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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


Test Setup

Test Setup

As usual, the following are the specs of our trusty graphics card test bed system:

  • Intel Core i7-975 (3.33GHz)
  • Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD4P motherboard
  • 3 x 1GB DDR3-1333 G.Skill memory in triple channel mode
  • Seagate 7200.10 200GB SATA hard drive
  • Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

The list of cards tested and driver versions used:

  • PowerColor Devil 13 Radeon HD 7990 6GB GDDR5 (AMD Catalyst 12.10)
  • AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB GDDR5 2-way CrossFireX (AMD Catalyst 12.10)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 4GB GDDR5 (ForceWare 301.33)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2GB GDDR5 2-way SLI (ForceWare 301.10)
  • AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB GDDR5 (AMD Catalyst 12.7)

Unfortunately neither the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 nor GTX 680 was available for retesting with newer drivers, but that shouldn't change their standings much as you'll see in our benchmarks shortly.

The list of benchmarks used:

  • Futuremark 3DMark 11
  • Unigine Heaven V2.1
  • Far Cry 2
  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2
  • Crysis Warhead
  • Crysis 2
  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Dirt 3
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat