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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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  • blazorthon
    Is there a good reason to go quad six pin over dual 8 pin PCIe power connectors?
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  • EzioAs
    9385250 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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  • xtreme5
    useless 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.
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  • 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
    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
    Considering that buying this card alone will cost as much as upgrading my entire system, probably not?
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  • theconsolegamer
    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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  • 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
    Big fat a$$ of the GPU's incoming :D !
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  • blazorthon
    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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