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 07/11/2012 10:16 AM
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HD7990 release has been pushed back to late August 2012:

http://www.legitreviews.com/news/13720/



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GDay All

I just signed up today to find out just when this 7990 will be released if ever.

I have a cool $1K ready to go. I like using either the RED or GREEN team, but I think it's only fair AMD are given an opportunity to grab my "hard earned".

Impressed with the 690 on paper but my 6990 is pretty good too.

I think we have waited patiently long enough.

 08/21/2012 12:25 PM
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Hi well if you are impressed with a 1100 $ 690 that has screen tearing and other problems by all means. The other guys forum is not up has not been for almost a month now last time I checked there was something like 60 pages on the 600 series tearing. I recently updated my graphic cards and tg went with amd this time, I change brands just to see what the other guys have new. I have 2x 285's in one system and it’s not fair to compare them to 2x 7950's but not one error with the 7950's. As far as I am concerned both companies make good cards but they are having problems with that 600 series you need to disable v-sync to get them to work ok since there is not a forum now we don’t know if they fixed it or not. What really bugged me in years past that every driver update from nividia claimed 50 % increase we just can’t believe that or my 6600 gt would be running like a 285. And of course there was the rumour they where going to recall all 600 series but since then they claimed it was driver issue. So I would just check out what is going on with the 600 series before I bought one. Also there habit of rebranding cards sucks like a 630 is just a rebranded 440.



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 08/21/2012 12:33 PM
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Originally posted by: Hammey Hi well if you are impressed with a 1100 $ 690 that has screen tearing and other problems by all means. The other guys forum is not up has not been for almost a month now last time I checked there was something like 60 pages on the 600 series tearing. I recently updated my graphic cards and tg went with amd this time, I change brands just to see what the other guys have new. I have 2x 285's in one system and it’s not fair to compare them to 2x 7950's but not one error with the 7950's. As far as I am concerned both companies make good cards but they are having problems with that 600 series you need to disable v-sync to get them to work ok since there is not a forum now we don’t know if they fixed it or not. What really bugged me in years past that every driver update from nividia claimed 50 % increase we just can’t believe that or my 6600 gt would be running like a 285. And of course there was the rumour they where going to recall all 600 series but since then they claimed it was driver issue. So I would just check out what is going on with the 600 series before I bought one. Also there habit of rebranding cards sucks like a 630 is just a rebranded 440.

 

Both Nvidia and AMD rebrand cards though :-) its nothing new. New silicon is expensive So they just recycle the old.



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 08/21/2012 01:12 PM
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Heck, look at nVidia, they basically rebranded the 9800 for years.

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 08/21/2012 02:11 PM
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Hi yes but my main concern is with no forum we don’t know if they fixed the 600 series or not. And I am sure you must agree it does not take a month to get a forum up and running something’s just not right there. And yes that 9800 had a long life for sure only under different names still was a good card though LOL although mine burnt up. But I like your point about rebranding personally if I wanted a 600 series card fooling me and selling me a 440 is just not right with any company. I feel if you want to put out a new series of cards don’t rebrand the olds cards to make the new series sort of kills the NEW right out. I myself am not a fan boy I use what does the job with less problems and I will continue to use both I am just glad it was ATI's time to try again LOL. And I just got really tired of trying to keep the 285's cool. So we are at the point you really need to find out if the problems where fixed before spending that amount. Either way I hope you have good luck with your final choice. 



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 08/21/2012 02:24 PM
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Originally posted by: black_zion Heck, look at nVidia, they basically rebranded the 9800 for years.

yeah they sure did lol    among other cards  , and btw  i'm pretty sure we will be seeing the 7990/7970x2  soon 



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The real question will be, which will be louder: The Concorde, a 155mm Howitzer cannon, or the 7990's cooler

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AMD canceled the HD7990 months ago. The "GHz Edition" line is just more proof of that.

With Sea Islands launching sometime within the next two quarters, there's no reason to consider launching a 1st gen GCN card at 28nm. It just wouldn't make any financial sense.



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 08/21/2012 08:48 PM
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From what I heard it was the fact that TSMC was finally able to get their butts in gear and produce such capable chips that they delayed the 7990 so they could work with the new higher binned chips. Doesn't make much sense for the end user to buy it considering the improvements coming in the next series, but it also doesn't make much sense to slap a LN2 cooler and spend a few hundred dollars on LN2 just to be able to overclock your processor to boot into Windows and launch CPUz, but people do that too. nVidia's dual GPU card didn't seem like a good idea at launch but enough people bought one...

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if they cancelled it  why  did HIS have one on display  at computex ??   they are still comming , will be soon

 



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 08/22/2012 12:00 AM
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Powercolor did too, called the 7970x2

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Originally posted by: black_zion Powercolor did too, called the 7970x2

yup that's right



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Originally posted by: steveo_crossfire
Originally posted by: black_zion Powercolor did too, called the 7970x2

 

yup that's right

 

Powercolor's HD7970X2 is a custom PCB concept card that was planned to reach the market with a limited run.

This is about the New Zealand, remember.



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Edited: 08/24/2012 at 03:27 PM by KillerHurdz
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Do a search for "HD 7990" and it brings up new information, including the fact that the Powercolor card has been rebranded 7990 and there is the rumor which says that AMD will not release a reference HD 7990 but instead leave it up to the different manufacturers to release their own as they see fit, as well they should, since AMD can't design a dual card cooler to save their lives (having lived with this reference HD 5970 for nearly 3 years, the cooler is loud and ineffective at keeping a certain bank of VRMs cool), and with the high price tag of the 7990, the buyers really need to be getting the top of the line custom PCBs, components, and especially cooler. One would presume AMD would make a few reference 7990s for the OEMs themselves, but they're expecting all 7990s to be custom designed.

Heck, if the cost difference between custom and reference cards weren't so much, and AMD didn't continue to license some really crappy OEMs (Diamond and Visiontek come to mind) which I wouldn't pay two bits for, I would say that OEMs need to start going to custom-only designs. Either that or fire the guys who design the stock AMD coolers and design ones that work quietly and efficiently, after 6 years it's time for a change larger than "a little larger fan and more angled blades"!

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Apparently, they're at the paper-launch stage.

As I mentioned, there will be a limited run of only a few hundred. Pricing will be well over $1K.

As far as the stock cooler is concerned, I'm thinking that they'd just rather get rid of it entirely -- with their push into the APU space. That won't be for a good number of years though, whether their partners like it or not.



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Problem is AMD can't design TO good of a cooler without impinging on the OEMs coolers, since aside from the supposedly improved PCB and components, the cooler is the biggest draw for a custom version, much moreso than the joke of a factory overclock they give them.

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I can say I chose the Gigabyte 7970 solely because of the custom cooler, which reviews said was much quieter than the reference one.

And for the record, it's definitely much quieter than the cooler on my XFX 5970 BE, which is pretty much the same as that on the 6990.

I still think AMD should make a better reference cooler, if for no other reason than to remove one of the biggest legitimate wins by recent nVidia cards.

 

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Who knows now though, since AMD is starting to put in the self overclocking firmware like nVidia did with their new cards, a quieter, more efficient stock cooler would allow higher self overclocks and look much better on the benchmark sites.

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