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ASUS Introduces the Radeon HD 7990 Dual-GPU Graphics Card

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ASUS today announced the Radeon HD 7990 graphics card, a dual-GPU offering derived from 28nm AMD Radeon graphics processors. With twin GPUs based on AMD Graphics Core Next technology and 6GB GDDR5 video memory, the ASUS Radeon HD 7990 easily handles the most demanding DirectX 11.1 PC games in ultra settings and resolutions above 1920 x 1080.

It is also ready for ultra HD 4K video, delivering the finest graphics performance and the convenience of a standard 2-slot height. With two GPUs factory-paired on the board, customers only require one free PCI Express 3.0 slot without needing to use AMD CrossFireX multi-GPU bridging.

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For those who didn't notice Asus suckering people with the claim that you need to use a PCIe 3.0 slot, which is not true, the following info. from Wikipedia sums things up nicely, despite the misleading Asus claims intended to sell their mobos. An x16 PCIe 2.0/2.1 slot is capable of handling even the dual GPU 7990 card.

"...AMD latest flagship graphic card, the Radeon HD 7970, launched on January 9, 2012, was the world's first PCIe 3.0 graphic card.[29] Initial reviews suggest that the new interface would not improve graphic performance compared to earlier PCIe 2.0, which, at the time of writing, is still under-utilized. However, the new interface would prove advantageous when used for general purpose computing with technologies like OpenCL, CUDA and C++ AMP.[30]"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_Express
 
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For those who didn't notice Asus suckering people with the claim that you need to use a PCIe 3.0 slot, which is not true, the following info. from Wikipedia sums things up nicely, despite the misleading Asus claims intended to sell their mobos. An x16 PCIe 2.0/2.1 slot is capable of handling even the dual GPU 7990 card.
I dunno.

If Asus already has you suckered into a $1000 video card you might aswell get a motherboard that has PCIe 3.0 :D