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  • IanCutress - Wednesday, August 07, 2013 - link

    The price cut has not made its way over to the UK yet. The Powercolor is £823, or US$1275. Even taking into account our 20% tax, that's a helluva difference. Reply
  • eddie151 - Wednesday, August 07, 2013 - link

    http://www.pixmania.co.uk/uk/uk/13480775/art/sapph... Reply
  • IanCutress - Wednesday, August 07, 2013 - link

    Yeah, I just saw that. Still works out $760 pre-tax. Not so bad I guess. Shame you can't get the tri-slot versions for that. Reply
  • Death666Angel - Wednesday, August 07, 2013 - link

    German prices are okay, with cards starting at 640€ and typically being around 700 +-50. :) Reply
  • voodoobunny - Wednesday, August 07, 2013 - link

    Just looked at 7990 vs 780 in Bench, and .... *oof*! 7990 *smacks down* 780 in most benchmarks. Even if the 7990 loses 10% performance to smooth over the frame pacing issues, it's still far enough ahead in most cases to be way better value than the 780. Reply
  • nathanddrews - Wednesday, August 07, 2013 - link

    Speaking of Bench, having the option to compare GPUs by target resolution would be quite useful rather than mixing all the results together by DX generation... Reply
  • Klimax - Thursday, August 08, 2013 - link

    What smack down, when half of your frames are missing... (Real performance is much lower - see TechReport and PCPerspective)

    Anandtech has only classical benchmarks, where FPS is recorded, not capturing problems like micro stuttering and runt frames (runt frame occupies only few rows of screen and is otherwise overwrote by other frames)
    Reply
  • Will Robinson - Monday, August 12, 2013 - link

    Get current and also don't exaggerate ie" Half your frames are missing" Reply
  • kyuu - Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - link

    Apparently you missed the fact that the 13.8 Catalyst release resolved their runt frame issues. Not that it was ever that half of the frames were missing. Reply
  • ervinshiznit - Wednesday, August 07, 2013 - link

    I find it shady that the links to Newegg are not direct links but are instead redirects through dynamitedata.com Reply
  • Ryan Smith - Wednesday, August 07, 2013 - link

    DD is the redirect service we subscribe to for generating affiliate links. Reply
  • JarredWalton - Wednesday, August 07, 2013 - link

    If you want additional information, Kristopher Kubiki (who started DailyTech several years back) helped to create DynamiteData. We used to have an in-house pricing engine, but it was being manually updated; now all of that happens automatically via DD. Reply
  • ervinshiznit - Wednesday, August 07, 2013 - link

    Well at least there is some actual benefit to the reader for the redirect. Reply
  • xTRICKYxx - Wednesday, August 07, 2013 - link

    Are you guys going to review the 7990 with 13.8? Reply
  • abrowne1993 - Wednesday, August 07, 2013 - link

    Now we need the 8000 series to come along and severely undercut the 700 series to put some pressure on Nvidia. I'm not in the market for a new card anytime soon, but I hate seeing the 780 at $650. Reply
  • abrowne1993 - Wednesday, August 07, 2013 - link

    Oops, I guess it's gonna be called the 9000 series, instead. Reply
  • landerf - Wednesday, August 07, 2013 - link

    If you had jumped on this yesterday the cut was a full $300 on nearly all models before the rebates. Now newegg is doing their usual price jacking for in demand items. Reply
  • Chaser - Wednesday, August 07, 2013 - link

    I ask this with sincerity and no cynicism, what is the practical use for a $799.00 GPU? Reply
  • Ryan Smith - Wednesday, August 07, 2013 - link

    2560x1440 at 60fps with everything cranked up. That or driving an Eyefinity setup (which is an even higher resolution). Reply
  • Chaser - Thursday, August 08, 2013 - link

    Eyefinity I can understand. But 2560x1440 on a single monitor? Wouldn't that make everything much smaller? Reply
  • Ryan Smith - Thursday, August 08, 2013 - link

    The standard 2560x1440 monitor is 27-30 inches diagonal. That's still around 96ppi, the same as the other common monitor form factors (23" 1080p, etc). In other words we're not talking about smaller pixels, just more of them. Reply
  • nathanddrews - Thursday, August 08, 2013 - link

    ... Or 2560x1600 at 75fps with everything cranked up. Sony FW900 is almost 13 years old now, I'll probably cry when it dies. Reply
  • mapesdhs - Thursday, August 08, 2013 - link


    I obtained an FW900 a while ago but it has a screen scratch. Lives in my
    kitchen doing duty as a pseudo-table. Besides the scratch, the guns need
    completely realigning, etc. Overall, considering the size, weight, power
    consumption, etc., I gave up, ditched my SGI 2048x1536 monitor and
    bought an HP 24" 1920x1200 IPS (desk #1), then later a Dell 24" at the
    same res (desk #2), then more recently a Dell 27" 2560x1440 (desk #3).
    It would have been nice to get a 2560x1600 IPS, but the prices were
    crazy.

    All I can say Nathan is that when your FW900 does finally tank, at
    least there will be some decent options available by then.

    Ian.
    Reply
  • wumpus - Thursday, August 15, 2013 - link

    Except that if you are doing Eyefinity, 13.9 doesn't improve microstutter at all (or at least the main improvements can't be used). If your 2560x1440 display requires two inputs (I think that is typical, but check before buying), you are also out of luck.

    AMD is getting there, but the 6990 appears to be pretty specialized for those who really, really, love to claim high framerates and isn't ready for those who want to cover lots and lots of pixels.
    Reply
  • Da W - Thursday, August 08, 2013 - link

    Rome total war 2 on eyefinity with three 1900X1200 screens. Reply
  • Chaser - Thursday, August 08, 2013 - link

    Ha ha! Reply
  • Will Robinson - Monday, August 12, 2013 - link

    *1920 x 1200 Reply
  • chizow - Thursday, August 08, 2013 - link

    Admission of failure by AMD, this card should have launched at this price to begin with, especially given the embarrassing state of CF at the time. Reply
  • ambientblue - Friday, August 09, 2013 - link

    orly? cause last i checked the entire 7000 series line-up got a price cut. Reply
  • ewilliams28 - Thursday, August 08, 2013 - link

    I realize that this is an inappropriate place for my question. That said, can i disable crossfire in the driver for this card so it's seen by the system as two separate cards? I ask because i would like to run folding@home on this and i am sure that would need crossfire disabled to work properly. Reply
  • mapesdhs - Thursday, August 08, 2013 - link

    AFAIK I don't think it can be turned off.

    Ian.
    Reply
  • Ryan Smith - Thursday, August 08, 2013 - link

    Correct. You can't turn off CF for multi-GPU cards. You can only turn it off when you're running separate cards. Reply
  • neoraiden - Sunday, September 08, 2013 - link

    I am planning on getting a 27" Monitor at 1440p and was wondering if a 7990 is worth the money as I can get one for £470 to put it in perspective the cheapest 780 I've seen was the same price or a bit more, I can also get 2 680s for £460. I don't plan on upgrading for at least 3 years, possibly longer so longevity is more important than immediate performance. Having watched videos of the 7990 I only noticed a difference in metro but apart from that the other games I was fine with.

    Given the 4k results on anandtech and prices I'm tempted to get the 7990, can anyone give me some opinions?
    Reply
  • s010224792 - Friday, September 13, 2013 - link

    Guys I wanna spend 1000$ on my graphic cards please help me on my choice:
    1. Which one is better? 1. 7990 HD 2. GTX690 3.Titan 4. 2x 7970?
    2. I heard sometimes SLI make the games slower. Does is it applied to Dual GPU cards as well?
    3. I don't care about Watt and Heat. I want performance.
    4. Are these cards beat PS4 and XBONE?
    Reply

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