Report: AMD Radeon HD 7990 6GB Ready To Launch

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
    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
    Is there a good reason to go quad six pin over dual 8 pin PCIe power connectors?
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  • EzioAs
    Anonymous said:
    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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  • blazorthon
    Is there a good reason to go quad six pin over dual 8 pin PCIe power connectors?
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  • EzioAs
    Anonymous said:
    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
    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."
    27