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Radeon HD 7990 Price Cut to $799 After Catalyst 13.8 Release

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 36 comments

AMD has taken its most powerful yet unpopular card and slashed its price, making it a much more viable option.

While previously the AMD Radeon HD 7990 'Malta' graphics card retailed for prices ranging from about $1100 to $1200, AMD has now cut down the MSRP price to $799, sitting right on the mark of what the GTX 780 usually costs out on the streets.

It appears that multiple AIB makers have also already adopted the new price, and cards are selling for even lower prices at under $700. Considering that this card can offer frame rates near the GTX Titan and the GTX 690, both of which cost considerably more now, this card may actually have become a viable option.

Another problem has also been (partially) resolved. Previously, and one of the main reasons why this card lacked popularity, was that it has many problems with frame latency. Since a couple of days ago, though, AMD released the Catalyst 13.8 Beta driver, which has a frame-pacing feature that partially fixes the frame-latency problems experienced on CrossFireX systems.

Additionally, let's not forget that the card still comes with the complete Never Settle Bundle, so GTX 780 buyers beware, now you might want to have a look at the Radeon HD 7990 Malta graphics card.

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    spentshells , August 9, 2013 7:22 AM
    Well I guess I'll go ahead and be the one who says something good.

    That is a lot of GPU for the money with a lot of free games, if a guy was gonna watercool 1 it seems like it would be a pretty good investment for gaming.
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    spentshells , August 9, 2013 7:22 AM
    Well I guess I'll go ahead and be the one who says something good.

    That is a lot of GPU for the money with a lot of free games, if a guy was gonna watercool 1 it seems like it would be a pretty good investment for gaming.
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    TheBigTroll , August 9, 2013 7:38 AM
    a 780 is no where near 799
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    spentshells , August 9, 2013 7:45 AM
    The big troll look again, get off the canadian sites (im from T.O)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007709%20600030348%20600451269%20600440544&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&Order=PRICE&PageSize=20

    659 is the cheapest one on the egg
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    aramisathei , August 9, 2013 7:45 AM
    Neither is the 7990.
    The new MSRP is 699$.
    Weird typo.
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    bharatwd , August 9, 2013 7:48 AM
    I just picked up the sapphire 7990......for $680 from newegg........tried it with the new drivers which actually do fix the issues.......the price reduction is in response to the gtx780 n not to the issues it was previously having........anyways the 13.8 catalyst has resolved it and you can enjoy the games........to address noise and heat, go for a nice version of 7990 from sapphire or MSI..personally im buying sapphire since the 4870 and ive never been disappointed.........i have not calculated the price per $ performance but at 680$ for this baby, it will come pretty close.....especially at 2560x1600 with 4xaa........
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    9a3iqa , August 9, 2013 7:48 AM
    This is an amazing deal in all honesty. If I gamed at 1600p or used multiple monitors I would jump on this in a heartbeat.
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    ambientblue , August 9, 2013 8:07 AM
    every article forgets to mention that all other 7000 series cards are cut too. the 7970 GHZ can be had for under $400 and 7970 for $350. Paving the way for the HD 9970
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    ambientblue , August 9, 2013 8:09 AM
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202008&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwordsCA&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwordsCA-_-pla-_-Desktop+Graphics+Cards-_-N82E16814202008 7970 for $330 CDN
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    warezme , August 9, 2013 8:25 AM
    It is a good price but the drivers need to deal with microstuttering at resolutions like 5760x1080. This kind of card is meant for these resolutions, anything lower and low frames and stuttering aren't going to be that big of a deal anyway.
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    ambientblue , August 9, 2013 8:29 AM
    http://news.techlabs.by/15_255890.html

    apparently the HD 9970. Not confirmed..
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    jimmysmitty , August 9, 2013 8:47 AM
    Quote:
    It is a good price but the drivers need to deal with microstuttering at resolutions like 5760x1080. This kind of card is meant for these resolutions, anything lower and low frames and stuttering aren't going to be that big of a deal anyway.


    From what I have read this is just the first version of the driver. The next version is supposed to address Eyefinity setups.

    I haven't messed with this driver yet since I am running Windows 8.1 with the preview driver and haven't run into any microstuttering anyways since I only do single GPU setups.
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    nikoli707 , August 9, 2013 9:41 AM
    negative, i would rather have 3 7950's(which are about $180-200 each right now) which would blow away a 7990, or i would rather have a single gpu card.
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    lostgamer_03 , August 9, 2013 9:59 AM
    Still not a viable option in my opinion, yet I want to congratulate all the AMD fans. This is really a lot of bang for your buck and the crossfire fix are really a good step in the right direction for AMD. Competion on the market is good for us consumers.
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    vmem , August 9, 2013 11:42 AM
    Still not a viable option, not because the card is bad, and 13.8 beta has done wonders with the microstutter issue. HOWEVER, AMD's own 7970 (regular edition) can be had for $299 each after rebate on Newegg, making the 7990 still $100 more expensive even at $699.
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    master9716 , August 9, 2013 11:45 AM
    seems like a 770 has less frame latency than a 690 , wich is a more powerfull card, I wonder what this is due to.
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    SkateZilla , August 9, 2013 1:58 PM
    $625 w/ MIRss.

    Not gonna push the cart button till frame pacing works on Eyefinity.
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    abbadon_34 , August 9, 2013 2:23 PM
    While I would never spend this kind of money on a GPU(s) this is pretty awesome
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    theclouds , August 9, 2013 3:06 PM
    Agree with comments of this card being considerable value. The free games definitely make the deal even sweater. If I had another multi-monitor setup I would get this.
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