AMD Radeon HD 7990

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Overview
Manufacturer
AMD
Original Series
Radeon HD 7000
Release Date
April 24th, 2013
Launch Price
$999 USD
PCB Code
109-C47637-00
P/N Code
102-C47601-00
Model
AMD C476 SKU 001
Graphics Processing Unit
GPU Codename
Malta / New Zealand
GPU Model
2× Tahiti XT2
Architecture
Graphics Core Next 1.0
Fabrication Process
28 nm
Die Size
2× 352 mm2
Transistors Count
2× 4.3B
Transistors Density
12.3M TRAN/mm2
Stream Processors
2× 2048 (4096)
Compute Units
2× 128 (256)
Shader Engines
2× 32 (64)
TMUs
2× 128 (256)
ROPs
2× 32 (64)
Clocks
Base Clock
950 MHz
Boost Clock
1000 MHz
Memory Clock
1500 MHz
Effective Memory Clock
6000 Mbps
Memory Configuration
Memory Size
2× 3072 (6144) MB
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bus Width
2× 384 (768)-bit
Memory Bandwidth
2× 288 (576) GB/s
Technologies
  • AMD CrossFire
  • AMD Eyefinity
  • AMD HD3D
  • AMD PowerPlay
  • AMD PowerTune w/ Boost
  • AMD ZeroCore Power

Physical
Interface
PCI-Express 3.0 x16
Width
13.7 cm
Length
31.2 cm
Height
2-slot
Power Connectors
2 × 8-pin
TDP/TBP
375 W
Recommended PSU
750 W
Multi-GPU Support
4-way
Display Outputs
DVI-D DualLink
1 ×
miniDisplayPort
4 ×
API Support
DirectX
11.2
Mantle
1.0
Vulkan
-
OpenGL
4.4
OpenCL
1.2
Shader Model
5.0

Performance
Pixel Fillrate
60.8 GPixels/s
Texture Fillrate
243.2 GTexel/s
SPFP Performance
7.8 TFLOPS
Performance per W
20.8 GFLOPS/W
Performance per mm2
11.1 GFLOPS/mm2


  Model Base/Boost/Mem (MHz)
MSI Radeon HD 7990 6GB
R7990-6GD5
950 / 1000 / 1500
XFX Radeon HD 7990 6GB
FX-799A-6NF9
950 / 1000 / 1500
  Model Clocks Memory
AMD Radeon HD 7990
4096 Unified Cores
950 / 1500 MHz 6 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon HD 7970
2048 Unified Cores
925 / 1375 MHz 3 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
2048 Unified Cores
1000 / 1500 MHz 3 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon HD 7950
1792 Unified Cores
800 / 1250 MHz 3 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon HD 7950 Boost
1792 Unified Cores
850 / 1250 MHz 3 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon HD 7870 XT
1536 Unified Cores
925 / 1500 MHz 2 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
1280 Unified Cores
1000 / 1200 MHz 2 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon HD 7850
1024 Unified Cores
860 / 1200 MHz 2 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon HD 7790
896 Unified Cores
1000 / 1500 MHz 1 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition
640 Unified Cores
1000 / 1125 MHz 1 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon HD 7750
512 Unified Cores
800 / 1125 MHz 1 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon HD 7570
480 Unified Cores
650 / 800 MHz 2 GB GDDR3
AMD Radeon HD 7730
384 Unified Cores
800 / 1125 MHz 1 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon HD 7450
160 Unified Cores
625 / 533 MHz 1 GB DDR3
AMD Radeon HD 7470
160 Unified Cores
775 / 900 MHz 1 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon HD 7350
80 Unified Cores
650 / 400 MHz 512 MB DDR3
  Model Clocks Memory
AMD Radeon HD 7970
2048 Cores
925 / 1375 MHz 3 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
2048 Cores
1000 / 1500 MHz 3 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon HD 7990
4096 Cores
950 / 1500 MHz 6 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon HD 8970
2048 Cores
1000 / 1500 MHz 3 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon HD 8990
4096 Cores
950 / 1500 MHz 6 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon R9 280X
2048 Cores
850 / 1500 MHz 3 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon HD 7950
1792 Cores
800 / 1250 MHz 3 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon HD 7950 Boost
1792 Cores
850 / 1250 MHz 3 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon HD 8950
1792 Cores
850 / 1250 MHz 3 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon R9 280
1792 Cores
850 / 1500 MHz 3 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon Sky 700
1792 Cores
900 / 1250 MHz 6 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon Sky 900
3584 Cores
825 / 1250 MHz 6 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon HD 7870 XT
1536 Cores
925 / 1500 MHz 2 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon HD 7950 (V)
1792 Cores
800 / 1250 MHz 3 GB GDDR5

Overview

The AMD Radeon™ HD 7990 is an uncompromising masterpiece of breathtaking performance. As the world’s fastest and most advanced graphics card, it descends from generations of AMD Radeon™ graphics cards that wore the same crown. And with a heritage like that, you know what you’re getting: an unparalleled experience wherein gaming is everything… but not the only thing. All hail the new king.10

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  • With 6GB of GDDR5, two of the world’s most advanced GPUs, and an extraordinarily quiet cooler, every single facet of the AMD Radeon™ 7990 was perfectly engineered to enable an unrivaled DirectX® 11.1 gaming experience.8
  • Step beyond the confines of a single monitor and embrace the true potential of PC gaming with the ultra-high resolutions of AMD Eyefinity multi-display technology.2
  • Supreme performance with astonishing intelligence. That’s the DNA of the AMD Radeon™ HD 7990, featuring AMD PowerTune technology with Boost to enable automatic overclocking and higher framerates.4
  • Designed for the ultra-efficient AMD ZeroCore Power technology, the AMD Radeon™ HD 7990 GPU shuts down its secondary at idle for unbelievably cool and quiet operation.4

System Requirements

  • PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard
  • 750W (or greater) power supply with two 150W 8-pin PCI Express power connectors recommended
    • 1000W (or greater) power supply with four 150W 8-pin PCI Express power connectors recommended for AMD CrossFire™ technology in dual mode.
    • NOTE: Minimum recommended system power supply wattage is based on the specific graphics card and the typical power requirements of other system components. Your system may require more or less power. OEM and other pre-assembled PCs may have different power requirements.
  • The operation of AMD CrossFire™ technology in dual mode requires a second AMD Radeon™ HD 7990 graphics card and an AMD CrossFire™ Ready motherboard.
  • Minimum 4GB of system memory
    • 8GB (or more) system memory recommended for AMD CrossFire™ technology
  • Installation software requires CD-ROM drive
  • DVD playback requires DVD drive
  • Blu-ray™ playback requires Blu-ray drive
  • Windows Vista®, Windows® 7 or Windows® 8 operating system. 64-bit operating system highly recommended.
  • Use of 3 or more displays with AMD Eyefinity technology requires a DisplayPort-capable panel or an AMD Eyefinity validated dongle. See http://www.amd.com/EyefinityDongles for a list of validated DisplayPort dongles

Specifications

  • 950MHz Engine Clock (Up to 1.0GHz with Boost)4
  • 6GB GDDR5 Memory
  • 1500MHz Memory Clock (6.0 Gbps GDDR5)
  • 288GB/s memory bandwidth (maximum)
  • 8.2 TFLOPs Single Precision compute power
  • 2.04 TFLOPs Double Precision compute power
  • GCN Architecture
    • 64 Compute Units (4096 Stream Processors)
    • 256 Texture Units
    • 256 Z/Stencil ROP Units
    • 64 Color ROP Units
    • Quad geometry units
    • Quad Asynchronous Compute Engines (ACE)
  • PCI Express 3.0 x16 bus interface
  • Full DirectX® 11.1 compatibility
    • 9th generation programmable hardware tessellation units
    • Shader Model 5.0
    • DirectCompute 11
    • Accelerated multi-threading
    • HDR texture compression
    • Order-independent transparency
  • OpenGL 4.2 support
    • Partially Resident Textures (PRT)
      • Ultra-high resolution texture streaming technology
  • Image quality enhancement technology
    • Up to 24x multi-sample and super-sample anti-aliasing modes
    • Adaptive anti-aliasing
    • Morphological Anti-Aliasing (MLAA) 2.0
    • DirectX® 9/10/11 Super Sample Anti-Aliasing (SSAA)
      • Automatic LOD adjustment (Requires AMD Catalyst™ 12.4 or higher)
    • 16x angle independent anisotropic texture filtering
    • 128-bit floating point HDR rendering
  • AMD Eyefinity multi-display technology2
    • Up to 6 displays supported with DisplayPort 1.2 Multi-Stream Transport
    • Independent resolutions, refresh rates, color controls, and video overlays
    • Display grouping
      • Combine multiple displays to behave like a single large display
  • AMD App Acceleration3
    • OpenCL 1.2 Support
    • Microsoft C++ AMP
    • DirectCompute 11
    • Double Precision Floating Point
    • AMD HD Media Accelerator
      • Unified Video Decoder (UVD)
        • H.264
        • VC-1
        • MPEG-2 (SD & HD)
        • MVC (Blu-ray 3D)
        • MPEG-4 Part 2 (DivX/Xvid)
        • Adobe Flash
        • DXVA 1.0 & 2.0 support
      • Video Codec Engine (VCE)
        • Requires AMD Catalyst 12.7 Beta (Or higher)
        • Multi-stream hardware H.264 encoder
        • Full-fixed mode: 1080p @ 60 FPS encoding
        • Hybrid mode: Stream Processor-assisted encoding
      • Enhanced Video Quality features
        • Advanced post-processing and scaling
          • Deblocking
          • Denoising
          • Automatic deinterlacing
          • Mosquito noise reduction
          • Edge enhancement
          • 3:2 pulldown detection
        • Advanced video color correction
          • Brighter whites processing (Blue Stretch)
          • Independent video gamma control
          • Flesh tone correction
          • Color vibrance control
          • Dynamic contrast
          • Dynamic video range control
  • AMD HD3D technology5
    • Stereoscopic 3D display/glasses support
    • Blu-ray 3D support
    • Stereoscopic 3D gaming
    • 3rd party Stereoscopic 3D middleware software support
  • AMD CrossFire™ multi-GPU technology6
    • Dual, triple or quad-GPU scaling
  • Cutting-edge integrated display support
    • DisplayPort 1.2
      • Max resolution: 4096×2160 @ 60 Hz per display
      • Multi-Stream
      • 21.6 Gbps bandwidth (HBR2)
      • High bit-rate audio
      • Quad HD/4K/UHDTV display support
      • 1080p60 Stereoscopic 3D (Frame Sequential Format)
    • HDMI® (With 4K, 3D, x.v.Color™ and Deep Color)
      • Max resolution: 4096×2160 @ 30 Hz
      • 1080p30 Stereoscopic 3D (Packed Frame Format)
      • Quad HD/4K/UHDTV video display support
    • Dual-link DVI with HDCP
      • Max resolution: 2560×1600
    • VGA
      • Max resolution: 2048×1536
  • Integrated HD audio controller
    • Output protected high bit rate 7.1 channel surround sound over HDMI with no additional cables required
    • Supports AC-3, AAC, Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio formats
  • AMD PowerPlay™ power management technology4
    • Automatic power management with low power idle states
  • AMD PowerTune technology with Boost)4
    • Intelligent TDP management technology
    • Dynamic clockspeed/voltage/performance enhancement for games and applications
  • AMD ZeroCore Power technology4
    • Ultra-low idle power when the system’s display is in suspend
    • Efficient low power mode for desktop work
    • Secondary GPU powers down when graphics card is idle
  • AMD Catalyst™ graphics and HD video configuration software
    • Software support for Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8
    • AMD Catalyst™ Control Center – AMD Catalyst™ software application and user interface for setup, configuration, and accessing features of AMD Radeon products.
  • Unified Graphics display driver – AMD Catalyst™ software enabling other PC programs and devices to use advanced graphics, video, and features of AMD Radeon™ products.

Footnotes

  1. The GCN Architecture and its associated features (PCI Express® 3.0, AMD ZeroCore Power technology, DDM Audio, and 28nm production) are exclusive to the AMD Radeon™ HD 7900, HD 7800 and HD 7700 Series.
  2. AMD Eyefinity technology works with games that support non-standard aspect ratios, which is required for panning across multiple displays. To enable more than two displays, additional panels with native DisplayPort™ connectors, and/or DisplayPort™ compliant active adapters to convert your monitor’s native input to your cards DisplayPort™ or Mini-DisplayPort™ connector(s), are required. Support for six simultaneous displays may require complementary products compatible with DisplayPort 1.2 Multi-Stream Transport. Maximum number of configured displays may vary – check with your component or system manufacturer for specific model capabilities and supported technologies. SLS (“Single Large Surface”) functionality requires an identical display resolution on all configured displays.
  3. AMD App Acceleration is a set of technologies designed to improve video quality and enhance application performance. Full enablement of some features requires support for OpenCL™, DirectCompute or DirectX® Video Acceleration (DXVA). Not all products have all features and full enablement of some capabilities and may require complementary products.
  4. AMD PowerPlay™, AMD PowerTune and AMD ZeroCore Power are technologies offered by certain AMD Radeon™ products, which are designed to intelligently manage GPU power consumption in response to certain GPU load conditions. Boost clockspeeds via AMD PowerTune (if applicable) may vary by application, system temperature and/or user system configuration. Not all products feature all technologies – check with your component or system manufacturer for specific model capabilities.
  5. AMD HD3D is a technology designed to enable stereoscopic 3D support in games, movies and/or photos. Requires 3D stereo drivers, glasses, and display. Not all features may be supported on all components or systems – check with your component or system manufacturer for specific model capabilities and supported technologies. A list of supported stereoscopic 3D hardware is available at http://www.amd.com/HD3D.
  6. AMD CrossFire™ technology requires an AMD CrossFire Ready motherboard, an AMD CrossFire™ Bridge Interconnect (for each additional graphics card) and may require a specialized power supply.
  7. Utilization of PCI Express 3.0 bandwidth requires a mainboard equipped with a PCI Express 3.0 PHY. Not all mainboards feature this technology – check with your component or system manufacturer for specific model capabilities.
  8. In tests by AMD as of May 22, 2012 on single-GPU graphics cards, the AMD Radeon™ HD 7970 GHz Edition showed higher average performance than the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 in the following games/apps: Formula 1 2010, Civilization V, StarCraft II, Just Cause 2, Unigine Heaven, Left 4 Dead 2, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, DiRT 3, The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena, Crysis Warhead, Metro 2033 (4xAA), and Hard Reset (MLAA). All applications were evaluated at 2560×1600 with 8xAA and 16xAF unless otherwise noted. System configuration: Intel® Core™ i7-3960X (3.33GHz), MSI X79A-GD65, 16GB DDR3-1600 and Windows® 7 x64. AMD Radeon™ HD 7970 GHz Edition evaluated with AMD Catalyst™ 8.973. NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 680 evaluated with NVIDIA® ForceWare™ 301.10 WHQL. GRDT-16
  9. In tests by AMD as of May 22, 2012 on single-GPU graphics cards, the AMD Radeon™ HD 7970 GHz Edition showed higher performance than the NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 680 in the following GPU compute applications: SiSoft Sandra OpenCL Processing (2340GPix/s vs. 753GPix/s), CLBenchmark v1 (Physics: 14975 vs. 6283, Graphics: 286177 vs. 153174, Vision: 7717 vs. 4161), Luxmark v2 (Ball test: 14572, 4039), and ComputeMark2 (706 vs. 570). System configuration: Intel® Core™ i7-3960X (3.33GHz), MSI X79A-GD65, 16GB DDR3-1600 and Windows® 7 x64. AMD Radeon™ HD 7970 GHz Edition evaluated with AMD Catalyst™ 8.973. NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 680 evaluated with NVIDIA® ForceWare™ 301.10 WHQL. GRDT-17
  10. In tests by AMD as of 28 February, 2013, the AMD Radeon™ HD 7990 showed higher average performance than the NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 690 in the 3DMark® Fire Strike Extreme (FS6407 vs. FS5316) and Crysis 3 (1080p & 1600p at all quality presets). System configuration: Intel® Core™ i7-3960X (3.30 GHz), MSI X79A-GD65, 16GB DDR3-1600 and Windows 8 x64. AMD Radeon™ HD 7990 evaluated with AMD Catalyst™ 13.2 Beta 6. NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 690 evaluated with NVIDIA® ForceWare™ 310.90 WHQL. GRDT-32

 

AMD Unleashes the World’s Fastest Graphics Card

AMD Radeon HD 7990, the world’s fastest graphics card, offered with largest-ever free game bundle, including new “Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon”

SUNNYVALE, Calif.  —4/24/2013  AMD (NYSE: AMD) today launched the AMD Radeon™ HD 7990, the world’s fastest graphics card1, designed for gamers who want to take their PC gaming experience to the highest level. Based on award-winning AMD Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture with AMD Eyefinity technology2, the AMD Radeon HD 7990 graphics card delivers unrivaled performance and world-class technology for playing the latest DirectX® 11 games in extreme resolutions and multi-monitor configurations.

“If you crave the ultimate in PC gaming, the clear and commanding choice is the Radeon HD 7990 graphics card. No other graphics card on the market measures up to the unparalleled gaming experience it delivers, and it comes with eight AAA game titles optimized for AMD Radeon award-winning GCN architecture,” said Matt Skynner, corporate vice president and general manager, Graphics Business Unit, AMD. “Once again, AMD shatters the industry benchmark for state-of-the-art graphics technology.”

AMD underscored its commitment to offering the best PC gaming experience by introducing the AMD Radeon HD 7990 graphics card with a refreshed “Never Settle: Reloaded” AAA game bundle. In addition to “Crysis® 3,” “Bioshock® Infinite,” “Tomb Raider™” and four other titles, AMD is including the highly anticipated “Far Cry® 3: Blood Dragon” by Ubisoft®. This new title will also be offered as a thank-you gift to all previous “Never Settle: Reloaded” customers and will be loaded automatically onto existing redemption codes.

“‘Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon’ is an all-out honest cyber shooter that doesn’t take itself too seriously. In a genre saturated with super-serious narrative and realistic settings we felt it was time to inject some good old fashioned robofun into it,” said Dean Evans, creative director, Ubisoft. “Ubisoft’s relationship with AMD’s Gaming Evolved program brings together today’s most sought-after titles in PC gaming with the most advanced graphics technology. With AMD Radeon technology, our top games – ‘Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon’ included – can be played with the quality and performance we intended.”

Continued AMD innovations in graphics technology enables gaming enthusiasts to play the latest and most popular PC games at maximum settings: for instance “Tomb Raider” with TressFX Hair enabled, or the demanding “Crysis 3” in 4K resolution. Impressively, the AMD Radeon HD 7990 GPU was the graphics card of choice to showcase the Electronic Arts public unveiling of “Battlefield 4,” to be released in the fall of 2013.

Key Features and Benefits of AMD Radeon™ HD 7990 Graphics Card

  • Ultimate in Speed: Combining two of the world’s most advanced GPUs with 6GB of GDDR5 memory, AMD Radeon HD 7990 is the world’s fastest graphics card;
  • More Screen, More Pixels: Supports up to six simultaneous displays with AMD Eyefinity technology and is the ideal graphics card for gaming on Ultra HD displays (4K resolution);
  • Silence is Golden: At 100% utilization, AMD Radeon HD 7990 GPU’s whisper-quiet triple-fan cooler is more silent than a typical library3.

“Never Settle: Reloaded” is Now Overloaded

With the launch of AMD Radeon HD 7990 graphics card, AMD is offering the biggest free game bundle in history with a total of eight titles4:

  • “Crysis 3”
  • “BioShock Infinite”
  • “Tomb Raider”
  • “DeusEx: Human Revolution™”
  • “Sleeping Dogs™”
  • “Hitman: Absolution™”
  • “Far Cry® 3”
  • “Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon”

The AMD Radeon HD 7990 graphics card will be available worldwide in two weeks. MSRP is $999 US.

Supporting Resources

About AMD

AMD (NYSE: AMD) is a semiconductor design innovator leading the next era of vivid digital experiences with its groundbreaking AMD Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) that power a wide range of computing devices. AMD’s server computing products are focused on driving industry-leading cloud computing and virtualization environments. AMD’s superior graphics technologies are found in a variety of solutions ranging from game consoles, PCs to supercomputers. For more information, visit www.amd.com.

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  1. In tests by AMD as of 28 February, 2013, the AMD Radeon™ HD 7990 showed higher average performance than the NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 690 in the 3DMark® Fire Strike Extreme (FS6407 vs. FS5316) and Crysis 3 (1080p & 1600p at all quality presets). System configuration: Intel® Core™ i7-3960X (3.30 GHz), MSI X79A-GD65, 16GB DDR3-1600 and Windows 8 x64. AMD Radeon™ HD 7990 evaluated with AMD Catalyst™ 13.2 Beta 6. NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 690 evaluated with NVIDIA® ForceWare™ 310.90 WHQL. GRDT-32
  2. AMD Eyefinity technology supports up to six DisplayPort monitors on an enabled graphics card. Supported display quantity, type and resolution varies by model and board design; confirm specifications with manufacturer before purchase. To enable more than two displays, DisplayPort™-ready monitors are strongly recommended. Maximum two active DisplayPort adapters supported. Additional hardware may be required; see www.amd.com/eyefinityfaq for full details.
  3. In tests by AMD, the noise level created by the AMD Radeon™ HD 7990 measured at 30.1 dBA (system idle) and 37.8 dBA (furmark). By comparison, a typical decibel level in a library is 40.0 dBA (“Comparative Examples of Noise Levels,” Industrial Noise Control, Inc.)
  4. Get Key Codes for free downloads of Deus Ex: Human Revolution™, Sleeping Dogs, Hitman Absolution™, Far Cry® 3, Far Cry® 3: Blood Dragon, Tomb Raider, BioShock Infinite and Crysis 3 PC Games accessed through the Steam®, EA Origin® and Uplay online gaming platforms when you buy an AMD Radeon™ HD 7990, Graphics Card from a participating retailer between April 16, 2013 and either October 1, 2013 or when supply of Key Codes is exhausted, whichever occurs first. Key Codes must be used by October 22, 2013, after which the Key Codes are void. LIMIT: One (1) free Key Code per game (8 total Key Codes) per person. Internet connection required. Internet connection fees may apply. You must be 17+ to redeem this offer. Offer is subject to geographical limitations. See www.amd.com/neversettlereloadedoffer for complete details. Void in any jurisdiction where prohibited.