AMD just sent over a bunch of shots of an upcoming product that we may or may not be presently benchmarking: the Radeon HD 6990. Check out the gallery for the pics.

Update: AMD accidentally gave us a shot of the Radeon HD 6990 without the fan shroud attached. Apparently that image reveals a bit too much about the product and AMD asked us to remove it. Sorry guys :)



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  • tipoo - Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - link

    ...How they dropped the moniker for dual GPU cards.
  • ImSpartacus - Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - link

    They probably don't want people to know that it's really just two underclocked 6970s for more than the price of two 6970s.
  • heffeque - Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - link

    Well... I guess it's a good choice for people who want to have 4 GPUs. Just put 2 6990 on Crossfire and voilá!
  • Goty - Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - link

    Yeah, we'll just ignore that little switch on the side that sets the core clock to 880Mhz just like the 6970. Nobody is interested in that, anyway

  • Figaro56 - Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - link

    Same was true of the HD 5970. I opted for 2 HD 5870 cards and they out run an HD 5970.
  • kashifme21 - Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - link

    Remind me which game will we be using this GPU? Even crysis 2 is coming out with DX 9.

    There are no games to take advantage of PC hardware anymore. AMD and Nvidia best invest in time in convincing developers to actually make use of their hardware.

    There yet is a game that utilizes 5870 to its max potential. Sorry buy upgrading is kind of pointless now.
  • Sivar - Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - link

    Saying that games don't take advantage of PC hardware by citing that a new game will ship[ with DX9 support is like claiming that nothing beyond a Geforce 7000 series is needed because games can be configured to run at 640x480 resolution, low detail, and no physics.

    If you want to utilize the newer hardware, even if not every feature, adjust the graphics settings sliders to the right.
  • kashifme21 - Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - link

    While my Desktop PC is quite powerful and cant be used as an example its got GTX 580 in SLI with an I7 980x OC to 4.5ghz.

    I also have a Laptop which comes equipped with a GTX 260 which is equal to about a 8800gtx from 4 years back. Trust me most games out today run fine in 1080 on my laptop maxed out with 2x -4x aa doing about 40-60fps.

    Unless someone wants to be multiscreen gaming (which is what i am currently doing with my Desktop setup) anything above a GTX 460 is completely overkill this is simply because these days PC gets games that are ment to run on 5-6 yr old Console hardware.
  • bennyg - Thursday, March 3, 2011 - link

    funny, I have a i7+GT260M in my laptop and it can't do anything like that. I think you're way overstating the power of your laptop there.

    Most console ports (e.g. GTA4, Red Faction Guerilla) I've had to dial down res to 720p to get smooth fps >30, let alone 1080p with 4xAA.

    That a game is built for separate renderers to allow that game to run on a modified 7800 or X1900, through to GTX 580 SLi, is irrelevant to me. The issues I have with console games is that they are largely formulaic, shallow, and unimaginitive.
  • bennyg - Thursday, March 3, 2011 - link

    I meant i7+GTX260M of course, no such thing as gt260m, actually it's clocked at up to 580c/1450s/1000m so is a bit more than a stock 260m (112sp 550/1375/800 256bit gddr3)

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