HD 7990 with i7-3770K benchmarks at Ultra Quality settings

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.

 HD 7990 with i7-3770K benchmarks at Ultra Quality settings
AMD Radeon HD 7990
Price $ 999.0
Year 2013
Maximum Recorded Temperature 82C
Max Fan Noise 54.8dB
Recommended Power Supply 725W
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz ($248.98)
CPU Impact on FPS + 0.0 FPS
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 81.8 FPS
Average 1440p Performance 61.3 FPS
Average 4K Performance 34.5 FPS
Memory 3 GB
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 12.2
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 16.3
4K Cost Per Frame $ 29.0
Series HD 7990
Variant AMD Radeon HD 7990
Overall Combination Score 43/100 Acceptable

The HD 7990 is much more expensive than the HD 6990 as it costs a whopping $ 999. Compare this to the HD 6990, which came originally at a price of $ 699. Meanwhile, the NVIDIA closest equivalent card is the GTX 690 which costs $ 999. The HD 7990 has 3 GB RAM compared to the HD 6990 's 2 GB video memory.

Unfortunately, gaming performance was not quite as impressive. Even if the HD 7990 consistently delivers frame rate increases over the HD 6990, the gain is not much to justify an upgrade. Whether it is a justifiable upgrade depends on what graphics card you are upgrading from. Users with a HD 6990 will not see a remarkable increase in frame rates after paying more for this HD 7990. Similarly, those holding onto GTX 690 's GTX 590 graphics cards will not have a reason to jump teams yet.

For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play F1 2019, Apex Legends, World War Z, Call of Duty Modern Warfare, Resident Evil 2 at 61 fps to 75 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 68 fps.

Game Performance at Ultra Quality settings

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Resolution 1920x1080

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
56
63.0
2019 Anthem
36
40.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
53
59.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
67
75.4
2019 Metro Exodus
30
33.6
2019 World War Z
58
65.0
2019 Gears of War 5
44
48.9
2019 F1 2019
55
61.4
2019 GreedFall
49
55.3
2019 Borderlands 3
34
38.8
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
67
74.7
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
25
28.8
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
40
45.2
2018 Just Cause 4
43
48.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
47
52.3
2018 Strange Brigade
70
78.8
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
60
67.2
2017 For Honor
80
89.6
2017 Project CARS 2
57
63.5
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
69
76.9
2016 Dishonored 2
41
46.3
2015 Rocket League
235
261.5
2015 Need For Speed
65
72.5
2015 Project CARS
62
69.5
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
114
127.0
2013 Bioshock Infinite
118
132.0
2013 Crysis 3
89
99.6
2013 GRID 2
145
161.2
2013 Metro: Last Light
70
78.3
2012 DiRT: Showdown
130
145.0
2012 Far Cry 3
65
72.7
2012 Hitman: Absolution
80
89.3
2012 Sleeping Dogs
118
131.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
161
179.3
2011 Total War: Shogun 2
95
106.2
2011 Battlefield 3
124
137.8
2010 Civilization V
102
114.0
2009 League of Legends
302
336.2
2008 Crysis: Warhead
93
103.6

Resolution 2560x1440

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
37
46.9
2019 Anthem
25
32.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
36
46.2
2019 Resident Evil 2
40
50.8
2019 Metro Exodus
20
26.1
2019 World War Z
37
47.4
2019 Gears of War 5
28
35.5
2019 F1 2019
34
43.5
2019 GreedFall
32
40.0
2019 Borderlands 3
21
27.3
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
43
53.8
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
18
23.5
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
28
35.5
2018 Just Cause 4
28
35.9
2018 Monster Hunter: World
29
36.6
2018 Strange Brigade
43
54.9
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
38
48.6
2017 For Honor
41
52.3
2017 Project CARS 2
35
44.8
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
55
69.5
2016 Dishonored 2
31
39.6
2015 Total War: Attila
37
46.3
2015 Rocket League
89
112.0
2015 Need For Speed
44
56.0
2015 Project CARS
42
53.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
65
82.2
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
42
52.9
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
55
69.0
2014 Far Cry 4
65
82.1
2014 GRID Autosport
78
98.3
2014 Shadow of Mordor
56
70.1
2014 The Talos Principle
69
87.2
2014 Thief
49
61.5
2013 Bioshock Infinite
69
86.7
2013 Company of Heroes 2
22
27.9
2013 Crysis 3
57
71.6
2013 GRID 2
93
116.5
2013 Metro: Last Light
53
66.6
2013 Total War: Rome 2
43
54.6
2013 Battlefield 4
54
68.0
2012 DiRT: Showdown
97
122.2
2012 Far Cry 3
59
74.4
2012 Hitman: Absolution
68
86.1
2012 Sleeping Dogs
40
50.2
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
119
149.4
2011 Total War: Shogun 2
52
65.7
2011 Battlefield 3
74
93.1
2010 Civilization V
90
113.7
2009 League of Legends
149
186.8
2008 Crysis: Warhead
54
68.6

Resolution 3840x2160

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
19
28.0
2019 Anthem
12
17.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
17
24.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
17
25.0
2019 Metro Exodus
11
16.4
2019 World War Z
19
27.3
2019 Gears of War 5
15
22.4
2019 F1 2019
19
27.6
2019 GreedFall
11
16.4
2019 Borderlands 3
9
14.2
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
22
32.1
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
10
14.9
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
15
22.4
2018 Just Cause 4
13
18.7
2018 Monster Hunter: World
12
17.6
2018 Strange Brigade
20
29.9
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
23
33.6
2017 For Honor
18
26.1
2017 Project CARS 2
26
37.3
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
40
58.3
2016 Dishonored 2
21
31.4
2015 Total War: Attila
16
23.3
2015 Rocket League
36
52.3
2015 Need For Speed
26
37.3
2015 Project CARS
26
37.3
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
26
38.1
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
23
33.0
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
24
35.2
2014 Far Cry 4
29
42.0
2014 GRID Autosport
39
56.0
2014 Shadow of Mordor
27
39.4
2014 The Talos Principle
31
45.3
2013 Bioshock Infinite
27
39.6
2013 Crysis 3
24
35.2
2013 GRID 2
46
66.0
2013 Metro: Last Light
27
39.3
2013 Total War: Rome 2
37
53.7
2013 Battlefield 4
33
47.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
94
134.5
2011 Battlefield 3
32
46.7
2009 League of Legends
52
74.7
2008 Crysis: Warhead
41
58.6
HD 7990 with i7-3770K at 1080p and Ultra Quality settings

HD 7990 Specifications

HD 7990 Board Design

Board NumberC476
Length12.1 inches 307 mm
Outputs1x DVI4x mini-DisplayPort
Power Connectors2x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slot
TDP375 W

HD 7990 Clock Speeds

Boost Clock1000 MHz
GPU Clock950 MHz
Memory Clock1500 MHz 6000 MHz effective

HD 7990 Graphics Card

Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationSouthern Islands (HD 7900)
Launch Price999 USD
ProductionEnd-of-life
Release DateApr 24th, 2013

HD 7990 Graphics Features

DirectX12.0 (11_1)
OpenCL1.2
OpenGL4.5
Shader Model5.1
Vulkan1.1.77

HD 7990 Graphics Processor

ArchitectureGCN 1.0
Die Size365 mm²
GPU NameMalta
GPU VariantMalta XT (215-0849026)
Process Size28 nm
Transistors4,313 million

HD 7990 Memory

Bandwidth288.0 GB/s
Memory Bus384 bit
Memory Size3072 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5

HD 7990 Render Config

Compute Units32
ROPs32
Shading Units2048
TMUs128

HD 7990 Theoretical Performance

FP32 (float) performance4,096 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance1,024 GFLOPS (1:4)
Pixel Rate32.00 GPixel/s
Texture Rate128.0 GTexel/s

Critics Reviews

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