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PowerColor Devil 13 HD 7990

Posted October 15, 2012 by Jake in Video Cards







Total Score


Price at time of Review: $999


Otherworldly performance, Sleek styling, Outstanding accessory package, Low temperatures, The "Wow" Factor


Very expensive, Huge triple slot cooler, Very heavy, Fans a bit noisy at load
Insane performance that comes with a similar price tag for those who want, and can afford, the best.
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by Jake
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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.




    OMG. I want one of these cards. However doesnt the fact that the card seems to go Waaaay over the backplates lip cause issues?

    I have a big case and yet i dont think it would fit because the side panel is too close to the end of the backplate..


    Its shocking just how much of a beast this card is… Then again, What do you expect for $1000 smackers.


      Actually, there isn’t much difference off the backplate, perhaps the perspective on the photos doesn’t show the detail that well. If you have a large case, you shouldn’t have any issues with clearance, particularly against the side panel, because the card is thick but it’s designed to fit within a case. And at just over 12″ in length, it should fit as well unless you have a hard drive cage that’s in the way (though that shouldn’t be a problem if you have a full tower case).

      The only real concern is the weight. This card is HEAVY. I’d recommend using the included Powerjack support device to help ease the stress being put on the PCI-E slot and motherboard.

      Beyond that, you should be good if you have a full tower case. It’s a monster card, though, unlike any other out there.

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