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    Default Power Color HD 7990

    If only I won the lottery. This is one sweet card.

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    Default Re: Power Color HD 7990

    That card is a monster!!! I wish they would've thrown COD MW3 and Skyrim in the mix since those are primarily the games I play when I do game.

    Also, yes I know intel for gaming right now, it would've been nice to results with an AMD chip for those of us running AMD comps.

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    Default Re: Power Color HD 7990

    Quote Originally Posted by SamCR3 View Post
    If only I won the lottery. This is one sweet card.

    PowerColor Devil 13 HD 7990 Graphics Card Review - Introduction
    2 x 7970's will perform a bit better

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    Default Re: Power Color HD 7990

    Quote Originally Posted by Drdeath View Post
    2 x 7970's will perform a bit better
    This 7990 outscored two 7970's in 3DMark11, but just barely. See: PowerColor Devil 13 HD 7990 Graphics Card Review - 3DMark 11. The rest of the review doesn't include comparisons between 2 x 7970's and the 7990, so we can't tell how it shakes out for gaming.
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    Default Re: Power Color HD 7990

    The size of that card is crazy,look at how much bigger it is than the 690.

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    Default Re: Power Color HD 7990

    OLd news, Kevin already posted a link and photos last week. If the GTX690 is costs $1000 you can expect a very hefty price tag on this card, maybe $1100- $1200.

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    Default Re: Power Color HD 7990

    I would never get a dual GPU card if it took up the slots l

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    Default Re: Power Color HD 7990

    Corey, my EVGA Classified GTX 590s only take up 2 slots, the same as a HD7950, or GTX670, and it's a dual. Not all 7990s will be using 3 slots, just the ones with an extreme custom cooling fan set up.

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    Default Re: Power Color HD 7990

    Quote Originally Posted by PoLoMoTo View Post
    I would never get a dual GPU card if it took up the slots l

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    Default Re: Power Color HD 7990

    Quote Originally Posted by Drdeath View Post
    Problem?

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    Default Re: Power Color HD 7990

    lol

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    Default Re: Power Color HD 7990


    LOL! If I were to get enough performance out of the deal, they could take four slots for all I care.

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    Default Re: Power Color HD 7990

    Quote Originally Posted by realneil View Post

    LOL! If I were to get enough performance out of the deal, they could take four slots for all I care.
    But four slots would be the same as two 7970s which would perform about the same and cost less, and they run so hot I'd put it under water which is why I would want it to only take 2 slots because I could run quad 7970s on a board with only two PCI slots

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    Default Re: Power Color HD 7990

    Most mother boards now a day allot for the 3 spacing to run Crossfire and SLI set-up. Look at the new boards. The spacing between to the PCIe slots are spaced farther (for most boards in the Z77 series), My MSI Z77-GD65 will support 2 3 slot video cards. So your not limited because of that... Some of the older boards may, but even most Z68 boards are spaced good for 3 slot video cards.

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    Default Re: Power Color HD 7990

    Quote Originally Posted by PoLoMoTo View Post
    But four slots would be the same as two 7970s which would perform about the same and cost less, and they run so hot I'd put it under water which is why I would want it to only take 2 slots because I could run quad 7970s on a board with only two PCI slots
    I think you have it backwards. One 7990 takes 1 slot. There is 2 GPU's on on PCB.... 4 x 7970's(4 slots) = 2 x 7990's(2 slots). Although benchmarks show a slight improvement on the dual 7970's, the performance is essentially the same. The 7990's come clocked down a bit due to heat. At the same frequencies 1 x 7990 benchmarks the same as 2 x 7970's.

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    Default Re: Power Color HD 7990

    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    OLd news, Kevin already posted a link and photos last week. If the GTX690 is costs $1000 you can expect a very hefty price tag on this card, maybe $1100- $1200.
    Hey Stan, this a full length review not just a press release. Review says the card will cost $999, and finds it performs nearly identical to the 690. Draw back is this card takes up more slot, makes more noise, and runs a little hotter. 690 is still a slightly better card.
    2nd Rig: AMD FX-8120; Corsair H105 ; Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3; 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 1600MHz; 2 x PowerColor HD 7870 Myst. Ed. (Tahiti LE); Fractal Design Arc XL; SeaSonic X Series 850W
    3rd Rig: AMD A6-3650; Asetek 550LC; Asus F1A75-M Pro; 8GB Kingston HyperX; XFX HD 6670 1GB GDDR5; Antec 300; Thermaltake TR2 650W

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