Radeon_HD_7990
AMD Radeon HD 7990

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How well can the Radeon HD 7990 run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the Radeon HD 7990 graphics card as a serious price to performance entry point. This card will meet and play most demanding AAA games and do so with good graphics setting as standard, and confidently pushing past the recommended game system requirements needed to run today’s games. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 11 requirement.

This PC hardware performance game review for the Radeon HD 7990 graphics card, when running 2019 more popular games, lets us see what type of FPS this card gets when playing at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions and ultra settings. 704 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

A Radeon HD 7990 card at 1080p is seeing a playable frame rate when running Borderlands 3 on Ultra - 44 FPS. Lets look at the performance its getting on Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order which is 30 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Cyberpunk 2077 is predicted to perform on this hardware, which gets a playable 29 FPS.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the Radeon HD 7990 by playing Borderlands 3 which yielded a playable performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 88FPS, M: 69FPS, H: 46FPS, U: 33FPS. Another popular game we tested with this card was Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order and that was weak. This graphics card delivered 23 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Cyberpunk 2077 which is predicted to get weak results with a 22FPS on Ultra 1440p. Running games at 1440p with a Radeon HD 7990 is a reasonable choice for most modern games at 1440p, but you may encounter some need to adjust graphics settings down from Ultra to High in some cases to improve gaming stability.

How many years will the Radeon HD 7990 graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 7990 in your PC? No graphics card upgrade required for around 2 years

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 7990? A good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon HD 7990 would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB which meets 901 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 33% better performance. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon HD 7990 then a good choice would be R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB as this is better than 962 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 40% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
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The Radeon HD 7990 was released on 23 Apr 2013

Radeon HD 7990 Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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Architecture
GCN 1.0 Malta (x2)
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
256 GTexel/s
ROPs
32 (x2)
Pixel Rate
64 GPixel/s
Shader
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4096
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$999.00
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.4
Resolution (WxH)
2560x1600
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
6144 MB
Memory Speed
1500 MHz
Memory Bus
384 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
576GB/sec
L2 Cache
768KB(x2)
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
0
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
950 MHz
Boost Clock
1000 MHz
Power
Max Power
375 Watts
PSU
750 Watt & 50 Amps
Power Connector
2x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
16 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1600
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Radeon HD 7990 Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon HD 7990 is a Dual-Graphics Solution based on the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.


Architecture
The GCN Architecture succeeds the 40nm Terascale Architecture. In addition to being produced with a 28nm Technology, the GCN Architecture adds other Technologies that allow for energy efficiency. For example, ZeroCore Power, a long idle power saving technology, allows the Graphics Cards to shut down by itself when the Monitor is turned off.
GCN also adds Improved Anisotropic Filtering, DirectX 11 Tessellation and the Partially Resident Textures (PRT) Technology, which enables future games to utilize ultra-high resolution textures with the same performance as today's small and often repetitive textures.


GPU
It equips two GPUs Codenamed Tahiti XT which together have 64 Compute Units activated and thus offer 4096 Shader Processing Units, 256 TMUs and 64 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 950MHz and goes up 1000MHz, in Turbo Mode.


Memory
Each GPU accesses a 3GB frame buffer of Fast GDDR5 Memory, through a 384-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1500MHz.


Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 375W, it requires at least a 750W PSU with two available 8-pin connectors.


Performance
Radeon HD 7990 Competes with GeForce GTX 690 and proves to be considerably faster at resolutions over 2560x1600.


System Suggestions
Radeon HD 7990 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1600. We recommend a Very Strong Processor (Intel Core i7 Quad Core/AMD FX Eight Core) and 16GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.


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Radeon HD 7990 vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 44% 1%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 81% 36%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 46% 1%
Halo: Reach 86% 69%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 39% 36%
Cyberpunk 2077 39% 36%
Borderlands 3 36% 5%
FIFA 20 62% 47%
Death Stranding 39% 36%
Need For Speed Heat 44% 1%
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hello.my gpu systems 7990 requierted what cpu for performance for 2k resoulation

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1% better :D

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Lol :D

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nice card for 720p ultra gaming

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720p ? this card runs every single game even if not cf support under 1080p on dicent settings when good cf support this is faster then even 390x but its pretty power hungry card

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im looking for a new gpu and i could use some help, the once im potentaily thinking about buying would be the 7990, the gtx 970 or r9 390, all of them i could get for around 300 to 350 buckoronies, ty for reading :)

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also above it says the 7990 supports dx 12 but on amds site it only says 11.2 and wierdly enough on the same page 11.1 as highest. does anybody know what the highest is ?

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buy hd 7990.

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i think it supports dx 11.2

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GCN Architecture supports DX12, but it's more sensible to buy a newer card because of the added features

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dont know why this card is 6% slower than gtx 980 when it was 5% faster,if you re looking at the new games it works better in amd optimized ones it is only slower on nvidia optimized games and 90% of those games dont even support cfx profile

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I know. Check this review http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_980/
The 7990 beats the 980 in nearly every game, especially at higher resolutions and this was BEFORE the Omega drivers came out

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All Graphics Cards in GD have 1920x1080 as their default rank. In that situation, GTX 980 is faster.
At 3840x2160 for example, GD shows 8.3 Score for GTX 980 and 8.5 for Radeon HD 7990 :-)

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Really?? With 3 Gb vram, does it beat 980 which has 4??

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3 GB per GPU is still better than 4GB in one single GPU. Much better actually!

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lol,didnt know that someone will reply to me…haahha…and look at me i bought an nvidia gpu

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So 3GB per gpu will add up to 6 GB??
Why that does not happens in CF?

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It doesn't "add up to 6GB". Each GPU Accesses a 3GB Pool and uses it individually.
It's better than one GPU rendering to a 4GB Pool

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Ok. Same happens in CF and SLI??

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yes, exactly

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Ok Thanks..
Everyone I asked said that 3 GB card in CF has 3 gb vram overall..
Thanks :D

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4% better

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At 1080p, yes. At 1440p, no.

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most of people playing games on 1080p not 1440p or 4k
http://www.game-debate.com/news/?news=17743&game=Wolfenstein:%20The%20Old%20Blood&title=Pixel%20Perfection%20-%20Is%204K%20Screen%20Res%20Gaming%20Good%20Enough%20On%20A%20Single%20GPU

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i use dsr

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on games with cf profile, it would be better on 1080p as well :D

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yay 21% worse lol

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Hooray!

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So… this is dual chip card…. but which one ??? Titan Z is 2x Titan Black… and this one is ? anybody knows ?

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I think 2x7970 but 7990 still better than 7970 crossfire :|

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yea… figured that out so i was not sure if it was 2x 7970. Probably cos its OC-ed. Thx buddy….

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I didn't know that it is 30% better than a GTX 770 :@

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put your card in sli. you will even surpass 980 and 780 ti. Not much though, maybe 20-30 fps or so. You technically have 980 or 780 ti super duper clocked.

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Believe me. Because games are not that demanding. 580 in sli will play games in max settings at 1080p for at least next 2 or 3 years. Just look at PS4 or Xbone.

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Will have a look near 1 or 2 years, but at the moment my gpu can max the games i currently play . So no need atm :P

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I agree with Unknown3100! i'm a gtx770 owner too! great card! +1 for you bro!!

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well , there was no need of it because i haven't done anything which deserves it, but still THANKS ! :D

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This is a kind of my card's big brother. It is a far uodrade from it. Wow preformance of this one very good. My card is ''only'' 377% worse. It means a BIG difference. If you have this one you never have to buy another one.

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it already dies at 4K

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