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AMD launches Radeon HD 7990 two-chip graphics card; goes on preorder for £685

AMD has announced a new graphics card called the Radeon HD 7990, which is essentially a pair of Radeon HD 7970 GPU with 6GB of GDDDR5 memory on one board.

The price tag stands at $999, around £650, although in the UK market, its price is likely to be nearer to that of the Nvidia Geforce GTX690, which can be had from as little as £781.

Maplin has already put the VTX3D Radeon HD7990 on preorder for £685 (you will need to enter the code AWINDIS9 at checkout to get a £7 discount).

Overall though, benchmarks show that Nvidia’s solution is still an overall better card, besting AMD’s HD 7990 in most cases, consuming less power which in turn translates into a quieter gaming environment.

AMD’s card – which was expected to launch nearly a year ago - has three cooling fans and reviewers claim that the HD 7990 tends to create more vibrations than the GTX 690.

On a plus side though, AMD is bundling eight games with the card including Crysis 3, Bioshock Infinite and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. The rest of the specification includes a GPU clock speed of 0.95GHz, a 1.5GHz memory speed, five monitor connectors (four mini-Displayport connectors and a dual-link DVI).

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