AMD’s Radeon HD 7990 to come out in March 2012 for an ‘unpleasant’ price

/ 5 years ago

As was announced last week, the Radeon HD 7990 will be the successor for today’s dual-GPU HD 6990, while the release date seems to have changed, and therefore is rather uncertain, the price tag keeps the same high value as with its predecessor.

When AMD launched their first 28nm GPU, the Radeon HD 7970 was announced to be priced at $549 once it would be released on January 9, 2012. While the HD 7990 will pack two chips from the HD 7970, the price won’t be double that of the latter, but will get close enough to make a decent hole in your wallet. The Radeon HD 7990 would be priced at $849 and said to be planned for a March 2012 release.

As for the specs, not much as changed since the last report, the HD 7990 will pack 2x3GB of GDDR5 memory running at 5GHz effective, with the PCB proudly equipped with two Tahiti chips clocked at 850MHz, resulting in 2×2048 stream processors, 2×128 texture units and 2x32ROPs.

While these price may easily change, as we’ve seen, the first listings for the HD 7970 prior to the announcement added over 100 bucks on the price tag, although 100 more or 100 less, seeing where the HD 7970 stands at the moment, it’s obvious the dual-GPU HD 7990 will be priced much higher.