Hands On with PowerColor's Insane Custom Radeon HD 7990 at Computex 2012

Hands On with PowerColor's Insane Custom Radeon HD 7990.

We checked in on graphics card specialists PowerColor at Computex 2012 and we were greeted with a pretty special graphics card. Based on the yet to be released dual-GPU Radeon HD 7990 (or possibly 7970 X2), this is the PowerColor Devil 13 HD7990. The Radeon HD 7990 is AMD's response to NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 690 - both are dual-GPU cards.

The new dual-GPU Devil 13 from PowerColor will be the company's new flagship graphics card.

We don’t have hard figures on the specifications yet, but this is clearly one insane card. For starters, it packs a super massive triple fan cooler that has an equally elaborate and humongous heatsink. Because of the cooler, the card weighs a ton and will require a special device to offer it an additional support, else it might very well just tear the PCIe slot apart. Also, it relies on three 8-pin PCIe power connectors for power.

Codenamed "New Zealand", AMD's dual-GPU card will feature two "Tahiti" cores on a single PCB.

Output connectivity comes in the form of twin DVI ports, a single HDMI port and two DisplayPorts.

The card is so heavy that a special prop is required to support the card.

AMD is widely expected to officially announce the Radeon HD 7990 in the next few days at Computex 2012.

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