AMD HD6990 Preview – Photos and Screenshots!

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Well, the wait is not over yet but I’m happy to report we actually have an HD6990 in-house! Unfortunately we can’t tell you anything about it, but we have some pretty pictures for you to feast your eyes upon.

First, AMD has kindly supplied some stock photos of various views of the card.

AMD Radeon HD6990 - Image Courtesy AMD

AMD Radeon HD6990 - Image Courtesy AMD

AMD Radeon HD6990 - Image Courtesy AMD

AMD Radeon HD6990 - Image Courtesy AMD

AMD Radeon HD6990 - Image Courtesy AMD

AMD Radeon HD6990 - Image Courtesy AMD

AMD Radeon HD6990 - Image Courtesy AMD

AMD Radeon HD6990 - Image Courtesy AMD

Of course, AMD knows everyone likes to see their video cards undressed.

AMD Radeon HD6990 - Image Courtesy AMD

AMD Radeon HD6990 - Image Courtesy AMD

So there are all the card photos we can share right now. Specifications and the release date are still under NDA, but there is one thing I am allowed to tell you. As you can see, there are five monitor ports on this beast, and that translates to support for a new Eyefinity mode – 5×1 portrait.

Dragon Age 2 in 5x1 Portrait Eyefinity Mode

Dragon Age 2 in 5x1 Portrait Eyefinity Mode

Looks quite insane actually. I definitely don’t have the monitors to test that bad boy out, but for gamers with plenty of monitor money to spend, that’s got to be drool-worthy.

Lastly they gave us a couple screenshots of Dragon Age 2 in eyefinity mode. Be forewarned – these are in their native resolution. We’ll open them in a new window rather than lightbox, but they are massive. The 3×1 image is over 900 Kb and the 5×1 image is 1.1 Mb. You have been warned!

Dragon Age 2 in 3x1 Landscape Eyefinity Mode

Dragon Age 2 in 3x1 Landscape Eyefinity Mode

Dragon Age 2 in 5x1 Portrait Eyefinity Mode

Dragon Age 2 in 5x1 Portrait Eyefinity Mode

Unfortunately we can’t confirm or deny any other information like specs or performance numbers, but there are plenty of rumors floating around. Some of these links can be found in an existing thread by forum user DSM4Life. Feel free to feed the rumor mill with your own links and comments. Hopefully it won’t be long before we can bring all the info to light!

Jeremy Vaughan (hokiealumnus)

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  1. I just wish the 5970 will drop under the 300 mark. I can't believe it was around 500-600 and it is still 700-800 even if the 5870 dropped @ 150-170 once and can be found every where as low as 200$!
    fall
    In one article i read is says its one card with a BIOS Switch like the 6970 and 50 had. One is stock clocks (830) and the other is OC (890) with the use of the Uber Switch or A.U.S.U.M. or "Antilles Unlocking Switch for Uber Mode"

    I will find it

    EDIT: here you go

    http://www.hardocp.com/news/2011/03/01/amd_radeon_hd_6990_details_leaked


    Awesome thanks for the info! I love that AMD put that switch on there ;)
    hUMANbEATbOX
    the REAL problem will be how dinky the 6970 will look sitting beside that beast. best to get rid of it and grab TWO 6990's. :drool:


    Two 6990s are overkill mate. lol . Its doesnt really bother me how it will look, but how will it perform. :D
    Dooms101
    w00t! Hopefully it beats out the 590 (if it's released). So AMD lists specs of a "6990 OC"? Does that mean that AMD will actually have a separate version with a slightly faster core?


    In one article i read is says its one card with a BIOS Switch like the 6970 and 50 had. One is stock clocks (830) and the other is OC (890) with the use of the Uber Switch or A.U.S.U.M. or "Antilles Unlocking Switch for Uber Mode"

    I will find it

    EDIT: here you go

    http://www.hardocp.com/news/2011/03/01/amd_radeon_hd_6990_details_leaked
    alvin3486
    $ 600 is within my range too but thats as far as i would go, i currently have a 6970, and seriously thinking about getting the 6990 to do tri-fire.

    The question is will my Antec 1200 Watt PSU handle the beast in tri fire with the 6970?


    the REAL problem will be how dinky the 6970 will look sitting beside that beast. best to get rid of it and grab TWO 6990's. :drool:
    MattNo5ss
    I think price drops will depend on what the MSRP will be on the HD6990. I'm guessing $600, but if they were to list it at $550, I think that would force nVidia to drop prices. I wouldn't buy a GTX580 for $500 if the HD6990 was $550, I doubt many people would b/c if you're dishing out that kind of cash $50 more is nothing. Whether a price drop will be seen if listed at $600 will probably depend on performance. This is just my take on it.


    $ 600 is within my range too but thats as far as i would go, i currently have a 6970, and seriously thinking about getting the 6990 to do tri-fire.

    The question is will my Antec 1200 Watt PSU handle the beast in tri fire with the 6970?
    I think price drops will depend on what the MSRP will be on the HD6990. I'm guessing $600, but if they were to list it at $550, I think that would force nVidia to drop prices. I wouldn't buy a GTX580 for $500 if the HD6990 was $550, I doubt many people would b/c if you're dishing out that kind of cash $50 more is nothing. Whether a price drop will be seen if listed at $600 will probably depend on performance. This is just my take on it.
    MattNo5ss
    I wouldn't think an OC version would sell very well. But who knows :shrug:

    65-75 watts added for only 50MHz more on the cores.


    Exactly what I was thinking... why bother listing that? Maybe it was just in anticipation of manufacturers releasing factory OC'd cards.

    Hopefully when its released the rest of the cards will drop in price a little.
    MattNo5ss
    I found this image of a slide, dated March 2011:



    w00t! Hopefully it beats out the 590 (if it's released). So AMD lists specs of a "6990 OC"? Does that mean that AMD will actually have a separate version with a slightly faster core?