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AMD Unveils Fastest GPU Yet, the AMD Radeon HD 6990

Written on March 08, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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From AMD Radeon HD 5970 to AMD Radeon HD 6990. There's a new speed-demon that's ruling the roads of the graphic card highway.

AMD is showing no signs of slowing down. Even though their Radeon HD 5970 holds the title for the world’s fastest graphics card, here they are at it again as they dethrone their own brood with the AMD Radeon HD 6990 (Antilles), a speed-demon packed with massive features including a 4GB of GDDR5 and an 830MHz core clock speed. And with a dual-BIOS to boot, you can rev up the clock speed up to 880MHz, which in turn raises your electricity bills to a whole new level.

Despite being the fastest, crictics don’t particularly revere the AMD Radeon HD 6990 due to its power consumption (375W TDP), the noise it emits while running, plus the ridiculous price tag of $699. There’s also the bane of the practicality of the card as most games, even at high settings, don’t particularly need that much graphic fire power.

Hit the break to check the complete specs of the AMD Radeon HD 6990!

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ATI Radeon HD 6990: Not Yet Available

Written on November 11, 2010 by Adam Eve

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After NVIDIA announced the release of their so-called fastest DirectX 11 card -- the GeForce GTX 580. AMD have a message for their customers: Sorry, no dual-GPU for anticipating folks this year.

If you are looking for AMD’s response to NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 580, the company has some bad news. During AMD’s analyst day, the GPU roadmaps revealed that the ATI Radeon HD 6990 won’t be available until the first quarter of 2011. Though it is not considered as a major delay, it gives the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 ample time to take the market. Though the Radeon HD 6970 GPU can give NVIDIA’s so-called fastest DirectX 11 card an even competitor, many were hoping that the HD 6990 dual-GPU card — dubbed as Antilles — will hit the shelves this year.

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