NVIDIA's super high end, super expensive GTX 690 is about to get some hot competition, with hopefully some much-needed price cuts. Unnamed sources have revealed that the launch of AMD's Radeon HD 7990 dual GPU graphics card is just around the corner and will appear in the second half of July. This makes for a timeframe of just 2-3 weeks to wait for the big launch.
The card will feature 6GB GDDR5, with special editions doubling it to 12GB, significantly higher bandwidth than the GTX 690 and AMD's own version of turbo clock speed boosts.
"Our sources are telling us that the boards are starting to be sampled, all in preparation for the product launch in the second half of July. We will release more details as the launch day approaches, as well as the final retail price, which still isn’t decided as we write this story. While we know AMD's press deck, the company has a long tradition of changing the price at the last moment."
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- At the same time, a lot of AMD partners are running the card in their labs but aren't aware of the actual product launch. We will see in just a few weeks time.