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Old May 3, 2012, 09:49 AM
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You've got your DVI confused. It's dual link, but no extra analog pins.
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Old May 3, 2012, 09:52 AM
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Yes it also shows why AMD didnt bother to make any of the 7xxx series cards pci-e 3.0 then cause as you pointed out .... NEITHER intel OR amd have anything with interconnecting architecture in there chipsets to do so.

Now with both companies moving to put everything on 1 chip ..... this will change that then. BUT again ... what would we be talkin about here .... chipsets getting to that level of advancment MAYBE near the end of the decade if that?

As for the review, great as always. As for the card, yeah its impressive & long overdue in the wattage/thermals aspect. BUT I agree with you, while it MAYBE the best atm ... its not in 99% of general consumers budgets when for the same cost you can build a kick ass system that will do what the card can do ... just at lower levels of course.
The new 79xx cards are PCI-e 3.0. At least, that's what it says on the box of my 7950.
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Great review! Thanks so much for including the PCIe comparison. This is a legendary card. I am on the fence. It is a lot of money but also a lot of performance. Wondering if the 7990 is any good if there would be a $100 price drop.
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Awesome card it appears. If I win that Lotto Max on Friday.......I'll get 2.

Just noticed the charts for BF3 appear to put it up against SLI 690s. I'm assuming that's supposed to read SLI 680 like the rest.
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Great review, but I have one question. In the "taking a closer look" page, it reads:

The rear panel connectors are a departure from the GTX 680ís layout since this card natively supports three primary dual link DVI-equipped displays.

But when I look at the photograph of the output connectors, it really looks like the bottom two are dual link DVI and the top is single link.

Typo?
All are dual link. Hence why it natively supports 3D Vision Surround.

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Awesome card it appears. If I win that Lotto Max on Friday.......I'll get 2.

Just noticed the charts for BF3 appear to put it up against SLI 690s. I'm assuming that's supposed to read SLI 680 like the rest.
Total typo. I'll fix when I get in front of a computer.
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Old May 3, 2012, 10:51 AM
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Expect the 7990 to perform slightly lower than X-fire 7970's. They'll probably downclock the chips just like Nvidia did with the 690.

As to whether they can get the two on one chip (I believe it was pointed out in the article that AMD would have difficulty managing heat/power output), if they could do two Cayman chips on the 6990, they should have no problem going with two fully enabled Tahiti chips on the 7990.
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The PCIe 2.0 vs 3.0 should have been done at the highest available resolution as well. 5760x1200 should have shown a larger improvement.
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All are dual link. Hence why it natively supports 3D Vision Surround.



Total typo. I'll fix when I get in front of a computer.
Thanks for the clarification, I always thought the physical difference in the connector separated single and dual link, I guess not?
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The PCIe 2.0 vs 3.0 should have been done at the highest available resolution as well. 5760x1200 should have shown a larger improvement.
Exactly the opposite. As SKY has pointed out, the lower the resolution- the higher traffic (more frames) the PCI-E lanes need to deal with.
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Thanks for the clarification, I always thought the physical difference in the connector separated single and dual link, I guess not?
There is a difference. The two on the bottom are dual link with analog pins. the one on the top is dual link without analog pins. single link is missing a bunch of pins in the middle of the connector.

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