AMD Radeon HD 7990: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon HD 7990

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. 2x 3 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 6 GHz are supplied, and together with 2x 384 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 2x 288.0 GB / s.

Compatibility-wise, this is 2-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 good gaming and benchmark performance at 25.95 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000.

General info

Of Radeon HD 7990's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
7.27
 
Architecture
GCN 1.0
 
Code name
Malta
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
24 April 2013
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$999
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price now
$1,126.99
 
of 6300 (Quadro RTX 6000)

Technical specs

Radeon HD 7990's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core 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
2x 2048
 
Core clock speed
950 MHz
 
of 1620 (Quadro RTX 5000)
Boost Clock
1000 MHz
 
of 1815 (Quadro RTX 5000)
Transistor count
4,313 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
375 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
2x 128.0 GTexel / s billion / sec
 
Floating-point performance
2x 4,096 gflops
 
of 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 video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
Length
307 mm
 
Supplementary power connectors
2x 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 don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
2x 3 GB
 
Memory bus width
2x 384 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
6000 MHz
 
of 14000
Memory bandwidth
2x 288.0 GB / s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 7990.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 4x mini-DisplayPort
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 7990, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (11_1)
 
OpenGL
4.6
 

Benchmark performance

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

Overall benchmark performance

25.95

Passmark

5544

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score

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 FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon HD 7990 performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 7990 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 680, which is faster by 2% and higher by 4 positions in our rating.

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