5:40 AM
    Re XFX: Speaking of the DD editions (I've never owned a "Core" model), I like the construction quality, and the materials, like aluminum shrouds instead of cheap plastic. Up to the HD7870 stay relatively quiet too. I haven't yet had one die, and recently sold a HD5770 that was probably at least 3 years old.
    Then I got a HD7970. Oops. Noisy fans (including some rattling), very hot-running, and WORST, unresponsive support. The latter in particular is why I got a RMA on it, and will be replacing it with a Gigabyte. While not on my "Do Not Buy" list (it takes outright incompetence, e.g. Diamond, or dishonesty, e.g. CM, to make that list), they will no longer be one of my preferred vendors until I've become aware that their support has improved.
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    spentshells , April 26, 2013 5:47 AM
    Onus I agree. I had the 5770 egg cooler with the double lifetime warranty and it was quite nice actually. This may be incorrect but I feel there was a really big change once they dropped the double lifetime warranty completely. It's almost like they do not care at all anymore.
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    Unolocogringo , April 26, 2013 6:14 AM
    Pine Technologies changed their card name to XFX. They were the worst producer of cards ever.
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    TheMadFapper , April 26, 2013 6:57 AM
    For the people complaining about XFX in this instance....umm...why the f*$k does it matter? It's all the same card. There's no reason to care one way or another. I would go with Asus, Gigabyte, or MSI as I've dealt with their customer service flawlessly.
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    shadowfamicom , April 26, 2013 7:20 AM
    I actually have never had a problem with XFX cards (atleast on the Nvidia side). My 7950 GT, 9800GTX+, 280 GTX and 295 GTX are still running just fine. Hell I had a problem with my 7950 GT back in 2006 when I my computer got stuck on post overnight (hit restart instead of shutdown the night before) and the whole computer heated up massively. The fan on the 7950 GT half melted off... but still spun and still works. Never used an XFX AMD card though.
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    rolli59 , April 26, 2013 7:31 AM
    Since people are negative on XFX here, I will have to say that I have currently 4 cards from them all with lifetime warranty and no issues. Their warranty works as well since when my sons HD4890 cooling fan failed (after almost 3 years) they replaced the card with HD6850.
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    jn77 , April 26, 2013 7:43 AM
    I remember when flagship cards were $499 and more people could afford them with out going nuts...
    I can't see spending $999+ for a flagship video card.
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    spentshells , April 26, 2013 9:27 AM
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    Since people are negative on XFX here, I will have to say that I have currently 4 cards from them all with lifetime warranty and no issues. Their warranty works as well since when my sons HD4890 cooling fan failed (after almost 3 years) they replaced the card with HD6850.


    That's the point I made lifetime and double life time is gone all gone.
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    SirGCal , April 26, 2013 9:46 AM
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    I remember when flagship cards were $499 and more people could afford them with out going nuts...
    I can't see spending $999+ for a flagship video card.


    Ironically, a lot of people can. Myself for example, spent $550 on a 7970, then $900+ on a 690... Thinking of dropping it for a pair of Titans. I'm not loaded or anything. But my computer is one thing I tend to spend money on. Some people spend it on cars or something. About the only thing I really spend big money on is computer parts. Wife, two kids still win the priority obviously but when it comes to buying toys, I stopped with the consoles of 10-year-old garbage hardware and focused on my PCs.

    I know some of the most broke people in the world spending $5k+ on a set of rims for their car... To me that's insane. It's all about priorities and what is important to the person.

    ALTHOUGH, I do agree that the current $1k price for these elite cards is really pushing it. $600 was steep enough IMHO...
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    allanitomwesh , April 26, 2013 10:04 AM
    I want Twin Frozr on this thing.Stock build from all of you?Seriously? Is it not known that stock cooling is pathetic on ALL AMD reference cards?Asus!!!Where is Direct CU in tripple slot?Ridiculous.
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    Onus , April 26, 2013 10:24 AM
    Stock cooling does have the advantage of exhausting heat though. I'd like to see HIS put one of their Black Hole coolers on it though.
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    allanitomwesh , April 26, 2013 10:54 AM
    Yeah,how can all of them not even attempt to at least differentiate?And for 999 i want to know their best bells and whistles are in it.
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    heero yuy , April 26, 2013 11:41 AM
    i had an XFX 295 that did run hot (but that is because the person I brought it off was an incompetent IDIOT and didn't apply paste correctly (THERE WERE GREAT BIG FREAKING HOLES WITH NO THERMAL PASTE ONE THE GPU)
    once I did clean it up after getting annoyed with its rather high running temperatures I managed to make it loose about 10 degrees of heat
    that gave me a massive overhead for overclocking boosting its performance to even higher levels
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    rolli59 , April 26, 2013 12:40 PM
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    Since people are negative on XFX here, I will have to say that I have currently 4 cards from them all with lifetime warranty and no issues. Their warranty works as well since when my sons HD4890 cooling fan failed (after almost 3 years) they replaced the card with HD6850.


    That's the point I made lifetime and double life time is gone all gone.

    Still lifetime on my DD HD7950!
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    WyomingKnott , April 26, 2013 12:48 PM
    So what's the difference between (among?) them?
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    Onus , April 26, 2013 12:51 PM
    Apparently there aren't any differences yet, if they're all reference. Hopefully individualized versions will come out in the next few weeks.
    Not that I'll be buying one...getting a single HD7970 was enough pain in the wallet.
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    allanitomwesh , April 26, 2013 1:47 PM
    Amen to that,it'll probably be like 690,no stock anywhere.Im actually very impressed by 7750 and 70.They made nvidia of all people price cut.
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