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Report: AMD Radeon HD 7990 6GB Ready To Launch

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There is new speculation surrounding AMD's new high-end graphics card, the HD7990.

Originally scheduled for a June launch, AMD is apparently still finalizing the product is now rumored to be prepping a launch at GamesCon in Cologne, Germany, between August 15 and 19.

An article published by VR-Zone suggests that the very limited availability, dual-GPU card will integrate a four 6-pin PCIe interface to manage the power supply for the Tahiti XT core, 3 GB GDDR5 memory per core and a PLX PCIe 3.0 controller. The report also claims that the monstrous card will have six physical display outputs with four mini-DisplayPort and two DVI links.

Pricing is, of course, even more speculation than the product itself, as availability will largely determine the price of this low-volume card. However, it is reasonable to assume that the 7990 will be more expensive than the model it replaces - the 6990 currently retails in the $700 to $900 range - while it will be cheaper than Nvidia's expensive, 4 GB GTX 690. Depending on the retailer, GTX 690 models currently sell for just under $1,000 to more than $2,700 at this time, with the majority of cards circling the $1,100 territory.

 

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    iknowhowtofixit , July 30, 2012 6:24 PM
    blazorthonIs there a good reason to go quad six pin over dual 8 pin PCIe power connectors?

    EzioAsI agree. You just have to add/use more cables than you need when you can actually get the same power output from 2 8-pin. Weird move indeed


    They don't want to trigger OCP on the 12V rail of some PSUs with that much power draw. They want to use four 6-pin to ensure less "user error."
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    blazorthon , July 30, 2012 6:02 PM
    Is there a good reason to go quad six pin over dual 8 pin PCIe power connectors?
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    leongrado , July 30, 2012 6:56 PM
    Considering that buying this card alone will cost as much as upgrading my entire system, probably not?
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    blazorthon , July 30, 2012 6:02 PM
    Is there a good reason to go quad six pin over dual 8 pin PCIe power connectors?
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    EzioAs , July 30, 2012 6:11 PM
    Quote:
    Is there a good reason to go quad six pin over dual 8 pin PCIe power connectors?


    I agree. You just have to add/use more cables than you need when you can actually get the same power output from 2 8-pin. Weird move indeed :??: 
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    iknowhowtofixit , July 30, 2012 6:24 PM
    blazorthonIs there a good reason to go quad six pin over dual 8 pin PCIe power connectors?

    EzioAsI agree. You just have to add/use more cables than you need when you can actually get the same power output from 2 8-pin. Weird move indeed


    They don't want to trigger OCP on the 12V rail of some PSUs with that much power draw. They want to use four 6-pin to ensure less "user error."
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    Anonymous , July 30, 2012 6:32 PM
    All newbs are wrong! I want the 1.21 gigawatts video card. ATI, you know you can do better. Don't let me down!
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    phamhlam , July 30, 2012 6:34 PM
    xtreme5useless hardware, will be much expensive, temps like a hell, there is currently no stuff require that type of gpu power. Even 1GB is still better idea.


    It will be allow you to run BF3 on Ultra with 5 monitors haha. Besides that, there is very few who would buy this for professional use. We don't even know the temps.
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    leongrado , July 30, 2012 6:56 PM
    Considering that buying this card alone will cost as much as upgrading my entire system, probably not?
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    theconsolegamer , July 30, 2012 6:57 PM
    I think AMD should just scrap this card and let Nvidia win the dual GPU crown sinse they already did because AMD is too late to enter this hyper-niche market and focus on releasing the 8990 as the first GPU of the 8000 series so they can get at Nvidia with a significantly more powerful card that consumes less power and newer too.
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    Anonymous , July 30, 2012 7:06 PM
    a little late AMD?

    i would rather see on making a 8XXX series, a refinement and performance imporvement over 7XXX. now that 28nm should be stable enough to make larger gpus without too low of yeilds.


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    horaciopz , July 30, 2012 7:15 PM
    Big fat a$$ of the GPU's incoming :D  !
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    blazorthon , July 30, 2012 7:17 PM
    Quote:
    a little late AMD?

    i would rather see on making a 8XXX series, a refinement and performance imporvement over 7XXX. now that 28nm should be stable enough to make larger gpus without too low of yeilds.


    Larger GPUs shouldn't be necessary as much as simply improving or replacing the GCN architecture and keeping the chip size fairly similar to what it is now. Higher yields with the same chip size should mean lower costs because each wafer would be more likely to have more functional chips, so you could get higher performance with lower costs of manufacturing that allow prices to drop without profit margins to drop.
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    spookyman , July 30, 2012 7:29 PM
    Hmm I need 2 of these.
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    xtreme5 , July 30, 2012 7:46 PM
    do you guys think this card cost more than $1k.
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    arcu86 , July 30, 2012 7:59 PM
    My guess it will be $100 cheaper then the GTX 690.
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    blazorthon , July 30, 2012 8:07 PM
    arcu86My guess it will be $100 cheaper then the GTX 690.


    My bet is on more than $100 cheaper unless it has even worse stock issues than the 690 has.
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    Anonymous , July 30, 2012 8:12 PM
    I have no doubt that this will be a nice card, but I'm seeing a bad trend going with these prices. Companies used to shy away from the $1000 mark, but now they are exceeding $1100 even. Even the single gpu enthusiast cards are $100 more than the previous generation cards. I wasn't that long ago that AMD released the 4870 for $200 and the 4870x2 for $550.



    ...you know what? Forget it. I just did some research on some old video cards while typing this. These prices are nothing new. The GTX280 used to cost $500, just like the GTX680 does now. Instead, I shall hope for a price war in order to drive down the prices!
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    cbfelterbush , July 30, 2012 8:18 PM
    Both versions of the 7970x2 use 3*8pin power connections. Not 2 8pin.

    -CB
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    danwat1234 , July 30, 2012 8:20 PM
    xtreme5useless hardware, will be much expensive, temps like a hell, there is currently no stuff require that type of gpu power. Even 1GB is still better idea.

    Will be very useful for the Folding@home distributed computing project!
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    xtreme5 , July 30, 2012 8:22 PM
    which one would be better for HARD-CORE gaming?
    HD 7990 vs GTX 690.
    I like 690 actually i'm not a fan of nvidia if you people thought that i'm.
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