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