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With only 1k of these being produced and a 1500 dollar price tag I'm still confused on what happened to Amd this round with the 7990. It was very late to the party and in very limited numbers. It was said to be released shortly after the 7970 in Q1 of 2012. The 6990 seemed to be a pretty popular card. You rarely even hear the 7990 get mentioned. Not sure what happened this round I was really looking forward to the 7990. Maybe they will get it right next round. This card is little too late imo as is the ghz edition. Nvidia had already raked in the majority of sales before these even hit the market. New cards are coming next month hopefully from both camps.
 
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Pure madness.

1123 peak wattage, lmao

I'm a bit curious as to why they did not review quad sli 690's (2 x gtx690) against this setup, as that would be its competition.
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post #13 of 112
Gotta love that price. You can almost get 4x 7970s for the same amount, or a Powecolor 7990 and another 7970.
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Ugliest special edition ASUS card ever.
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i really want one of these...I'd need to upgrade my PSU though...want a modular one anyway...oh well, a guy can dream
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I REALLY don't like this trend of putting these all in one liquid coolers on everthing. I like the simplicity of air cooling frown.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dapman02 View Post

I REALLY don't like this trend of putting these all in one liquid coolers on everthing. I like the simplicity of air cooling frown.gif

You cant cool this thing with air or the noise will be really bad
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anyone notice they did these tests with a x58 board and a first gen i7 @ only 3.8?
     
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Quote:
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anyone notice they did these tests with a x58 board and a first gen i7 @ only 3.8?
Ya thats horrible. CPU bottlenecked big-time!
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It battered the GTX 690
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