Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by brumgrunt, 30 Jul 2012.
300 watts in 6pin connectors another 75 from Pcie slot itself, that's gonna need some monster cooling capacity If its accurate.
Shouldn't it be 7990 instead of 6990 ?
Whoopsie - typo fixed, ta.
4x 6 pin for a single card?
Can't wait to see the reviews of it to see just how big and power hungry it is.
Bet it will be noisy as well.
Can't wait to see it and see the test results. Is the price going to be under the 690 as well. It'll have to be a wow factor for me to change from a 7970 as at the moment the games aren't challenging enough for the 7970, 680 or the 690 as it is.
That's going to run crazy hot - Which usually means gorgeous 3rd party heatsinks and stupid over the top designs. Hopefully something in batshit ROG flavour. Nice.
*cough* leaked *cough* um yeah what an accident oh noes
can you run it in Xfire though!
Try running a 27" 1440p monitor or three.
well depends if its because of splitting the power systems that we have 4 connectors, maybe just maybe it wont run that hot,lol
hm, well from what I am seeing... AMD is pushing all it can to gain performance over Power consumption and cooling... hopefully it achieves this because if the performance is not 690 par or above... it will be another blow to AMD
The big problem with my HD6990 is heat and noise and that "only" uses a pair of 8 pins. It also dumps half of the heat in the case which is annoying. Under full load it hits 98c and sounds like a hairdryer possesed by the devil!
If this is worse it sounds like a card to avoid!
From the sounds of it, even if the HD7990 is faster, it will be hotter and way more power hungry.
Have they ever considered making an X2 card where the 2nd card just has the GPU processor? Seeing as the RAM on the 2nd card is merely a framebuffer clone, could they not hypothetically just use one set of VRAM instead of two? (Given that the 2nd set is just cloned).
4x 6pin.... LOL Stupid. This thing will suck up power like there's no tomorrow. Dunno about you, but I'm sick of stupidly power hungry GPUs. It was the lower power draw of the 670s that made me get rid of my 580s, even though I now have fewer CUDA cores - something important to me. Games performance is better, but I took a hit on video encoding speeds when using the GPUs.
I'm interested to see how it performs, and how much more power it draws than the 690. My guess is a few percent faster, but massively more inefficient.
Well I dout its 2 7970 ghz editions bolted onto a card
More likely 2 7970s underclocked a bit
Stock 7970 is not a quiet card.
how exactly do you have fewer cores now?
670= 1344 CUDA cores
580= 512 CUDA cores
6GB!?!?!? I still can't imagine the average gamer using all of that bandwith....
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