AMD’s flagship 7970 graphics cards have been out for quite awhile, and have proven very successful with gamers. We’ve seen several variations from various manufacturers, and enthusiasts are always on the lookout for something unique, particularly when it comes to performance features.
We’ve also seen some graphics cards from PowerColor that fit this bill, to varying degrees. And it appears that PowerColor is taking things further than ever with the latest offering: the Devil 13 HD 7990. Sporting two GPUs on a single PCB, it’s an absolute behemoth in just about every regards. It has many enthusiast-oriented features such as a custom heatsink, low noise fans, voltage read points, improved power design, and a dual BIOS for turbo clock speeds, and this may just be the last great hurrah of the 7000 series Radeon cards.
While it’s no secret that AMD doesn’t officially have a dual-GPU card in its lineup, PowerColor has bucked the trend and blazed a new trail here with their own design for the 7990. This Limited Edition Devil 13 certainly looks monstrous, and it’s got an accessory package second to none, but it also comes with a stratospheric price tag of about $1000 that will target all but the most diehard and well-heeled.
Let’s dive in and take a closer look at the PowerColor Devil 13 HD 7990 and see how it fares against Nvidia’s dual GPU offering.