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Getting laughed at by two guys whose systems are far inferior to mine. Hurts to the core. Talking big but playing small. I admit I was wrong. The 690 had no problem with the 7990 and for the price it was a much better comparision outside the 690 being built much better. This new card is a beast but would I drop 1500 on it. Hell no. I'll avoid Amd's drivers like the plague. Like Vega said Amd is far too late with this monstrosity.

Wrong. Amd never released a 7990. This is an asus card. You can pay 800 and get 2 7970 and get the same or better performance
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post #62 of 112
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They have got to be kidding, $1500? I've never had a stock 7970 that wasn't able to do 1200 MHz and they can be had for $380. So this is double the cost and six months late right before the new GPU series hit. Brilliant. rolleyes.gif

If they find buyers for 1,000 of these I would be amazed.

Bad timing and too expensive but an awesome product. Two card set-up that can run 5x1 120 FPS eyefinity is impressive.
    
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Wrong. Amd never released a 7990. This is an asus card. You can pay 800 and get 2 7970 and get the same or better performance

Powercolor/TUL with the help of AMD did and it is an awesome card with a lack of eyefinity display outputs.
    
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Powercolor/TUL with the help of AMD did and it is an awesome card with a lack of eyefinity display outputs.

Again Amd never released a 7990 card.
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post #65 of 112
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Wrong. Amd never released a 7990. This is an asus card. You can pay 800 and get 2 7970 and get the same or better performance

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131483
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131479
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7990-devil13-7970-x2,3329.html

Really? They sure had no problem allowing Powercooler to use "7990"
 
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Its funny that the last link have the correct name. 7970x2
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post #67 of 112
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Its funny that the last link have the correct name. 7970x2

The HIS version yes. Not sure what your point is. Amd had to approve it. Its not the first time Amd has released a card that didn't have a reference model.
 
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post #68 of 112
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The HIS version yes. Not sure what your point is. Amd had to approve it. Its not the first time Amd has released a card that didn't have a reference model.

Its the same like 4870x2. I dont know what you are talking about. Amd didint release a single 7990 card. And if amd release a card its a reference card.
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post #69 of 112
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Getting laughed at by two guys whose systems are far inferior to mine. Hurts to the core. Talking big but playing small.

Gota love it when people chose to comeback with "I spent more money on my computer than you."

On Topic, at $1500 this is defintely overpriced and you would be better off buying one of the $1000 7990/7970X2 models and put a water block on it. The price difference between the two is enough for a custom loop anyway.
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Getting laughed at by two guys whose systems are far inferior to mine. Hurts to the core. Talking big but playing small.

What do other peoples rigs have to do with what they said......???
    
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