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PowerColor Devil 13 Radeon HD 7990 review

PowerColor Devil 13 Radeon HD 7990 - Speak of the Devil

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Overall rating 8.5/10
Performance:
8
Features:
8.5
Value:
8
THE GOOD
The only modern custom dual-GPU card on the market
Performance equals dual Radeon HD 7970
Effective triple-fan cooling system
Packaging and extra tools
THE BAD
Doesn't surpass NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690
High power consumption (on idle)
Very large and heavy
More Awards:
Best Gaming Rig


Crysis Warhead & Crysis 2 Results

Crysis Warhead Results

The Devil 13 scored well in the tessellation-heavy Crysis Warhead, outperforming both NVIDIA setups by an average of 10% lead across the board. This was not all that surprising as Crysis Warhead was also one of the few tests in which AMD's Radeon HD 7970 outperformed NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 680.

The Devil 13 was also on par with the HD 7970 CrossfireX configuration, up until the toughest 2560 x 1600 resolution at 4x AA, where it fell behind by about 10%. 

     

 

Crysis 2 Results

While there wasn't much to separate the cards at 1920 x 1200, the Devil 13 was slightly outclassed at the 2560 x 1600 resolution, falling behind the GTX 690 by about 2% and the GTX 680 SLI config by about 6%. In actual user experience, the differences between the four dual-GPU setups was minute and effectively unnoticeable.