AMD Radeon HD 7990: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Radeon HD 7990
Radeon HD 7990
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 950 MHz
  • Max video memory 3 GB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 6000 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2013
Performance 14.22

Summary

AMD started Radeon HD 7990 sales 24 April 2013 at a recommended price of $999. This is GCN 1.0 architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 3 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 6 GHz are supplied, and together with 384 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 288.0 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 307 mm. Two 8-pin power connectors are required, and power consumption is at 375 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at

14.22%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

General info

Some basic facts about Radeon HD 7990: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance rating266
Value for money1.58
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 (2012−2020)
GPU code nameMalta
Market segmentDesktop
Release date24 April 2013 (9 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$999
Current price$258 (0.3x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

Radeon HD 7990's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon HD 7990's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores2048of 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed950 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1000 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Number of transistors4,313 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology28 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)
Thermal design power (TDP)375 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate128.0of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)
Floating-point performance2x 4,096 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon HD 7990's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
Length307 mm
Width2-slot
Supplementary power connectors2x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 7990: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount3 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width384 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed6000 MHzof 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Memory bandwidth288.0 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 7990. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display Connectors1x DVI, 4x mini-DisplayPort

API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 7990, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 (11_1)
Shader Model5.1
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL1.2
Vulkan1.2.131

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Radeon HD 7990. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

HD 7990 14.22
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 26%

HD 7990 5565

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

HD 7990 15540

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon HD 7990. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 459 Mh/s  
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto) 44 Mh/s  

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon HD 7990 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon HD 7990 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.


NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 7990 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 690, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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