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Submitted by newsguy 1024d ago | article

AMD Radeon HD 7990 First Look

Maximum PC: Today the embargo is lifting on the AMD Radeon HD 7990 that was teased back at GDC, so here’s the TLDR version; yes it’s just as fast and a tiny bit quieter than the Nvidia GTX 690, and it includes a mega bad ass eight-AAA-game bundle and costs the same price as its nemesis, making it quite a tempting package for those with the budget for it. Whether or not that will be enough to convince anyone to actually buy it remains to be seen of course, but at least AMD can no longer be knocked for conceding the $1,000 GPU market to Nvidia. It also signifies somewhat of a resurgence for AMD, who first came off the bench late last year and early this year with its totally righteous Never Settle game bundles, then attacked the midrange recently with the surprisingly powerful and quiet Radeon HD 7790 card, and is now going for the jugular with the dual-slot and triple-fan HD 7990. Whether AMD wins or loses that battle is slightly less important than the overall significance of this introduction, as in our minds its designed to not only beat Nvidia’s offering, but also to send a very clear signal to hardcore PC enthusiasts everywhere — AMD is still in the game, and doesn’t intend to give an inch of ground to Nvidia any time soon. (AMD, PC, Tech)

Eternalb  +   1025d ago
Nice!
steve30x  +   1024d ago
Nice buyt I avoid crossfire and SLI like the plague. I've tried it a few times and a lot of the time it just doesnt work right.
CGI-Quality  +   1024d ago
Eh, that all depends on drivers, configurations, and specific applications. I've had two SLI set-ups now, and for most applications, things work fine.
Letros  +   1024d ago
SLI works fine, Crossfire stutters.
iamgoatman  +   1024d ago
That's a load of crap.
Letros  +   1024d ago
Is it?

"This kind of smoothness we often experience with NVIDIA SLI. This cannot be said for AMD CrossFire. It stuttered badly at very high settings and you knew, you could feel it that it wasn't playable as it negatively affected the overall gameplay and immersion."

http://hardocp.com/article/...
steve30x  +   1023d ago
In my experience with SLI it only works fine 75% of the time andmy last sli setup was two GTX470's when they first came out. I got rid of that as soon as the GTX680 was released and I dont regret moving from SLI to single GPU.
Martywren  +   1024d ago
ORGASMIC!!!
WUTCHUGUNNADO  +   1024d ago
Micro-stutter... that's by far one of the biggest downfalls of multi-gpu setups whether it's Nvidia or ATI.

The black and red housing looks really cheap compared to Nvidia's aluminum housing for the 690 and titan but I guess it's all down to performance vs price instead of aesthetics.
MontyQ  +   1024d ago
2 580s in sli since launch never had a single issue

very nice card too bad amd drivers are horrid, I used to luv my hg5870 but that's when cata had a monthly driver and was good lol

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