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AMD Extends Graphics Performance Lead, Launches World's Fastest Graphics Card… Again!

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AMD today announced the launch of the fastest graphics card in the world, the AMD Radeon HD 6990, packing so much raw performance it delivered a new single graphics card world record score of P11865 in the industry standard 3DMark11 benchmark. AMD Radeon HD 6990 graphics cards are available immediately from retailers worldwide, with select models starting at US $699 MSRP.

Designed for the power gamer, AMD Radeon HD 6990 graphics cards include AMD’s second-generation, Microsoft DirectX 11-capable architecture, advanced image quality features for the best looking games, and AMD PowerTune intelligent technology to enable higher clock speeds and faster gaming. The AMD Radeon HD 6990 offers the ultimate in immersive HD gaming and computing with native support for up to five displays using AMD Eyefinity multi-display technology, with six display support possible via DisplayPort 1.2 components available for purchase later this year. The AMD Radeon HD 6990 graphics cards also feature a dual-BIOS toggle switch, allowing enthusiast gamers to unlock the card and rev up the clocks and voltages for even more performance. Finally, AMD HD3D technology provides a cutting-edge stereoscopic 3D gaming and movie experience, thanks to HDMI 1.4a support.

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Pricing is actually a lot better than I expected!

I see the review is up already at TPU! You guys rock :rockout: Just as I expected, almost perfect scaling from a single GPU card...

The King is dead, long live the King!
 
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they kills are pocket wha the priced is that.... howaaaaaaa
 
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I told you that preorder crap price was...crappy! ;))
 
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Actually the price is about right ,After all you are buying 2 6970`s which go for(the cheapest i have seen) $370 a pop so a 6990 is 2 $370 +370 is $740 +$59 for it being new and need to turn a profit coin... =$699
 
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Actually the price is about right ,After all you are buying 2 6970`s which go for(the cheapest i have seen) $370 a pop so a 6990 is 2 $370 +370 is $640 +$59 for it being new and need to turn a profit coin... =$699
How musch is 2x370$ again??? :D:D
 
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they should say "Fastest dual GPU card"
 

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they should say "Fastest dual GPU card"
Why? Remember 3DFx?? VooDoo 1 had 2 GPUs, VooDoo 2 had 3 GPUs, VooDoo 5 had 2, V6 went with 4 GPUs, but nobody made a big deal of it. ;)
 
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Why? Remember 3DFx?? VooDoo 1 had 2 GPUs, VooDoo 2 had 3 GPUs, VooDoo 5 or 6 went with 4 GPUs, but nobody made a big deal of it. ;)
Actually, the Voodoos 1, 2, 3 & 4 were all single GPU cards, however you could SLI them. The 5 cards were multi-gpu, however.
 

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Far out, i swear why did i buy two 5870's mid last year for.. $500 each.
This generation seems to be much cheaper, when the 5970 came out was worth at least $900.
Feel like cutting myself if this video card is at $800.
 

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Certainly better than the pre-order prices posted a day or two ago. I have seen 6970's for $350, but usually you see g-cards for sale at less than the msrp once they get stocked up. I am sure we will see them on Newegg for $650 in the near future. Performance is better than I expected. The power consumption is a little (little) better than posted last week. What really surprised me is the 580 took it on one resolution on the review, but as resolutions went higher the 6990 moved far ahead.

It should have the king of overkill award!
 
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have mercy:twitch:
 
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:laugh:

This means pricedrops, for all of you who plan to buy new GPU/s.

It seems to be a great card priced right.

Will read more in detail about this monstercard later...

Thx for the info btarunr

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I wonder how this thing would Fold?
 

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'the box'

700$, right.. plus AMD locked down features which NVIDIA offers for free since 8800 GTX is kinda funny.
 

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Ah, a new single card king... As I say with new tech, "SHORT LIVE THE KING!"
 
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VooDoo1 had 2GPUs, VooDoo2 had 3GPUs and VooDoo5 5500 had 2GPUs, while the unreleased VooDoo5 6000 was planed to have 4GPUs...
So? Just because a card has an increased chip count, doesn't mean that it had more GPUs. Those extra 3dfx chips on the cards aren't GPUs, they are all different components of the SAME GPU. They just weren't integrated into one unit. The first 3dfx card to have more than one GPU was the Voodoo5.
 
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I just like how it says "extends graphics performance lead", when clearly, that's not the case at all.
"Our dual GPU outperforms your single-GPU!"
Well, duh.
So it should.

In a fair apples-to-apples comparison, AMD still lags behind, which is unfortunate.

No, I'm not a "whatever-camp" fanboy.
Up until a few months ago, I used both camps in my PC.
Hell, give me Matrox over either of these 2 camps any day .. well, if they weren't so slow :p
 
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