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ASUS Radeon HD 6990 4096 MB

Discussion in 'Reviews' started by W1zzard, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. the54thvoid

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    AMD put it on, not me. Also, the switch in default controls voltage according to Anand..

    No need to get tetchy at me, I'm pointing out the pointlessness of a switch that is manufacturer defined as being there for overclocking but if you do use it - your product is voided.
     
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    I'd buy it. To convince myself to spend 700 dollars on a video card that doesn't scale very well, though... maybe a gtx 570.
     
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    AMD use a special thermal change TIM on the cores which they say reduce temps by as much as 10c, Wiz removed the cooler and I assume used a different paste, this would result in higher temps and higher noise. I believe reviews that have removed the cooler and replaced the TIM with a different one are not giving accurate temps and noise levels.
     
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    Hey cool since your not using that 6990 I would be happy to take it off of your hands. 50 bucks sound fair?
     
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    Now that's a good point. I'm also starting to wonder if the card's cooling sys was modified as that would mean that the review is not quite...well, legitimate.
     
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    Awesome review, as usual. 1 typo:
     
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    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    Great review W1zz!!!!!!

    However, the Asus card you received has got to be one of the ugliest frigging video cards I have seen LOL

    Of course others will follow with a much more appealing look to it LOL. Great performer, but for $700? I don't think so.
     
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    Killer feature voids warranty

    Would you buy this? Read the small print in the picture...

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    SA
     
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    fullinfusion 1.21 Gigawatts

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    They can kiss my ass onr buying this gpu. I spent 500 for these two cards and run at par and at times even better then this heavy clunker... I'm glad I did an Erocker move this time around :D
     
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    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    i tested all that before removing the cooler.

    and after replacing the TIM i didn't see any significantly different temperatures
     
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    Nice Review and its amazing that the card is that powerful but seriously i still complain about PCB sizes, they need to be shrunk to the size of the x1950 Pro. Dont Mind me, I probably wont enter the hardware game till the Bulldozer and the Radeon HD 7K series are out.
     
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    :banghead:just checked the prices here in Aus. $899 for the cheapest 6990 here in Australia on PCcase gear and the cheapest 6970 is $369, so at least here it is dearer than two 6970's
     
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    so with say MSI Afterburner, would you be able to set the voltage and clocks as you desire, all whlist leaving the bios switch in the original position (with the sticker over it) and keep your warranty?
     
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    w1zz... how long is the card in MM exactly? i need to know if its gonna fit in my case.
     
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    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    hd 6990 is 31 cm long
     
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