Hello you guys,
I'm new on the forum but have been following the feed for ages. I got this big question for all of you.
Recently AMD did an official launch of the 7990. When I looked at the benchmark, I saw it destroys. When I look at the price tho, I also saw it destroys bank accounts.
I however maybe have an account ready to be destroyed. But we're talking alot of money here. What should i get? a 690 or a 7990?
I've read several reviews, but I saw alot of questionmarks. Generally they acknowledge the fact that the 7990 its not a bad card, but there are some bummers.
I saw reviews complaining about the power usage. It consumes way more than the GT 690.
And in some cases even about the noise, throwing in this reason:
Tom's Hardware found that the 7990's power-related vibrations actually created more sound than the whirring fans themselves. Still, others like Hot Hardware say that noise is a "non-issue" with the HD 7990 despite its high power consumption.
So it does make a lot of noise? or not? I dont know anymore.
Also the 7990 seems to have a exhaust problem. It dissipates the heat into the case instead of exhausting it out the case. If this is true, the 690 has his things better together. There is no use stacking up heat in your case, even if its ventilated at some point.
Also alot of reviews claim the 690 'feels' better. I am guessing theyre aiming at microstuttering. Is this true? Is the 7990 still diseased with them low micro-second frames?
I don't know what to choose anymore. When I look at the numbers, the 7990 is faster and doesnt have a bigger price tag. But when I look at the words, I get words of caution all over the place, saying 690 is the more safe option.
I also understand a Titan offers a more "stable" framerate, but I do not think im willing to give 1000$ to a card that gets beaten almost every time (again very generaly speaking, which is ofc, always the problem)
Unless some of you guys have good arguments. What do you think? I know its a rather hard question. The 7990 is still very very fresh on the market. I'm simply hoping that this topic gets updated while time goes on, and more of you guys dare to take the step to compare it to the already available gt690.
Would love to hear more from you guys!