NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
vs
AMD Radeon HD 7990

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
AMD Radeon HD 7990
GTX 1070 HD 7990 Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 AMD Radeon HD 7990
Price $ 299.0 $ 999.0 700 (234%)
Year 2016 2013 3 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 80C 82C 2 (2%)
Max Fan Noise 48.2dB 54.8dB 6.6 (14%)
Recommended Power Supply 500W 725W 225 (45%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz ($334.99) Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz ($248.98)
CPU Impact on FPS +0.0 FPS +0.0 FPS 0 (0%)
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0% 0.0% 0 (0%)
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 96.5 FPS 85.8 FPS 10.7 (11%)
Average 1440p Performance 70.3 FPS 64.1 FPS 6.2 (9%)
Average 4K Performance 41.4 FPS 36.9 FPS 4.5 (11%)
Memory 8 GB 3 GB 5 (62%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 4.1 $ 11.6 7.5 (183%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 5.7 $ 15.6 9.9 (174%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 9.6 $ 27.1 17.5 (182%)
Overall Combination Score 83/100 46/100 37 (45%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from HD 7990 to GTX 1070 is not recommended as it is less than 30% of improvement in performance. In general, a reasonable upgrade is between 30% and 50% or more to justify the purchase of new hardware. The price/performance ratio is much better for GTX 1070 .

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
AMD Radeon HD 7990
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
99.0
63.0
2019 Anthem
63.8
40.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
93.5
59.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
115.8
75.4
2019 Metro Exodus
51.6
33.6
2018 Just Cause 4
74.6
48.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
80.3
52.3
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
103.2
67.2
2017 For Honor
137.6
89.6
2017 Project CARS 2
97.5
63.5
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
118.1
76.9
2016 Dishonored 2
71.1
46.3
2015 Rocket League
401.5
261.5
2015 Need For Speed
111.3
72.5
2015 Project CARS
106.7
69.5
2013 Crysis 3
92.3
99.6
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
275.3
179.3
2009 League of Legends
516.1
336.2

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
AMD Radeon HD 7990
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
73.7
46.9
2019 Anthem
50.6
32.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
72.6
46.2
2019 Resident Evil 2
78.0
50.8
2019 Metro Exodus
40.1
26.1
2018 Just Cause 4
55.1
35.9
2018 Monster Hunter: World
56.2
36.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
74.6
48.6
2017 For Honor
80.3
52.3
2017 Project CARS 2
68.8
44.8
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
106.7
69.5
2016 Dishonored 2
60.8
39.6
2015 Rocket League
172.1
112.0
2015 Need For Speed
86.0
56.0
2015 Project CARS
81.4
53.0
2013 Crysis 3
58.1
71.6
2013 Battlefield 4
84.8
68.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
229.4
149.4
2009 League of Legends
286.8
186.8

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
AMD Radeon HD 7990
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
44.0
28.0
2019 Anthem
27.5
17.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
38.5
24.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
38.4
25.0
2019 Metro Exodus
25.2
16.4
2018 Just Cause 4
28.7
18.7
2018 Monster Hunter: World
27.0
17.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
51.6
33.6
2017 For Honor
40.1
26.1
2017 Project CARS 2
57.4
37.3
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
89.5
58.3
2016 Dishonored 2
48.2
31.4
2015 Rocket League
80.3
52.3
2015 Need For Speed
57.4
37.3
2015 Project CARS
57.4
37.3
2013 Crysis 3
28.0
35.2
2013 Battlefield 4
60.3
47.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
206.5
134.5
2009 League of Legends
114.7
74.7

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 / i7-6700K

It is clear that the GTX 1070 is a significantly more capable high-end card that can play AAA titles at 1080p/1440p with 50-60 frames per second. In terms of memory, the GTX 1070 's 8192 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. In short the performance is exceptional, there's no question that this is one of the most powerful single GPU out there in 2016 .

AMD Radeon HD 7990 / i7-3770K

In terms of cost, pricing clearly is a genuine issue here and the price of HD 7990 is simply ridiculous. It is worth noting that the HD 7990 is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. This combination between HD 7990 and Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz has less than 8% bottleneck in many games and is perfect match to avoid FPS loss. This combination between HD 7990 and Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz is a perfect match to avoid FPS loss. With current 3072 MB RAM, the HD 7990 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

GTX 1070 vs HD 7990 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

GTX 1070 HD 7990
Board NumberPG411 SKU 20C476
Length10.5 inches 267 mm12.1 inches 307 mm
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort1x DVI4x mini-DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 8-pin2x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP150 W375 W

Clock Speeds

GTX 1070 HD 7990
Boost Clock1683 MHz1000 MHz
GPU Clock1506 MHz950 MHz
Memory Clock2002 MHz 8008 MHz effective1500 MHz 6000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

GTX 1070 HD 7990
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 1000Southern Islands (HD 7900)
Launch Price379 USD999 USD
ProductionActiveEnd-of-life
Release DateJun 10th, 2016Apr 24th, 2013

Graphics Features

GTX 1070 HD 7990
DirectX12.0 (12_1)12.0 (11_1)
OpenCL1.21.2
OpenGL4.64.5
Shader Model6.15.1
Vulkan1.1.821.1.77

Graphics Processor

GTX 1070 HD 7990
ArchitecturePascalGCN 1.0
Die Size314 mm²365 mm²
GPU NameGP104Malta
GPU VariantGP104-200-A1Malta XT (215-0849026)
Process Size16 nm28 nm
Transistors7,200 million4,313 million

Memory

GTX 1070 HD 7990
Bandwidth256.3 GB/s288.0 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit384 bit
Memory Size8192 MB3072 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

GTX 1070 HD 7990
ROPs6432
Shading Units19202048
TMUs120128

Theoretical Performance

GTX 1070 HD 7990
FP32 (float) performance6,463 GFLOPS4,096 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance202.0 GFLOPS (1:32)1,024 GFLOPS (1:4)
Pixel Rate107.7 GPixel/s32.00 GPixel/s
Texture Rate202.0 GTexel/s128.0 GTexel/s

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