PowerColor Devil13 HD7990 Review

Test Setup, Overclocking and Temps

PowerColor Devil13 HD7990 Review

Test Setup

PowerColor Devil13 HD7990
Catalyst Drivers 12.8
Intel Core i7-3960X @ 4.6GHz
ASUS P9X79 Pro
Corsair Dominator Platinum
Corsair AX1200W
Corsair H100
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 

Overclocking

We'd expect that the power requirements of the Devil13 are enough to make overclocking a hopeful task at best, yet we managed to overclock both GPUs, and the GDDR5, by 125MHz. Remember that the memory is quad-pumped. This is a hugely surprising result. 12.5% increases aren't something we'd have expected from the card at all.

 PowerColor Devil13 HD7990 Overclocking

Temperatures

There has been much talk about the early batch of Devil13s having a problem with the pressure applied by the cooler leading to increased temperatures. It's exactly why here at OC3D we always wait for the final version of a product before reviewing it so that we see results you can obtain too, and the Devil13 is definitely cool, even with our overclock.

Quiet is subjective, and it's not the quietest card we've ever seen, but it's easily something you can live with and not distracting.

 

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Most Recent Comments

30-09-2012, 17:40:18

Master&Puppet
Jesus, that thing is unbelievable.

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

30-09-2012, 18:10:10

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

30-09-2012, 19:16:58

Excalabur50
Well it really did set the cat amoungst the pigeons!Quote

01-10-2012, 00:03:44

Vicey
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

airdeano
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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