Lucky Bhumkar's Blog: AMD's Radeon HD 6990: Fastest Dual-Chip Graphic Card on the Earth

Mar 9, 2011

AMD's Radeon HD 6990: Fastest Dual-Chip Graphic Card on the Earth

AMD gives surprise by releasing their new graphics card based on dual-chip technology. In fact, this is result of combination of AMD’s best graphics card, which beats performance record of AMD Radeon HD 5970, one of the faster graphics card. Moreover, AMD traditionally had an advantage, as their small die strategy leads to less power consumption and cooler product compared NVIDIA.

Although it was previously referred to by the code name Antilles, Radeon HD 5990 centers on two of the Cayman-based GPUs found in Radeon HD 6970 and 6950 graphics card.

Features of AMD HD 6690
√ Supports DirectX 11 capable GPUs
√ 4GB of high-speed GDDR5 memory
√ Ultra high resolution gaming across up to six simultaneous display
√ Intelligent power management.
√ Image quality enhancement technology
√ AMD eyefinity multi-display technology
√ Supports AMD CrossFireX multi-GPU technology
√ Dual-Bios support


Technical Specification

Memory Clock
Memory Bandwidth
320 GB/s (maximum)
PCI Express 2.1x16 bus
OpenGL 4.1 support
Integrated 7.1 channel surround sound Controller (audio). Dolby TrueHD and DTS master audio Formats
2.64 billion Transistors
Number of Processors
3,072 processors

AMD Radeon HD 6990 series Voltage

6900 Series Idle
6970 Load
6990 Load
0.9 V

(source: AnandTech)
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