AMD Radeon HD 6990 Sample Pictured

Published: Feb 2nd 2011, 10:28 GMT

AMD Radeon HD 6990 sample seen in detail | TechConnect Magazine
Fabless chip company AMD has showcased in Singapore its upcoming flagship graphics card which is known as Radeon HD 6990 (codename Antilles) and features two 40nm Cayman GPUs (graphics processing units) and 4GB of GDDR5 memory.

Initially scheduled for a late 2010 release, the Radeon HD 6990 is now expected to be launched at the end of this quarter, packing 3072 Stream Processors, a 2x 256-bit memory interface, and a dual-slot, single fan cooler.

As you can see below, the Radeon HD 6990 is nothing if not long, and it has one 8-pin and one 6-pin PCIe power connector (although two 8-pin plugs may be put on the release version), one CrossFireX connector enabling a dual-card configuration, and one DVI port, backed by four mini DisplayPort outputs. The card is also equipped with a backplate to help with heat dissipation. Pricing info is not yet available but it’s probable the Radeon HD 6990 will go over $500, which is the price tag of NVIDIA’s highest-end offer, the (single-GPU) GeForce GTX 580.

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