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I find myself getting more and more pissed at nvidia.. Update the f'n 680 drivers or something. It just keeps falling farther and farther behind and the dam thing JUST came out... WTF?! Fail....:banghead:
 
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I find myself getting more and more pissed at nvidia.. Update the f'n 680 drivers or something. It just keeps falling farther and farther behind and the dam thing JUST came out... WTF?! Fail....:banghead:
Well they put it out with clocks that were "just enough" to best the 7970. The 7970 was put out with pretty conservative clocks(they had no competition at the time) AMD counter by letting them "stretch their legs" with the GHZ editions and the gap closes back up again. The dance continues ;)
 
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Too little to late for me. Went from a GeForce 6800go to an hd4890 to cfx 4890s to a single 6970 to cfx 6970s and finally picked up a 690 since it seemed no dual gpu was coming from the red team. Sold my old 775 rig and my 6970s to get funds for the flagship card. I used my igpu for a few weeks while I gathered the funds and ended up only paying 245 out of pocket to get the 690. For me the 690 is a better fit due to power consumption and only dual slot. It's a hell of a card.

Between this card and the 690 it seems completely based on the games tested. I don't see a clear cut winner of performance. I do see the pros of the 690 compared to this 7990 as has already been listed. If you have the money get one or the other based on what games you play. My 2 cents.
 
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Don't get me wrong though...as an product to showcase engineering, Powercolor did a good job.
You know I went and really looked at the details, and might say it not as bad as folk here see it. Sure there are wins/loses in each camp, and honestly I thought when you really want to maintain decent Fps at 2560x or 5760x (the only two that matter) the 7990 has legs and true Hp that those dual GK104 don't always offer. Could be a alright option for someone who just like the appeal of Devil monster in there box for Eyefinity in a driving simulator (pitch/roll hydraulics) using 3 huge flat screens, while running Dirt Showdown. :toast:
 
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Nice review, performance is not quite what I was expecting.


By the by can people stop calling people fanboys?

People buy different products no need to get all vocal about it.
One of those words that people use in order to be annoyingly negative without having to actually come up with an intelligent argument.
 

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Thanks for the review Wiz~ Grate job as always.

I thought it was funny you saying you liked the screw driver that came with the card.

Guess you can call it... We build---> you do the final assembly lulz :laugh:
 
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The triple slot cooler is what really kills this product the most. Where does it make sense? Even a uATX board has room for 2 HD 7970s. As for an ITX board, most likely this card would not even fit. The only thing I can think of is a uATX board for those that want room for a sound card.
 
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My inner AMD fanboy screams "Noooooooooooo, how could it fail!!!!?"
Also why 5760x resolutions don't scale in Bf3 ? 0_o isnt it uses the basic crossfire drivers ? if so even my tri-fire works there ( or at least I THINK it does)

It's still nice to see that Powercolor released it. Crown for the faster GFX card of 7xxx and 6xx lines goes well to 690.
Now where are those 780/790 and 8970/8990 cards :D


P.S. Wiz, that's one great review. And whoa they messed up the mounting, considering that they send one to techp. for a review, I would've guessed that they've checked that the cards was a-ok.
 
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Very badass review. Been waiting for this card to come out since its introduction. Love the design of the whole thing overall however I hate how its a triple slot design.

Going to stick to my 690.
 

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Update: PowerColor just told us that they are working on the mounting issue and halted all shipments of production boards to investigate. No retail cards should be affected.
I think Powercolor has to work on other issues, too. It's very huge, noisy, slow and it needs so much power... :shadedshu

@W1zzard, can you test power consumption, noisy level and temperature of this card in power mode? I can see only performance tests.
 

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@W1zzard, can you test power consumption, noisy level and temperature of this card in power mode? I can see only performance tests.
i haven't had time to test that and the card is already on its way to the next reviewer. I would guesstimate power goes up 10%, heat maybe 1-2°C, noise unchanged because 1-2°C don't change fan speed much
 
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more and more ultra AMD fan boys in this forum- i cant count them yet

i dont know how much AMD pay for them but amd choose .......... .... one's :laugh: :roll:
Considering ive owned and used Nvidia a lot longer then ATi/AMD yea i can see how iam a fanboy :shadedshu

If you are over the age of 8 then you can clearly see that crossfire isnt working in half the games, so what i said was fact, if you cant see that you might need eyefinity :laugh:

Of course it doesn't have proper support if AMD itself hasn't really put any work into the 7990's yet. If AMD finally optimizes their drivers to this card, meh.:eek:

But seriously 551W is a bit too much and too bad about the noise issues :( Guess I need to wait for someone else to come up with this series or wait for 8xxx series cards before upgrading.
Thats my point from the start, the drivers for this card plain and simply suck. Half the games it works the other half it doesn't, only time will fix this card.

Honestly who will give a flying monkeys ass if the card is using that much power and noise, a person who is going to buy this wont care about that, just if the FPS meter and score is to the max, that all that matters to a person buying this card.
 
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when do we get quad gpu cards?
 
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When you buy four 6XX or four 7XXX or two 690 or two of these 7990?
 
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4 gpu's on 1 card
 
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Oh....ewww.....
 
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i would pay for this :)
 

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Dammit, what I wanna know, is when are they gonna make dual GPU cards with two sli/crossfire connectors to allow a four monster/8 GPU setup?!
 

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Dammit, what I wanna know, is when are they gonna make dual GPU cards with two sli/crossfire connectors to allow a four monster/8 GPU setup?!
not supported in the driver
 

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not supported in the driver
Yeah I know. Just wishful thinking, lol. It would make some very interesting reviews though.
 
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Yeah I know. Just wishful thinking, lol. It would make some very interesting reviews though.
All you would see is negative scaling, every time a game is out and there is no profile it's a nightmare, I get less FPS with 2+ GPUs than with 1.
 
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how abouth just a biger gpu die on the card? instead of 2 seperate?
 
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how abouth just a biger gpu die on the card? instead of 2 seperate?
I think that would require an architecture change, making a dual GPU board is relatively easier.