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

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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.

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interesting.... but what is it - a undercloked desktop HD 6950 chip? and what about TDP?
 
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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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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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Why the hell are they calling it the 6990M when it only has a single GPU? Makes no sense.
 
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Brb going to sell my kidney to get one of these.
 
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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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get ready to burn the wallet !!
 

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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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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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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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and it happens again. the sentence 'the world fastest graphic card'
and we will hear it again several weeks again
 
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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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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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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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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Oh baby that's hot!
 
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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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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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