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Wednesday, 26 January 2011 13:49

AMD Radeon HD 6990 pixellized in detail

Written by Slobodan Simic
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Updated: Antilles in full glory
Previously pixellized a couple of days ago in the hands of AMD's Matt Skynner, AMD's upcoming Radeon HD 6990 has now been spotted in full detail. Featuring two Cayman GPUs, the HD 6990 will be packing 3072 stream processors and 4GB of memory paired with a 2x256-bit memory interface.

The HD 6990 has a suprisingly clean design and features a dual-slot cooler with a center-placed blower fan. The fan is placed between two GPUs and according to previous rumours it should provide airflow to two vapor-chamber based heatsinks. Interestingly enough, the engineering sample has one 6-pin and one 8-pin PCI-Express power connectors, although it is not excluded that the retail version might end up with two 8-pin connectors.

The card has a single CrossfireX connector for some quad-GPU fun and the backplate features a singe DVI port and four mini DisplayPort outputs. Although there hasn't been any talk regarding the price of the HD 6990, the best guess is that it could easily go over US $500, depending on how well it scales against Nvidia's GTX 580 flagship.

The card is scheduled to make an appearance by the end of this quarter.

More here.

Update: The guys from HardwareZone.com were present at AMD's Asia Pacific Fusion Tech Day and had a chance to get one on one with the Antilles as well as some of the Fusion products so you can check out more pictures here.

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Last modified on Wednesday, 26 January 2011 16:06
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+15 #1 arclight 2011-01-26 14:25
Interesting stock cooler, i didn't realize they went for a central placed fan from previous leaks....anyhow still out of my budget, still haunting my geek dreams.
 
 
+4 #2 Cartman 2011-01-26 15:16
defenetly strange for AMD with that cooler in the middle...
And this sample has one 6-pin and one 8-pin pci-ex , hmm it must be clocked much lower considering that HD 6970 needs one 6-pin and one 8-pin pci-ex to run
 
 
+7 #3 Steve-O 2011-01-26 15:49
2x6970 at 6950 clocks
or
2x6950 with all shaders enabled

Coin flip?
 
 
+7 #4 123s 2011-01-26 16:05
6970 with 6950 clocks i think

wonder if the cooler can handle the job, look pretty weak
 
 
+4 #5 HBeam 2011-01-26 16:11
As someone already mentioned, AMD simply copied cooler from XFX 5970 Black Edition.
 
 
+1 #6 Bl0bb3r 2011-01-26 16:46
Quoting arclight:
i didn't realized they went for a central placed fan from previous leaks



It's in the previous leaks as well, just that some snippy nerds didn't take a proper look.

Two 6870 go for $740... if this is between $500 and $600 then it's a "bargain".
 
 
0 #7 loadwick 2011-01-26 16:56
If I've said this once then I've said it a million times but why doesn't AMD put a monster cooler on their cards, E.G. like the ones that Gigabyte and MSI use on their highly overclocked cards. If they did this then they would be cooler, quieter but most of all much faster. They could use 6970 frequencies or even higher!

And don't say the cost because if you have over half a grand to spend on a single card then an extra 5% isn't going to change your mind!
 
 
+14 #8 TheDude 2011-01-26 17:35
Quoting loadwick:
If I've said this once then I've said it a million times but why doesn't AMD put a monster cooler on their cards, E.G. like the ones that Gigabyte and MSI use on their highly overclocked cards. If they did this then they would be cooler, quieter but most of all much faster. They could use 6970 frequencies or even higher!

And don't say the cost because if you have over half a grand to spend on a single card then an extra 5% isn't going to change your mind!


As long as the card works at the specified clocks the cooler is fine plus this gives aftermarket cooler manufacturers business and push vendors to put their own funky cooler on the card.
 
 
+1 #9 nt300 2011-01-26 17:55
It's big & beautiful, love to see this baby in action...
 
 
-5 #10 Hyperion 2011-01-26 18:04
And what about "Cylindrical cooler" ROFL
 

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