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






Live Pricing




Intel Core i7-3960X



ASUS P9X79 Deluxe



16GB Corsair 1866MHz


Video Card




Solid-State Drive


OCZ Vertex 3 240GB




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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