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AMD Radeon HD 7990 Reference Board Pictured, Specs Confirmed in GPU-Z Screenshot

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  1. btarunr

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    Admittedly, this is a terrible day for news on unannounced GPUs, but we rushed it in anyway. Here are the first board shots of AMD's next-generation dual-GPU graphics card, the Radeon HD 7990 (codename: "New Zealand"). Sources told us that AMD working overtime to release this SKU, to restore performance-leadership of the Radeon HD 7900 series. The dual-GPU card, according to the specifications at hand, is bearing AMD's coveted "GHz Edition" badge, its core is clocked higher than that of the HD 7970.

    But first, the board shot. Pictured below is the first picture of this beast. Right away you'll question its authenticity for using a 70 mm fan instead of a lateral-flow blower, but that design change serves a purpose. Despite its high performance, the previous-generation Radeon HD 6990 was plagued with user complaints of high noise. That's because a single, normal-sized lateral-flow blower was positioned in the center, blowing through two sets of aluminum channels, at a very high speed. With the HD 7990, AMD on the other hand, borrowed the ventilation design of NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 590, to a large extant. It reused the fan found on reference-design HD 7850 and HD 7770, and placed it in middle of two heatsinks.

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    The picture reveals the card to be fairly long. AMD chose a fancy PCB number to denote "leeeet" (elite), it did a similar word-play with "AUSUM", around the HD 6990. The card is using an AMD-rebadged PLX PEX8747 PCI-Express 3.0 48-lane bridge chip, which features "broadcast" features that makes it fit for dual-GPU graphics cards. Moving on to specifications, the HD 7990 features 1 GHz core clock speed, with 1250 MHz memory. The card has a total of 6 GB GDDR5 memory, 3 GB per GPU. It features completely-unlocked 28 nm "Tahiti XT" GPUs, with 2048 stream processors. It draws power from two 8-pin PCIe power connectors. Display outputs include one dual-link DVI, four mini-DisplayPort connectors. Slated for a "hard-launch" on April 17, AMD's Radeon HD 7990 6 GB "New Zealand" will target a price-point of US $849.
     
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    849$?
    TBH that is way lower then what i thought the price-tag would be considering HD7970. (999$)
     
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    Are those metal pegs under the fan?
     
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    I think they are! Nice design AMD! Waiting patiently!
     
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    You bet !

    Well, because of that, I'm very sceptical on 1Ghz thing...
     
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    Why do they insist on using only one fan? I dont understand???
     
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    Because its a Ghz edition fan! its way way better then the reference ugly one...
     
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    Even when disregarding what day is today, both the card and the GPU-Z shots look fishy to me.

    P.S. Say, when in CF\SLI, does GPU-Z report the fillrate of individual GPUs, or a combined value? (Honestly, I forgot which. But, in case of the later, it is obviously a fake. *shrug*)
     
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    For the thread, it's fake. I don't think that 7990 will be launched soon.
     
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    it reports the fillrate of the single gpu

    dear bta, i told you so:

     
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    smell April joke, most funny thing i see it's 1ghz speed, lol
     
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    Here's how you start it
    "April fools aside, AMD Radeon HD 7990 Reference Board Pictured, Specs Confirmed in GPU-Z Screenshot"
     
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    Looks to me the PCB number says either 109-C33337-300 or 109-C32337-300. Where are you getting "leeeet"?

    Just me or does the card seem a little short for dual Tahiti, twenty-four RAM chips, VRMs, and a switch? I calculate it at a full inch shorter than 6990.
     
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    thanks! TPU..
     
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    coz they move to use 28nm that means less power, less heat but better performance. so thats why they use small and single fan :D
     
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    Must not fap!!!

    Seriously, I have a very very strong perversion with dual GPUs cards :O
     
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    April Fools Detected :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
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    That doesn't mean anything. AMD/ATI is known for photoshopping numerous cards out of one photo. The trollface could very well be on those who think this is fake.
     
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    They're even worse at presentations.
     
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    Even if this is fake we already know that the 7990 will come out soon, one thing that puzzles me is why on the GPU it doesn't report New Zealand instead of Tahiti, my 6990s on GPU-Z is addressed as Antilles and the GPU on the 6970 shows Cayman XT

    Maybe because the GPU is the same and there is no 7990 support out yet for GPU-Z?
     

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