AMD Radeon HD 6990 dual-GPU graphics card officially outed

The fierce competition between AMD and NVIDIA is about to get spicier with the introduction of genuinely high-end graphics cards from both companies.

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ATiElite3758d ago (Edited 3758d ago )

7680 x 2160 across six full-HD screens Max game settings 8xAA 16xAF in Glorious EYEFINITY with 3D.

This is the ULTIMATE in Enthusiast GAMING... oh oh aahhhhh, I just jizzed in my pants!!

Hanif-8763758d ago

This and Battlefield 3 is way up there on my wish list :-)

ComboBreaker3758d ago

If only there is a PC game that actually take full advantage of that card...

MAJ0R3758d ago

if only AMD could make good drivers to compliment this

z1ck3758d ago

MAJ0R AMD does and been doing since 2007 on other hand nvidia ist not been so good even releasing drivers that burn your graphic card .

evrfighter3758d ago (Edited 3758d ago )

iirc I believe Nvidia released drivers that were frying cards in sc2 not too long ago.

Nothin against Nvidia but in the pc game if you remain loyal to one company you get burned (pun intended? hmmmm)

break free of the fanboy chains when it comes to pc hardware your wallet/wife will thank you.

the 5970 launched at 700-800ish. the 5xxx series were a pricey card at launch. The 6xxx series so far are launching at really good prices.

my 6970 was about 100 bucks cheaper then my 5870. so much power going to waste in my wife's pc. its pretty much just a internet browsing pc that's rocking a phenom II quad @ 3.4ghz and a 5870 =\

ATiElite3757d ago

@ Combo Breaker

There are several thousand games that take full advantage of this card. this card runs everything maxed out even above 1920 x 1080 resolution.

The main reason for this card is to game on multiple monitors but if you were a PC gamer you would know that!

if your gonna game on lets say 3 30" Dell monitors this is the card you need to get max performance.

ComboBreaker3757d ago (Edited 3757d ago )

What I meant is that this card is overkill and that no PC game are being made to take 100% full advantage of this card.

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Xfanboy3758d ago (Edited 3758d ago )

holy crap my pants!! it's a shame if you will need 2 gtx 590s to do 3d!

6990 must have very good cooling sys to have just 1 fan!

Studio-YaMi3758d ago

Hey Pandamobile

how good are these specs for a well/good quality Desktop PC ?

Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_rtm.090713-1255)
System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model: H55-USB3
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 870 @ 2.93GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.9GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 8156MB RAM
Page File: 1267MB used, 15041MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 32bit Unicode
Nivida GTX 460

and the case is :
thermaltek V9 BlackEdtion

So,is it a good all around Specs ? and how much would you think all this cost ?

hassi943757d ago

I know this isn't directed at me but for gaming it's good, but not great. You'll be able to play most games maxed or near maxed, all games at least med/high but if you want to max/very high games like Crysis 2 and Battlefield 3 you'll need a better GPU. The GTX 460 is medium-range.

Other than that it's a pretty great system. I'd say about £500-600 from a very quick summation in my head (didn't look up prices, from memory).

I'm assuming this is pre-built, so it'll cost you more like £800+ The price I gave was for building it yourself. Err I personally would go with the i5 2500k as the new B3 Stepping P67 Boards are coming out now so there're no hardware problems with SATA ports any more.

Also card-wise I'd get a Radeon HD6950 and flash the bios to a HD6970.

osamaq3758d ago (Edited 3758d ago )

wow man, just wooooow,

ATI have more realistic pic than Nvidea .

emk20043758d ago

will be interesting to see this monsters cost,

a08andan3758d ago

I believe that Nvidia will take the crown with their dual-gpu card, but I am glad that they both pursue this^^

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