PowerColor Devil13 HD7990 Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

PowerColor Devil13 HD7990 Review  


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.

Technical Specifications

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 EngineRADEON HD7990
Video Memory6GB GDDR5
Engine Clock925MHz / 1000MHz
Memory Clock1375MHz x 4 (5.5Gbps)
Memory Interface384bit X2
DirectX® Support11.1
Bus StandardPCIE 3.0
Standard Display ConnecorsDL DVI-I / SL DVI-D / HDMI / 2 X mini DisplayPort
CrossFireX™ TechnologySupport
ATI Stream TechnologySupport
ATI Eyefinity TechnologySupport
VGA OutputYes, By DVI to VGA converter
DisplayPortOn Board(mini DP) x2
HDMIOn Board
HDCP SupportSupport
Board Dimensions315mmx140mmx60mm
Minimum System Power requirement (W)850W
Extention Power Connectorthree 8-pin PCI Express Power connectors


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Most Recent Comments

30-09-2012, 17:40:18

Jesus, that thing is unbelievable.

Still better off with 2 670s/7970s/7950s though.Quote

30-09-2012, 18:10:10

CF with a 2nd card and get back to us! Quote

30-09-2012, 19:16:58

Well it really did set the cat amoungst the pigeons!Quote

01-10-2012, 00:03:44

Nice card I guess but I have to admit these custom designed cards turn me off due to the difficulty in getting a water block for them. It feels like a card with a very limited market because the people who have the money and will to purchase such an obviously high end card are going to be the same people who water cool which would obviously limit its success in the market.

I wonder if they are partnering with EK or Swiftech to get a block for this thing? I don't know too much about it admittedly.Quote

01-10-2012, 00:17:18

good for power color! innovative and thinking outside the box. if the namesake
will not build a card, then so be it, they will. i was really meah.. until the afterburner
overclock and now thats what i think it should have come out of the box. not that
one couldn't do the same, but if left to the suppliers tool for performance, the
buyer would have been a lil sore. leaving a 20% performance gain on the table
at high end cost makes it better, but that should have already been binned for
customer appreciation.
really cool stuff from power color.. keep it up, 'cuz it looks like they are on their own


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