Tuesday, July 12th 2011

AMD Launches AMD Radeon HD 6990M - World's Fastest Single Mobile Graphics Processor

AMD today launched the AMD Radeon HD 6990M GPU – the world's fastest single mobile graphics processor – an uncompromising GPU that delivers massive computing power to mobile users. The AMD Radeon HD 6990M GPU was measured to be up to 25% faster than any other announced notebook enthusiast GPU1. Furthermore, hardcore gamers can experience additional gaming performance through AMD CrossFireX technology.

Ultra-fast performance and portability is imperative for enthusiast mobile gamers who crave technology that helps deliver an incredible gaming experience with the latest graphic-intensive titles. With the arrival of the AMD Radeon 6990M GPU and the recently launched AMD A-Series Accelerated Processors (APU), AMD is pushing graphics capabilities to the limits for a wide range of notebook form factors and price points while enhancing the experience through technologies like AMD CrossFireX and Dual Graphics, (using a combination of AMD Radeon GPUs or an AMD Radeon GPU and an AMD APU).

AMD CrossFireX technology combines the output of two GPUs that helps deliver increased performance allowing gamers to immediately notice higher resolutions and greater image quality. With two AMD Radeon HD 6990M GPUs and AMD CrossFireX technology enabled, the notebook gamer can appreciate exceptional performance scaling in their favourite games.

There's always been a belief that when it comes to mobile computing you need to make performance compromises. Today AMD demolishes that myth," said Matt Skynner, corporate vice president and general manager, GPU division, AMD. "The AMD Radeon HD 6990M GPU, which not only packs AMD Eyefinity technology with unprecedented specs, also provides full Microsoft DirectX 11 and Stereo 3D support. Bottom line, this processor is epic and it's here - now."

The AMD Radeon HD 6990M also represents a significant upgrade from AMD's current gaming notebook graphics solution, the AMD Radeon HD 6970M, raising the bar from both a performance and image quality perspective. With support for DirectX 11, users can expect ultra-fast frame rates and superior image quality, which gives gamers every advantage their desktop computers once enjoyed exclusively. With AMD Eyefinity technology users can immerse themselves in an ultra-rich environment that supports up to six displays. The AMD Radeon HD 6990M graphics processor also delivers AMD App Acceleration technology, which uses the power of the GPU to improve video playback, streaming and faster web browsing with Internet Explorer 9 and Mozilla Firefox. AMD HD3D technology7 ensures mobile users aren't just watching videos or viewing pictures -- rather they become immersed in a truly stereoscopic 3D environment backed by an open ecosystem with supporting software and hardware.

"At its core, the Alienware brand is about pushing the limits and finding new extremes in gaming performance," said Arthur Lewis, Vice President and General Manager for Alienware. "By offering two AMD Radeon HD 6990M graphics processors in our flagship M18x laptop, Alienware and AMD have come together to provide gamers the ultimate mobile experience."

As the PC gaming technology leader, AMD is dedicated to delivering the fastest technology and industry support needed to help create the best possible gaming experience on the PC. Whether it's driving up frame rates, extending quality settings or pushing clock speeds8, the AMD Radeon HD 6990M GPU is the ideal notebook for hardcore gamers looking to run the industry's most demanding DirectX 11 games such as Dragon Age 2, DiRT 3 and Shogun 2.

"We're excited by the new AMD Radeon HD 6990M GPU for enthusiast Clevo notebook users, specially implemented in our X7200/P170HM/P150HM gaming product lines," said Stephen Chien, Sales and Marketing Vice President, Clevo. "With 2GB GDDR5 memory along with 1.6 teraFlops of raw compute power and 1120 stream processing units, those notebook users will reign supreme. The AMD Radeon HD 6990M will help users achieve intense effects and blazing fast frame rates for outstanding performance."

"Eurocom high performance notebooks offer exceptional performance with the addition of AMD Radeon HD 6990M graphics," said Mark Bialic, President, Eurocom. "Our customers can expect record breaking gaming with unmatched realism and blistering speeds in all Eurocom systems powered by AMD Radeon HD 6990M in both single and AMD CrossFireX configurations!"

For more information, visit the product page.
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26 Comments on AMD Launches AMD Radeon HD 6990M - World's Fastest Single Mobile Graphics Processor

#1
dieterd
interesting.... but what is it - a undercloked desktop HD 6950 chip? and what about TDP?
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#2
Maban
Full Barts core. 1120 shaders, 56 TMUs, 32 ROPs. The 6970M wasn't a bad price. Hope this one isn't bad either.
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#3
WarraWarra
Just in time for my next travel laptop purchase. DROOOOLLLLLLL :toast:
Can not wait for some benchies on this on this 6990m, congratz AMD.

Congratz Eurocom.

Alienware just need to drop their "Apple prices" . Alienware how about some old Alienware stock specials ??
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#4
Red_Machine
Why the hell are they calling it the 6990M when it only has a single GPU? Makes no sense.
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#5
repman244
by: Red_Machine
Makes no sense.
It's marketing, it never has sense :laugh:
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#6
Fourstaff
Brb going to sell my kidney to get one of these.
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#7
random
cool, I made a custom laptop on the alienware website with this GPU in it and as usual the pricing is a big turn off.. if only I had a six figure salary :cry:
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#8
Jonap_1st
get ready to burn the wallet !!
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#9
Over_Lord
News Editor
Haha, I can almost picture it.

nVidia launches GTX590M, world's fastest mobile GPU blah blah!!

It will be an overclocked GTX580M, which is a desktop GTX560 Ti.
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#10
Zubasa
by: Red_Machine
Why the hell are they calling it the 6990M when it only has a single GPU? Makes no sense.
Well, it used to make sense, but nVidia decided to change the naming for mobile chips and AMD followed suit and now it doesn't :p
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#11
Shihabyooo
by: btarunr

There's always been a belief that when it comes to mobile computing you need to make performance compromises. Today AMD demolishes that myth," said Matt Skynner, corporate vice president and general manager, GPU division, AMD.
I Lol'ed :laugh:

When will they stop marketing products as DX11 supporting ? It's not like there is any GPU that doesn't support it nowadays. except for intel's
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#12
micropage7
and it happens again. the sentence 'the world fastest graphic card'
and we will hear it again several weeks again
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#13
Steevo
Where is my jiggawatts when i needz it?


A full barts core plus APU is what I'm reading for crossfire X.
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#14
Completely Bonkers
1120 Stream Processing Units
56 Texture Units
128 Z/Stencil ROP Units
32 Color ROP Units

Engine clock speed: 715 MHz
Processing power (single precision): 1.6 TeraFLOPS
Polygon throughput: 715M polygons/sec
Data fetch rate (32-bit): 160 billion fetches/sec
Texel fill rate (bilinear filtered): 40 Gigatexels/sec
Pixel fill rate: 22.88 Gigapixels/sec
Anti-aliased pixel fill rate: 91.52 Gigasamples/sec
Memory clock speed: 900 MHz
Memory data rate: 3.6 Gbps
Memory bandwidth: 115.2 GB/sec
No TDP figures. Shame they are "hiding" that info.

Would this GPU be interesting stuck on a PCIe card with passive or ultra-silent cooling? Yes, but only if it has a significantly better performance/watt ratio than the regular desktop parts.
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#15
Fourstaff
by: Completely Bonkers
No TDP figures. Shame they are "hiding" that info.
Usually graphics of this class will max out the TDP values of the MXM standard, I am not sure what it was, 75w or something like that.
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#16
Imsochobo
by: Fourstaff
Usually graphics of this class will max out the TDP values of the MXM standard, I am not sure what it was, 75w or something like that.
last time i checked it was around 60ish for the complete board and 50 for the gpu itself.

its very very little for the amount of power they hold.

but anyways, nvidia:
that victory was short lived eh? again...
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#17
Damn_Smooth
by: Shihabyooo
I Lol'ed :laugh:

When will they stop marketing products as DX11 supporting ? It's not like there is any GPU that doesn't support it nowadays. except for intel's
Considering that Intel has a huge lead in GPU adaption, I think is is still a viable selling point.
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#18
beautyless
by: Completely Bonkers
No TDP figures. Shame they are "hiding" that info.

Would this GPU be interesting stuck on a PCIe card with passive or ultra-silent cooling? Yes, but only if it has a significantly better performance/watt ratio than the regular desktop parts.
by: Fourstaff
Usually graphics of this class will max out the TDP values of the MXM standard, I am not sure what it was, 75w or something like that.
100 Watts from wikipedia.org

6950M 960SP @ 580MHz (1.1Gflop) ~~~~~~~ 50W
6970M 960SP @ 680MHz (1.3Gflop) ~~~~~~~ 75W
6990M 1120SP @715MHz (1.6Gflop) ~~~~~~~ 100W
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#19
Athlonite
6990M 1120SP @715MHz (1.6Gflop) ~~~~~~~ 100W

HOLY shoot you may aswell shove an 100W light bulb in your lap and see which one gives up first the battery or your nads

Also thanks to AMD for naming confusion if I weren't to know better I'd expect a duel GPU not an lower end single GPU good on ya AMD
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#20
Fourstaff
by: Athlonite
HOLY shoot you may aswell shove an 100W light bulb in your lap and see which one gives up first the battery or your nads
100w TDP =/= 100w power consumption all the time. It will probably idle on the 20's w, and eat about 80ish w for gaming.
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#22
Completely Bonkers
by: beautyless
100 Watts from wikipedia.org

6950M 960SP @ 580MHz (1.1Gflop) ~~~~~~~ 50W
6970M 960SP @ 680MHz (1.3Gflop) ~~~~~~~ 75W
6990M 1120SP @715MHz (1.6Gflop) ~~~~~~~ 100W
Thanks Beauty!

But I'm not so sure or trusting about those TDP and performance figures in the wiki. Look at the desktop 5xxx series. There is a higher performance per TDP than on the 6xxxM series. Something aint right. (e.g. 5850 desktop will give 1.0GFlops for 31W, whereas 6990M is 1.6Gflops for 100W... that is terrible if true)
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#23
Xaser04
by: Athlonite
6990M 1120SP @715MHz (1.6Gflop) ~~~~~~~ 100W

HOLY shoot you may aswell shove an 100W light bulb in your lap and see which one gives up first the battery or your nads

Also thanks to AMD for naming confusion if I weren't to know better I'd expect a duel GPU not an lower end single GPU good on ya AMD
Ever since the glory days of the HD4xxx mobile series (HD4850m = HD4850 albeit downclocked) we have had stupid naming conventions from both AMD and Nvidia.

Whilst there is logic to their current mobile lineups (as long as you disconnect it from the desktop lineup) it can lead to confusion for the consumer. I could ramble on about the mobile lineups for hours so I will leave it there.
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#24
Aceman.au
by: Jonap_1st
get ready to burn the wallet !!
As well as the plastic encasing the 6990m!
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#25
pantherx12
by: Completely Bonkers
Thanks Beauty!

But I'm not so sure or trusting about those TDP and performance figures in the wiki. Look at the desktop 5xxx series. There is a higher performance per TDP than on the 6xxxM series. Something aint right. (e.g. 5850 desktop will give 1.0GFlops for 31W, whereas 6990M is 1.6Gflops for 100W... that is terrible if true)
Think your misreading it. 151w gets you 2 Gflops if I'm reading things right.
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