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 $ 359 $ 999 640 (178%)
Year 2016 2013 3 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 80C 82C 2 (2%)
Max Fan Noise 48dB 55dB 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 FPS +0 FPS 0 (0%)
CPU Impact on FPS % 0% 0% 0 (0%)
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 98 FPS 93 FPS 4.9 (5%)
Average 1440p Performance 71 FPS 68 FPS 3.5 (5%)
Average 4K Performance 42 FPS 40 FPS 2.3 (5%)
Memory 8 GB 3 GB 5 (62%)
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
2018 Just Cause 4
75
49
2018 Monster Hunter: World
80
52
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
103
67
2017 For Honor
138
90
2017 Project CARS 2
98
64
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
118
77
2016 Dishonored 2
71
46
2015 Rocket League
402
262
2015 Need For Speed
111
73
2015 Project CARS
107
70
2013 Crysis 3
92
100
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
275
179
2009 League of Legends
516
336

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
AMD Radeon HD 7990
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Just Cause 4
55
36
2018 Monster Hunter: World
56
37
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
75
49
2017 For Honor
80
52
2017 Project CARS 2
69
45
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
107
70
2016 Dishonored 2
61
40
2015 Rocket League
172
112
2015 Need For Speed
86
56
2015 Project CARS
81
53
2013 Crysis 3
58
72
2013 Battlefield 4
85
68
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
229
149
2009 League of Legends
287
187

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
AMD Radeon HD 7990
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Just Cause 4
29
19
2018 Monster Hunter: World
27
18
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
52
34
2017 For Honor
40
26
2017 Project CARS 2
57
37
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
90
58
2016 Dishonored 2
48
31
2015 Rocket League
80
52
2015 Need For Speed
57
37
2015 Project CARS
57
37
2013 Crysis 3
28
35
2013 Battlefield 4
60
48
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
207
135
2009 League of Legends
115
75

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 / Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz

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 / Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz

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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