AMD launches 999 Radeon HD 7990 with 8 games 86 billion transistors

first_imgThe graphics card everyone has been talking about lately is the Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan. Not only because of the performance on offer, but due to its $1,000 price tag. Now AMD has decided to join in offering a graphics card at that price point, but it looks to be much better value for money.The new card is called the Radeon HD 7990. It’s basically two 7970s on a single card, giving a total of 8.6 billion transistors. The card is clocked at 1GHz, has 4,096 stream processors, 6GB GDDR5 memory, and a computer performance rated at 8.2 TFLOPS. It can handle up to 6 displays, 4K resolutions, and is meant to be a much quieter card (37.8 dBAs) despite having dual GPUs and the cooling they require.According to an extensive review over at our sister site ExtremeTech, the performance of the 7990 is on a par with the GTX 690 or two GTX 680s in an SLI configuration. But what pushes the 7990 to the front of the pack is the value on offer. That value stems from the included Never Settle bundle of games, which in this case includes 8 titles.Those 8 games are:BioShock InfiniteCrysis 3Deus Ex: Human RevolutionFar Cry 3Far Cry 3: Blood DragonHitman: AbsolutionSleeping DogsTomb RaiderSo it’s the same price as a Titan, but you get $300 worth of games to play thrown in for free. That’s going to be a no-brainer for most consumers considering spending that much on a new graphics card, unless of course they are already up-to-date with their game purchases.Now read: Metro: Last Light requires a GeForce GTX Titan to run optimallylast_img

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