PowerColor Devil13 HD7990 Review
Published: 30th September 2012 | Source: PowerColor | Price: Ãƒï¿½Ã‚£799 |
Enthusiast based graphics cards, ones that come complete with all the bells and whistles, are usually to be found late in the lifespan of a particular GPU. Today we have a definite switch around of that concept as the PowerColor Devil13 HD7990 has appeared in our offices without much of a fanfare, and certainly without a reference HD7990 being hinted at, much less produced.
It's therefore perfectly possible that this will be the only HD7990 available. Two full-fat HD7970 cores in one card. It reminds us, conceptually, of the ASUS Ares. The Devil13 certainly matches up in terms of ambition and packaging, as well as price.
In some respects we're always nervous about dual-GPU cards. The power requirements and heat issues normally mean that the GPUs are cut-down from the top-end models. However, PowerColor have given us two full on Tahiti XT cores so it will be interesting to see if the card matches up against two solo HD7970s.
We have a lot to cover in this review, so let us crack on.
It's a positive beast of a thing. Triple slot cooler, 6GB of GDDR5, 3 8pin PCI-e power connections. It's extreme in every sense.
|Graphics Engine||RADEON HD7990|
|Video Memory||6GB GDDR5|
|Engine Clock||925MHz / 1000MHz|
|Memory Clock||1375MHz x 4 (5.5Gbps)|
|Memory Interface||384bit X2|
|Bus Standard||PCIE 3.0|
|Standard Display Connecors||DL DVI-I / SL DVI-D / HDMI / 2 X mini DisplayPort|
|ATI Stream Technology||Support|
|ATI Eyefinity Technology||Support|
|VGA Output||Yes, By DVI to VGA converter|
|DVI Output||DL-DVI-I/ SL-DVI-D|
|DisplayPort||On Board(mini DP) x2|
|Minimum System Power requirement (W)||850W|
|Extention Power Connector||three 8-pin PCI Express Power connectors|