AMD Radeon HD 7990 6GB Malta Video Card Review

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Test System

Before we look at the numbers, let’s take a brief look at the test system that was used. All testing was done using a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit and benchmarks were completed on the desktop with no other software programs running.

Video Cards & Drivers used for testing:

  • AMD Catalyst 13.2 Beta 6 – ASUS ARES II (Radeon 7990)
  • AMD Catalyst 13.5 Beta 2 – AMD Radeon HD 7990
  • NVIDIA GeForce 313.96 – NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690
  • NVIDIA GeForce 314.07 – NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan
  • NVIDIA GeForce 314.09 – ASUS GeForce GTX 680

Intel X79/LGA2011 Platform

NVIDIA Test Setup

Test System Settings

The Intel X79 platform that we used to test the all of the video cards was running the ASUS P9X79 Deluxe motherboard with BIOS 0305 that came out on 12/25/2012. The Corsair Vengeance 16GB 1866MHz quad channel memory kit was set to 1866MHz with 1.5v and 9-10-9-27 1T memory timings. The OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD was run with firmware version 2.25.

The Intel X79 Test Platform

 

Component

 

Brand/Model

 

Live Pricing

 

Processor

 

Intel Core i7-3960X

 

Motherboard

ASUS P9X79 Deluxe

 

Memory

16GB Corsair 1866MHz

 

Video Card

 

Various

 

Solid-State Drive

 

OCZ Vertex 3 240GB

 

Cooling

 

Intel RTS2011LC

 

Power Supply

Corsair AX1200

 

Operating System

 

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

AMD Radeon HD 7790 ‘Malta’ Video Card GPU-Z Information:

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