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Club 3D Radeon HD 7990 6GB review

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dolphie 8th December 2012, 11:12 Quote
Yeah the 7990. Although it seems like physx on the graphics card isn't used much anyway. In Arma3 they are going to do it via the cpu.
phuzz 8th December 2012, 12:06 Quote
I've not been paying attention to the high end GPU market for a bit, but £700! You could buy a whole computer for that. You could practically buy a car for that.
Farfalho 8th December 2012, 14:39 Quote
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Originally Posted by article

Club 3D's HD 7990 6GB therefore consists of twice as many of each of these, although both of its GPUs are clocked at the reference frequency of 925MHz rather than the 1.05GHz of the HD 7970 3GB GHz Edition. (...)
. It's here that you'll also find the cards Big Red Button, which when press supposedly overclocks the card's GPUs from 900MHz to 925MHz. (...)
(...)The HD 7990 3GB also sports numerous outputs and supports six-screen Eyefinity(...)
This needed a proof reading somewhere:
So, what's the true base clock? 3GB instead of 6GB.
And the charts the 6 from GB is missing.

About the graphic card: It sure has the raw power to plow through, unfortunately all this kind of cards depends on how well the drivers work and since it isn't an official release, the support for this product should be even scarce unless Club3D does a thing of the past... Every manufacturer did its own drivers ensuring full support so if Club3D goes down this way, this card might have some pretty good margin to improve.

Would like to know the reasons behind AMD's decision of not launching a dual gpu. I can only think of the amount of power needed and the 28nm manufacturing process
SchizoFrog 8th December 2012, 16:18 Quote
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Originally Posted by Farfalho
Quote:
Originally Posted by article

Club 3D's HD 7990 6GB therefore consists of twice as many of each of these, although both of its GPUs are clocked at the reference frequency of 925MHz rather than the 1.05GHz of the HD 7970 3GB GHz Edition. (...)
. It's here that you'll also find the cards Big Red Button, which when press supposedly overclocks the card's GPUs from 900MHz to 925MHz. (...)
(...)The HD 7990 3GB also sports numerous outputs and supports six-screen Eyefinity(...)
This needed a proof reading somewhere:
So, what's the true base clock? 3GB instead of 6GB.
And the charts the 6 from GB is missing.

About the graphic card: It sure has the raw power to plow throught, unfortunately all this kind of cards depend on how well the drivers work and since it isn't an official release, the support for this product should be even scarce unless Club3D does a thing of the past... Every manufacturer did its own drivers ensuring full support so if Club3D goes down this way, this card might have some pretty good margin to improve.

Would like to know the reasons behind AMD's decision of not launching a dual gpu. I can only think of the amount of power needed and the 28nm manufacturing process

Just to be pedantic but if you are going to complain about proof reading maybe you should check your own posts too?
law99 8th December 2012, 17:39 Quote
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Originally Posted by SchizoFrog
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Originally Posted by Farfalho
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Originally Posted by article

Club 3D's HD 7990 6GB therefore consists of twice as many of each of these, although both of its GPUs are clocked at the reference frequency of 925MHz rather than the 1.05GHz of the HD 7970 3GB GHz Edition. (...)
. It's here that you'll also find the cards Big Red Button, which when press supposedly overclocks the card's GPUs from 900MHz to 925MHz. (...)
(...)The HD 7990 3GB also sports numerous outputs and supports six-screen Eyefinity(...)
This needed a proof reading somewhere:
So, what's the true base clock? 3GB instead of 6GB.
And the charts the 6 from GB is missing.

About the graphic card: It sure has the raw power to plow throught, unfortunately all this kind of cards depend on how well the drivers work and since it isn't an official release, the support for this product should be even scarce unless Club3D does a thing of the past... Every manufacturer did its own drivers ensuring full support so if Club3D goes down this way, this card might have some pretty good margin to improve.

Would like to know the reasons behind AMD's decision of not launching a dual gpu. I can only think of the amount of power needed and the 28nm manufacturing process

Just to be pedantic but if you are going to complain about proof reading maybe you should check your own posts too?

Ha ha ha. This is too true.
Dogbert666 8th December 2012, 18:14 Quote
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Originally Posted by Farfalho
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Originally Posted by article

Club 3D's HD 7990 6GB therefore consists of twice as many of each of these, although both of its GPUs are clocked at the reference frequency of 925MHz rather than the 1.05GHz of the HD 7970 3GB GHz Edition. (...)
. It's here that you'll also find the cards Big Red Button, which when press supposedly overclocks the card's GPUs from 900MHz to 925MHz. (...)
(...)The HD 7990 3GB also sports numerous outputs and supports six-screen Eyefinity(...)
This needed a proof reading somewhere:
So, what's the true base clock? 3GB instead of 6GB.
And the charts the 6 from GB is missing.

Cheers, the 3GB has been changed to 6GB and the graphs should be fixed too. RE the clock speeds, officially they're 900MHz overclocking to 925MHz at the push of a button, but as the article states, this button didn't appear to affect the clock speed in any way and it remained at 925MHz all the time, hence why it was easier just to say they're clocked at 925MHz. Sorry for any confusion!
Farfalho 9th December 2012, 13:28 Quote
Thank you for the explanation. The clock speed really was confusing and left me thinking which it was and if it was the limit but that I got to understand when reading the overclock section.

Although my first language isn't english, after reading my own comment I must admit it also needed a proof reading. Mistake on my behalf
dolphie 9th December 2012, 14:45 Quote
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Originally Posted by phuzz
I've not been paying attention to the high end GPU market for a bit, but £700! You could buy a whole computer for that. You could practically buy a car for that.

Crazy isn't it :/

And it might even get worse if AMD can't keep up with nVidia.
vampalan 11th December 2012, 13:45 Quote
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Originally Posted by dolphie

I have never had one in my life, but I have one in my basket at Scan at the moment and am dicing on pulling the trigger. The only reason is that I am upgrading to a very high resolution 27" monitor and the single slot cards all struggle with that resolution :(

Again... third world problems :P But for me the 700 ish pounds is a huge amount of money for me so I would have to consider a lot and fuss about everything before deciding. Nice to have some choice though at least.

If 700 is too much, then its just too much, considering if you sit on your hands single GPU cards will come out later that will be faster. Say if the 700 is sitting around burning a hole in your pocket, then I would buy another high res 27 inch screen, remember to get some displayport to mini display port cables.

I currently run my U2711's at 5670x1080 in eyefinity or something like that, since one of the three screens isnt a U2711. I plan to get another graphics card for cross fire when the prices of them go down even further. I was deciding on another U2711 or another screen, productivity goes up with more screen space. :D
SinxarKnights 12th December 2012, 10:45 Quote
If you are going to pay that much for a GFX card, you might as well get two.
Ashwin 20th December 2012, 21:02 Quote
That one card costs more than my whole pc ;_; and lol at the power consumption. Crazy.
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