October 18th, 2012
PR | Club3D Launches Radeon HD 7990 6GB
Club 3D unveils today its brand new Radeon HD 7990 Dual GPU graphic card, the latest and fastest addition to its highly praised Radeon HD 7000 series. The Radeon HD 7990 Dual GPU graphic card is a real performance beast and features the power of two Radeon HD 7970 series processors on a single card. Prepare to be blown away by the incredible speed of the Radeon HD 7990 Dual GPU in the hottest DirectX 11 games with its processing power of 2×2048 Stream Processors and 6144MB memory. Experience amazing graphics with Morphological Anti-Aliasing (MLAA 2.0) and Adaptive Anti-Aliasing technologies that help smooth out jagged edges without compromising performance.
Club 3D Radeon HD 7990 Dual GPUThe Club 3D Radeon HD 7990 Dual GPU delivers exceptional performance at 40% faster than the Radeon HD 7970 GHz board and 45% faster than the standard Radeon HD 7970 and delivers incredible performance at great value. Combine two Club 3D Radeon HD 7990 Dual GPU graphic cards to create a Quad CrossFire configuration and take your gaming performance to extreme levels.
(*) Performance compared versus standard Radeon HD 7970
Featuring a non-reference design, the 10 high performance heatpipes keep the GPU temperatures at a stable 45 degrees when running in idle and 65 degrees under load (3DMark 11 on Extreme preset settings) and the three fans (2x 92mm and 1x 80mm) are designed to operate under extreme load conditions and provide a reasonable 31.5dBA in idle and 33.9dBA under load.
Power consumptionUsing ZeroCore Power™ technology the graphic card can turn off most of its functional units of the GPUs, when they are unused, leaving only the PCI Express bus and other components active. This as a result, reduces the power consumption from 30W at idle to under 3W in long idle, a power level low enough that ZeroCore Power shuts off the fan as there is no heat generated further saving energy.
ZeroCore Power will put CrossFire™ graphic cards in ZCP mode when not in use.
3DMark 11 is the latest version of the world’s most popular benchmark. Designed to measure your PC’s gaming performance 3DMark 11 makes extensive use of all the new features in DirectX 11 including tessellation, compute shaders and multi-threading. Trusted by gamers worldwide to give accurate and unbiased results, 3DMark 11 is the best way to consistently and reliably test DirectX 11 under game-like loads.
Battlefield 3 is the world’s most popular first person shooter and set the benchmark for real-time gaming performance introducing state-of-the-art technologies that allows you to experience superior animation, unparalleled lighting and special effects, delivering enhanced visual quality, a grand sense of scale, massive destruction and incredible gameplay.
Tested on the following hardware configuration:
CPU: AMD PhenomII X4 955 (3.2GHz)
Motherboard: MSI 990FXA-GD80
Memory: Kingston 2x2GB DDR3-1600
PSU: Club 3D 1000Watt (CSP-X1000CB)
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate
Driver: Catalyst 9.1 Beta Cap1
Benchmark: 3DMark 11 X score, Battlefield 3 average frames per second
If you expect above average performance of your Graphics card, Club 3D CoolStream High Performance Cooling Technology is just the kind of high performance that you have been looking for. Club 3D CoolStream features high performance heatpipes that keeps the components cool and outperforms standard cooling solutions. Paired with a unique fan blade design it increases airflow while reducing noise. The result is a dramatic increase of performance for your gaming and multimedia experience.
ENGINEERED FOR EXTREME PERFORMANCE
Extreme Gamers require extreme performance. The two Radeon HD 7970 GPU’s on the Radeon HD 7990 Dual GPU have been cherry-picked for extreme performance and efficiency. Club 3D has developed a customized PCB to accommodate faster speeds and thermal dissipation.
The card features a Dual BIOS that caters to the extreme user and overclocking enthusiast. With the standard BIOS at 2×900 MHz reference GPU clock you will be running faster, efficient and more reliable out of the box. Unlock the GPU to 2×925 MHz clock speeds and beyond with a push of a button. You can be assured that the Radeon HD 7990 Dual GPU won’t let you down.
WINDOWS 8 AND RADEON
The Club 3D Radeon HD 7990 Dual GPU takes full advantage of the features that Windows 8 has to offer with the Radeon HD 7000 series GCN architecture. Video and picture editing software and games are already reaping the benefits of Windows 8 and GCN architecture family of graphic cards. Game and application developers are already including GCN optimizations in their software, take Adobe Photoshop and Corel WinZip for example, these applications receive a performance increase of by up to 25% on the Windows 8 operating system** using GCN optimization.
Windows 8 is also great for multi-monitor solutions with its new easy to use taskbar. A new feature of Windows 8 is that the taskbar is now available on each screen, which can boost productivity by up to 35%.
(**) Performance increase on Windows 8 when compared versus Windows 7
THE FIVE KEY FEATURES OF DIRECTX 11.1 AND WDDM 1.2
Starting with the Radeon HD 7000 Series, Radeon graphic hardware is built to support two key technologies:
The DirectX 11.1 API and a new way of designing GPU drivers called “Windows Display Driver Model 1.2 (WDDM 1.2). Together, these technologies enable a range of new features for Windows 8 and supporting software.
1. Target-Independent Rasterization (DirectX 11.1 required)
TIR is a new rendering path that enables superior anti-aliasing performance in Direct2D-driven applications. These include the Windows® 8 UI, as well as the market’s variety of graphics-accelerated browsers: Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. DirectX 11.1 enables this by allowing the GPU to stand in for the processor during the anti-aliasing stage, and the result is a sharper and clearer dynamic interface that better retains ideal performance.
2. Native Stereoscopic 3D (DirectX 11.1 Game required)
AMD HD3D technologyNow with more than 600 supported titles, AMD HD3D technology has provided gamers with an immersive gaming experience through stereoscopic 3D depth. Starting with Windows 8, stereoscopic 3D support will be implemented directly in the operating system with a standardized path for support in future games.
Provided a user has a fully 3D-enabled display chain (GPU, driver and display), users will see evidence of this native functionality in the control panel settings.
3. D3D11 Video Playback Improvements
AMD App Acceleration technologyToday, a game’s video content and its interactive content operate on different DirectX levels. Whereas gameplay might be rendered via DirectX 10 or DirectX 11, videos are frequently rendered with DirectX 9. This mixture of API levels makes it difficult for game developers to efficiently implement both types of content, an issue that will be streamlined by the API unification that DirectX 11.1 provides.
This unification also provides hardware-accelerated video that’s on par with DirectX Video Acceleration (DXVA), the software library that AMD’s App Acceleration technology already uses to deliver the world’s best video playback quality to AMD Radeon™ customers.
One practical implication of these improvements could be the inclusion of more and higher quality video cutscenes in tomorrow’s games. Another implication might be improved video transcode performance, which AMD also offers across its full line of available Radeon™ Graphics products.
In tests conducted by AMD as of 20 July, 2012, the Radeon™ HD 7000 Series obtained the highest HQV 2.0 score* of any tested system. HQV 2.0 is an industry benchmark used to evaluate video playback quality.
(*) Tested on: Radeon™ HD 7970 (200/210), GeForce GTX 680 (192/210), GeForce GTX 580 Series (182/210), Intel Core i7-3770k (197/210) and Intel Core i7-2600k (182/210). HQV 2.0 provides visual feedback for scoring by the reviewer. Scores may vary based on the skill and opinion of the reviewer. All machines were tested using a 40″ Sony Bravia HDTV connected via HDMI, at 1920x1080p resolution via Cyberlink PowerDVD 10. System configuration: AMD Athlon™ II X2 260u (1.8GHz) and AMD 890G for NVIDIA and AMD Radeon™-based system(s). Intel Z68 chipset utilized for Intel systems. Drivers: 8.981.2 (AMD), 18.104.22.168.2372 (i7-2600k), 22.214.171.12496 (i7-3770k) and 304.42 (NVIDIA).
4. Flicker-Free Display Handoff
During the course of operating a GPU, users may have noticed their screen flickering when performing such tasks as: installing a new GPU driver, switching from integrated to discrete graphics, or exiting sleep/hibernate to resume the desktop experience.
Thanks to WDDM 1.2, the AMD Catalyst™ graphics driver may now be smoothly transitioned from one component of the OS to another, which will reduce or eliminate monitor blanking in these scenarios.
5. Optimized Power Consumption
A new mechanism called “DirectFlip” is designed to optimize power consumption for video playback and other full-screen scenarios. It accomplishes this by guaranteeing that alt+tab actions, or overlaid notifications, do not force the computer to perform an inefficient change of rendering modes.
Furthermore, DirectFlip provides optimized memory bandwidth requirements; intelligent management of idle and active power; and smooth transitions from full-screen applications to the desktop. Support for this feature has been enabled in AMD Catalyst™, and will be available on AMD Radeon™ graphics products that support WDDM 1.2.
AMD Catalyst™ and Windows 8
AMD Catalyst SoftwareA major component of the graphics experience in a Radeon GPU is a display driver compatible with all of the new and exciting features offered by Windows 8.
GRAPHICS CORE NEXT (GCN) ARCHITECTURE AND AMD APP ACCELERATION
A revolutionary new architecture. Jump right into GPGPU applications today with Microsoft C++ AMP™ and OpenCL™ for spectacular performance with the GCN architecture. From video editors to Internet browsers, AMD App Acceleration™ is a supercharger for everyday applications. The Club 3D Radeon™ HD 7990 Dual GPU was engineered for the revolution in GPU compute.
The GCN Architecture and its associated features (PCI Express® 3.0, AMD ZeroCore Power technology, DDM Audio, and 28nm production) are exclusive to the Radeon™ HD 7900, Radeon™ HD 7800 and Radeon™ HD 7700 Series.
AMD EYEFINITY TECHNOLOGY
AMD Eyefinity Technologyenables a single GPU to support up to six independent display outputs simultaneously. Boost everyday multitasking with a vastly expanded visual workspace. Intensify gaming with ultra-immersive environments. Expand your entertainment landscape with a breathtaking field-of-view. With easy configuration and flexible upgradeability, the innovative capabilities of AMD Eyefinity technology adds a new “surround-sight” sensation to your PC experience.