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Published on December 28th, 2011 | by Dan

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Radeon 7990 Launching in March 2012

The 7970 has already been distributed to retail outlets (although isn’t available yet).  It is already sporting the single GPU card performance crown.  But if you were waiting on details for the big daddy of the 7000 series, wait no more. News website Fudzilla has reported that the 7990 will be out in March.

What can you expect from this card? Probably the best graphics card ever made.  The 7990 will contain 2 7970 chips on one board.  The 7970 has already proven itself, as mentioned, so two of them should be an absolute monster card. According to Fudzilla the 7990 will pack “2x3GB GDDR5 memory running at 5GHz effective, along with two Tahiti chips clocked at 850MHz, which amounts to 2×2048 stream processors 2×128 texture memory units and 2×32 ROPs.”  Needless to say it should handle any game currently on the market at ultra-high settings.  The price isn’t actually that bad of a value either at $849.  Consider the 7970 is $549 and you get two of them on this card, and it really isn’t that bad of a deal.

No benchmarks have been released, nor power ratings.  Power, however should be less of an issue due to the new ZeroCore technology that AMD is putting in the 7000 series.  This makes the GPU draw almost no power when idle.  A neat feature for those with PSU concerns.  Anyone starting to save up now?

Image is of the 7970, courtesy AMD

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6 Responses to Radeon 7990 Launching in March 2012

  1. Bob bpost says:

    $849 for JUST the GPU(s) – We’re gonna need way more pageviews and click-throughs…

  2. Mikan says:

    And I who bought 2x XFX 6950’s last month… silly me… oh well they will probably do me good until the 8990 right? riiiight? I know it won’t :( I’m hoping this card is gonna have some decent drivers atleast, and with the 6990 being heavily disliked I am worried that the 7990 is gonna suffer the same problems.

  3. bobby_brown says:

    i wonder if you run them in crossfire, it will sound like “sticking your head in a jet engine?”

  4. Disconsented says:

    I am quite pleased with how these have turned out especially in the massive fail of the bulldozer but it was something that I had expected. I just want to see how much of an performance increase the 990/Xfire will produce, if they upgrade on that then nvidia will have a hard time on their hands competing but what I really hope for is that they will be even, resulting in a nice price reduction.

  5. ASoggySandal says:

    Bah I’ve only just got myself a GTX 580 so the extra money might as well go into getting a second one rather than going out of pocket for one of these. Looks damn sexy though!

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