Tuesday, March 08, 2011

AMD Releases The New $699 Radeon HD 6990

AMD has launched their new 'king of the hill' powerhouse gaming gpu the Radeon HD 6990, price tag $699. With the new HD 6990 AMD claims the title of 'world's fastest' graphics card!

Featuring a massive 4GB of GDDR5, 3,072 Stream Processors, 64 ROPs, and an 830MHz core clock speed. Add in a dual-BIOS switch setup to allow overclockers to tweak the card with automatic settings that allow you to crank that clock up to 880MHz with a corresponding increase in voltage. To push all that power the HD 6990 requires more power as the power-hungry card has a 375W TDP. In preliminary testing Anandtech reported the card sucked down over 490 watts of power during intense gaming benchmarks and as much as 550 watts when overclocked.

This thing is definitely a monster of a card!

Radeon HD 6990 Specifications

Full specs via AMD
  • Default (BIOS1)
    • Up to 830MHz Engine Clock
    • 5.10 TFLOPs Single Precision compute power
    • 1.27 TFLOPs Double Precision Compute Power
  • Overclocked (BIOS2)
    • Up to 880MHz Engine Clock
    • 5.40 TFLOPs Single Precision compute power o 1.37 TFLOPs Double Precision Compute Power
  • 4GB 2x2 GDDR5 Memory
  • 1250MHz Memory Clock (5.0 Gbps GDDR5)
  • 320 GB/s memory bandwidth (maximum) 
  • TeraScale 3 Unified Processing Architecture
    • 3072 Stream Processors
    • 192 Texture Units
    • 128 Z/Stencil ROP Units
    • 64 Color ROP Units
    • Dual geometry and dual rendering engines
  • High Speed 256-bit GDDR5 memory interface
  •  Second generation DirectX 11, OpenGL 4.1, Shader Model 5, DirectCompute 11 support


Radeon HD 6990 Benchmarks and Reviews

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