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AMD Radeon HD 7990: specs and benchmarks
- 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
AMD Radeon HD 7990
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
percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.
Of Radeon HD 7990's architecture, market segment and release date.
|Place in performance rating||224|
|Value for money||1.03|
|GPU code name||Malta|
|Release date||24 April 2013 (8 years ago)|
|Launch price (MSRP)||$999|
|Price now||$1099 (1.1x MSRP)||of 11999 (Tesla V100 FHHL)|
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 cores||2048||of 14080 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)|
|Core clock speed||950 MHz||of 2233 (Playstation 5 GPU)|
|Boost clock speed||1000 MHz||of 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)|
|Number of transistors||4,313 million||of 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)|
|Manufacturing process technology||28 nm||of 5 (Apple M1 GPU)|
|Thermal design power (TDP)||375 Watt||of 900 (Tesla S2050)|
|Texture fill rate||128.0||of 779.2 (Radeon RX 6900 XTX)|
|Floating-point performance||2x 4,096 gflops||of 2918.4 (GRID K340)|
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|
|Supplementary power connectors||2x 8-pin|
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.
|Maximum RAM amount||3 GB||of 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)|
|Memory bus width||384 Bit||of 6144 (GRID A100A)|
|Memory clock speed||6000 MHz||of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)|
|Memory bandwidth||288.0 GB/s||of 1024 (Radeon VII)|
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 video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
|Display Connectors||1x DVI, 4x mini-DisplayPort|
APIs supported by Radeon HD 7990, sometimes including their particular versions.
Non-gaming benchmark performance of Radeon HD 7990. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
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.
- 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.
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.
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|
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.
Overall Radeon HD 7990 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.
The nearest Radeon HD 7990's NVIDIA equivalent is GeForce GTX 690, which is faster by 1% and higher by 3 positions in our rating.
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