It appears AMD has quitely dropped the price of their high-end Radeon HD 7990 graphics card to $700, cutting $300 off the $999 launch price. While this is still out of the price range of many gamers, the dual-GPU card becomes a much better deal up against offerings from Nvidia.
As discovered by The Tech Report, the AMD Radeon HD 7990 is selling for as low as $700 on Newegg; XFX's model is currently $699 after a $30 mail-in rebate. Other vendors are selling their cards for $730-$780, listing "special savings" as a "limited offer". The price cuts aren't just at Newegg. On Amazon some 7990s have also received the discount and are selling for as low as $730, although some cards remain at their original $999 price.
When put up against Nvidia's dual-GPU offering, the GTX 690, the AMD Radeon HD 7990 has the same or better performance in games but now has a significant advantage in price. The GTX 690 is selling for $999 as is its single-GPU brother, the GTX Titan, meaning you can grab the 7990 for up to $300 less.
To sweeten the deal, the AMD Radeon HD 7990 also comes with eight free games as part of the company's 'Never Settle' promotion: BioShock Infinite, Crysis 3, Deus Ex Human Revolution, Far Cry 3, Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon, Hitman Absolution, Sleeping Dogs, and Tomb Raider. After factoring in all the free games and the slashed price, the 7990 is an excellent buy if you're in the market for a powerful dual-GPU graphics card.
The Radeon HD 7990 is dual-GPU graphics card from AMD packing 8.6 billion transistors, 4096 stream processors, 8.2 TFLOPS computer power, 6GB GDDR5 and 576GB/s memory bandwidth. The GPU core of the HD 7990 is clocked at 1000MHz, while the memory is clocked at 1500MHz (6.0GHz DDR).
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