Dual-GPU AMD graphics card makes appearance at AMD summit

By Rick · 6 replies
Jun 15, 2012
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  1. At AMD's Fusion Developer Summit 2012, the company announced a brand new, high-end workstation offering labeled the AMD FirePro W9000. While the top-shelf graphics solution is a noteworthy announcement on its own, there was one curious inconsistency which caught the…

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  2. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 855   +121

    Should have gone triple gpu. Then they would take the crown and renew confidence in them not seen since AMD bought ATI.
  3. Since it got 3 fans, it did look like a triple gpu card
  4. Reference designed 7990 "Double GHz Edition" $799

    "Never again, never mind Nvidia"
  5. likedamaster

    likedamaster TS Enthusiast Posts: 88   +13

    False hope.

    Been a fan for a while now, although my main cards still lean towards Nvidia. I'll be looking into this new one, for sure.

    Triple gpu? Picture that!
  6. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    The dual GPU (HD 7990) should shade the GTX 690 in games where both driver teams are on the ball. The Tahiti XT2 GPU, if clocked at ~1070-1100M surpasses the GK 104. The other half of the equation is of course said driver teams...
    A nominal few frames per second might be of less consequence than making sure that the owners of the cards have the gameplay experience the cost of the card(s) dictates.
    How about a quad GPU ?
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  7. I hope AMD regains the top performance crown, not because I hate Nvidia but because they're always competitively driving prices downward instead of staying at cliche' prices (like back in 2009-2010 with the Radeon HD 4800 series)

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