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The World's fastest Graphics Card.

http://blogs.amd.com/play/2011/03/25/2056/

Based on AMD "Antilles" GPU architecture, the HD 6990 offers hard-core PC gamers and DIY PC builders the fastest dual core graphics card ever produced using AMD technology.

The HD 6990 holds a massive 4GB of GDDR5 video memory surpassing anything previously deployed in the "Northern Islands" series. This provides games and other applications with extra room to produce massively enhanced visuals. The huge memory also provides DirectX™ 11 tessellation operations with the room to provide high quality textures even when there is a great demand on resources.

The ASUS HD 6990 comes with the engine clock at 830MHz and ASUS Exclusive Voltage Tweak, over-volting utility, allowing users to push clock speeds to as much as 50%* extra with the help of adequate cooling. Furthermore, with ASUS exclusive Voltage Tweak, this card can be pushed to run at up to 1245 MHz* for optimal sheer gaming performance.

The HD 6990 is a true power house, using dual HD 6970 cores on one printed circuit board, doubling the power whilst maintaining streamlined energy draw requirements. The two cores run in 2-way CrossFireX™ engaged by default on one board, eliminating inter-GPU latency and ensuring the fastest possible performance with the most bandwidth ever achieved on a single-board AMD-based card. Two HD 6990 cards can also be put together for instant quad CrossFireX™.

In addition, AMD Eyefinity™ multi-screen technology enables the driving of up to five monitors via a single HD 6990. This card also supports AMD HD3D™ technology for 3D gaming and movie watching on a compatible TV or monitor.



*Actual performance may vary based on system configuration and other prevailing conditions.

6990 power consumption chart:
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2011/03/08/amd-radeon-hd-6990-review/9
- montana78
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#1
Please link to where it can be found cheaper if your cold voting.

Direct Link here - http://www.ballicom.co.uk/not-shown-25/asus-4gb-radeon-hd-6.p627013.html

Edited By: Hanktank on Mar 26, 2011 09:34
#2
Very good price, but I've never heard of them?
#3
Make sure your PC is good enough to support this card - in particular the 2 x 8 pin PCI-E power lines from your power supply!

FROM the AMD Site

■PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard
■750W Watt or greater power supply with two 150W 8-pin PCI Express® power connectors recommended (1000W and four 8-pin connectors recommended for AMD CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode. 1200W recommended for optimal performance).
■Certified power supplies are recommended. Refer to http://ati.amd.com/certifiedPSU for a list of Certified products
■Minimum 1GB of system memory
■Installation software requires CD-ROM drive, a keyboard, a mouse, and a display
■DVD playback requires DVD drive and a DVD
■Blu-ray™ playback requires Blu-ray drive and a Blu-ray disc
■For an AMD CrossFireX™ system, a second AMD Radeon™ HD 6990 Graphics card, an AMD CrossFireX™ Ready motherboard and one AMD CrossFireX™ Bridge Interconnect cable is required
■Use of 3 or more displays with AMD Eyefinity technology requires a DisplayPort-capable panel or an AMD Eyefinity validated dongle. See http://www.amd.com/EyefinityDongles for a list of validated DisplayPort dongles.
banned#4
cheapest but still happy with my 5850
#5
Rob_B
Very good price, but I've never heard of them?


Ballicom have been excellent for me, order a few things from there for systems build. Delivered next day and well packed.
#6
HybridTheory
cheapest but still happy with my 5850

I'm still using my trusty old 4850! Bulletstorm + 1920x1080 @ High = Win

£500 for a GPU is obscene but I havent seen it cheaper, so for the those really really really into their folding. Heated.
#7
mehmeh
HybridTheory
cheapest but still happy with my 5850
I'm still using my trusty old 4850! Bulletstorm + 1920x1080 @ High = Win

£500 for a GPU is obscene but I havent seen it cheaper, so for the those really really really into their folding. Heated.

Ditto.
Hot for those that want it and can afford .....but what a price for a Graphics card....:|
#8
Good price,
but will be 10 years before anything uses half the power, not even crysis 2 is good enough to max out £200 card so what chance do we have of any awesome games comming along to use a card like this?
#9
sfraser35
Make sure your PC is good enough to support this card - in particular the 2 x 8 pin PCI-E power lines from your power supply!

I think the fact this will not fit in 80% of cases should be of bigger concern. This is a massive card.
#10
just to let you know that Ballicom have been trading for years in Coventry, never really cheap but always quality items. Their sales service and after sales service is really good.
#11
mehmeh

£500 for a GPU is obscene


its not obscene. Its daylight robbery!
#12
Rob_B
Very good price, but I've never heard of them?

AMD are a large manufacturer of GPUs and CPUs.
Asus are also a large manufacturer but of a wide range of computer products.
#13
It's two GPUs on the one board, so it's £250 a GPU. Not a bad price for what it is at all.
#14
splatsplatsplat
mehmeh

£500 for a GPU is obscene


its not obscene. Its daylight robbery!

That's what you pay for the fastest card on the planet.

Agharta
Rob_B
Very good price, but I've never heard of them?

AMD are a large manufacturer of GPUs and CPUs.
Asus are also a large manufacturer but of a wide range of computer products.

I'm guessing he meant the seller.

Edited By: Merson316 on Mar 26, 2011 11:35
#15
just to let you know that Ballicom have been trading for years in Coventry, never really cheap but always quality items. Their sales service and after sales service is really good.
banned#16
CockneySpur
just to let you know that Ballicom have been trading for years in Coventry, never really cheap but always quality items. Their sales service and after sales service is really good.


youve said that twice, also years? bottom of the site i see 2009 so possibly 2 years?
#17
Wish AMD/ATI could make better drivers.
#18
I think this card is a foot long. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZNPB3KGwgw
#19
splatsplatsplat
mehmeh

£500 for a GPU is obscene


its not obscene. Its daylight robbery!


Technically it's 2 6970's on one card
#20
chromosome17
Good price,
but will be 10 years before anything uses half the power, not even crysis 2 is good enough to max out £200 card so what chance do we have of any awesome games comming along to use a card like this?


true, true.

maybe it's for those who are making crysis 3 ?

but they probably have the sweetest machinery already.
#21
DownHill911
Wish AMD/ATI could make better drivers.


Could be worse Nvidia's drivers can explode your card lol http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardware/2011/03/25/geforce-gtx-590s-can-explode/1

http://www.pcr-online.biz/news/36024/Nvidia-GeForce-GTX-590-up-in-smoke-over-driver-flaw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRo-1VFMcbc

Never had a problem with AMD's drivers personally, I think its just something Nvidia fanboys say. Never had a problem with Nvidia's drivers either...
#22
chromosome17
Good price,
but will be 10 years before anything uses half the power, not even crysis 2 is good enough to max out £200 card so what chance do we have of any awesome games comming along to use a card like this?


I think your forgetting people with eyefinity setups. You need a hefty GPU to run at 5760x1080!
1 Like #23
this costs more than my whole pc
#24
coolsakil
this costs more than my whole pc


Tell me about it...I'm gonna sell my pc and buy this monster. Oh wait...
#25
I'd never buy an Asus card again, that "splendid" thing took over when watching videos with no way of turning it off,
#26
titanwars
I'd never buy an Asus card again, that "splendid" thing took over when watching videos with no way of turning it off,


It's a reference design, just as good (or bad) as any other brand.
1 Like #27
Simply not needed: there are plenty of cheaper cards out there that will do the job. Cold.
1 Like #28
bigsky
Simply not needed: there are plenty of cheaper cards out there that will do the job. Cold.

Awesome. Could you show me these cheaper cards which have the same power as this one?

Thanks.
#29
bigsky
Simply not needed: there are plenty of cheaper cards out there that will do the job. Cold.


Rubbish. This is very expensive, but it is the fastest card on the planet, and as has been said, for eyefinity setups it is almost a necessity. The only alternative is to run crossfire (or SLi).
#30
for the king of nerds.
1 Like #31
For the card its a good price but you are much better off buying 2 6970s like I have done. At the time I got my cards 2 6970s were the price of this. It looks like the 6970s have gone up in price within the last few weeks though :(

Problem with putting a top range gpu on hukd is that people vote cold without understanding what they are.
Im voting hot but I would still recommend people getting 2 separate 6970s for a bit more money.

Edited By: empyphil on Mar 27, 2011 15:36
#32
What's the point when all we get are console graphics anyway.
#33
2 x 6950s softmodded to 6970.

£120 cheaper, and faster.

good deal though if you want one of these.
1 Like #34
empyphil
For the card its a good price but you are much better off buying 2 6970s like I have done. At the time I got my cards 2 6970s were the price of this. It looks like the 6970s have gone up in price within the last few weeks though :(

Problem with putting a top range gpu on hukd is that people vote cold without understanding what they are.
Im voting hot but I would still recommend people getting 2 separate 6970s for a bit more money.


You're better off with 2 x 6950s if you get the rev1 boards you've got a guaranteed 6970 for £190.

6970s are still £250+

Edited By: robo989 on Mar 27, 2011 15:43
#35
Norman, his lover Mrs Palm and her 5 daughters will be the only ones interested in blowing 500 quid on an over speced video card.

Edited By: gizmouk on Mar 27, 2011 15:46
#36
Hanktank
DownHill911
Wish AMD/ATI could make better drivers.


Could be worse Nvidia's drivers can explode your card lol http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardware/2011/03/25/geforce-gtx-590s-can-explode/1
[url=%0Ahttp://www.pcr-online.biz/news/36024/Nvidia-GeForce-GTX-590-up-in-smoke-over-driver-flaw]
http://www.pcr-online.biz/news/36024/Nvidia-GeForce-GTX-590-up-in-smoke-over-driver-flaw[/url]
[url=%0Ahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRo-1VFMcbc]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRo-1VFMcbc[/url]

Never had a problem with AMD's drivers personally, I think its just something Nvidia fanboys say. Never had a problem with Nvidia's drivers either...


It's true ATI\AMD drivers are crap, That's coming from someone who owns 2 x 6950s.
1 Like #37
still got my two gtx 260's, run what i want :)
#38
Unfortunately, yet to get proper drivers.

Does not work on my 3xDell U2711 at all and even cannot come out of sleep/display log in screen once a single monitor is off/then on. Waste of money until AMD fixes this issue. Raised a ticket with them – after three+ weeks no proper solution. Changed power settings, reinstalled OS/drivers a few times/changed DL DVI cables to all DP ones – not working. It is the same ‘black screen’ power saving issue as they had with 5850s - fixed after a fking year! Really annoying. I would choose hot and noisy Nvidia solution which is actually works out of the box. They are also much better with Premiere/Illustrator so any saving you make buying ATI is pretty much irrelevant. I dare you to connect any high refresh/high resolution displays to ATI cards as well – they do not work properly with most professional ones. It is the same with lower range AMD cards – they are not good for HTPCs due to refresh problems despite of their price, unless you wait for years until scaling/refresh/mapping issues are fixed in the drivers. Which would likely to be by the community, not AMD – some people simply have no time to look for/wait for those.

I’m sorry but AMD cannot compete on the top of the professional or even gaming market just yet despite their aggressive pricing/as brilliantly engineered chips as they may be.
#39
cex will have it for about £150 in a year time. I'll upgrade then :D

GTX 275 is doing fine for me for now & got that from them for for around £90, they had the gtx 295 for £190 but power consumption is too high. I wonder waht the power consumption is on the 6990 :)

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2011/03/08/amd-radeon-hd-6990-review/9

Edited By: montana78 on Mar 27, 2011 15:58
#40
freezingnics
still got my two gtx 260's, run what i want :)

Isn't thats one of the top 5 power hungry combination?

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/charts/2010-gaming-graphics-charts-high-quality/3D-Power-Draw,2495.html

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