Radeon HD 7990 

Released April, 2013
  • 950 MHz
  • 6 GB GDDR5
7 Out of 10

This power configuration is good for up to 375 W of power draw.
by techPowerUp! (Apr, 2013)
One of the oldest and most engaging game franchises, Tomb Raider deserves to be reimagined to fully make use of the current generation of gaming hardware.
by techPowerUp! (Apr, 2013)

GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the Radeon HD 7990 among Desktop GPUs


Radeon HD 7990
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more


Radeon HD 7990
T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more


Radeon HD 7990
Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Radeon HD 7990
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more


Radeon HD 7990
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

Radeon HD 7990
TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more


Overall Score

Radeon HD 7990

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Radeon HD 7990

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7990
458.53 mHash/s
201.13 mHash/s
Radeon R9 290X
624.45 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7990
90.43 mPixels/s
Radeon R9 290X
118.56 mPixels/s
66.04 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7990
1,833.02 frames/s
Radeon R9 290X
2,415.99 frames/s
1,844.01 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7990

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

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Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Radeon HD 7990

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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Reviews Word on the street for the Radeon HD 7990

In a nutshell, Far Cry 3 is everything gamers missed in Far Cry 2 (after Crytek was tossed out of the franchise by Ubisoft), and even Crysis 2 (in which Crytek swaps the tropical paradise setting for grim, apocalyptic New York).

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight


One key success of World of Warcraft is that it will run on a large number of slower systems while also delivering a decent graphics experience on high-end systems.
by techPowerUp! (Apr, 2013)
Please note that StarCraft II is very CPU limited on high-end cards, especially on lower resolutions, so you may not see much scaling between some cards.
by techPowerUp! (Apr, 2013)
G HL225DBB 21.5" 1920x1080 Benchmark scores in other reviews are only comparable when this exact same configuration is used.
by techPowerUp! (Apr, 2013)


After the tremendous success of Far Cry, the German game studio Crytek released their shooter Crysis in 2007.
by techPowerUp! (Apr, 2013)
World of Warcraft is the most successful massively multiplayer online game in the world, with far over 12 million monthly subscribers.
by techPowerUp! (Apr, 2013)
All of them are good games and definitely worth playing.
by techPowerUp! (Apr, 2013)


The Radeon HD 7990 we have with us today is a far cry from the amp-guzzling "New Zealand" cards of 2012, so much so that AMD codenamed it "Malta.
by techPowerUp! (Apr, 2013)
TES: Skyrim is a very large sandbox game that rejects the quality-quantity inverse proportionality.
by techPowerUp! (Apr, 2013)
Due to the massive success of the first game, Blizzard chose to focus a large aspect of the game on multiplayer combat through Battle.net.
by techPowerUp! (Apr, 2013)

Multi card

A single CrossFire connector is available, which would allow you to combine up to two HD 7990 cards in a multi-GPU configuration.
by techPowerUp! (Apr, 2013)
Console developers don't develop for CrossFire and are happy that they only have to support a single hardware configuration.
by techPowerUp! (Apr, 2013)
It does make me wonder why AMD had to release the HD 7990 now instead of waiting just a little bit longer, which would have given them the time to solve the frametime and CrossFire scaling issue and, last but not least, get rid of the coil whine.
by techPowerUp! (Apr, 2013)


It is very noisy, audible throughout the whole room, especially at high framerates.
by techPowerUp! (Apr, 2013)
AMD suggests enabling V-Sync to lock the card in at 60 FPS, which would result in less coil noise, but doing so still has the card produce very noticeable coil whine, especially due to it changing frequencies.
by techPowerUp! (Apr, 2013)
I'm also sure most of you want to game with as many FPS as possible after spending all that money on a graphics card, not just the 60 FPS you could just as well achieve with a cheaper option.
by techPowerUp! (Apr, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


GPU brand AMD
GPU name Malta
Market Desktop
Clock speed 950 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz
Is dual GPU Yes
Reference card AMD Radeon HD 7990 950 MHz 6 GB

raw performance

Shading units 4,096
Texture mapping units 256
Render output processors 64
Compute units 64
Pixel rate 64 GPixel/s
Texture rate 256 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 8,192 GFLOPS


Memory clock speed 1,500 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 6,000 MHz
Memory bus 768 bit
Memory 6,144 MB
Memory type GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 576 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 375W
Idle noise level 43 dB
Load noise level 60 dB
Idle power consumption 135W
Load power consumption 573W
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Enjoy $2k CPUs and 2% gains when AMD folds. Whether you like them or not, they're the only reason you kids can even afford parts. Also, as for sucking, the 7970, a three-year-old card at this point, can still hold its own against a 970. Consider that for a moment.
Well that's not true, they still release driver updates for it. I own an MSI 7990 and literally updated it 4 weeks ago
amd sucks - I am a proud intel - nvidia owner and make war against amd. I will even buy another intel beast soon, just for true fun.
Only problem is that AMD completely disbanded this and doesn't support this card anymore.
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