AMD Radeon HD 7990: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Radeon HD 7990
Radeon HD 7990
  • 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 20.96
Graphics card Technical data and tests
AMD Radeon HD 7990
AMD Radeon HD 7990 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.

General info

Of Radeon HD 7990's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating224
Value for money1.03
ArchitectureGCN 1.0
GPU code nameMalta
Market segmentDesktop
Release date24 April 2013 (8 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$999
Price now$1099 (1.1x MSRP)of 11999 (Tesla V100 FHHL)
Value for money

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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 14080 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Core clock speed950 MHzof 2233 (Playstation 5 GPU)
Boost clock speed1000 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors4,313 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology28 nmof 5 (Apple M1 GPU)
Thermal design power (TDP)375 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate128.0of 779.2 (Radeon RX 6900 XTX)
Floating-point performance2x 4,096 gflopsof 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).

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
Length307 mm
Supplementary power connectors2x 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.

Memory typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount3 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width384 Bitof 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed6000 MHzof 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth288.0 GB/sof 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 Connectors1x DVI, 4x mini-DisplayPort

API support

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

DirectX12 (11_1)
Shader Model5.1

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 20.96
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • Passmark

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.

HD 7990 15540

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.

HD 7990 5565

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

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.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 GeForce GTX 690

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Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

AMD Radeon R9 280 Radeon R9 280
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 GeForce GTX 690
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 Ti OEM GeForce GTX 760 Ti OEM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 GeForce GTX 670
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 GeForce GTX 770
AMD Radeon R9 380X Radeon R9 380X

User rating

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