AMD Radeon HD 8990 Specs Tipped Online

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jgottberg

Don't ask me why but I still get a giggle out of the "But can it run Crysis" comments, especially when related to an insanely under powered product like the Pi. LOL! Anyways,

The specs on this video card look like full-fledged PC specs. Just add a hard drive... damn.

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jumanisu

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chart2006

But will it run Crysis... 3!

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thechipper

Just trying to take advantage of that pcie3.0 at this point. Most games don't have beastly graphics anymore because console games outsell pc games. Devs seem to spend a lot more time on the console gamers these days.

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beta212

Wow, it's going to be a beast of a Graphics card... If they get the driver support going.

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

Maybe we can stop playing games at shit resolutions? 1920x1200 isn't cutting edge--not even close.

It's high time PCs were put back at the top of the gaming world.

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BlazePC

1920 x 1200 is perfect for a 24 inch IPS.

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Nimrod

How do you figure? Because thats what you have and youve never seen anything higher?

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Morete

It's a sad day when TV's are higher res than PC monitors. By the time 1200p PC displays are as common, popular and selling as often as 1080's are, even 30" 4K TVs will already be mainstream and affordable to common folk. We might as well put a PC motherboard with all the fixings on the inside of the TV and call it a day.

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vrmlbasic

Looks good. I don't imagine there'll be too many games to challenge so mighty a GPU that'll be of interest to me, but I'll be getting one as my lowly 6850 isn't quite fast enough for me.

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noobstix

Jesus Christ! Possibly up to 12GB? My GPU still only has 1 GB (and can still run most games nowadays without any major slowdowns). No matter, I'll only upgrade my GPU if it either dies or becomes obsolete. With the way each tier seems to improve upon the previous generation, I may not even need to go high-end (it's more of a vanity to do so anyways).

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Zefram0911

Like in my other comment, there's no way a card is sport 12GB in the next few years. Games even on multimonitors barely break 4GB of usage. 12GB would just be a waste to drive up costs.

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Andrew.Hodge

Six gigs per GPU. I've seen BF3 use over two gigs running 1080p 3D. Hypothetically speaking, if an Eyefinity group is three monitors, the amount of textures that need to be stored would triple to six gigs, then crossfire replicates data per GPU. That comes out to over twelve gigs so, yeah...

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Nimrod

im pretty sure BF3 can use up more than 3GB on a single lowly 1080 display. That would mean the 12GM card has enough vram for two relatively low res monitors on that game. FC3 and soon Crysis 3 are here. I think maybe your wrong.

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KrisPC

Somewhat doubt that. Running a SLI GTX 670 2GB I didn't notice any significant FPS drop on 1080 display and the average was somewhere near 100 FPS with everything maxed out. However on 5760x1080 I had to lower AA and AF to get smooth experience. From what I read before buying my cars was that with SLI setup your cards won't have enough horsepower to utilize 4GB vram and it was suggested to get 2GB model. Plus the price difference was 75$ per card (or more considering I got a better card than the 4GB model).
As for 12GB of vram - it would definitely be overkill and it would probably be bottlenecked by other specs far before it could fully utilize all that vram in games.

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knexkid

I am getting so close to finally upgrading my 5850 to a 78xx or 79xx, but it sounds like I should wait just a little bit longer? I'm guessing we will see price cuts in lower generations when the 8000 series is released. Which sounds like it could be soon.

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Joji

An 85xx series is said to be equivalent to a GTX660 from a previous MPC article. And it's also priced at around $200. So yes, you should wait. I am also waiting as well. :)

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Zefram0911

No way we see a 12GB of VRAM on a card next year. We hardly see any multidisplays choking up with 4GB. I could see 6 or 8 GB but 12 wouldn't really make any sense at all. It's too much of a jump.

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