Sapphire has announced that it will start shipping the HD 7990, the fastest graphics card available at the moment that's based on the GCN (Graphics Core Next) architecture from AMD, from 24 April.
Featuring a dual GPU architecture with a total of 4096 stream processors, the card comes with core clock speeds of 1GHz (with Boost enabled), delivering up to 8.2 Teraflops of compute power. Equipped with 6GB of GDDR5 memory, its output configuration of Dual-Link DVI plus four DisplayPorts support up to five simultaneous displays in AMD Eyefinity. A large heatpipe assembly cooled by three axial fans ensures that the card runs quietly even under load.
On first looks, the Sapphire 7990 graphics card doesn't seem to deviate much from the leaked engineering sample of the reference AMD Radeon HD 7990, which we reported that was allegedly sold for a princely sum of US$96,100 just last week. For this official Radeon HD 7990 card from Sapphire, it comes bundled with access codes to eight of the latest and most exciting games, including BioShock Infinite, Crysis3, FarCry3, and TombRaider, which is part of AMD’s Never Settle Reloaded campaign.
The Sapphire HD 7990 is priced at US$999.