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AMD Radeon HD 6990

AMD Radeon HD 6990
alaAverage 4.1

25 reviews

Sep, 2014

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AMD Radeon HD 6990: Serious Inquiries Only, Please

 

I'll be blunt: the AMD Radeon HD 6990 is a beast. Soundly outpacing the best that Nvidia has to offer (at the moment), this dual-GPU juggernaut -- previously codenamed "Antilles" -- clambers to the top of our graphics card heap by serving up the most...

(Relatively) Energy Efficient ; Unparalleled performance

Price keeps it strictly for ultra-enthusiasts

AMD’s dual-GPU Radeon HD 6990 is the world's fastest single graphics card. But with massive power comes a massive price tag.

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AMD Radeon HD 6990

 

The 6990 is also physically big. Like the 5970, it measures 12.5 inches in length, making it the longest card you can buy. Trying to house it in anything less than a full-tower case is taking a real chance, and we even hit a snag in our spacious...

Incredible performance

Very expensive. Power-ravenous, loud under load. Requires two eight-pin power adapters, high-level PSU. Too long for some cases

If you want the absolute best in enthusiast-class video cards, then you want the AMD Radeon HD 6990. But be prepared to pay for it—in more ways than one.

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AMD Radeon HD 6990

 

The 6990 is the replacement to the 5970 and sports two Cayman 40nm GPUs mounted to a single PCB

AMD’s Radeon HD 6990 is the single GPU card of the moment. There's simply no faster card.

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GOOD FOR GAMING!

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AMD Radeon HD 6990

 

AMD last released a video card equipped with two discrete graphics-processing chips (or GPUs) in late 2009. That card, the Radeon HD 5970, while extremely large and expensive, managed frame rates that bested any single Nvidia card on the market. (It...

Fastest gaming graphics card available ; Easy-overclock switch

May require new case, power supply due to length and power consumption ; 100 pricier than predecessor ; Loud fan

For those seeking no-compromise frame rates on 30-inch LCDs or multi-screen gaming setups, the HD 6990 is today's top-dog card. But you may need a system overhaul to meet its size and power needs.

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AMD Radeon HD 6990 Review: Antilles Has Arrived

 

The product we'll be featuring here today, the AMD Radeon HD 6990, should come as no surprise to anyone that even remotely stays on top of the PC graphics scene. News of the Radeon HD 6990's arrival has been circulating for many months now, although...

Extreme Performance ; Playable 5-way Eyefinity From a Single Card ; 4GB On-Board ; Overclocked At The Flip of a Switch

High Power Consumption ; Pricey ; A Little Loud Under Load

Summarizing the Radeon HD 6990’s performance couldn’t be any easier. In every benchmark we ran and in every game we tested, regardless of the in-game settings or resolution used, the Radeon HD 6990 offered the best performance of any single-graphics...

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AMD Radeon HD 6990 Review

 

The AMD Radeon HD 6990 has engineered the HD 6990 with a 375W thermal envelope. This allows the card to support dual Cayman XT based GPUs clocked at 830MHz.

When the HD 6990 was used with the default settings, the Vapor Chamber cooling solution efficiently cooled each GPU as the maximum temperature only reached 83°C. In the overclocked position though, the thermal solution was less efficient as each core...

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AMD Radeon HD 6990

 

The AMD Radeon HD 6990 has a lot of power when it comes to raw graphics processing. However, this graphics card is by no means the perfect, ultimate solution for every situation. It will do everything you want quickly and efficiently, but you have to...

This graphics card has an unmatched texture fill rate

This card is loud while under heavy use, and it has compromising heat dispersion system

Overall, this is the most powerful graphics card on the market, but you may have to buy a water block to help with cooling.

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AMD Radeon HD 6990 review

 

The fastest card around, just not a particularly desirable one.

CrossFire speeds in a single card

Horrendously expensive ; HD 6950 twin-set is cheaper ; and potentially more powerful too

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AMD Radeon HD 6990 review

 

The AMD Radeon HD 6990 is a beast. Soundly outpacing the best that Nvidia has to offer (at the moment), this dual-GPU juggernaut - previously codenamed "Antilles" - clambers to the top of our graphics card heap by serving up the most raw power we've...

And there you have it, the world's fastest graphics card (for now). Truth be told, Nvidia will surely be prepping a dual-GPU response of its own, so even the well-heeled gamer shouldn't dive headlong just yet. Of course, therein lies the rub of living...

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AMD Radeon HD 6990 review

 

AMD's 6-series cards have generally impressed us. The most powerful card to date was the AMD Radeon HD 6970, which we gave our Ultimate award but noted that the vast majority of gamers would be better off with the almost as powerful HD 6950. Based upon...

This two-headed beast of a card was too unpredictable in our tests to justify its equally monstrous price.

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