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Tuesday, 12 July 2011 09:32

AMD rolls out Radeon HD 6990M

Written by Slobodan Simic
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Claims the fastest mobile GPU
Following Nvidia's recent introduction of the Geforce GTX 580M, AMD moved the performance notch a bit higher by releasing its own new enthusiast GPU - the Radeon HD 6990M.

With 1120 stream processors, 56 texture units and 2GB of GDDR5 memory paired up with a 256-bit memory interface, it is no wonder that AMD claims it is up to 25 percent faster than "any other announced notebook enthusiast GPU". The Radeon HD 6990M has reference clocks of 715MHz for the GPU and 3600MHz for memory.

Matt Skynner, corporate vice president and general manager of the GPU division at AMD noted that the company managed to "demolish" the myth that mobile computing is about perfomance compromises. He added that in addition to unprecedented specs, the Radeon HD 6990M also features full Microsoft DirectX 11 and Stereo 3D support.

AMD's Radeon HD 6990M supports CrossfireX so we guess that we'll see at least some beastly notebooks with two of these chips, most probably from the likes of Alienware. System integrators like Alienware, Clevo, Eurocom and others should start to roll out their own gaming notebooks with Radeon HD 6990M pretty soon.

Last modified on Tuesday, 12 July 2011 10:00
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-13 #1 Alterecho 2011-07-12 11:28
I read that its actually off the Barts core and not the Cayman. So essentially a revamped and powerful 6970m and not a dual Cayman.
 
 
+30 #2 spp 2011-07-12 12:19
Yes AMD.........
Is there any NVIDIA freaks saying that geforce is the most performing card. AMD Dominates the GPU segment 8)

AMD's advantages :
1.Low power Consumption
2.Outstanding performance for the money
3.It wont burn like GTX590 :lol:

AMD surely have a bright future ahead. From consumers point of view this is needed.
 
 
+18 #3 yourma2000 2011-07-12 12:34
Quoting Alterecho:
I read that its actually off the Barts core and not the Cayman. So essentially a revamped and powerful 6970m and not a dual Cayman.



Both companies are guilty of renaming mainstream performance cards to high end ultra mobile parts, but the reality is are they really going to put an actual 6990 in a laptop? the battery would be dead in 15 minutes, if AMD called it the mobility 6870 and nvidia called theirs a GTX580 then a lot of stupid people are going to buy the GTX580 model thinking it's faster because of a higher model name tier, so it's only logical they call it a 6990 mobility
 
 
-25 #4 Boomstick777 2011-07-12 12:41
Looks great, although most on here seem to think performance is not needed from AMD.. Or is that just AMD CPU's? Ah so Fickle :)
 
 
-69 #5 bro_fist 2011-07-12 12:58
Quoting spp:
Yes AMD.........
Is there any NVIDIA freaks saying that geforce is the most performing card. AMD Dominates the GPU segment 8)

AMD's advantages :
1.Low power Consumption
2.Outstanding performance for the money
3.It wont burn like GTX590 :lol:

AMD surely have a bright future ahead. From consumers point of view this is needed.


AMD's disadvantages :
1) Shitty drivers
2) Shitty GPGPU
3) Shitty fps drops
4) Shitty marketing
5) Shitty performance
and much more
 
 
+11 #6 shark808 2011-07-12 13:02
Well guys, according to this article (in german) -> http://www.computerbase.de/news/hardware/grafikkarten/ati/2011/juli/amd-stellt-radeon-hd-6990m-fuer-notebooks-vor/
the TDP of this chip is a not so nice 115 to 125 Watts.... so I would not say it has the advantage of a low TDP at least not for a mobile chip. The power of this chip is rated somewhere between the desktop chips 6850 and 6870.
 
 
-19 #7 Silentwalker 2011-07-12 13:30
But can it run Crysis?
 
 
+27 #8 thetruth 2011-07-12 13:47
I have never understood how people can pick a 'side' to support in a market where competition is needed. Both nvidia and amd have been known to charge a premium if they release a card that the other cannot match, at the end of the day it's the consumer that suffers. Hopefully amd and nvidia will continue to trade blows forever!
 
 
+31 #9 Bors Mistral 2011-07-12 14:08
Quoting Silentwalker:
But can it run Crysis?

It can run circles around it.

We seriously need a new game to use for those jokes.
 
 
-7 #10 bro_fist 2011-07-12 15:27
Quoting Bors Mistral:
Quoting Silentwalker:
But can it run Crysis?

It can run circles around it.

We seriously need a new game to use for those jokes.


But can it run Witcher 2 with Ubersampling?
 

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