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The AMD ATI Radeon HD 6990 is a massive graphics card measuring in at 12 inches long (30cm) and weighing a little over 1kg. The heatsinks are separated by a blower fan which is positioned in-between them rather than at the end of the card. The Radeon HD 6990 has an impressively low 37-watt idle consumption. The GDDR5 memory works at 5000MHz (1.25GHz x 4) on this particular model and features a 4GB capacity.
Five highresolution displays in Eyefinity.
Eyefinity is easy to setup.
4GB memory able to handle the highest resolutions.
Optional auto overclocking switch.
AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing.
Decent power consumption/performance ratio.
Highest performance possible for a single slot graphics card.
Very loud fan noise under load.
5x1 portrait mode has limited driver support.
Signifacant noise level in 3D mode.
Low energy efficiency in power saving modes.
Performance depends on the driver.
Supports less GPGPU accelerated software than the competitors.
By TechSpot on March 10, 2011
As keen as we were to check out the Radeon HD 6990, after working with a number of dual-GPU Radeon generations we knew we weren't in for a big surprise. The Radeon HD 6990 is very similar to the older HD 5970 minus a few notable improvements. In...
By Hi Tech Legion on June 20, 2011
Instead of cherry picking games to review we have decided to run our regular HTL benchmark suite and added 3 of the latest DX11 games that claim full 5x1 Eyefinity support out of the box. We feel that this gives a more realistic view of Eyefinity...
By Atomic MPC on May 30, 2011
A very worthy heir to the title of fastest video card on...
By DigitalVersus on May 27, 2011
The AMD Radeon HD 6990 is a very high-performance graphics card. This extra power does come at a price, however, as it's also quite noisy and guzzles loads of...
By ITP.net on May 08, 2011
AMD’s Radeon HD 6990 is the single GPU card of the moment. There’s simply no faster card....
By BeHardware on April 26, 2011
Although the Radeon HD 6990 does indeed break new records, this isn’t always a positive thing unfortunately. While obviously part of the line of previous generation bi-GPU Radeons, the high energy and noise issues on previous generation cards are...
By About.com on April 17, 2011
Apr 10 2011 - The AMD Radeon HD 6990 is arguably the fastest graphics card on the market today. With two GPUs and 4GB of GDDR5 memory, the HD 6990 handles even the most intensive games with ease. Featuring enhanced heat dissipation with dual vapor...
By iXBT Labs on March 23, 2011
AMD Radeon HD 6990 demonstrated the truly highest performance, except for Formula 1 and Just Cause 2. In the former case the CrossFireX mode could not be enabled due to drivers. In the second case VSync could not be disabled despite correct settings....
By HardwareZone.com on March 19, 2011
Make no bones about it, the new US$700 AMD Radeon HD 6990 is the new fastest single graphics card in the world. It offers good performance increase over the previous dual-GPU Radeon HD 5970 and it was substantially quicker than NVIDIA’s fearsome...
By Tbreak.com on March 18, 2011
Since the end of 2010 AMD has successfully launched their 2nd generation DX11 cards from the highest-end HD 6970 to the entry-level HD 6850. AMD’s top-end HD 6970 may have been enough to beat Nvidia’s 2nd tiered GTX 570, but it was still no...
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