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Powercolor Shows its Radeon HD 7970 X2 Devil13

By , Andrea Ferrario - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 41 comments

Get possessed with Powercolor's Devil13 card.

If you're in the market for one crazy video card that's meant to deliver frames like there's no tomorrow, you may want to check out Powercolor's HD 7970 X2 Devil13. As expected, it packs dual Tahiti XT GPUs (for 2048 SP) on a single PCB. Add 6GB of GDDR5 and you're looking at a card that'll cost $1000.

The back of the card features a red button for the dual BIOS functionality, as well as two DVI, one HDMI and 2 mini-DisplayPort. Not surprising given the size of that triple fan cooler, the Devil13 card will take up three slots in your system.

Look for this one next month.

 

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    ammaross , June 8, 2012 6:26 PM
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    And notice that it breaks the 300W compliance for the PCIe 2.0 :p 


    Could be because it's PCIe 3.0....
  • 18 Hide
    ojas , June 8, 2012 6:24 PM
    So if this is not the 7990, what is?
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    Yuka , June 8, 2012 6:13 PM
    What a monstrosity...

    I still want one though, lol.

    And notice that it breaks the 300W compliance for the PCIe 2.0 :p 

    Cheers!
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    Shinseina , June 8, 2012 6:14 PM
    I would still probably rock the GTX 690.
  • 6 Hide
    theuniquegamer , June 8, 2012 6:17 PM
    Very good card and also would be VFM if it become cheaper than the 690 .
  • 18 Hide
    ojas , June 8, 2012 6:24 PM
    So if this is not the 7990, what is?
  • 5 Hide
    CaedenV , June 8, 2012 6:24 PM
    So freaking huge! It's even taller than a stock card... wow!
  • 22 Hide
    ammaross , June 8, 2012 6:26 PM
    Quote:

    And notice that it breaks the 300W compliance for the PCIe 2.0 :p 


    Could be because it's PCIe 3.0....
  • 7 Hide
    Anonymous , June 8, 2012 6:45 PM
    How do I win this????
  • 6 Hide
    JamesSneed , June 8, 2012 6:47 PM
    I'm fairly sure it is not breaking the PCIe 300w compliance. See those 3 power connectors on the side? The extra power is not being drawn from the PCIe slot.
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    Chainzsaw , June 8, 2012 6:51 PM
    I wonder if they will have the sams clock speeds as the "regular" 7970s? As previously - some older dual GPUs on a single PCB cards would have lower clocks due to higher heat output.

    This looks like a great card for multi monitor setups. This is going to have to cost slightly less than $1000 as you can get dual 7970's for less than 1000.
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    Deadlift1 , June 8, 2012 7:01 PM
    Is it just me or does the gpu on the right look like it has a face on it? Photoshop? devilish coincidence?
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    jupiter optimus maximus , June 8, 2012 7:02 PM
    OMG Its massive! If it is going to retail for the same price of a GTX 690, and a 7970 is a bit slower than a GTX 680, could the 7970 x2 have two overclocked 7970s? Im just saying cause i see three 8-pin pcie connections.
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    Derbixrace , June 8, 2012 7:04 PM
    what i have heard there will be no 7990. feel free to thumb me down but after some thought it really makes sense. sorry guys :( 
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    Cy-Kill , June 8, 2012 7:54 PM
    This is all well and good, but where the hell is the 7990, is it ever coming out!
  • 9 Hide
    NuclearShadow , June 8, 2012 7:58 PM
    It sure is a sexy and no doubt powerhouse of a card, but for $1,000..... I have a idea, how about Tom's give us all old members still around one! Just take out out of Marcus's paycheck.
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    Anonymous , June 8, 2012 8:03 PM
    Derbixracewhat i have heard there will be no 7990. feel free to thumb me down but after some thought it really makes sense. sorry guys


    It doesn't matter. The 690 availability borders on non-existence, not unlike the 680. AMD is readying their refreshes, which is much more important to the bottom line.
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    madjimms , June 8, 2012 8:08 PM
    deadlift1Is it just me or does the gpu on the right look like it has a face on it? Photoshop? devilish coincidence?

    I think you'd be better suited to Alex Jones sites.....
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    husker , June 8, 2012 8:27 PM
    Given that there is no official reference design for a 7990 from AMD, and therefore no specialized drivers, I would worry about drivers working properly with this card. Would AMD drivers see this card as a pair of xfired 7970s, or is it a slightly different beast?
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    vmem , June 8, 2012 8:33 PM
    Given the way that it's named, I think it's strongly implied that it would be recognized as a pair of xfired 7970s by the drivers... then again, we'll find out next month
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    17seconds , June 8, 2012 8:42 PM
    Or you could just go for the Asus ROG Mars III. Two full overclocked GTX 680 chips with 8GB of total VRAM on a single board.
    http://www.techpowerup.com/167217/ASUS-ROG-MARS-III-Dual-GTX-680-Graphics-Card-Detailed.html
    http://www.legitreviews.com/news/13340
    http://vr-zone.com/articles/asus-rog-mars-iii-sighted--dual-gtx-680-with-8gb-of-ram-/16166.html
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    sirencall , June 8, 2012 9:10 PM
    where were these with the 6xxx cards? Ive been hoping for 6950 x2 but nothing. Oh well next card is most likely gonna be Nvidia anyways
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