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AMD Shows Off Radeon HD 6990 Dual-GPU Graphics Card.

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According to XBit Labs and specially to ITOC,

Advanced Micro Devices has demonstrated the graphics card that is expected to be most powerful on the planet. Based on two leading-edge code-named Cayman graphics processing units (GPUs), the novelty is supposed to enable exceptional performance in modern games at high resolutions.

Rick Bergman, the head of product group at AMD, showed off the graphics card that is expected to replace the ATI Radeon HD 5970. The novelty is projected to offer higher performance than the previous-generation product and improve speed in demanding video games.

The card itself does not look extraordinary: it definitely is large, but it seems that it can fit into majority of computer cases utilized by performance enthusiasts.

AMD's Radeon HD 6990 is expected to be based on two Cayman GPUs.
Well so far AMD got them most 2 powerful cards on the planet, let's see how nvidia will respond to this ;)
 
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would like a pic of the pcb
 
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I will be surprised if the dual-GPU is in fact based on 2 stock clocked 6970's, and not just 2 underclocked 6970's that will perform the same as 2 6950's in xfire.
 
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Most people dont care about how it looks. They care on when will it be released
 
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What a brick :laugh:
 
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No fan on card? WTF? Passive cooled two head monster.
 
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Doesn't look any different from when we saw it many months ago. Need something new, like specs. And wasn't it supposed to come out this month?
 
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Pretty sure the guy is covering the fan with his hand
 

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How can something like that be passive cooled? I do find that hard to believe. Your right though, the fan is probably just covered in the photo.

2 fans is the answer.
 

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How can something like that be passive cooled? I do find that hard to believe. Your right though, the fan is probably just covered in the photo.

2 fans is the answer.
There is a single fan in the center
 

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wonder how the cooler will work one copper and one alum like the 3870X2, 2 copper hunks like the 4870X2, 1 huge copper hunk like the 5970 or 2 aluminum hunks like the 4850X2.
 

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Id like to see some specs and benches of that monsta!! :D
 
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Can't let NV and the 560 have all the near-future fun...
 
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wonder how the cooler will work one copper and one alum like the 3870X2, 2 copper hunks like the 4870X2, 1 huge copper hunk like the 5970 or 2 aluminum hunks like the 4850X2.
Dual Copper Heat Sink with the fan in the middle always works the best.
 

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Dual Copper Heat Sink with the fan in the middle always works the best.
give me a fan on each that will work even better
 
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The new 6990?

 
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Gotta paint it mostly black 1st, and i think it looks more like a VHS tape.
 

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wonder how the cooler will work one copper and one alum like the 3870X2, 2 copper hunks like the 4870X2, 1 huge copper hunk like the 5970 or 2 aluminum hunks like the 4850X2.
my hope is copper sinks with vapor chambers and either one or two fans.

Gotta paint it mostly black 1st, and i think it looks more like a VHS tape.
+1 lol
 
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give me a fan on each that will work even better
I meant for a blower style fan :respect:
A fan in the center make use of the air flow better for a centrifugal fan.
 
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is it just me or does it look like a triple slot reference card?
 
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Well, the looks aren't doing much for it. It needs benchmarks to build up hype (even those biased, pure PR crap, ones, I don't care). But I'm hoping this will come to the stores soon and I can't wait to see nVidia's response to this.
 

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would love to see amd's poster girl's biggies on that.