PowerColor may release dual-GPU Radeon HD 7990 graphics card

The dual-GPU offering by AMD, known so far as Radeon HD 7990, has been delayed and delayed for months and this fact itself may have made PowerColor angry on the issue. Now sources online suggest the company has working HD 7990 graphics cards (or Devil13 HD 7970 X2 as PowerColor may call them) that may debut as early as tomorrow.

The catch is that the PowerColor HD 7990 cards are all custom-designed and there won’t be any other like them on the market. Moreover supply will be very limited and some analysts expect PowerColor to ship just several hundred of them. As the supply and demand law says limited supply calls for high prices and the PowerColor HD 7990 is not an exception – the graphics card is expected to cost at least 999 USD.

Specs are a secret as of now but hardware analysts expect the cards to feature 6 GB of GDDR5 memory (3 GB per graphics core) and two full Tahiti XT cores with 2048 stream processors each. Of course a large heatsink/fan combination will cool the card.

PowerColor HD 7990

The working frequencies are also a mystery but dual-GPU cards often feature lower clock speeds than similar single-GPU cards. The PowerColor HD 7990 is expected to come with two graphics cores with each of them running at 925 MHz. Memory is expected to run at 5500 MHz, but PowerColor is said to supply two BIOS chips on the cards with the secondary BIOS allowing the cores to run at 1 GHz in order to better compete with the dual-GPU GeForce GTX 690.

AMD still hasn’t said anything on the dual-GPU HD 7990 card but it seems the US chip giant has scrapped its plans for an official dual-GPU Radeon HD 7990 due to heat output, high production costs, complexity and limited market.


Source: Hardwarecanucks.com

Related posts

Oakley with Special Edition Transformers: Dark of the Moon 3D Glasses

Oakley with Special Edition Transformers: Dark of the Moon 3D Glasses

The famous sport equipment company Oakley has announced a special edition passive 3D glasses to commemorate the debut of “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” film, which features film-inspired art and allowing you to use them for 3D entertainment in the home and the cinema. Based on the Oakley's...

AMD ends driver support for Radeon HD 5000 and HD 6000 series

AMD ends driver support for Radeon HD 5000 and HD 6000 series

The new Radeon Software Crimson Edition has arrived with a bad surprise for owners of Radeon HD 5000 and Radeon HD 6000 series graphics cards by AMD. Despite that these two generations still pack a punch and fully support DirectX 11, AMD has decided to end all driver support for them, citing...

Garmin launches Oregon 550 and Oregon 550t

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd.  the global leader in satellite navigation, announced the Oregon 550 and Oregon 550t touchscreen handheld GPS devices, integrating a 3.2 megapixel digital camera, which creates geotagged images, and a 3-axis compass into the popular series of...

Leave a comment