According to postings on Newegg, AMD's insanely powerful HD 7990 has received a massive price cut. The dual-gpu video card is selling for $799 and some listings have it as low as $630 after rebate. This price drop comes hot off the heels of AMD's new Catalyst 13.8 Beta Driver which fixes frame pacing on CrossfireX video cards.
When it comes to performance, AMD’s reference HD 7990 stacked up well against Nvidia’s dual-GPU GTX 690 card and the uber powerful GTX Titan in our benchmarks. Over the two $1,000 Nvidia cards, the 7990 won five of our nine video card benchmarks which include 3DMark Fire Strike, Unigine Heaven 4.0, Crysis 3, Far Cry 3, and Metro 2033. AMD’s card lost against the GTX 690 in 3DMark 2011, Shogun 2: Total War, Batman Arkham City, and Catzilla Beta. When AMD’s 7990 squared off against the GTX Titan, it beat Nvidia's esteemed card in every benchmark against the card.
If you’re interested in purchasing an AMD 7990, there are several on sale at Newegg. It is worth mentioning, however, that some of the HD 7990s are non-refundable and merely have a replacement policy of 30 days. This is in stark contrast to an AMD card like the 7970, which allows refunds.
Here’s a benchmark chart of how the 7990 performs.
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