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AMD Radeon HD 6990


$699.99 Released March, 2011

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Dual 8-pin PCI-e power connections - boosts the technical maximum power afforded to the card over the previous generation 5970 from 300W to 375W, allows for much better performance. PowerTune power-capping feature scales the card's power draw - allows for higher clock speeds for real-world performance in games without melting the card with synthetic benchmarks. 2GB DDR5 clocked at 1250MHz for each GPU core.

The Cons:Super expensive. Creates excessive heat. Requires a great deal of power - technical maximum draw of 375W.

The AMD Radeon HD 6690 is an ultra fast and ultra powerful dual core PCI E computer graphics card released in 2011 as a successor to the original Radeon HD 6970 dual chip card. Featured are dual Caymen XT graphics processing units for fast processing speeds that go beyond even the GeForce GTX 580 module, the ability to handle up to four displays at a 2,560 x 1,600 resolution without even a flicker (making it a waste for users who intend to use it with just monitor), and a new vapor chamber cooling system that combined with the other components requires 375W TDP of power.

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It essentially does what two Radeon HD 6970s in a CrossFireX can do, but within a more convenient all-in-one module. Note that though the clock speed is set at 830MHz, the HD 6990 can be overclocked to 880MHz, though it’s not recommended.

Features

  • 4GB GDDR5
  • 3072 Stream Processors
  • 64 ROPs
  • 830MHz clock (880MHz Max)
  • Dual BIOS Switch
  • Vapor Chamber Cooling
  • 2,560 x 1,600 w/ 4x AA
  • PCI E Connection
  • 40nm Architecture
  • 256-Bit Interface
  • 1.25GHz Frequency
  • 2 x 24 SIMD Engines

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Pros
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    dual 8-pin PCI-e power connections - boosts the technical maximum power afforded to the card over the previous generation 5970 from 300W to 375W, allows for much better performance

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    PowerTune power-capping feature scales the card's power draw - allows for higher clock speeds for real-world performance in games without melting the card with synthetic benchmarks

  • 1

    2GB DDR5 clocked at 1250MHz for each GPU core

  • 1

    dual BIOS with physical switch on-card - allows for redundancy when a firmware flash bricks your card, second bios now physically overclocks the device

  • 1

    insane overclocking leeway (unlocked in software) - GPU up to 1200MHz, memory up to 1500MHz

  • 1

    re-designed cooler for improved efficiency, includes some super-goo thermal paste

  • 1

    capable of powering up to 5 monitors at once natively

Cons
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    super expensive

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    creates excessive heat

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    requires a great deal of power - technical maximum draw of 375W

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    extremely long at a smidgen under 12" - won't fit in many cases

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    4 mini-DisplayPort and a DVI connection - adapters are needed for other display connection types

  • 1

    not as fast as dual 6970s in crossfire at extreme resolutions

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